CEO - Shaky Egg Communications Inc.
This series and website was produced by Brent Stafford, CEO of Shaky Egg Communications. Stafford is a 25-year veteran television news & documentary producer who got his start at a CBC-affiliate in Kelowna, B.C. During his career, he's covered numerous stories of crime & violence, that had a dramatic effect on victims, their families and the local community. From the Mindy Tran murder and the native residential school abuse scandals in the mid 1990’s to the Columbine Massacre and most recently the mass shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut.
During his graduate work in the MA program in the School of Communication at Simon Fraser University, he developed an holistic approach to understanding these tragic events and analyzed the news media successes and failures in covering them. Too often, those in the media profit from tragic stories. So when asked by the BC Victims of Homicide to partner with them on this project, Stafford immediately saw an opportunity to give back. His company donated in-kind nearly seventy-five percent of the cost and is thrilled survivors of homicide are able to tell their stories on their own terms.
Founder - B.C. Victims of Homicide
As the founder of the BC Victims of Homicide and the President of the BC Bereavement Helpline, I'd like to thank our national partners, the Manitoba Organization for Victim Assistance, TJ’s Gift Foundation and the Brenda's Foundation for helping make Aftermath of Murder Season 2 a great success. I'd also like to thank the Department of Justice for funding this vitally important project.
As a homicide survivor myself, I am all too aware of how important it is for survivors to have access to a platform for their voice to be heard. Aftermath of Murder: Survivor Stories provides just such a platform; a safe place for survivors to share their struggles with loss, their experience with the criminal justice system and their encounters with the media.
AOM provides homicide survivors the opportunity to engage in safe and healthy dialogue with other survivors, caregivers, professionals and the community at large. Survivors who participated in AOM Season 1 felt the program contributed to their healing process, public response was highly supportive and the feedback from the Department of Justice was exemplary.
I would also like to invite those in the lowermainland of British Columbia to join us on June 22, 2014 for the Scotiabank Charity Challenge. This fun and healthy run is a great way to help us raise the critical funds needed to provide homicide support in B.C. BCVOH is expanding services into the B.C. interior over the next year, and there couldn't be a better time than now for you to get involved. Please take a moment to click the image (left) and sign-up a team for this year's challenge.