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.
A movie for Fox Television Studios to air on Lifetime in the US, based on the book written by prosecuting attorney Jeff Ashton about his role in the infamous 2011 Florida murder trial. It stars Rob Lowe as Jeff Ashton, Elizabeth Mitchell and Oscar Nunez and is directed by Peter Werner. Filmed in Winnipeg June, 2012 and produced by Kim Todd.
Five daredevil friends break the rules and BASE jump into a remote area of Tasmania - where another group of devils is waiting for them when they land. Tasmanian Devils is a feature length classic horror thrill ride commissioned by Syfy, written by Brook Durham (Mammoth, Red: Werewolf Hunter) and directed by Zach Lipovsky (On the Lot) with heart-pounding action-suspense, and highly inventive mega-monsters. Starring: Danica McKellar, Kenneth Mitchell, Roger Cross, Mike Dopud, Terry Chen, Rekha Sharma and Apolo Ohno.
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.
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.
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.