Planet Placement: Made in Canada Session – Hollywood Climate Summit 2022

Jun 22, 2022

On June 26th, 2022 at 11:00am the Planet Placement: Made in Canada session, presented by Reel Green™, at the 2022 Hollywood Climate Summit, is happening!

Hollywood sound stages in LA are always compared to Vancouver’s leading sustainable infrastructure… But what about storytelling? This session presented by Reel Green, Canada’s Motion Picture Climate Catalyst, housed at the provincial film commission at Creative BC, will feature several Canadian creatives depicting climate and intersectional narratives on their shows and films.


Featured Panelists:


Liz Cairns – Writer and Director

Liz Cairns is an award-winning writer and director from Vancouver, BC and a graduate of the Director’s Lab at the Canadian Film Centre. Her short films have played at festivals internationally, including TIFF, Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, Austin Film Festival, Interfilm Berlin, Female Eye Film Festival and VIFF, among others. Programmer Curtis Woloschuk commented on Liz’s ability to “elicit remarkable performances.” Liz is also an in-demand production designer, working on a wide range of projects. She was the production designer on Never Steady, Never Still (TIFF 2017) and The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open (Berlinale 2019). She has been nominated for a Canadian Screen Award and won a Leo Award in 2019.



Smiely Khurana – Reel Green™ Sustainability Lead, Creative BC and Podcast Host, The Sustainable Act

Smiely Khurana is the Reel Green™ Sustainability Lead at Creative BC, supporting and connecting Reel Green’s expanding community of engagement through the implementation of Reel Green’s strategic plan, deepening industry’s expertise and use of the tools, further transforming production practices through the Clean Energy municipal collaboration, and work to help industry transition to a circular economy. With a background in Motion Picture Arts and Business, Smiely has worked on a number of productions in several different positions such as producer assistant, accounting, digital marketing and film promotion, and most recently as a sustainability coordinator


Rekha Sharma – Actress


Rekha Shanti Sharma is a Canadian actress of Indo-Fijian descent, best known for her role as Tory Foster on Battlestar Galactica, and Ellen Landry on Star Trek: Discovery.



Tamo Campos – Environmentalist and Founder of Beyond Boarding

Tamo Campos is a filmmaker, impact practitioner, community organizer and extreme sports athlete. His films include The Klabona Keepers (2022), Ru-Tsu(2020), The Radicals (2018), A Last Stand For Lelu (2016), Northern Grease (2013) & over thirty shorts. Tamo embeds himself in the community wherever he goes, and is dedicated to combining social impact with his adventures in sport, activism, and filmmaking. His projects have had a strong outreach focus and collaborates deeply with participants within his films. His work has focused on Indigenous land defense, harm reduction, climate justice and anti-racism. He is the co-founder of the nonprofit collective Beyond Boarding, a board member of Rediscovery International, and is currently working on a Masters with York University with a focus on Canadian Impact Producing. Campos currently works for Story Money Impact, a small and creative Canadian charity growing the field of Impact Producing in Canada.


Register for the Planet Placement: Made in Canada session here!


Visit the Hollywood Climate Summit Website for more information on the Planet Placement: Made in Canada session and other events!


About the Summit:

The Hollywood Climate Summit is an annual gathering of the entertainment community to address the climate crisis. The 3rd summit will take place from June 22-26th both online and with in-person events in Los Angeles. This year’s theme is climate storytelling, with programming that highlights intersectional storytelling, narrative strategy, and sustainable production. All workshops will be digital and interactive, taught by experts and notable screenwriters with celebrity cameos throughout. Registrations are free and open to everyone.

Confirmed sponsors include Netflix, NBCUniversal, Paramount Global, CAA Foundation, Center for Cultural Power, Rare, EarthJustice, PGA Green, etc. 

Partner highlights: Buzzfeed, Intersectional Environmentalist, Hot Donnas Clubhouse, Climate Mental Health Network, Good Energy, NRDC, Extinction Rebellion Los Angeles, and many more! 

Check out our programming highlights, which includes our Eco Bash Pride Party on June 24th happening at SecondHome in Hollywood and the Writing Climate: Pitchfest for TV + Film on June 26th hosted at the NBCUniversal lot.

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