(2009, Super Channel, 71’)
Independent America: Rising from Ruins is a feature documentary that tells the story of how, more than ever, Americans that have endured disasters understand how local business helps their communities survive and thrive. The film looks specifically to post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans for lessons – and cautionary tales. A city once known for its vibrant, independent retail businesses prior to the disaster, it was Mom & Pop who led the way in the recovery. Backed by Canadian premium pay network Super Channel, this film been broadcast on CBC/Doc and on public television outlets in the US; Winner Best Feature New Orleans International Human Rights Film Festival; Official Selection Seattle International Film Festival.
(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.