DV Productions

DV Productions is our new brand and we are happy to feature as our first download “ A Just Society” the story on British Columbia’s Opioid Crisis.

DV Cuisine

We produced a variety of documentaries on chefs and culinary competitions’ for the US and Canadian Food Networks. Currently we produce stories on our culinary world and different food issues.

 Over the last twenty years DV Cuisine has produced culinary programs and documentaries on chefs, farmers and food producers all over the world.
DV Cuisine will continue producing documentaries and culinary programs.
We produced a variety of documentaries on culinary competitions for the US and Canadian Food Networks. “The Bocuse d’Or”, “The World Pastry Cup”. “Master Chef” “The World Baking Cup” are all available on our downloads site.
Our objective is to educate our viewers about growing and cooking with local seasonal foods. We should change from globalization to glocalization. We are working with chefs from around the world to inspire and educate you on living a healthy lifestyle where food is important. Check out: “Cucina Revista” a wonderful culinary tour through Umbria, Italy or “The Mystique of the Truffle” a 30 minute program on this delicacy.

What happened to DV Media?

After producing documentaries for the last 40 years we decided to close DVMedia Inc but the documentaries produced for DVMedia are still available on this website and on VIMEO

Nick Versteeg

Nick will continue creating stories on issues that might be of interest to you. Any suggestions are always welcome. We will keep you posted on this website.

iBooks

Producer Nick Versteeg has just finalized another project while spending a personal sabbatical in France where he wrote his own biography in a series of iBooks titled “From Baker to Filmmaker”. These are now available at the Apple Book store, section Apple Books or Books.

In this iBook series Nick tells his life story how he started as a pastry baker in the Netherlands and became a documentary film producer in Canada. The series consist of 5 volumes including short videos that were part of his documentaries produced for A&E, Discovery Channel and The Food Network in the US and Canada.

From Baker to Filmmaker I
From Baker to Filmmaker II
From Baker to Filmmaker III
From Baker to Filmmaker IV
From Baker to Filmmaker V

iBooks – Hartmut Handke “Food is Fun, let’s Cook and Eat”

 

DV Cuisine also created five volumes for our iBook series of Chef Hartmut Handke, CMC. “Food is Fun, let’s Cook and Eat”. Hartmut is a well known chef in the culinary world.

Food Is Fun: Let’s Cook and Eat!! 2016 I

Food Is Fun: Let’s Cook and Eat!! 2016 II

Food Is Fun: Let’s Cook and Eat Well!! 2017 III

Food is Fun:Let’s Cook and Eat! 2017 IV

Food is Fun:Let’s Cook and Eat! 2017 V

A Just Society

A packed theatre watched Nick Versteeg’s documentary ‘A Just Society” on Thursday, March 28. The documentary was riveting and held the audience’s attention for almost an hour.

Nepal's Heartbeat

In the sequel of “Five weeks in Nepal” producer Nick Versteeg, takes us back to Nepal to show what happened with the donations that were made two years ago after the devastating earthquake that killed more than 8000 people.

One Man's Dream - The History of the Malahat Highway

A fascinating story of Major James MacFarlane who singlehandedly surveyed the route and whose persistence got the road built

Once Upon a Year... Cowichan

A collaboration between two across-the-street neighbours in Cowichan Bay; internationally known film maker Nick Versteeg and retired composer and arranger Eric Smith both of whom tapped into their local networks …

If you have any additional questions or require further clarification, please, do not hesitate to send me an email.

A Just Society

A packed theatre watched Nick Versteeg’s documentary ‘A Just Society” on Thursday, March 28.
The documentary was riveting and held the audience’s attention for almost an hour.
A Just Society showed a passionate look at the challenges we, as a community face in our opioid crisis. Nick asked the question. “Why do we have this enormous problem in a rich country like Canada?”.
The film set the tone for the discussion that followed. A panel of prominent community members gave their views on the crisis.
The panel presented a broad perspective and the audience listened with respect; from the needs of the homeless to the concerns of business owners, to the despair of the addicted.
When it was time for public input, it confirmed how large this problem is in the Cowichan Valley ….. as in many other west coast cities.
Speaker after speaker, many who had lost family members to opioids told their story and expressed their concerns.
There was discussion about the complexity of the issues; but there was also an underlying impatience that not enough action is taking place.
$10017.21 was raised for the CWAV

Nepal’s Heartbeat

In the sequel of “Five weeks in Nepal” producer Nick Versteeg, takes us back to Nepal to show what happened with the donations that were made two years ago after the devastating earthquake that killed more than 8000 people.

We travel with Nick and his guide Bibi to the Khumbu Valley and see the rebuilding process first hand. In the chaotic city of Kathmandu they are rebuilding the three hundred year old temples that came down in Bhaktapur.

Nick also teamed up with Rob Tournour’s organization “Another Brick in Nepal” to show the work his organization is doing to rebuild schools.
We travel with world-renowned earthquake expert Dr. Bishnu Pandey who is teaching the Nepalese people how to build better homes. The villagers are not and cannot be dependent on a chaotic government for reconstruction even though such has been promised.

It is with financial and technical help from outsiders all over the world that they rebuild their houses, schools and medical centres.
These villagers are the beating heart of Nepal. It is their infinite and inexhaustible resilience, which inspires the rest of the world.

$2.50 from each video sale supports the Rob Tournour’s organization “Another Brick in Nepal”.

Testimonial

“Nepal’s Heartbeat – When my short movie was projected in front of an audience of 800 people, then I was just thinking: it’s unbelievable! Great event! “
Nick Versteeg

One Man’s Dream – The History of the Malahat Highway

A fascinating story of Major James MacFarlane who singlehandedly surveyed the route and whose persistence got the road built. What makes the story so interesting is Major MacFarlane was a real character. He was basically a drunken Irishman whose friends and family thought was crazy for attempting something everyone said was impossible. The film is a blend of actual archive material along with re-enactments by dozens of actors. It features many island locations and takes the viewer from the early 1900s to the present.

Produced by DVMedia and the Mill Bay/Malahat Historical Society.

Testimonial

“One Man’s Dream – The History of the Malahat Highway has an amazing atmosphere and great energy! Our screening was completely sold out, the lineup was wrapped all the way around the block, and everyone was really into the movie.​”
MILL BAY / MALAHAT HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Once Upon a Year... Cowichan

A collaboration between two across-the-street neighbours in Cowichan Bay; internationally known film maker Nick Versteeg and retired composer and arranger Eric Smith both of whom tapped into their local networks and found nearly 100 musicians and singers who were willing to go anywhere and do anything needed to make this project a success.

It is no mystery why so many first time visitors to The Cowichan stay to enjoy its four distinct but gentle seasons, the award winning wines, the plentiful farm gate fare, freshly caught seafood and a range of cuisines in its many restaurants and pubs. As Canadian poet Linda Crosfield wrote “You know you’re safe here, meandering through the seasons, home at last, there’s nowhere else to go.” Four distinct but temperate seasons, vineyards, a “fresh food” philosophy, a thriving arts community and abundant business opportunities – The Cowichan promises the best of the good life.

This is a 45-minute version (it includes the 5 minute music piece on Cowichan) but will give you a wider perspective on all Cowichan has to offer.

Testimonial

“Once Upon a Year… Cowichan – I highly recommend Nicks services to any who seeks not just an editor but an ADVOCATE, someone who will embrace your vision and do everything in their power to see it succeed..​”
Duncan Cowichan Chamber of Commerce