Drug Class, the television series, is a half-hour 13-part series about the efforts of six young people who are participating in Randâs Drug Classes. Each of the six is trying to take control of their drug and alcohol consumption habits by understanding and acknowledging the effect their habit is having on their lives. During the course of the series they learn about the effects of drugs and alcohol on their physical, mental and spiritual well-being; they offer support to each other as they discover how to deal with their problems; and they help to educate other young people about the effects â both positive and negative â of drug and alcohol consumption.
Karaoke Night at the Plains follows Heidi, George, Robin, and a motley crew of regulars who return to the Plains Hotel every Wednesday night to battle for the spotlight and their fifteen minutes of fame. Week after week, Heidi returns, a young, single mother who hopes to realize her lifelong dream of becoming a star. Weâll also meet George, whose genuine and exuberant crooning of Frank Sinatra will transform this seventy- year-old local Shriner into the lounge-singing celebrity he always envisioned himself. And whatever patrons and his nemesis truly think, trucker Robin need look no further for fame, since âno one sings Garth Brooks like meâ. Humerous and compelling, this documentary is a touching portrait about the lives, hopes and dreams of this small group of singers who, for various reasons, find their way to karaoke every Wednesday night. This TV one-hour documentary has world rights. Funding Participants: CBC Rough Cuts, CTF, SaskFILM, SCN, and Federal and Provincial Tax Credits. Completed: May 1, 2003.
Ted's Story: Honouring Melissa
Ted was 21 years old when he sped through a red light killing 21 year old Melissa Hoeving,. Ted was clocked at over 130 km/hr, while three times over the legal drinking limit. Within seconds the course of life for both families changed. Ted pleaded guilty and was sentenced to three years and six months in a Federal Penitentiary. The Hoeving family had to find a new way to keep living. Ted's Story: Honouring Melissa is a one hour TV documentary that explores the emotional roller coaster undergone by everyone involved in a drunk driving tragedy. This documentary will not only share Ted's story; it will also follow both families involved and explore how they strove to live with their grief. More than this, however, it will demonstrate how Ted has chosen to live up to his responsibilities, and how one family torn in grief had the courage to forgive. In Production With SCN, Canadian Television Fund, SaskFilm, CanWest Western Independent Producers Fund, Access-The Education Station, Canadian Learning Television, CourtTV and Saskatchewan and Federal Tax Credits
Off the beaten path, in New York state, there exists a small settlement of mediums, healers, and Spiritualists who for over 125 years have offered solace, hope, and delight to the thousands of believers and skeptics who enter its gates each year to commune with the dead. This one hour TV documentary will take us inside the community where we will meet 'the people of the dale' and find out the secret that draws thousands of people each year to this unique little community.
The Richardsons changed the game of curling and thrilled an entire generation of fans with their skill and charm. This is a one hour TV documentary tells the story of Canadaâs Drem Team, their fight for their first curling championship and the many victories and setback that followed. Today, long retired, the team members remain icons in the curling community. Nearly fifty years after their Brier victory, teh amazing Richardson run remains unprecedented, making them truly, Kings of the World. Funding and assistance for this project provided by CBC Sports, SCN, CanWest Western Independent Producers Fund, Saskatchewan Heritage, Saskatchewan Film Employment Tax Credit, Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credits, Photo Credit: Michael Burns
Strangers in Their Own Land will follow the story of James and John, two teenagers who found friendship amidst war during their unwilling involvement as child soldiers with the Lordâs Resistance Army in northern Uganda. James Oola was abducted from his village at age 11, and during his three months with the rebel force, he bonded with John Okot, a 16 year old rebel commander who taught him how to survive. Shot on location, this documentary offers an inside perspective to a traumatic civil war that brings together two unlikely friends before once again tearing them apart. The story of James and John is a testament to the bonds of friendship, courage and hope. It is an epic story about children trapped in a world they cannot control or escape from. Funding Participants: CIDA, SCN, SaskFILM and Federal and Provincial Tax Credits. This TV one-hour documentary has world rights.
Between the North Pole and New York City
The documentary tells the story of how for over five decades a small lake in northern Saskatchewan became an important destination for leading artists from Canada, the United States and Britain. Between the North Pole and New York City traces the history of the legendary Emma Lake Artistsâ Workshops and examines the significant impact the Emma Lake Workshops had on the Canadian and International art scenes. Shot on location in Canada, New York, Mexico and England, Between the North Pole and New York City includes interviews with artists such as Frank Stella, Kenneth Noland, Dorothy Knowles, Wynona Mulcaster, Robert Murray and Sir Anthony Caro. Directed by Mark Wihak, written by Mark Wihak and Daryl K. Davis, produced by Cooper Rock Pictures Inc. Funding and assistance for this project provided by BRAVO! Canada, a division of CHUM Limited, Star Choice Communications Inc, The Canadian Independent Film & Video Fund, CanWest Western Independent Producers Fund, SaskFilm, SCN, Knowledge Network, Saskatchewan Film Employment Tax Credits, Canadian Film or Video Tax Credits, Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation, The Presidentâs Fund, University of Regina & Fine Arts Research Fund, University of Regina.