BRANDY YANCHYK is an award winning independent documentary filmmaker and journalist.

Since 2009, Brandy has made twenty-three television documentaries and series, four web series and the travel APP #BecomingAlbertan.

Ms. Yanchyk’s productions cover a wide range of social and factual genres.
Her documentaries have aired on international channels including the BBC, CBC, PBS, the CBC Documentary Channel, Rogers, CPAC, TELUS Optik, AMI, YES TV, SHAW TV, SBS for NITV Australia, AB Groupe France, VIASAT WORLD in Scandinavia, Axess TV in Sweden, 1HDTV in Russia, HRT Croatian Television, Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, RUV in Iceland, PRIMA TV in the Czech Republic, Amazon Prime, Halhara Finances Limited in Cyprus, The Times Internet in India, Taiwanese international airlines Eva Air, Canadian airlines WestJet and Air Canada and at film festivals around the world.

Brandy reported for BBC World’s The Travel Show covering stories in Canada, Finland, Australia and New Zealand for a global audience of 72 million viewers.

She has also worked as a Broadcast Journalist at BBC World TV and the BBC World Service in London.

Brandy was a News Reporter for CBC for over a decade in the Toronto, Edmonton and London, UK bureaus.

In 2014/2015 Brandy worked as a Statement Gatherer collecting the stories of Indian Residential School Survivors for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

Brandy’s radio documentaries have aired on CBC’s The Current, CBC’s Dispatches, Public Radio International’s The World, Deutsche Welle Radio and the BBC World Service.

Click here to see Brandy Yanchyk’s demo reel from the BBC’s travel show Fast Track.
Click here to see Brandy Yanchyk’s BBC Travel Show stories.

Brandy Yanchyk’s television documentaries and series include: “Dino Trails S2”, (Telus Originals, 2019), “Breaking Loneliness” (CBC, 2019), “Seeing the USA” (USA Public TV stations, 2019)”, “Seeing Canada S2” (USA Public TV stations, 2019), "Ms. Scientist" (CBC, 2018), "Seeing Canada S1" (CPAC, USA Public TV stations, 2017), "The Dinosaur Echo" (CBC, CBC's Documentary Channel, 2017), "Dino Trails" (TELUS Optik Local, 2017), "Ambassadors of the Sky" (CBC, CBC's Documentary Channel, 2016), "Star Trails" (TELUS Optik Local, 2016), "Coastal Revival" (TELUS Optik Local, 2016) and "The Price of the Prize" (CBC, CBC's Documentary Channel, 2016), “Becoming Albertan” (Rogers' OMNI, 2015), “Employment Matters” (CBC, CBC Documentary Channel, 2015), “Employment Matters Too” (CBC, CBC Documentary Channel, 2015), “The Working Originals” (TELUS Optik Local, 2015), “Finding Edge Road” (CBC Documentary Channel, 2015), “Grey Glory” (Rogers' OMNI, 2014), “Grey Ambition” (Rogers' OMNI, 2014), “Oil Calling” (CBC Documentary Channel, 2013), “Nature’s Invitation” (Rogers' OMNI, 2012), “Brooks – The City of 100 Hellos” (Rogers' OMNI, 2011) and “Desert to Ice” (BBC World TV, 2009).


Brandy Yanchyk has a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Radio and Television Arts from Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario. She also has a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Specialization in Theatre Performance from Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.

Brandy Yanchyk is a Fellow of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society and a member of the Society of American Travel Writers and The Documentary Organization of Canada (DOC).