Community Roots Update

About This Film:

Almost three years ago (incorporated June 23, 2010) Mastermind Studios began with the idea of creating a sustainable company as a video production studio in Kamloops, British Columbia. Our goal was (and still is) to have a financially sustainable business while still having a fun environment for clients and staff but most importantly to make a significant and positive difference in the world and our community. Last year (2012) we were very proud to add a talented young filmmaker to our team, Joey McGarry, who has been contributing greatly to helping us achieve that goal of making a difference. This film would not have happened without Joey and his efforts.

This “short short” documentary film (5 minutes) is about Doctor Holly Schwieger, an amazing selfless person who, like us, believes in helping people and making a difference. We produced this film to honour the work that he has done and to create awareness around the contribution he has made to a very real and significant need in our community. Please enjoy “Community Roots” and let us know your thoughts. We would love to hear them. To offer support for this important community resource please contact the New Life Mission in Kamloops, BC, Canada.

We are pleased to have received the following letter of reference from the New Life Mission but most importantly we are very happy that our efforts have made a difference and the video has accomplished what we all hoped. It created some important awareness and it contributed greatly in attracting new dentists to assist in the important work being done through the New Life Mission.


July 2, 2013

Attn. Peter Cameron-Inglis
Mastermind Studios
Kamloops, BC

Dear Peter,

First of all I would like to express my deepest thanks to Mastermind Studios for coming to us in a time of need and offering your help in the filming of Community Roots. It is this type of generosity that has kept the New Life Mission active in Kamloops for 33 years.

Mastermind Studios did an amazing job in a very short period of time for us at the New Life Mission. From a chance meeting with Joey on the day that Dr. Holly would begin his retirement, to an e-mail and meeting with Peter, to an awesome video only a couple of weeks later. We received a level of service that exceeded all my expectations and then was completely blown away when I saw the quality of the 5 minute video. Hats off to Joey, Peter and all the staff at Mastermind Studios!

In our meeting we wanted to address three areas with the video;

  1. To recognize 9 years of work and dedication by Dr. Holly Schwieger at the New Life Mission
  2. To let everyone know about the enormous need that still existed in Kamloops and area
  3. To help find a replacement Dentist in order to keep the clinic open, a task that had to date come up completely empty. We had no prospects.

After our discussion we also established the fact that New Life Mission had no funding for this project and was just scraping by financially. Mastermind Studios did not hesitate to come to our aid and along the way produced an exceptional video in the shortest possible time, meeting all our expectations. I cannot say thank you enough.

I give Mastermind Studios my highest recommendation for the quality of work and the level of service that they provided for us here at the New Life Mission. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. Better yet, check out the video “Community Roots” on the Mastermind Studio website.


Stan Dueck
Executive Director
New Life Mission, Kamloops