Television journalist and veteran producer/director, Roxana Spicer, began her career at the CBC, first as an on-air reporter, then behind the camera for primetime network information programs, including The Fifth Estate, Marketplace, The Journal, and The Nature of Things, logging 200 hours of credited directing. As one of CBC’s pioneer videographers, she also filmed investigative stories in Moscow, Munich, Belfast, and Havana.
As a freelance filmmaker, her work has won major awards at the New York International Film Festival (Bronze World medal for Best Social Documentary 2014), the Columbus International Film Festival, (Chris for Best Short Documentary), and in 2013, at the Canadian news and current affairs awards (RTNDA’s), two of her documentaries won for Best Information Program and Best Long Feature. She has also directed for Discovery, The Learning Channel, Canal D, and a variety of observational documentary series in Canada and the US.
She wrote and directed last season’s highest rated one-hour special for Global TV’s flagship current affairs series, Unspooling the Mind, an investigation into dementia care.
Her personal POV feature length documentary, The Traitor’s Daughter is currently in development, having won funding through the highly competitive Ontario Media Development Corporation. She is a regular collaborator with The Cutting Factory, as a writer (Sugar Coated) and a documentary director/producer (Class Queers, and A Story to Die For).