CVV Magazine is owned by CVV Productions. This multimedia company specializes in digital video, audio and photography. It’s flagship publication CVV Magazine, an exclusively online magazine showcasing arts, culture, and entertainment in the Victoria BC region, was launched in July 2010. At CVVmagazine.com you’ll find multimedia coverage of everything from local Theatre to Food to Fashion… and everything in between.
CVV Magazine ContributorJohn Threlfall is one of the most prominent media personalities in Victoria. He held three different editor positions at Monday Magazine from 1999-2010, spent five seasons on CBC Radio’s Definitely Not The Opera, has been a freelance writer for more than 20 years, was the co-host of Canadian Biker Television, spent a decade as a stage manager and technical director for live theatre, and has taught university-level courses on such diverse topics as the history of the disc jockey, the representation of witchcraft in popular culture and how to write about popular music. John is a true veteran of the local arts and culture scene. If it happened here in Victoria in the past two decades, chances are John was there. When CVV Magazine came onto the scene, he knew he wanted to be a part of it. John contacted Phil and Leanne, and the rest is history. John also writes the UVic Fine Arts blog, Artsy Type, and you can follow him on Twitter @BlackstrapJack.
CVV Magazine Food Writer Heather has loved to cook for as long as she can remember. As a child she would drag a chair over to help her mother make soup or bread or her father make lemon and sugar crepes. Food was a family endeavor. While taking a Classics degree at UVic, her first writing assignment as copy editor for UVic’s The Martlet had her taking a soup class with Victoria’s Chef Heidi Fink. And although she’s written on a variety of topics, including an article on sustainable housing for Focus Magazine, she’s been hooked on food writing ever since. Now as a freelance musician, marketer, and writer, she is excited to partner with CVV magazine and continue sharing and exploring the exciting Victorian food scene. Check out Blue Octopus Studio for more information about Heather.
CVV Magazine Music Department ManagerA veteran of the Victoria music scene, James Kasper has been called “the hardest working person in local music”. James holds a degree in broadcasting, has toured and recorded with Blue Rodeo’s Bob Egan and Bob Wiseman, written for numerous publications and is always showing up on a panel somewhere as a judge. James performs regularly in town with his band, “The Sound”, hosts a radio show, writes bios, and also is the founder, producer and artistic director of the Vancouver Island Music Awards. For more information about James, the many services he offers, and the Vancouver Island Music Awards, click HERE.
CVV Magazine Music/Fashion WriterJeff McAllister’s writing career has been short but explosive. It was only four years ago that the term literary journalism entered his vocabulary while he experimented with a degree in physics at the University of Victoria. One year later, Jeff dove into the chilly mid-November waters off Port Refrew in pursuit of his first story. Jeff is drawn to nonfiction through human narratives—who are we, what are we doing, and why? Flexibility helps as well: where else could he flit between passions—science, music, fashion and travel—within the same work day? Jeff earned his B.A. with distinction from the University of Victoria’s creative writing program in 2011. He has held a series of editorial, staff writer and regular contributor positions. Most recently, he was nominated for Kool FM’s Koolest Social Media award. When not writing and photographing for CVV Magazine, Jeff runs the lifestyle publication Mosaic. He studies chemistry and commerce at the University of Victoria. He’s a bike commuter and plays guitar. But most importantly, he strives to do this all while traveling the world. The best writing comes from experience after all.
CVV Magazine Music/Theatre/Random WriterChris Felling studied writing at the University of Victoria and is currently a law student and occasional web designer living in Edmonton, Alberta. Chris reviewed theatre, local music, burlesque and other late night goings-on in Victoria for Monday Magazine and CVV Magazine from 2009 to 2012. He was also – and probably still is – a member of the Swamp Music Players gonzo blues troupe (www.swampmusic.info). Resettled in Edmonton, Chris has begun writing a novel and composing his own music.Sometime in the near future Chris will be wandering the United States and Scotland, and he’ll let you know how that turns out. .
CVV Magazine Random WriterSelf-professed analog enthusiast, Pamela Bethel brings something unique new to the CVV table. It was her ability to express herself through her work that drew us to her, but it’s her imagination that has us hooked. She has a truly fascinating view of life. You just never know where a conversation with Pamela will go. She’s the perfect person to colour in our random category. You can see more of Pamela’s work here: www.pamelabethel.ca and can learn more about her mobile photo studio business HERE.
CVV Magazine Web DesignerBrandon Wright is an engineer and website designer. His mastery of “behind-the-scenes” web logisitics and his keen eye for design were the perfect combination to help make the CVV vision a reality. He’s a professional skimboarder but still wears ties to the office. Somehow, he makes it all work! You can check out more of Brandon’s work at coastalwebdesign.ca.. ...
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CVV Magazine Theatre Writer Melanie is an ardent storyteller, decent cook and mediocre tomato gardener. She’s also torn, theatrically speaking, between two clandestine loves—thumping musicals and eloquently tangled monologues. As a long-time arts supporter in Victoria, Melanie holds theatre as the ultimate anything-can-happen storytelling experience given the commitment and vulnerability it demands from both performer and audience member. She balances a communications gig at UVic with freelance writing projects and many a volunteer hour in the theatre world, including a board member role with local favourite Atomic Vaudeville. Keep up with her exploits on Twitter: @melaniet_h.
CVV Magazine Movie Reviewer Morgan hails from Vanderhoof (which is Dutch for Vanderhoof) located along the mighty Nechako River in central BC. Raised on hard rock and pilsner beer Morgan fell in love with movies when he sat on the floor of the local movie barn to watch Disney’s The Aristocats at the age of 6… it was a re-release. Heck, he’s even been in several film shorts seen by tens of family and friends. Morgan is a regular member of Atomic Vaudeville and Sin City the Live Completely Improvised Serial and has performed with Langham Court Theatre, Theatre Inconnu, the Phoenix Theatre and Blue Bridge Theatre to name drop a few. He has also co-written and acted in several successful Fringe plays, modeled, voiced a video game hero and dabbles in stand-up “comedy”. When not performing, Morgan spends his days making science for the federal government in forestry. There is a rumour that he is married with two children.Fun facts: A Scorpio, deceptively tall, loves penguins (but not in that way), 6-time intramural floor-hockey champion, no known allergies, voted goofiest in high school, ranked in the top five “Mullets to Watch” in 1986. Check out the official Morgan Cranny Fan Page HERE.