His skills in narrative and documentary filmmaking are well established, informing each other in a wide variety of projects to create effective and moving story-telling. His narrative experience influences his documentary work, as seen in The Shift… The Story of the China Clipper, a cinematic telling of the first person of colour to play in the NHL, and Where We Stand, a 16mm black and white experimental portrait about the supposed death of emulsion based motion picture filmmaking. Wes’ documentary experience has also clearly infused his narrative work as seen in both the award winning, experimental narrative Undertow and Lift, a 1940’s period drama about two brothers trying to figure out where they fit in post-war Canada.
Wes’ most recent feature film work is 40 Below and Falling 3D, a natively shot 3D film which has screened at the LA 3D Film Festival, Calgary International Film Festival, Edmonton International Film Festival, 3D Stereo Media Summit, Beyond Film Festival (Germany) among other international venues. It was also honoured at the 2016 Lumière Awards in Los Angeles for Best Independent 3D Film. Previous winners have included Martin Scorsese’s Hugo, and Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet.
Working with long time collaborator Chester Sit, Wes is currently developing a feature documentary on the multi-cultural beliefs of luck, a documentary series on traditional indigenous medicine practices called Forgotten Roots, and Slant, a multi-cultural and multi-linguistic, dramatic feature film.