(2012 – CBC/Doc Channel, 70’)
Pure Intentions is a feature documentary that follows Peter Oliver, successful Canadian restaurateur as he travels home to South Africa on behalf of The Stephen Leacock Foundation, an organization he founded. While visiting the schools he helped build and continues to support, Oliver discovers that a post-apartheid hangover in South Africa persists. A controversial, emotional and strikingly beautiful film, Pure Intentions is the story of a man who seeks to right the wrongs of his home country’s past by helping its future. In the process, his journey takes an unexpected and personal twist. Recipient of Rogers Doc Fund and Rogers Cable Fund financing.
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Political Blind Date
(2017 - present) (TVO, 24x30) – 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.
(2011 - present) – (A&E and Blue Ant Media, 67x1) 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.
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.
Cracked Not Broken
(2007 – HBO, 52’) this feature documentary is a searing portrait of a crack addicted prostitute from the “right side of town”.
Independent America: The Two Lane Search for Mom & Pop
(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.
(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.
(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.
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.