The Awesome Awards - Nominations

Kim Saltarski and Karen Wookey

Nominated by tracy lamourie
November 22, 2020
Kim and Karen are the amazing filmmakers behind the important new medical cannabis documentary JACKS GARAGE. Kim Saltarski has produced over 400 hours of television content on past projects and his previous documentary work has been seen on CBC, Amazon Prime US and BravoCanada. Saltarski, half of the filmmaking team, says that for him, the project is truly personal. “In the winter of 2014, I received a melanoma stage 3B cancer diagnosis. Luckily, a friend of a friend shared his miraculous story of how he used FECO (Full Extract Cannabis Oil) to cure his melanoma and lung cancer. I did some research and quickly added it to my natural healing protocol. Here I am, 6 and half years later without cancer anywhere in my body and feeling healthier and more purposeful than ever.” Karen Wookey, the other half of the team who has herself produced over 500 hours of television is well known for her work both in film and on CBC and Discovery. She says this story is personal for her, too. “For the past couple of decades I have explored the power of medicinal plants and herbs to heal mind, body and spirit. I work with herbs daily for my general health and well-being, and slowly I discovered the power of cannabis hiding behind its recreational popularity. When I met Kim and was introduced to many people with miraculous stories, I felt compelled to help reveal the long repressed science and truth about this plant and its miraculous power to heal.”