Hi, my name is Spencer Hetherington. I’m an award-winning emerging filmmaker from Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.
I was around 10 years old when I started making videos with my friends for fun. It began as a simple hobby, but soon grew into a passion for telling stories through film.
In high school I decided to enter the Viewfinders Youth Film Competition (now FIN Kids), put on by the FIN Atlantic International Film Festival. My short films went on to win the grand prize for three years in a row. I was also selected as a national finalist in the TIFF Next Wave Young Filmmakers Showcase and had my work featured twice on the CBC television series Reel East Coast. Upon finishing high school, these experiences encouraged me to pursue filmmaking as a vocation.
Film school was the next step. I continued to hone my craft and made several short films throughout my program. Two of these films, The Valravn and The Day the Embers Burned Cold, both won top prizes at the Canadian Media Educator National Student Awards; a competition between more than 20 film and media schools across the country.
I have also made several independent projects, most notably Old Flame – A Super 8 Story, in collaboration with my classmate Jesse Ricottone. The film screened at various festivals, including the Academy Awards® Qualifying HollyShorts Film Festival. It took home two awards at the Silver Wave Film Festival for excellence in sound design and picture editing. It was also featured in the UK based Short Focus magazine.
My work to date has been selected at over 100 film festivals internationally and has won multiple awards.  More details can be found throughout my Portfolio or on my FilmFreeway profile.
I have an advanced diploma in Digital Cinematography from Canadore College and a graduate certificate in Scriptwriting from Algonquin College. I am currently enrolled in the Post Production graduate program at Canadore College.
I am also available for hire. I offer complete video production and editing services for projects ranging from music videos, corporate videos, documentaries, advertisements and more. If you have a project in mind, get in touch and I’d be happy to discuss your idea.