Brian Murphy here. I am a doc filmmaker in western Canada. I've been in and around this racket since the age of 11. I carried a tripod and loaded film mags across Europe and Africa for my father's small production company. I don't recall ever being paid, but I didn't have to go to school. Forty years later and this is what I have to show for: I put in 20 years doing docs at Canada's public broadcaster, CBC and now work on science and history docs for Discovery and National Geographic through production companies in Montreal and Vancouver. On the Discovery series, Mars Rising, (currently airing in Canada) I was asked to write and direct two of the six hours. It was great fun. Just went to Global VIsions, doc fest in Edmonton Alberta. Some very moving work. I hope to become a contributor to this site.