RED TRILLIUM FILMS INC.
DOCUMENTARY FILM PRODUCERS
Now filming: a new doc for CBC "The Nature of Things"
(it's about bug sex!)
will be added to CBC Gem July 15th 2022
It will remain on CBC Gem for 3 years.
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RED TRILLIUM FILMS
Director and Writer Andrew Gregg and
Independent Producer Deborah Parks, partner to become
'Red Trillium Films Inc'. in 2018. They have produced their first Documentary Film for CBC's, 'The Nature of Things' called 'First Animals'
in collaboration with The Royal Ontario Museum.
This film was first broadcast on October 25, 2019.
They have now completed their second film
'Skymaster Down' - scheduled broadcast CBC - spring 2022
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PAST FILMS GALLERY
Exploring the origins of life forms, from fossil remains of the Cambrian Period. Filming the excavation of fossil remains in Canada's Rocky Mountains at the Burgess Shale formation and at Tokum Creek (Kootenay Range). Examination of artifacts in special scanning labs. Depiction of these earliest life forms through computer simulation and animation. Discovery of a new life form dubbed 'the spaceship'.
A Kandahar Away
When a father of five buys land in Kandahar, Saskatchewan, his kids are surprised at their unusual inheritance. His dream to find “a piece of Afghanistan in the Prairies” reveals deep generational differences and differing conceptions of what it means to be Canadian. Can his children see as much meaning in this act of tying the two Kanadahars together as their father? 2019 Credits: In association with Documentary Channel Canada Media Fund, Rogers Cable Network Fund, Rogers Telefund, Ontario Media Development Corp., Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, Rogers Cable Network Fund Director and Writer: Aisha Jamal Producer :Deborah Parks Executive Producer: Shelley Saywell
The Tea Explorer
Canadian explorer Jeff Fuchs calls himself a “tea junkie,” a man addicted to the second most popular drink on earth (water is the first). Jeff is a true tea aficionado — recently named one of the top ten “tea influencers” in the world — and his lifelong search for the perfect cup of tea takes him on a journey along the ancient Tea Horse Road. The Tea Explorer follows Jeff as he travels from the tea forests of south west China over the Himalayas and down through the magnificent Kali Gandaki Gorge into Kathmandu, where the old tea traders once carried their leaves to market on the backs of mules. The Tea Explorer is a grand adventure through a forgotten part of history, revealing a fascinating and hidden world of tea. For: The Documentary Channel • WINNER 2018 Platinum Award, Houston Worldfest • 2018 Gold Camera, US International Film and Video Festival • 2018 Best of festival, US International Film and Video Festival FESTIVALS • 2017 Hawaii International Film Festival • 2018 Toronto International Tea Festival (special screening); 2019 Director: Andrew Gregg 99th Parallel Productions
Secrets of The Ice
Archaeological finds melt out of the ice in North America, the Alps and in Norway. Global warming causes heavy melting of glaciers around the world. The ice is like a time machine, a gigantic prehistoric deep freezer. The archaeologists are searching for the secrets of the ice. Oppland county in Norway has most icefinds in the world. Since 2006; 2000 finds from 50 sites. It is a race against time to save the artifacts. • CBC The Nature of Things • Available Light Film Festival 2018 99th Parallel Films 2016 2:00 min. Director: Andrew Gregg
The Last Nomads
Following Canadian linguist Ian Mackenzie into the rainforests of Borneo as he searches for the last of the world's true hunting and gathering nomads - the Penan people. • Grand Prize, 2008 Banff Mountain Film Festival • Bronze Plaque, 57th Columbus Film and TV Festival ‘Chris Awards’ • Silver Screen Award: “Social Issues,” 2009 U.S. International Film & Video Festival • Special Jury Award, 2009 WorldFest Houston Film Festival • Honourable Mention for Best Canadian Film, Planet In Focus 2008 • Special Jury Mention, ECO OKO Environmental Film Festival, Sarajevo NOMINATED • Best Documentary Series, 2009 Gemini Award • Best Film on Mountain Culture, 2008 Banff Mountain Film Festival • Best Documentary Social/Political, 2009 Yorkton Golden Sheaf FESTIVALS • Telluride MountainFilm Festival 2008 • Planet In Focus International Film Festival • Banff MountainFilm Festiva • Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival 2008 • Sheffield Adventure Film Festival 2009 (UK) • 2009 Frozen River Film Festival (USA) • ECO OKO Environmental Film Festival (Sarajevo) • 2009 WorldFest Houston • 2009 Yorkton Film Festival • 2009 Columbus Film and TV Festival Directed by Andrew Gregg.
NCR Not Criminally Responsible
Directed by John Kastner, this feature documentary about violence, mental illness, and the rights of victims tells the story of a troubled young man who stabbed a complete stranger 6 times in a crowded shopping mall while gripped by psychosis. Twelve years later, his victim, who miraculously survived, is terrified to learn that he’s out, living in the community under supervision. He’s applying for an absolute discharge, and if he succeeds, he’ll no longer be required to take the anti-psychotic drugs that control his mental illness. With unprecedented access to the patient, the victim, and the mental institution, the film looks at both sides of the debate and puts a human face on the complex ethical issues raised. • HOT DOCS International Documentary Festival • Sheffield Film Festival 2013 Writer/Director: John Kastner Producer: Deborah Parks
Crimes of Honour
Emmy Award, Outstanding Investigative Journalism Donald Brittain Award, Social Political Documentary Throughout the Islamic world, each year hundreds of women are shot, stabbed, strangled or burned to death by male relatives because they are thought to have “dishonoured” their families. They may have lost their virginity, refused an arranged marriage or left an abusive husband. Even if a woman is raped or merely the victim of gossip, she must pay the price. Crimes of Honour documents the terrible reality of femicide – the belief that a girl’s body is the property of the family, and any suggestion of sexual impropriety must be cleansed with her blood. We meet women in hiding from their families, a brother who describes his reasons for killing the sister he loved, and a handful of women who have committed themselves to the protection of young women in danger of losing their lives.
Brad was a white 18-year-old punk, in and out of trouble with the law, a street brawler already in his fourth high school, a kid without direction and a prime target for a neo-Nazi recruiter promising comradeship in a gang of “like-minded” men, a place where Brad could finally find what he wanted most: belonging. SKINHEAD tells Brad’s story — how he spent 13 years in “the movement,” climbing the ranks from skinhead rabble-rouser to the Canadian boss for an ultra-violent US gang called Volksfront. • WINNER - 2018 Certificate of Creative Excellence, US International Film and Video Festival • NOMINATION - 2018 Best POV Documentary, Yorkton Film Festival 2019 Producer: 99 Parallel Films Director: Andrew Gregg
Out of Mind Out of Sight - Inside Brockville Psych
What happens to people who suffer from mental illnesses and commit violent crimes? Some are sent to forensic psychiatric hospitals, once called asylums for the criminally insane, where they disappear from public view for years. Filmmaker John Kastner gained unprecedented access to one such facility, the Brockville Mental Health Centre. He follows the treatment of patients struggling to gain control over their lives, so they can return to a society that often fears and demonizes them. • Winner of the Best Canadian Feature Documentary Award at the Hot Docs Festival. • Calgary Film Festival • Cork Film Festival 2014 Writer/Director: John Kastner Producer: Deborah Parks
Life with Murder
When their son is accused of murdering his sister, a mother and father face perhaps the most awful decision any parent could have to make: whether to break with their son or accept him back into the family. With astonishing footage shot over a ten-year period, from minutes after the crime was committed to the present, the film follows the family's evolving relationships. • HOT DOCS International Festival • Emmy Award International Producer • Gemini Awards - Donald Brittain Award for Best Social Political Documentary • Chicago Film Festival - Hugo Awards Gold and Silver • Houston International Film Festival - Special Jury Prize 2010 Writer/Director: John Kastner Producer: Deborah Parks