Work created and produced by Original Pictures includes the drama series Falcon Beach for ABC Family and Global TV in Canada. Fremantle International Distribution has sold the show in more than 135 territories. The television movie A Bear Named Winnie, a co-production between OP and Power Television of the UK, won a Crystal Heart at the Heartland Film Festival in the United States and captured the biggest drama audience of the year for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.
Original Pictures' Kim Todd and Nicholas Hirst are executive producers of the second season of What's Your News?, a show for pre-schoolers featuring pre-schoolers' news as told to various correspondANTS - GiANT, ANTony, and others, airs on CBC across the country on Sundays at 7:00am. There are 20 episodes. If you or your child, grandchild or preschool friend don't get up that early, please set your PVRs. What's Your News? is an international treaty co-production between Original Pictures in Canada and TT Animation, a subsidiary of Warner Bros in the UK.
Produced with Curlers Productions Inc., the pilot aired on CBC in July 2009. It's about four working class women just trying to stay afloat amidst the chaos of life: demanding children, high-maintenance husbands, mortgages that keep them awake at night, uninspiring jobs, and all the challenges that come from being a wife, a mother and more significantly, a woman. BUT... all is forgotten, all is left behind when they are together, playing, training, and competing for their true love... Curling.
Produced with Insight Production Company, the Gemini nominated 26-part series for Global TV in Canada and ABC Family in the United States continues where the two hour pilot ended and takes the characters through a summer at the beautiful lakeside resort. Full details of this fun-to-make, fun-to-watch series at www.falconbeach.ca. The show's second season began airing in Canada January, 2007 and to audiences in the U.S. in April, 2007.
Produced with Shaftesbury Films and aired on Bravo in 2004. This is a dramatic anthology of six half-hour episodes based on short stories by the award-winning Canadian/American author Carol Shields. Nominated for five Gemini awards.
Starring: Sheila McCarthy, Patrick McKena, Robin Brule, Sarah Botsford, Rebecca Jenkins and many others.
The first of the Gemini nominated anthology series taken from Canadian authors – a dramatic anthology of six stories from Margaret Atwood aired on Bravo in 2003, again produced with Shaftesbury Films.
Starring: Christian Campbell, Brigette Bako, David Sutcliffe, Jonathan Scarfe, Peter Wingfield and many others. Craig Sandells won a Gemini for best production design.