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.
Two hour movie of the week produced with Craig Anderson Productions for Lifetime. The Christmas Hope is based on the New York Times best-selling book of the same title and is the third installment of a successful franchise including The Christmas Shoes and The Christmas Blessing. It is a story of love in the face of loss; joy when all seems hopeless, and how light can shine into the darkest places. Premiered in December, 2009 on Lifetime Movie Network in the United States and on VisionTV in Canada.
The two hour movie produced with Power TV of the UK for CBC won a Crystal Heart Award at the 2005 Heartland Film Festival and received four Gemini nominations. The story of Lieutenant Harry Colebourn (played by Michael Fassbender) a Winnipeg veterinary soldier in the First World War who buys the bear cub which is to become the source for the Winnie the Pooh stories by A.A. Milne. This movie aired on CBC in December 2004 to 1.4 million viewers, one of the best audiences of the year or since.
One of two two-hour, Gemini nominated movies produced with Shaftesbury Films for Bravo, distributed internationally by Portman Film, from the novels of Maureen Jennings. Except The Dying aired on Bravo in May 2004 introducing Detective Murdoch, a 19th century policeman using science to solve crimes. Richard Zeppieri won a Gemini for best supporting actor.
Starring: Peter Outerbridge as Murdoch, Colm Meaney, Keeley Hawes, Flora Montgomery, William B. Davis, Philip Graem
The Gemini nominated TV movie aired on Bravo In September 2004. Murdoch, a catholic cop in a protestant force investigates the apparent suicide of a young friend and protégé, using fingerprints to prove his case.
Starring: Peter Outerbridge as Murdoch, Colm Meaney, Keeley Hawes, Flora Montgomery, William B. Davis, Philip Graeme
Produced with Indian Grove Productions, distributed by Muse Entertainment, aired on CBC in 2003 and won four Gemini awards. Based on a true story, The Many Trials of One Jane Doe is about an extraordinary woman, who, after a traumatizing rape, refuses to remain a victim and sues the police for failing to warn or protect her.
Starring: Wendy Crewson as Jane Doe, Steven Mackintosh, Sarah Constible, Jacob Tierney, Gary Lewis, Janet Bailey, Eric Peterson
A 2002 Feature film, in partnership with Realtime Films Inc. Distributed by Film Tonic. Broadcasters: CHUM/CITY, Superchannel and TMN. Written and Directed by Brad Fraser and based on the play Poor Super Man by Brad Fraser. A semi-successful artist, feeling out of touch with his muse, gets a job at a restaurant run by a young couple. The men's friendship evolves into an affair that has profound ramifications on them and the women in their lives.
Starring: Troy Ruptash, Thom Allison, Lynda Boyd, Vincent Corazza, Cherilee Taylor.