(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.
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.