Peter Hayman

Film Commissioner

As Film Commissioner, Hayman is responsible for marketing Vancouver Island South to producers worldwide. A 25-year veteran of the film and media industry, he has worked as an Editor, Production Manager, Director, and Producer in Toronto, Montreal, and New York. Most recently he has held executive roles with Torch Television in Los Angeles and the International Cinematographers Guild in Vancouver.

As an ardent island resident, he is committed to the success of the film and media industry in the Capital Regional District and his production background offers the perfect pathway for ensuring smooth, efficient, and joyful production experiences.

Maureen Landa-McGavin

Production Services Coordinator

As Production Services Coordinator, Maureen assists prospective film and television productions with locations, crew, and local services to promote our region for filming. She can also be found supporting local productions; writing grant applications; editing our ‘Spotlight’ members’ newsletter; speaking to students about careers in film, and can even be occasionally found on set, doing hair & makeup.

Maureen began her career in Winnipeg, where she regularly worked for acclaimed filmmaker Guy Maddin, in addition to other film and media projects. After moving to Minneapolis, her film work lead to the co-creation ‘SavingFace Continuity Software for Makeup & Hair’, which has taken her to IMATS LA and to the Television Academy in Hollywood where she spoke to IATSE Local 706 makeup artists. A true lover of independent film, Maureen landed her dream job working on the Coen Brothers’ “A Serious Man”, whilst also managing to maintain a presence as a freelance artist, at ShopNBC, a home shopping channel in the United States, and as an educator, teaching hair and makeup artistry.

Maureen returned to Canada, in 2017, moving to Victoria, to be closer to her family, to return to the film industry and to have a west-coast presence with SavingFace. In late 2021, she joined the staff at the South Island Film Commission.

Rehema (Re) Ngongo

Administrative Coordinator

As administrator, Rehema works closely alongside Kathleen and Maureen and does in-depth research about Vancouver Island and British Columbia’s film history, reviewing important documents, and managing our social media presence, while maintaining internal and external communication.

Born and raised in Victoria, their debut role as producer, director, and playwriter was at 17 years old with their thrilling play ‘Hell Is A Teenage Girl’ featured at the Belfry Theater: SPARK Festival. After spending time in Vancouver working alongside other artists, as a concert photographer, networking, and partaking in film workshops, Rehema found themself back home in Victoria working alongside talented creative locals.

Re is the current Treasurer of The Board of Directors for CineVic Society of Independent Filmmakers.

Inspired by French and Japanese new wave, 1970’s Giallos, 1980’s slashers, neo-noir, psychological films, and the careers of Varda, Godard, Żuławski, Hitchcock, Argento, Wertmüller, Craven, Deren, Kusama, Peele, and the Coen’s, Rehema is in the works of a blazing trail of their own. When not at the office, you can catch them DJ’ing around town, seated in a movie theater (at least once a week), or working on their next exciting play, photo shoot, or film project.