Biography of Tchadas Leo

TCHADAS LEO’S BIOGRAPHIC OVERVIEW

Tchadas grew up near Campbell River, a coastal community in northern Vancouver Island.  Tchadas is married to singer, painter, and art teacher Sarah Leo.  They live in Ladysmith with their young son Koah.

When Tchadas is not engaged in connecting with community, chasing stories, and producing new content, he enjoys playing guitar, going to the gym, taking his boat on salmon-fishing expeditions, and spending time with family and friends.  Tchadas’ Indigenous lineage belongs with the Xwemalhkwu First Nation and the Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians.  He also has South American Peruvian / Argentinian ancestry. Indigenous content is one of Tchadas many interests, and it is often reflected in his work.

Tchadas’s early passion for film and television started at age 12, when fascinated by a school career-fair presentation, by Campbell River Television Network (CRTV), he approached the presenters and offered to volunteer as a trainee. CRTV trained him for four years, and at age 16 hired him as an Assistant Producer. During his time with CRTV (now Shaw), Tchadas produced a documentary on the Indigenous coastal nations’ Canoe Journeys. He also produced and hosted the series “The Native Perspective,” and the French Program “Les Etoiles du Future.”  By then, Tchadas had already developed a passion for being in front of the camaras, reporting, and asking questions.

Tchadas’ vocational training started to take roots when he obtained a Documentary /Animation/Drama Production certification from the Gulf Islands Film & Television School. After graduating from high school, Tchadas took over three years of Vancouver Island University’s Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media Program. From 2020

to 2022, Tchadas ha d to move to Vancouver to complete his BCIT Broadcasting & Online Journalism Diploma. During those busy years, he continued to produce content for his CHEK TV podcast “Our Native Land,” the Xwemalhkwu First Nation’s “Our People Our History” podcast, and 4VI’s “Indigenous Voices of Vancouver Island” podcast. In addition, Tchadas commuted to the Island, during weekends, to spend time with his wife and newborn child.

Tchadas describes his education journey as a lifelong adventure, that so far includes:

  • BCIT Broadcasting & Journalism Diploma (2022)
  • Third Year Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media Studies VIU
  • Seven years of combined musical education in classical guitar at the Victoria & Toronto Royal Conservatories of Music
  • Grade 12 graduation from Carihigh’s Francophone program
  • Six years of film and television production training at CRTV (now SHAW)
  • Drama, Documentary & Animation programs at Gulf Islands Film & TV School

 TCHADAS LEO’S BIOGRAPHIC OVERVIEW

Tchadas grew up near Campbell River, a coastal community in northern Vancouver Island.  Tchadas is married to singer, painter, and art teacher Sarah Leo.  They live in Ladysmith with their young son Koah.

When Tchadas is not engaged in connecting with community, chasing stories, and producing new content, he enjoys playing guitar, going to the gym, taking his boat on salmon-fishing expeditions, and spending time with family and friends.  Tchadas’ Indigenous lineage belongs with the Xwemalhkwu First Nation and the Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians.  He also has South American Peruvian / Argentinian ancestry. Indigenous content is one of Tchadas many interests, and it is often reflected in his work.

Tchadas’s early passion for film and television started at age 12, when fascinated by a school career-fair presentation, by Campbell River Television Network (CRTV), he approached the presenters and offered to volunteer as a trainee. CRTV trained him for four years, and at age 16 hired him as an Assistant Producer. During his time with CRTV (now Shaw), Tchadas produced a documentary on the Indigenous coastal nations’ Canoe Journeys. He also produced and hosted the series “The Native Perspective,” and the French Program “Les Etoiles du Future.”  By then, Tchadas had already developed a passion for being in front of the camaras, reporting, and asking questions.

Tchadas’ vocational training started to take roots when he obtained a Documentary /Animation/Drama Production certification from the Gulf Islands Film & Television School. After graduating from high school, Tchadas took over three years of Vancouver Island University’s Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media Program. From 2020

to 2022, Tchadas ha d to move to Vancouver to complete his BCIT Broadcasting & Online Journalism Diploma. During those busy years, he continued to produce content for his CHEK TV podcast “Our Native Land,” the Xwemalhkwu First Nation’s “Our People Our History” podcast, and 4VI’s “Indigenous Voices of Vancouver Island” podcast. In addition, Tchadas commuted to the Island, during weekends, to spend time with his wife and newborn child.

Tchadas describes his education journey as a lifelong adventure, that so far includes:

  • BCIT Broadcasting & Journalism Diploma (2022)
  • Third Year Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media Studies VIU
  • Seven years of combined musical education in classical guitar at the Victoria & Toronto Royal Conservatories of Music
  • Grade 12 graduation from Carihigh’s Francophone program
  • Six years of film and television production training at CRTV (now SHAW)
  • Drama, Documentary & Animation programs at Gulf Islands Film & TV School
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