If you want to keep it simple, Craig Silliphant is a Saskatoon-based writer.
If you want to get all complicated about it, then strap yourself in.
Craig is a writer, Creative Director, critic, broadcaster, journalist, advertising and marketing strategist, musician, and filmmaker.
As a writer and journalist, you can find his work on both mainstream and underground media platforms like CBC, CTV, Post Media, and Rawlco Radio, mostly covering music, film & television, food, and the arts.
He is also known as Craig Silliphant, The Movie Geek on radio and television. He has been involved with several shows on CFCR Community Radio (as well as the Board of Directors) and Punch TV on Shaw Spotlight. He works with SaskExpo to host celebrity panels with television and movie personalities. For a decade, he was Editor-in-Chief of The Feedback Society.com, a pop culture website.
He established his voice writing about music, film, arts & culture, food, and social issues at Planet S Magazine. He won best writer 8 years in a row as well as Best Arts Reporter several times in their annual Planet S Awards. He is a well-known magazine freelancer in Saskatchewan and spent time as Editor-in-Chief of Spaces Magazine in Regina and Saskatoon.
Craig is Creative Director at Rawlco Radio where he has worked with hundreds of clients, locally and nationally, to create strategy and advertising that moves the needle in the realms of radio, digital, and outdoor. He manages a large team of writers, producers, web and graphic designers, audio producers, and admin people. He wears many hats at Rawlco; he’s also Director of Operations.
He is Creative Director and owner of Thoughtlab Media, his freelance creative agency. He works with brands and individuals in writing, design, and consultation of journalism, social media, SEO, brand materials, PR/comms, and film and video.
As a filmmaker, he worked for many years with Fahrenheit Films, making countless television pitches and music videos for CMT and MuchMusic. He wrote and co-produced a national Global TV documentary called, Stolen Sisters, about the plight of missing and murdered Indigenous women in Canada. He currently writes, copy edits, and consults on film projects for various organizations.
As an author, Craig has released two locally best-selling books. One is a non-fiction book called ‘Exile Off Main St: Random Dispatches from the Saskatoon Music Scene,’ which features his writing and journalism, as well as the work of many other writers and musicians, capturing their snapshot of music in the Paris of the Prairies. Exile Off Main St. is available for purchase here.
His second work is a book of short stories called, ‘Nothing You Do Matters.’ Craig was featured with other Saskatoon authors at The Word on the Street Book and Magazine Festival in 2022. Nothing You Do Matters is available for purchase here.
Last, but not least, Craig is a husband and father. He lives in Saskatoon with his wife, son, and daughter.