(2017 – present) (TVO, 24×30)
Political Blind Date is match making for the country’s politicians, a hook-up over pressing issues, the tinder of policymaking. In each episode, two different politicians, adversaries from opposites ends of the spectrum, get to take each other on a day long series of “dates” to see people and locations that best support their point of view. This is rare one-on-one time immersed with an opponent and people directly affected by the issue in question. It is a signature show on pub caster TVO, recently renewed for a fifth season.
Format has been optioned in the UK, Spain, Belgium, Israel and South Africa.
(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.
(2006- Sundance Channel, 80’ and 52’) feature documentary for Sundance Channel, 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.