Independent

documentary film production company

based in Toronto

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RED TRILLIUM FILMS INC.

In 2018 Director and Writer Andrew Gregg partnered with
Independent Producer Deborah Parks to become owners of  'Red Trillium Films Inc'.  They then produced their first Documentary Film for CBC's, 'The Nature of Things' called 'First Animals'.  This film was broadcast on October 25, 2019,  with the participation of the Royal Ontario Museum.
 
'Skymaster Down', a feature length documentary, is their second film together is now completed and awaiting broadcast in Canada on CBC's Documentary Channel.  It was filmed in Canada's Yukon and other locations in the United States and Australia.

'Bug Sex'  (it's complicated) their third documentary film is now shooting in locations in North/South America and Hawaii.  (For CBC 'Nature of Things')
 

FILMOGRAPHY

Andrew Gregg

Skymaster Down (in production, The Doc Channel)

Director: Andrew Gregg

The First Animals (CBC The Nature of Things)

Director: Andrew Gregg


Skinhead (CBC Docs POV)    Director: Andrew Gregg


Secrets From the Ice (CBC The Nature of Things)

Director: Andrew Gregg


The Tea Explorer (The Doc Channel)   Director: Andrew Gregg


The Brain’s Way of Healing (CBC Nature of Things)

Director: Andrew Gregg


Imagining Canada (The Doc Channel)    Director: Andrew Gregg


Franklin’s Lost Ships (CBC Nature of Things/PBS NOVA/CH 4)

Director: Andrew Gregg


State of Incarceration (CBC Doc Zone)    Director: Andrew Gregg


Wind Rush (CBC Doc Zone)    Director: Andrew Gregg


The Norse: An Arctic Mystery (CBC Nature of Things/NRK)

Director: Andrew Gregg


Act Two (Rogers/Citytv)    Director: Andrew Gregg


We Will Remember Them (CBC)   Director: Andrew Gregg

 

Geologic Journey 2: The Collision Zone (CBC/National Geographic/Discovery Science)   Director: Andrew Gregg


Geologic Journey 2: Tectonic Europe (CBC/National Geographic/Discovery Science)    Director: Andrew Gregg


Tattoo Odyssey (Bravo/Smithsonian/The Doc Channel)

Director: Andrew Gregg


The Adventurers Series (CBC, Arte):  Director: Andrew Gregg
• The Last Nomads
• The Everlasting Oasis
• A Story Told in Stone
• The Lost People of the Baja

Deborah Parks

A Kandahar Away - Kitab Film Productions

Producers Aisha Jamal / Deborah Parks

 

Lowdown Tracks - Bishari Film Productions
Producers: Shelley Saywell / Deborah Parks
 
Life With Murder-  John Kastner Productions / NFB
Producers:  John Kastner/Deborah Parks/Silva Basmajian (NFB)
 
Out of Mind - Out of Sight - John Kastner Productions / NFB
Producers: John Kastner/Deborah Parks/Silva Basmajian (NFB)

'NCR' Not Criminally Responsible -

John Kastner Productions / NFB
Producers: John Kastner/Deborah Parks/Silva Basmajian (NFB)

Out of the Fire - Bishari Film Productions
Producers: Shelley Saywell / Deborah Parks

Crimes of Honour - Bishari Film Productions
Written and directed by Shelley Saywell
Producers: Shelley Saywell/Deborah Parks

In The Name of The Family - Bishari Film Productions
Producers: Shelley Saywell/Deborah Parks

Running Guns (Devil’s Bargain) Bishari Film Productions

Narrated by: Kiefer Sutherland
Producers:  Shelley Saywell/Deborah Parks

40 Year Secret - Dundas Productions
Producers: Mary Anne Alton/Deborah Parks
 
Hamas - Behind The Mask - Bishari Film Productions
Producers:  Shelley Saywell/Deborah Parks

Martyr Street - Bishari Film Productions
Producers:  Shelley Saywell /Deborah Parks

Angry Girls - Bishari Film Productions
Producers:  Shelley Saywell/Deborah Parks
 
A Childs Century of War - Bishari Film Productions
Narrated by:  Christopher Plummer

Producers:  Shelley Saywell/Deborah Parks

 
 
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IMAGE GALLERY

A selection of images from our life in documentary films

 
Andrew Gregg

Andrew Gregg

Andrew Gregg Writer/Director/Film Maker on location in Norway - during the filming of 'Franklin'. (courtesy 90th Parallel Productions)

Deborah Parks

Deborah Parks

Deborah Parks - Producer and Film Maker

The Desert - South E. Egypt

The Desert - South E. Egypt

Egyptian Desert - Aswan Egypt - 1988 The Film: 'Shahira'. The story of an Egyptian anthropologist who discovered a nomadic tribe displaced by flooding of their ancestral land by Abdul Nassers's 'High Aswan Dam' in the 1960's. (courtesy Bishari Films)

Deb Parks/Shelley Saywell

Deb Parks/Shelley Saywell

Deborah Parks DOP and Director Shelley Saywell, Director on location - Egypt during filming of 'Shahira' 1988 (courtesy Bishari Films)

Deborah Parks

Deborah Parks

Deborah Parks on Location with Canadian War Veterans Near the Menin Gate Ypres, Belgium, 2014. (deborah Parks)

Director Andrew Gregg

Director Andrew Gregg

On location 'The Tea Explorer' 2017 (courtesy 90th Parallel Productions)

On Location - Skinhead

On Location - Skinhead

On location during the filming of 'Skinhead' 2017 (courtesy 90th Parallel Productions)

Skull On Rock Field

Skull On Rock Field

Scene from 'Franklin'. Skull is now identified as belonging to John Gregory who was an engineer on board HMS Erebus during Franklin's fateful expedition. (Courtesy 90th Parallel Productions) 1995

Busker in Alleyway

Busker in Alleyway

Deborah Parks - On location in Toronto during filming of 'Lowdown Tracks' (courtesy Bishari Films) 2018

'Woody'

'Woody'

'Woody' - a street musician, a main character of the film 'Lowdown Tracks' 2015 (courtesy Bishari Films)

Railyard Ghosts

Railyard Ghosts

Image from the Film Lowdown Tracks - 'The Railyard Ghosts' perform on the streets of Toronto. 2018 (courtesy Bishari Films)

Maryanne

Maryanne

Maryanne - street musician a main character performing on Toronto Street during filming of 'Lowdown Tracks' 2018 (courtesy Bishari Films)

'The Tea Explorer'

'The Tea Explorer'

Scene from the 'Tea Explorer' - Andrew Gregg, Director (courtesy 90th Parallel Productions)

Secrets From the Ice

Secrets From the Ice

Andrew Gregg, Michael Grippo, Mike Josslyn on location during filming of 'Secrets From The ice'. 2017 (courtesy 90th Parallel Productions)

Andrew Gregg - Borneo

Andrew Gregg - Borneo

Tattoo Odyssey (courtesy 90th Parallel Productions)

Andrew Gregg - Director

Andrew Gregg - Director

On Location during filming of 'last Nomads' in Borneo - Penan Family 2017 (courtesy (90th Parallel Productions)

Andrew Gregg, Alex Colville

Andrew Gregg, Alex Colville

Photo during the shooting of the film 'Studio: the life and times of Alex Colville'

Ted Parks cd, csc - RCAF

Ted Parks cd, csc - RCAF

WO Ted Parks - RCAF Cinematographer and director (1929-1997) Deborah's father and the inspiration that led her to a career in film making - image -1957

'Talk 16' Deborah Parks DOP

'Talk 16' Deborah Parks DOP

Some of the crew including cinematographer Deborah Parks shooting the film 'Talk 16' 1991 Toronto

US Embassy Tehran

US Embassy Tehran

Andrew Gregg in front of US Embassy in Tehran

The Tea Explorer

The Tea Explorer

Scene from summit of an Himalayan Pass during filming of ' The Tea Explorer 2017 (courtesy 90th Parallel Productions)

South Egypt -'Shahira'

South Egypt -'Shahira'

Taking a break in the back of our Toyota during the filming of 'Shahira'. 1988 (courtesy Bishari Films)

Ravine-Rosdedale  Lowdown Tracks

Ravine-Rosdedale Lowdown Tracks

Filming of an impromptu concert and pot luck dinner with young buskers in Toronto's Rosedale Ravine. From the film - 'Lowdown Tracks' 2018 (courtesy Bishari Films)

'First Canadian Astronaut'

'First Canadian Astronaut'

Image from the Documentary Film 'The First Canadian Astronaut' - Marc Garneau. The film begins as recruiting ads for astronauts are placed in newspapers across Canada, and then follows Garneau from the time he was one of the nineteen finalists to the last days of the shuttle countdown in 1984. Deborah Parks was camera assistant for cinematographer John Walker.

Yachiro Muira

Yachiro Muira

The Man Who Skied Down Everest' Japanese daredevil Yuichiro Miura's 1970 effort to ski down the world's tallest mountain. Miura's trek to the top of Everest provides much of story. 1975 (courtesy Crawley Films)

Film 'Kim's Story'

Film 'Kim's Story'

'Kim's Story' - the 9-year-old Vietnamese girl Kim Phuc became world-famous as a result of a press photograph. She is seen fleeing naked and severely burned, after her village had been bombed with napalm by American Forces during the Vietnam War. The film is an update and account of that story with Kim Phuc who now resides in Canada. (courtesy Bishari Films)

Illegal Arms Trade - Africa

Illegal Arms Trade - Africa

Russian Antonov aircraft of infamous gun runners land on remote airstrips throughout Africa to deliver small arms to the highest bidder. 'Devil's Bargain' (Running Guns) (courtesy Bishari Films)

Kandahar, Saskatchewan

Kandahar, Saskatchewan

'A Kandahar Away' Members of Canada's Army reserve practice combat for Afghanistan style warfare during manoevers in and around Kandahar, Saskatchewan (in 2014). 'A Kandahar Away' 2019 (courtesy Kitab Productions)

Big Quill, Saskatchewan

Big Quill, Saskatchewan

Beautiful sunset on Big Quill Lake, Saskatchewan during the filming of 'A Kandahar Away'. 2019 (courtesy Kitab Productions)

A Kandahar Away

A Kandahar Away

Personal photo from Abdul Jamal (the main character) showing the game 'Buzkashi' being played on the outskirts of Kabul during the 1970's - Film 'A Kandahar Away 2019 (courtesy Kitab Productions)

'A Kandahar Away'

'A Kandahar Away'

On Location on tracks outside Kandahar Saskatchewan during filming of 'A Kandahar Away' The big grain and passenger trains no longer stop here and haven't for many years. 2019 (courtesy Kitab Productions)

Abdul Jamal - 'A Kandahar Away'

Abdul Jamal - 'A Kandahar Away'

Abdul Jamal - pensive while having coffee at the local bakery in Wynyard, Saskatchewan during filming of ' A Kandahar Away' 2018 (courtesy Kitab Productions)

Crew - First Animals

Crew - First Animals

Cameraman struggling among Geologist team across the steep incline in BC's Kootenay Range during the filming of 'First Animals' 2019 (Red Trillium Films)

Tokkum Creek - First Animals

Tokkum Creek - First Animals

The terrain in the Kootenays and the elevation proved challenging for the production crew, scientists and geologists working on the site of ancient fossil beds 2019 (Red Trillium Films)

Ellie/Maryam ROM Lab - First Animals

Ellie/Maryam ROM Lab - First Animals

Cataloguing and analyzing recent fossil samples from the' Burgess Shale' fossil deposits, at the Royal Ontario Museum. 2019 (Red Trillium Films)

Dr. Jean Bernard Caron ROM

Dr. Jean Bernard Caron ROM

Dr. Jean Bernard Caron examining fossil remains in a scene from 'First Animals - Kootenay Range 2018 (Red Trillium Films)

Splitting Shale for Fossils

Splitting Shale for Fossils

Geologists and Paleontologist split rock to reveal fossil remains of Cambrian life on earth 2019 (Red Trillium Films)

Andrew Gregg

Andrew Gregg

On location at Rampart House in the Yukon during filming of 'Canada -A People's History (courtesy CBC)

Secrets From The Ice

Secrets From The Ice

Melting valley in scene from 'Secrets from the Ice' 2017 (courtesy 90th Parallel Productions)