I am extremely excited to be going to Realscreen Summit for the first time at the end of January in New Orleans with Hop To It Productions partner Nina Beveridge, thanks to the support of the CMF Export Fund.
Realscreen Summit is the top global market and conference for unscripted and non-fiction entertainment with amazing opportunities for networking, learning and making deals.
We will be attending with a slate of new factual projects including:
“Dogs and Kids”
Half Hour Documentary
A heartwarming and informative new half-hour documentary Dogs and Kids exploring the many benefits children get from patting, playing with, reading to, talking to, working with and caring for dogs is in development with Ethnic Channels Group in Canada.
Dogs and Kids will be part of the new Dogs Make a Difference Series exploring our amazing bond with dogs and how they make a difference in our lives.
Other episodes will include Working Dogs, Service Dogs, Therapy Dogs, Dogs and Seniors, Fit Dogs, Trick Dogs, Fur Kids, Hero Dogs, Rescue Dogs and Squishy Faces.
This new half-hour series will complement the original award-winning one hour dog documentary Talent Hounds which explores the history of dogs and their changing roles in our lives produced for the Pet Network in Canada, with support from The Bell Fund, CMF, and Ontario Creates.
See www.talenthounds.ca and the Talent Hounds YouTube Channel
What’s Your Gut Feeling
Feature Documentary + Digital Series + Podcasts
A fascinating female-driven documentary project about the current crippling epidemic of IBS and anxiety, especially in women, and the complex mind-gut relationship. This project attempts to #breakthepootaboo. It explores coping strategies and innovations in science and medicine for both anxiety and IBS through the eyes of Megan (millennial patient advocate and researcher) and Eva (boomer scientific journalist and green lifestyle guru).
Looking for international co-production partners and pre-buys.
8 x half hours + 24 x 5 minute digital series
An uplifting transformational documentary series following the journey of people who have hit a pivotal point in their lives and are struggling because of loss of a loved one or retirement or a health issue or sudden celebrity/wealth.
Our psychologist and two celebrity philanthropists will help our subjects identify their passions, interests, strengths, availability, and skills. They will then help them to choose a charity and define what they have to offer so they can find fulfillment and meaning by giving back to a cause they care about. Everybody wins.
Dog Walk Diaries
26 x 11 minute Digital Documentary Series + Podcasts
Follow charismatic young comedian, writer and dog lover, Camiel Pell on her daily dog walks with her rescue JRT Olive and enjoy her witty, entertaining and sometimes heartwarming observations on everything from friends, strangers, children (and fur-children), rescues, poop bandits, fashion, current affairs, and her own relationships and life.
Exploring the World of Witches
6 x half hour Docuseries in Development
Three charismatic Actors and Science Fiction Fanatics Jamie, Lori and Sebastian explore the fascinating history of withcraft and witches and meet witches of today in the US, Italy, UK, Ireland, Africa and India as part of research for a new scripted series “Spell Bent”.
Further Finished Content
We also have one hour documentaries Village of Dreams about immigrants in Little India, Toronto (TVO) and Suck It Up Princess about an amazing young girl who didn’t let muscular dystrophy hold her back (Rogers) available outside Canada.
Please contact Susan at Realscreen if you are interested in any of these projects.
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