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Val Utman – Back Stage Manager – Over 25 Years Experience


Film Industry Experience:


EMMA FIELDING MYSTERY - April 4th - 6th, April 17th - 20th 2017. Worked as a locations PA and Prep PA. Worked under Paul Russell LM and Steve Kinghorn ALM. 

REBOOT - The Gaurdian Code - Feb 23rd - 28th, then Mar 23rd - 30th, 2017. Worked as a PA under ALM Chris Valutour.

The Christmas Calendar - Movie of the Week, Shot from Jan 25-Feb 9, 2017. Worked as Locations PA under ALM Jason Traversy

and Locations Manager Carson Carson.

Excess Baggage ~ 1 day traffic control, Production Assistant, Victoria BC


Cracked ~ 2 days on Set, Production Assistant, Set Dec, Driver, Vancouver BC


Prospero Entertainment ~ Producer John Lambert/Prod Coordinator Victoria Clements, Vancouver BC

LG Commercial Production Assistant, Driver, Extras Assistant Casting, Locations PA


Entertainment Assistant and Stage Management Related Experience:


Cinevic ~ 1994-1995, Independent Film Makers Society. Victoria BC

Organize office, answer phone, book schedule for editing room and rental equipment for members, prep room for executive meetings, etc. Under direction of Producer James Fry.


C.A.S.T. ~ Model & Talent Management ~ 1996-1998, Director Victoria Clements, Victoria BC

Office assistant, Talent Scout for 2 Fashion Shows, Set Dec and Back Stage management, Victoria Cares AIDS Fashion Fundraiser & Heart and Stroke Foundation.


Victoria Cares Fashion Show ~ 1995, Producer Jaimie Crowse, Victoria BC,

Office Production Assistant, Volunteer Coordinator,

Cold calls for Silent Auction items, schedule volunteers for cold calls shifts

            Organize volunteers for show night, laison between Producer and Sponsors

            911 take over for Producer for Run of Show, night of show

            Organized models and make up/hair people, Back Stage Management

            Worked front house and with hotel staff for the event


Backstage Management – Over 25 Years – Theatre & Music Festivals:


St. Lukes Players Theatre ~ 1994-1999, worked with various Producers/Directors

Props, Sound, Stage Manager 4 years, (3 shows per year) Victoria BC


Rootsfest Music Festival ~ 1999-2001, Producer Jamie Kelly, Victoria BC,

2 years Stage manager for busy day entertainment, Stage 4

1 year Stage Coordinator for 5 Stages, hand-picked Star Team, organized shifts for all Stage Managers and Crew. Ensured performers were where and when they were supposed to be.


Vancouver Island International Jazzfest ~ 2000 – 2003, Associate Producer Lora Macintosh/Coordinator Colleen Young, Victoria BC,

Transportation Coordinator for Musicians/Performers

Backstage Assistant, Transportation Volunteer Coordinator



 Valu 1 Productions ~ 1998-2016, Val Utman Producer, Victoria BC,

Producer for 3 successful Fundraising Dances

Booked hall, Booked band, liquor license, serve it right

Brought in Security Team, Coordinated Volunteers, handled liquor buying and selling, Publicity, Graphic Design for Poster, etc

Special Events Coordinator, Liquidation World,  2008-2009

Created and Produced their Customer Appreciation Day events which resulted in over a 150% sales increase for the company at both events.


Booking Agent ~ Janis Mullan/Gary Preston, Victoria BC

Booked gigs, assisted Janis Mullan with events and shows. Woman Sing the Blues Fundraiser, Pride Day Concert, Spring Thing Dance


BC Family Day ~ 2013 – Production Coordinator Colleen Young/Brand Live Management, Victoria BC

Production Assistant for Production Coordinator, in charge of fulfilling rider list for artists

Driver for the band, Trooper

Crowd control before and after show


Vancouver Island Musicfest ~ 2014-Present, Executive Producer, Doug Cox, Courtney BC

Stage Manager for very busy day stage. Up to 15 musicians on stage at once with 15 minute turnaround time between each act. Working with a crew of 10 including 4 sound techs


Posh Intertainment  ~ 2015, Producer Victoria Clements, Vancouver BC

Back Stage Management for Carolyn Bruce Designs Jewelry Fashion Show

Production Assistant, Set up and Strike


Valu 1 Drivers  ~ 2004-2009, Val Utman Proprietor, (Driving Miss Daisy Service)

Drive seniors to and from Dr. appointments, Companion services to seniors, House Manager


References: (Phone numbers provided upon request)

Kathleen Gilbert, Vancouver Island South Film Commissioner

Victoria Clements, Producer/Director Posh Intertainment

Colleen Young, Production Coordinator, Events Producer

Jackie Cook, Logistics Coordinator/Customer Service for Container World

Janis Mullen, Musician



Traffic Control Certificate April 2017

Act Safe – Motion Picture Safety Awareness Training Course, Sept 26, 2016

Motion Picture Industry Orientation, Oct 1-2, 2016

GHS-WHMIS 2015 – Health Canada’s training requirements under the Hazardous Products Regulations, for all persons involved in handling workplace chemicals

Serve it Right – Responsible Beverage Program, Bar Manager


Hobbies & Special Skills:

Driving, Fast Cars, Billiards, Watching Movies, Driving Motorcycles, Organization, Love a Challenge, Gift of the Gab