Writer | Producer | Showrunner | Creative Development | Festivals & Non-Profits
True Pulp Murder by Make Believe Media.
A true crime series. Commissioning Production Executive, CanWest.
Digital Content Writer & Co-Producer for Canada In A Day, Screen Siren Pictures Inc.
Global Currents. A Gemini Award winning document series for Global Television.
Executive In Charge of Production for CanWest.
Showrunner for Arcadia Entertainment, 2016
Abe's Manhood. A Short Film, 2000. Directed by Aubrey Nealon, Written by Aubrey Nealon & Geoff Burner. Producer by Michael Ghent.
Buffalo Air (Ice Pilots)
Developing Production Executive for CanWest.
Commissioned for Global Currents
Commissioned for Global Currents
The Funny Pit - Scripted comedy and hidden camera gags for Great Pacific. Line Producer.
Desperately Seeking Baby. A birth-stories series.
More writing / producing samples. Full filmography below:
The Secret Life Of Owls
on The Nature of Things
Aired in 2017 on CBC.
Development writer for Make Believe Media.
World of Style Bloggers. A digital series.
Beast Hunters of Rome
Matter of Fact Media.
Creator and development writer.
Natural History Demo Reel as Showrunner.
Very Bad Men - True Crime series by Make Believe Media. Commissioning Editor, Story Producer.
Compassionate Eye Foundation
Board of Directors, Communications Pillar.
CV and AREAS OF EXPERTISE: Factual content and digital media production.
✓Television Production ✓Business Affairs ✓Crafting Stories
✓Investigative Research ✓On-camera Interviewer ✓Journalism
✓Development Writer ✓ Digital and Social Media ✓Line Producer
✓Creative Talent Sourcing ✓ True Crime Storytelling ✓Tax Credits & Reporting
✓Media & Concept Development ✓ Budgeting and Cash Flow ✓Leadership
DIGITAL CONTENT WRITER & CO-PRODUCER
Canada In A Day – with Screen Siren Pictures for Bell Media. Executive Producer: Ridley Scott.
A multiplatform celebration of life in Canada for the 150th Anniversary on July 1, 2017, October 2014 to October 2016. Aired on CTV in July, 2017.
Arcadia Entertainment, Halifax NS for Blue Ant Media and Smithsonian Network.
Showrunner on 5 series of Natural History programming: Animal Empires, Ocean Parks, Wild Wild East, Reef Wrecks, Living Beach. January to June 2016.
Matter Of Fact Media Inc, Toronto ON – Revamping development slate, Fall 2015
"World of Style Bloggers” – In association with Make Believe Media. Summer/Fall 2015
"The Secret Life of Owls” – For Make Believe Media and ‘The Nature of Things’ on the CBC.
March/April 2015. In production for fall 2016 delivery.
"Drugs Inc." For Wall to Wall Media Ltd, London UK – while producing for National Geographic International in Vancouver.
DEVELOPMENT WRITER, PRODUCER / CREATIVE CONSULTANT
Concept creation and development writer for Two 4 The Money Media Inc, Screen Siren Pictures and Make Believe Media. July 2014 to March 2015
Line Producer on Sports On Fire. 6 x 30 documentary series for Bell Media by Sports On Fire
Productions Ltd. BC/ON co-production. January 2014 to July 2014.
DEVELOPMENT WRITER / PRODUCER
Concept creation, development writer & producer on Conspiracy Project. Developed with Screen Siren Pictures and Sundance Productions for Discovery Network Canada and National Geographic. January 2013 to May 2015.
STORY PRODUCER / WRITER
Episodic Producer/Writer for Season 5 of Very Bad Men by Make Believe Media for Investigation Discovery USA and ID Canada. May to September 2013
Episodic Writer for Season 4 of The Devil You Know by Make Believe Media for Corus Entertainment Canada and Investigation Discovery USA. March to May 2013.
Concept research and development package writer for companies such as Make Believe Media, Screen Siren Pictures, Network Entertainment and Worldwide Bag Media. Various times.
Line Producer on 4 x 30 min pilots for an unscripted comedy series The Funny Pit. Produced by Thunderbird Films and Great Pacific Television for Corus Entertainment.
Line Producer on 6 x 60 min new series Extreme Animal Obsessions. Produced by Great Pacific Television and GRB Entertainment LA for Animal Planet USA.
November 2011 to July 2012
Line Producer on Stewing - a short film by Sean Tyson & Patrick Currie for Crazy 8's.
February 2013 www.crazy8s.cc
DEVELOPMENT/EXECUTIVE PRODUCER – MAKE BELIEVE MEDIA INC.
Writer, Executive Producer and Concept Development Executive. February 2010 to November 2011. Developed numerous factual concepts in documentary, reality, lifestyle and tabloid genres.
CREATIVE DIRECTOR – THE FORUM, VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Program designer for the five-day professional/industry event which accompanies the VIFF. The Forum presents in-depth seminars and panels on co-productions, feature films, scripted television, non-fiction television and New Filmmakers Day. April 15 to October 15, 2009
PRODUCTION EXECUTIVE, CanWest Global Broadcasting Inc (now Corus Entertainment)
Development Manager and Production Executive for Canwest Broadcasting; Sourced, developed and was the Production Executive on 500 hours of programming in lifestyle, documentary, factual and scripted production for the Canwest networks Global, E!, History Television, TvTropolis, Mystery, National Geographic Canada, PRIME and HGTV : Aug. 2003 to Nov 2008.
Example titles as a Production Executive with CanWest: Documentary Series including Very Bad Men, My Fabulous Gay Wedding, Extreme Animal Obsessions, Vanity Insanity, Global Currents, Girl Racers and Go Deep, General Entertainment Series such as The Two Corey’s, Big Screen Top Ten, Tube Tales, Inside Entertainment, The Funny Pit and Inside Hollywood; Lifestyle Series Sarah’s House II, Dirty Business II, Open Homes, Diva On A Dime, Big City Broker and The Fix; Special Event Programming like the 21st Gemini Awards in Vancouver and Reality Shows such as Next Great Chef I & II and Last Chance for Romance.
Moving Pictures: Canadian Films on Tour. This unique film festival tour promotes and exhibits Canadian cinema to cities across Canada in an annual celebration of Canadian film and film talent, 1997 to 2002.
CANADIAN IMAGES PROGRAMMER:
Vancouver International Film Festival. This senior programming position was responsible for selecting Canadian films for exhibition in the VIFF and the administration of all aspects of the screening events and guest relations. 2000.
National film Board of Canada. Represented numerous NFB titles at the Vancouver International Film Festival, wrote publicity copy and administered guest relations, 1999.
Gemini for Best Documentary Series Global Currents in 2007.
DES (MBA equivalent) – Cornell/IMHI/ESSEC University, Paris, France
Foundation Film Certificate – Vancouver Film School
BSc, Biopsychology – University of Toronto
Compassionate Eye Foundation
Board of Directions, March 2014 to June 2015
Alberta Motion Picture Industry Association
Rosie Awards Juror 2012, 2013 & 2014
Vancouver International Film Festival
International Film Preview Committee - Consultant
1996 to 2015
Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television
Board of Directors, 5/2006 to 1/2009
Whistler Film Festival Society
Board of Directors, 2007 to 2009
Vancouver International Film Festival, The Forum
Advisory Board, 2005 to 2015.
Greenpeace: Making A Stand, directed by Leigh Badgley.
Fatherhood Dreams, directed by Julia Invanova.
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