CineFocus Canada Productions creates independently produced, high quality broadcast programming specializing in Arts, Biography, History and Social Issue documentaries and series.
We are dedicated to telling Canadian stories and sharing them worldwide. In Canada, our documentaries have aired on numerous national networks including CBC and Radio-Canada and CHUM Television (now Bell Media) and around the world on A&E, Oxygen, PBS, and the Discovery Channels in the United States, Europe and Latin America. For broadcasters as well as independent producers we offer these services:
- Production Management
- Rights Clearance
- Market and Industry Insight
- Financing and Tax Credit Expertise
- Stock footage and music licensing
I found the CineFocus Canada team to be sensitive and open to feedback. They were pioneering a new funding model that required not only several broadcast partners, but also financing from private and public funders. They were also managing a large team of individuals. Nevertheless, they were able to stick to their budget and deliver on-time twelve half hour television programmes, 45 short video profiles, a robust web platform and a stand-alone app, and promote them widely through their publicity and community outreach team.
CineFocus Canada spent over a year travelling to document me at tribute events, on a two week concert tour in Western Canada, at art gallery openings, teaching on reserves, and at my home in Hawaii and on the Piapot Reserve with my family. Whether Joan was backstage or in my family’s kitchen, as the director, she handled each situation with the utmost respect, sensitivity, and professionalism.