Craig Silliphant

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Craig Silliphant is the Creative Director at Rawlco Radio, Rawlco Transit, and Rawlco Interactive, where he manages a team of writers, audio producers, and graphic designers and designs ad strategy for some of the biggest businesses in the province.  He is also Creative Director at the communications think tank Thoughtlab Media and Editor of the writing, pop culture, and entertainment website The Feedback Society.  He is also a juror on the national Polaris Music Prize, which awards $30,000 to the best Canadian album each year.  He is a consultant and strategist for many businesses, and works with agencies like The Tangerine Shop.

Aside from the web, Craig appears in print, on the radio, and on television, as a well being known Saskatchewan critic and writer, specializing in film, music, entertainment, food, and advertising theory.  As a broadcaster, he is a contributor as Entertainment Editor and a Roundtable regular on News Talk Radio, as well as being known as Craig the Movie Geek on stations like C95 and Rock 102.  His writing appears locally in magazines like Planet S and has appeared across the country in publications like The National Post.  He has been voted Best Planet S Writer in the Planet S Best of Readers’ Poll five years in a row (and once as Best Arts Reporter).  He often appears on Global Television and as a film and entertainment critic on The CTV News at Noon.

Craig also works for Fahrenheit Films, and has written and co-produced countless music videos and commercials.  He was the writer and co-producer of an important Global Television documentary called ‘Stolen Sisters,’ about the plight of missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada, which has won acclaim from outlets like The Globe and Mail, and been televised nationally many times.  He was also writer and consultant on Della: Hurdles to Health, an anti-poverty film from The Saskatoon Health Region that is being shown around the world.  On the comedic side, Silliphant and several Thoughtlab contributors and partners are part of the comedy video collective, Windigo Children.

He also recently released a locally best-selling book on the Saskatoon music scene, called ‘Exile Off Main St,’ which looks at what music means to people growing up in a small city on the fringes.  So, yeah.  He’s a busy guy.  When he’s not doing all that stuff, he does the most important thing in his life — he spends time with his wife and son.