The Museum Diaries is a series that provides viewers extraordinary access to forty
galleries and six million artifacts from the comfort of their own home. As each curator leads us
on a journey of exploration, we discover their personal passion for their field of research, bear
witness to the logistical and technological limitations which often frustrate them and experience the triumph and euphoria of their breakthroughs and discoveries – together, they forge the modern-day diaries of the Royal Ontario Museum.
Produced for TVO, in association with The Royal Ontario Museum. Premieres in February 2014.
The Maestro & The Master: Building The New Mariinsky
Is a one hour documentary following the completion of the Mariinsky II Opera House in St. Petersburgh, Russia. This is the first opera house built since the time of the Czars. Ontarian, Jack Diamond and his firm were awarded the coveted contract as Lead Architect. Jack Diamond together with Mariinsky’s famous Conductor, Valery Gergiev, work in tandem to overcome differences in cultural business acumen, Russian bureaucracy, inclement weather, construction delays, and controversial design criticism to complete this master piece in architecture and superb opera quality design.
Produced for TVO & Knowledge Network Premieres Fall 2014.
Recipient of a Gold Remi Award at the Worldfest - Houston International Film & Video Festival 2014
In less than six months, Canada experienced the largest cluster of drug related deaths in its history. Environmental disasters were occurring in rural areas as well as major citiesÖCanadian made pills were flooding the streets of the US, Australia and Japan. This is the grim reality of the multibillion-dollar illegal synthetic drug industry that has arisen in Canada during the last decade.
Canada is not only a CONSUMER but a PRODUCER and International DISTRIBUTOR.
For almost twenty years traffickers have been designing drugs made by blending synthetic substances with household medicines easily available in your local pharmacy. The recipes are found on the web and are intended to produce effects similar to or stronger than their organic counterparts. Now, for the first time, cocaine and heroin consumption is declining while synthetic drugs are on the rise. These drugs are manufactured in clandestine labs with little or no consideration for cleanliness, safety or purity of ingredients.
This documentary explores the very lucrative Meth & Ecstasy drug industry by investigating how the raw ingredients are accumulated; the pills are produced; and then distributed both domestically and internationally and how law enforcement agencies are coping with the situation. Through poignant and revealing interviews with people involved in all stages of this growing industry, the film presents a clear picture of how Canada is now one of the world's leading producers and distributors of Ecstasy & Meth.
Produced for CBC's Doc Zone this documentary premiered in October 2013.
Blowout: Is Canada Next?
Recipient of the Special Jury Awards,Worldfest - Houston International Film & Video Festival 2011.
Prokofiev: The Unfinished Diary
Tosca: Flexing at 49
This inspiring eight-part half hour doc series follows Tosca Reno, 49 year old author, fitness model and a mother of five as she gets ready to compete for what may be her last chance in a body building competition. Can she still balance her complicated family, an insanely busy career and intense training?
What A Booty!
What a Booty is one female filmmaker's fun and sexy
body-image-boosting quest that focuses on a very 'cheeky' body part: the
'booty'. Inspired by society's current fascination with the backside,
Director Tatyana Terzopoulos explores the lives of three fascinating people
on unique missions to celebrate the 'beauty of the booty', while testing
her own body cofidence along the way. A variety of fun segments support
and compliment the journey, including a message from 80's hit rapper,
Sir Mix-A-Lot and the animated adventures of a bootyful new heroine, "Booty
The Pleasure Zone
Embarking on a journey of deep sensual intimacy may be the bravest and most challenging thing these couples will ever do. Created for and airing on travel + escape, The Pleasure Zone is a series of six hour-long documentaries that follows Canadian couples as they take an emotional journey to true intimacy in exotic locations around the world.
Walk With Us
This one-hour documentary gives a unique insight into internationally-acclaimed, award-winning artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller, whose ephemeral and often mesmerizing "Audio-Walks" and other sound-based art often envelop observers in a sense of altered reality.
This fascinating and visually stunning hour-long documentary looks into the secrets of the hive. We are accompanied on this voyage of discovery by an artist who works with bees and a scientist who is seeking to break the code at the heart of bee behaviour - an urgent quest considering the threats against bees - and by extension - humans.
A Team for Peace
Interviewing everyone from Gloria Steinem to her own mother, filmmaker Therese Shechter's takes us on intensely personal rediscovery of what being a feminist means.
Daughters of Afghanistan
This international co-production tells the powerful tale of several brave women, including the renowned Dr. Sima Simar, who are rebuilding their lives and their country after years of the crushing Taliban rule. ghanisn ng Taliban rule.
Falling from the Sky
Chasing the Dream
Black Light Dreams: 25 years of the Famous People Players
The Bunny Years
Balance of Power
Journalist Jane Taber takes us inside the bastions of power and politics to tell the stories of several prominent women and uncovers how they survive being part of the governing institutions.
Our Daughter's Pain
Shocking and at times horrifying, this award-winning documentary exposes the world of female genital mutilation in Canada today.
Commissioned by the CBC, this doc celebrates the 50th anniversary of one of the great accomplishments of the century, the building of the Alaska Highway.
Voices of Change
Created in conjunction with the Beijing Conference on Women, this two-hour, award-winning special explores the changing role of women around the world.
To Heal the Spirit
Shot in Kinston's infamous Prison for Women, this raw documentary lets us share in the struggle of Native Women trying to heal.
An hour-long documentary that uncovers the promise and pain of several Native Women struggling to survive life after prison.
Cambodia: The Struggle
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