Judith Pyke

Sessional Instructor

Office: FIA 229

E-mail: jpyke@uvic.ca


Areas of Research & Creative Activity

Documentary film.


Judith Pyke is an executive producer, showrunner, director, and writer. Her work has received awards, nominations and accolades and has aired on networks all over the world including CBC, History Television, CTVglobemedia, Bravo and TLC. She collaborates with top creative professionals to make absorbing documentary and non-fiction television and films.

She recently executive produced, directed and wrote Inseparable for CBC Docs POV. The film had its world premiere in November, 2017 and received an enormous amount of positive viewer feedback. Its international distributor is Boatrocker Media. Through her company, Curious Features, she is currently in development on other exciting projects, including another doc for the CBC.

Judith also recently directed and co-wrote "Cracking Cancer" for CBC’s The Nature of Things with David Suzuki. That film first aired in February of 2017. In 2016, Cowboy Up, which she executive produced, directed and wrote, premiered on CBC's Firsthand and received a Golden Sheaf Award nomination. Judith also produced, directed and wrote Twin Life: Sharing Mind and Body which debuted on CBC’s Doc Zone and has since been broadcast around the world. The program was nominated for a 2015 Canadian Screen Award and a Realscreen Award in the Non-Fiction Science & Technology category.

Judith has directed and produced in diverse and challenging locations including the High Arctic, Liberia, rural Kenya, and across Japan, Europe, and North America. She has interviewed hundreds of people including renowned artists, top scientists, international figures and village locals. Main interview subjects include Lou Reed, Philip Glass, Cecilia Bartoli and Steven King.

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