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Purple Horse

Documentary

A young child’s mind has no boundaries – horses can be purple, boxes can be castles, raindrops can fill you with superpowers - anything seems possible. Then they enter school. Here kids are primarily taught how to score the “A”, cramping the true creativity and innovation we need to progress through today’s pressing social, environmental and economic climates.

A school program - once considered too radical - is now spreading through schools and handing the baton back to the kids. Memorization won’t help them this time - there’s no right answer on this page.

Purple Horse follows their journeys as each is pushed to confront a deep personal challenge – stage fright, focus, social acceptance and academics. They are set free to grow and learn in a way that will truly impact their futures…and ultimately ours.

Nominated for 2 Leo Awards: Best Editing in a Documentary, Best Musical Score

Director / Editor: Tanya Maryniak

Producers: Laurie Case, Tanya Maryniak

Forgotten Huts

Documentary

We travel through rural Ethiopia with local heroes who put their own families aside in order to bring clean water to the most remote communities. Intimately told through the voices of two families, we see how the effects of this valued resource go far beyond basic health.

Nominated for 6 Leos - Best Documentary Program, Best Direction in a Documentary, Best Cinematography in a Documentary, Best Musical Score in a Documentary, Best Editing in a Documentary, Best Sound in a Documentary  

Director / Editor: Tanya Maryniak

Producers: Laurie Case, Tanya Maryniak. Mark Chow

Every Child

Documentary

A class of grade-sixers prepare a package to send to kids in the Dominican Republic. We follow the package into the homes of two children, where they share their days with us. From having the "best mom in the world", to hunger pains, to turning purple, to dreams of being president, their honesty and innocence is raw and revealing. An insight into the basics of what every child deserves.

Awarded Prestige Humanitarian Award and Gold Prestige Award for Directing

 

Director / Editor: Tanya Maryniak

Producer: Laurie Case

White Rice Soup

Documentary

Chan's family lives on a diet of white rice soup - sole ingredients: white rice and contaminated water. She has already buried 2 children, and the remaining 11 suffer from health problems. In a nearby community, Thon's family lived much the same way before he received a clean water well some 8 years prior. The profound differences between the families emphasizes the potent power of our most valued resource.

Director / Editor: Tanya Maryniak

Producer: Laurie Case

Hope in Haiti

Documentary

Emanuella lost her first shack in the earthquake of 2010. Her new 'home' is nothing more than a few sticks and tarps perched perilously on the edge of a hill. In the nearby town, Julianne used to live in a similar way, but has not only pulled herself out of poverty, but is now a respected leader in her community. This film addresses how a little developmental support can be the catalyst for change in rural Haiti.

Director / Editor: Tanya Maryniak

Producer: Laurie Case

Return to the Congo

Documentary

4 million people were massacred in the Democratic Republic of Congo in the nineties. Violence forced all NGOs out of the country, and help was scarce. As peace falls on the land, we watch as one NGO travels back to help bring security to the people.

Director / Editor: Tanya Maryniak

Producer: Laurie Case

Seeds

Documentary

In the rural mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico, families have lost the ability to re-use their land and food is now scarce. When local agronomists arrive, they share ancient organic techniques that bring vibrance back to the forgotten population.

Director / Editor: Tanya Maryniak

Producers: Tanya Maryniak / David Ramos

Health for Free

Documentary

A group of Canadian doctors travel to Guatemala to perform life-changing surgeries on the Mayan people, many of whom have never even seen a doctor.

Director / Editor: Tanya Maryniak

Jaded

Music Video

Director / Editor: Tanya Maryniak

Producer: Jeff Bolton

I Can Fly

Music Video

Director / Editor: Tanya Maryniak

Producer: Jeff Bolton

Ethereal Suits

Music Video

Director / Editor: Tanya Maryniak

Producer: Jeff Bolton

Urban Soles

Music Video

Director / Editor: Tanya Maryniak

Producer: Jeff Bolton

Gaia

Short Film

Weaving dancing nature creatures with children's nursery rhyme characters, this stylized narrative depicts the battles between man and Gaia - mother nature.

Director / Editor: Tanya Maryniak

View From Nowhen

Short Film

A visual poetic journey through time.

 

Director / Editor: Tanya Maryniak

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Johnny Cash American Rebel

Documentary Feature

An epic tribute to the gifted artist, social activist and legendary entertainer, the film celebrates the life and artistry of the Man in Black through the unique perspective of twelve of his greatest songs. Over four decades, the film reveals Cash's passion, musicality and messages against war, injustice, racism and prejudice. Featuring Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, John Mellencamp and Rodney Crowell.

Leo winner for Best Documentary Program and Best Musical Score in a Documentary; Leo nomination for Best Editing in a Documentary

Directors: Jordan Tappis, Derik Murray

Producer: Derik Murray

Network: CMT

Emergency Room: Life And Death At VGH

Documentary Series

A record-breaking doc series that delves deep into the real-life dramas of one of British Columbia’s busiest emergency departments. Examining the high-intensity, life-and-death stakes of emergency medicine, and the important issues that arise, the series shines light on the everyday heroes we hope we'll never need.

Director: Kevin Eastwood

Producers: Louise Clarke, Andrew Williamson, Dave Moses

Network: Knowledge Network

Do You Really Want to Know?

Documentary Feature

A documentary about the complex emotional, ethical and psychological issues surrounding the new frontier of predictive genetic testing. The film follows three families who have been confronted with the decision of whether or not to be tested for Huntington's disease - a degenerative neurological illness that is akin to having ALS, Schizophrenia and Alzheimer's. As scientists discover more ways to identify diseases before we know we have them, "do you really want to know?" asks the question more and more of us will face.

Director: John Zaritsky

Producer: Kevin Eastwood

Network: Knowledge Network

Father Figures

Documentary

Father Figures follows a Canadian filmmaker throughout Asia as she examines her 73-year-old Caucasian father's romantic relationship with a 23-year-old woman living in the Philippines. On the wedding day, a lie is revealed rocking both Canadian and Filipino communities. 



Producers / Directors: April Perry / Gillian Hrankowski

Network: Knowledge Network

Eat Street

Lifestyle Series

Comedian James Cunningham explores the vibrant and trendy North American street food scene.

Producer / Director: Peter Waal

Network: Food Network

Liberty USA

Documentary Feature

LIBERTY, U.S.A. takes viewers on a road trip into six of America’s 208 towns called “Liberty” to explore this celebrated and conflicted American ideal through the lives of ordinary Americans.

Director / Producer: Alan Handel

Network: CBC

Dust Up

Documentary Series

A wild ride that lets viewers get a cockpit-eye view of three maverick crop dusters  – 73-year-old Bud Jardine, his rebellious son Brennan Jardine, and ambitious newbie Travis Karle – who chase their dreams at 150 mph, five feet off the ground. These three are not your typical pilots.

Producer: Ed Hatton

Director: David Massar

Network: History Channel

Combat School

Documentary Series

A documentary series that follows – for the first time ever – infantry soldiers as they undergo the most technologically-advanced, intense and realistic combat training in military history. Granted unprecedented access, the cameras follow a platoon of 40 men and women from the time they commence their training until they are ready to be deployed.

Producer: Terry McKeown

Director: David Massar

Network: Discovery Channel

Anna and Kristina's Gocery Bag

Lifestyle Series

Fast-paced award-winning series that follows Anna and Kristina as they evaluate whether cookbooks can be followed by the average non-culinarian.

Director: Jordan Kawchuk

Producer: Heather Hawthorne Doyle

Network: W Network

Wild Horse Redemption

Documentary

At a prison in the high desert foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, hard-core criminals are given 90 days to tame wild mustang horses. Most of the inmates who volunteer for the program have never trained a horse before, or even ridden one.

Director: John Zaritsky

Producer: Terry McKeown

Network: CBC

Unzipped

Info Series

A 13-part series that brings experts together to discuss many secrets of sex.

 

Producer: Jeff Bolton

Director: Kari Robinson

Network: Global TV

9/11: A Teen's Perspective

Documentary Feature

After the biggest terrorist attack on US soil, teens gather to express the concerns of their generation - one who will inherit the new policies and fears of the country.

Producer /Director: Sharyn Joffe

Network: CTS Television

The Outhouse

Lifestyle Series

Two families compete for the biggest transformation of their gardens in disarray.

Producer: Val Hyduk

Network: OLN

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