After attending the Ontario College of Art, Myers began her career as an assistant editor in Toronto, working on commercials, episodes of the CBC series 'Telescope' and the groundbreaking feature 'Nobody Waved Goodbye.' This led to work on the successful and controversial CBC public affairs program 'This Hour Has Seven Days,' and the dramatic series 'Forest Rangers' and 'Seaway.'
In 1965, after moving to New York, Myers met Graeme Ferguson, later to become co-inventor and co-founder of IMAX. Their early work together on Ferguson's dramatic multi-image film 'Polar Life' was a huge success at Montreal's EXPO '67 and proved the beginning of a partnership which continues today and includes more than 15 films.
Following the Expo, Myers moved to England to work on such projects as Allan King's 'Who Is' series about artists; BBC's 'Horizon'; music projects for the Beatles' company, Apple; and individual features and videos for John Lennon and Yoko Ono. She also collaborated on a documentary feature commissioned by the band Santana.
While in England, Myers was invited to return to Canada to edit Graeme Ferguson's pioneering all-IMAX film, 'North of Superior' to show at Ontario Place. It became an instant classic and still runs as a signature film. Myers went on to edit films for the CBC's experimental dramatic series 'For the Record,' for directors Gilles Carle, Claude Jutra, and Francis Mankiewicz, and won the CBC's Wilderness Award for her work on Jutra's 'Ada.' She also edited Gail Singer's award-winning documentary for the National Film Board's Studio D, 'Stories from the North and South.'
Myers' long association with large format films includes multiple IMAX productions, including 'Ocean,' 'Snow Job,' 'Hail Columbia!' and 'Heart Land.'
She was associate producer and supervising editor on 'Rolling Stones: At the Max.' A key member of the IMAX Space team, founded by Ferguson, Myers also wrote and edited the multiple award-winning space films 'The Dream is Alive,' 'Destiny in Space' and 'Blue Planet,' which she also narrated. These were followed by 'L-5: First City in Space' and 'Mission to Mir,' which she also co-produced. Myers directed, produced and wrote the 2002 IMAX space film 'Space Station 3D,' which has grossed over $100 million since its release, winning the Large Format Film Industry's Best Film Award.
During their extensive history-making IMAX space films, Ferguson and Myers have trained over 120 astronauts and cosmonauts. In 2009, the astronauts of the STS-125 crew presented Myers with the Silver Snoopy Award in recognition of her excellence and achievements in bringing the space experience to IMAX audiences around the world.
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