Open Door is passionate about Content That Matters. Bringing high impact, human-interest stories with strong social and political undercurrents to life. These are stories told by real people who want to make a difference in how we view ourselves – and each other.

Open Door Co. is in the business of producing, distributing and acquiring “Content That Matters” for broadcasters that include A&E, HBO, Sundance, CBC/Doc, Blue Ant Media, TVO, Bell Media, Corus, SVT, SBS, NHK, Hulu and Discovery, among others.

Content That Matters

WORK

POLITICAL BLIND DATE

(2017 – present – TVO, 24×30)
This hit original documentary series and format seeks to see what happens when you send two politicians from opposite ends of the spectrum out on “blind dates” based around an issue they disagree on.

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INTERVENTION CANADA

(2011 – present – A&E and Blue Ant Media, 67×1)
Based on the Emmy Award winning A&E series Intervention, this documentary series seeks to intervene and help those trapped in a deadly cycle of addiction.

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MARGIN OF ERROR

(2020 – TVO, 60’)
Feature documentary in post-production that follows Ottawa-based company Advanced Symbolics, Inc. which uses an artificial intelligence algorithm they call “Polly” to scrape social media platforms and predict election outcomes more accurately than traditional pollsters.

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CRACKED NOT BROKEN

(2007 – HBO, 52’)
This feature documentary is a searing portrait of a crack addicted prostitute from the “right side of town”.

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INDEPENDENT AMERICA: THE TWO LANE SEARCH FOR MOM & POP

(2006 – Sundance Channel, 80’ and 52’)
This feature documentary tackles the subject of the assault of big box corporate America on independent business, through the eyes of Emmy Award winning former NBC foreign correspondent Hanson Hosein and his journalist wife Heather Hughes.

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PURE INTENTIONS

(2012 – CBC/Doc Channel, 70’)
Feature documentary which looks at the challenges encountered by a high profile first world philanthropist as he tries to deal with the reality of post apartheid education in South Africa.

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BLACK NATION

(2009 – SVT and The Swedish Film Institute, 80’ and 52’)
Theatrical feature documentary takes a hard look at the state of black manhood in America, through the prism of the streets of Detroit past and present and that city’s controversial Church of the Black Madonna.

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INDEPENDENT AMERICA: RISING FROM RUINS

(2009 – Super Channel, 71’)
Feature documentary film that focuses on the crucial role played by independent business during and after Hurricane Katrina.

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ABOUT

Tom Powers, President and Executive Producer

The President and Executive Producer of Open Door is Tom Powers. He is a senior entertainment executive and lawyer based in Toronto with several years of high-level experience as an executive producer and creator of prime-time television, critically acclaimed films and recorded music. A CSA and Gemini Award nominee, Tom has produced 9 prime time series, 5 feature documentaries and 2 major label albums. Current productions include Intervention Canada for A&E/Blue Ant, Political Blind Date; and AI and Public Opinion – both for TVO.

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