EAGLE VISION

Now celebrating two decades in since its founding by Lisa Meeches, Anishinaabe from Long Plain First Nation, Eagle Vision is the most prolific production company in Canadian history with Indigenous ownership. Eagle Vision has produced content from the Oscar-winning feature CAPOTE, to the international hit factual television series ICE ROAD TRUCKERS, to the current CBC/CW/Netflix hit court drama BURDEN OF TRUTH (starring Kristin Kreuk), to the socially impactful CBC/APTN true-crime series TAKEN, to Canada’s longest-running Indigenous series THE SHARING CIRCLE.  Eagle Vision most recently produced Deco Dawson’s feature film DIASPORA (in two dozen languages other than English), and Danis Goulet’s feature film NIGHT RAIDERS with Taika Waititi (Thor Ragnarok, Jojo Rabbit) executive producing. Cameras are about to roll on the sequel to the hit horror film Orphan, ESTHER, the new factual series 7TH GEN, and several more projects. Eagle Vision has also recently produced the hit first season of the TAKEN podcast, and the innovative, international-award-winning #SacredMMIWG campaign which reached over 1/3 of all Canadians. Partners Lisa Meeches, Kyle Irving, and Rebecca Gibson have produced more than 200 hours of content.

 

Eagle Vision has always been committed to gender parity, inclusion, and accessibility. Mentoring and developing the next generation of diverse filmmakers is fundamental to who they are. Their rich development slate represents comedy and drama, features and series, factual and narrative that will continue to have a global impact. Eagle Vision’s rich development slate has the support of Canada’s top funders and broadcasters. Working with leading content creators, Eagle Vision’s team develops the shows they want to watch. Family comedy. Unbelievable true stories. Challenging and uplifting social content. Music. Action. Drama. Going to places around the world, and to other worlds that no one has seen before. Eagle Vision will continue its investment in emerging artists, supporting a diverse talent pool whose work will have a global and lasting impact. Eagle Vision has forward-thinking market awareness and delivers the highest quality of content. Eagle Vision’s theatrical releases star Oscar-winners (Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Anna Paquin, Chris Cooper), Oscar-nominees (Samuel L. Jackson, Catherine Keener, Amy Ryan, Bob Balaban), and fan favourites (Dominic Cooper, Jessica Paré and Jay Baruchel). 

 

With themes ranging from the residential school system (WE WERE CHILDREN — Banff Rockie and Canadian Screen Awards winner) to the impact of mental illness on relationships (LOVESICK — winner of the Audience Choice Award at Cinequest, currently on Amazon Prime), to the American political system (BLUE STATE - distributed by MGM) Eagle Vision tackles challenging issues. Eagle Vision also produces live music specials (including 10 seasons of the ABORIGINAL PEOPLE'S CHOICE MUSIC AWARDS, rebranded to the INDIGENOUS MUSIC AWARDS) to made-for-TV movies (including the award-winning JACK and ELIJAH) to the best in children’s content (Parents’ Choice Gold Medal winner TIPI TALES). Content enjoyed by fans around the world. 

 

Eagle Vision is a Manitoba-based, Canadian production company located at the heart of the continent of North America, near the sacred and ancient Manito Ahbee site, in a rich, diverse landscape with a rich, diverse population in the province of Manitoba.

 

With strong partnerships in Canada and around the world, with a varied slate, and with a devotion to developing the most outstanding new talent, Eagle Vision is poised to continue to create content that creates change.

FILM

DIASPORA

is filmmaker Deco Dawson's feature debut, set to premiere in 2021. Arriving in Winnipeg’s North End in search of a better, safer life, young Ukrainian immigrant Eva finds a city filled with rundown, outdated establishments and a disproportional number of other culturally diverse immigrants, all in search for a new life, each desperately holding onto their own language and culture, creating a neighbourhood of (comedic) miscommunication, growing apathy, and oft painful alienation.  

LOVESICK

is distributed by Entertainment One, and sold to Amazon Prime in the States, Lovesick stars Jacob Tierney (Letterkenny), Jessica Paré (SEAL Team, Mad Men), and Jay Baruchel (End of the World, How to Train Your Dragon). Lovesick tells the story of Dash, a thirty-something, depressed mural artist who goes on a journey of self-discovery when his ex gets engaged to a man she barely knows.

REASONABLE DOUBT 

had a US theatrical release in 2014 by Lionsgate. Reasonable Doubt stars Samuel L. Jackson and Dominic Cooper, and is a thriller that tells the story of a district attorney who has his life turned upside down when he’s involved in a hit and run, and another man is arrested for his crime and charged with murder.

WE WERE CHILDREN

is a feature film championed by APTN and the NFB. We Were Children shows the profound impact of the Canadian government’s residential school system conveyed through the eyes of two children who were forced to face hardships beyond their years. As young children, Lyna and Glen were taken from their homes and placed in church-run boarding schools, where they suffered years of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, the effects of which persist in their adult lives. This true story gives voice to a national tragedy and demonstrates the incredible resilience of the human spirit. The film went on to win a Banff Rockie Award and receive 4 CSA nominations and 2 wins.

 

WALK ALL OVER ME 

stars two-time Golden Globe nominee Leelee Sobieski, Jacob Tierney, and Ford Supermodel of the World, Battlestar Galactica star Tricia Helfer. Walk All Over Me is a feature film co-production with Alberta’s Chaos a film company. Walk All Over Me had its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2007, where it was the first-ever Canadian film sold to the Weinstein Company. 

 

BLUE STATE 

had its world premiere at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival. Blue State is an indie film about a disgruntled Democrat who actually follows through on a drunken campaign promise to move to Canada if George “Dubya” Bush gets re-elected. Blue State stars Academy Award winner Anna Paquin and Breckin Meyer. MGM purchased the film for worldwide distribution.

 

CAPOTE 

was a co-production with Infinity Features, United Artists, and Sony Pictures. Capote was nominated for five Academy Awards and BAFTA Awards, including Best Picture. Capote won the Oscar for Best Actor for Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s performance. Eagle Vision is proud to have been a co-production company on the film.

TELEVISION

BURDEN OF TRUTH

Eagle Vision partnered with eOne and ICF for this 16 X 1-hour legal drama starring Kristin Kreuk. Big-city lawyer Joanna Hanley (Kreuk) returns to her hometown to take the case that ends up changing her career path and her life. Burden of Truth premiered in January 2018 on CBC in Canada and was a summer hit for CW and Hulu in the US, and premiered #1 for Universal UK. Recently, the first three seasons became hits on Netflix, and cameras are rolling on Season IV. Nominated for two Canadian Screen Awards, Best Lead Actor, Drama Series (Peter Mooney), Actress - Continuing Lead Dramatic Role (Kristin Kreuk).

TAKEN

is the award-winning true crime series centered on solving the mysteries behind missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls in Canada. For four seasons, Taken crossed the nation to get to the heart of the stories of these women and girls. The goal is to solve these crimes. The Taken Knowledge Keeper App is available for iOS and Android on the App Store and Google Play. A new Taken podcast series is available on all podcast platforms. Awards include the Beyond Borders ECPAT Media Award, which recognizes journalists who raise awareness about child sexual exploitation, nominated for four Canadian Screen Awards (Best Factual Series, Best Cross-Platform Project, Best Editorial Research, Best Score), a Global Accolade Award, Official election Cinema New York City Festival, nominated for Best Documentary Series at the Yorkton Film Festival, and Signature Award for Best Public Service Announcement for the Taken Website.

ICE ROAD TRUCKERS

is a documentary series that follows the activities of drivers who operate trucks on seasonal routes crossing frozen lakes and rivers in remote territories in Canada. Seen on History Channel in Canada and the States, the show is broadcast in more than 100 countries around the world. Ice Road Truckers premiered season 11 to record-high ratings.

 

JACK

is a 90-minute movie for CBC television that tells the story of Jack Layton’s last federal election campaign in 2011 and his tragic passing only weeks later due to cancer. Jack is a co-production between Pier 21 Films and Eagle Vision Inc. Entertainment One distributed the film. The film went on to receive Canadian Screen Awards for Actor and Actress - Leading Role in a Dramatic Program/Mini-Series, and was nominated for Best Make-Up.

 

ELIJAH

is a made-for-TV movie produced for CTV and APTN. Eagle Vision co-produced with Anagram Pictures. Elijah is the true story of Elijah Harper, one of the greatest heroes in Canadian Aboriginal political history. The film has played to film festival audiences at the 2007 Calgary International Film Festival, the 2007 Vancouver International Film Festival, and the 2007 imagineNATIVE Film Festival. The film went on to win the Gemini for Best TV Movie, and Best Writing in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series, and was nominated for Best Sound in a Dramatic Program. It was also nominated for and won several Leo Awards.

THE SHARING CIRCLE

is the longest-running Aboriginal series in Canadian television history, having run for sixteen seasons. The Sharing Circle is an award-winning documentary series that explores Indigenous stories and issues and celebrates Indigenous achievements and traditions. Awards include Best Aboriginal Program at the Yorkton Film Festival, and a Blizzard Award.

TIPI TALES

is a half-hour children’s drama and has been the proud recipient of three prestigious Parents’ Choice Awards, and a Blizzard Award. Centered around four cousins who spend their days together with their wise, fun grandparents and the sacred animals of the forest, Tipi Tales offers life lessons to preschool children based on the Seven Sacred Teachings of Anishinaabe spirituality. 

 

INDIGENOUS MUSIC AWARDS / APCMAS

The IMAs (formerly the APCMAs, and rebranded for its 10th anniversary) is a revolutionary music award show developed by Eagle Vision and APTN to honour the best in Indigenous music. Hosted by Lorne Cardinal (Corner Gas), the live awards show features humour, dance, music, and celebrates international Indigenous artists.

WE JOGGIN’ 06 and 07

We Joggin' is a unique, multi-lingual performance variety program that celebrates the human spirit through song, dance, and laugher. Award-winning artists of national recognition share the stage with emerging First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and Francophone performers. APTN was a proud partner for the show.

 

CELEBRATE: THE MUSIC OF OUR PEOPLE

Celebrate: The Music of Our People is a one-hour variety program showcasing the best of Aboriginal music and dance from across Canada for BRAVO and APTN.

 

RISING STARS

Rising Stars features emerging Indigenous musical acts that including APCMA nominees Jasmine Netseena and Ghostkeeper. APCMA winners George Leech and Crystal Shawanda host Rising Stars.

 

KYLE RIABKO: THE LEAD

Kyle Riabko: The Lead follows Kyle Riabko as he takes a detour from his dream of becoming a rock star to take on the lead role in a Tony Award-winning musical. Featuring unprecedented Broadway access, the show depicts heartbreaking and uplifting stories from audience members’ real lives and captures the essence of the power of contemporary theatre.

POLYGAMY’S LOST BOYS

Polygamy's Lost Boys is a one-hour documentary that follows three young men as they struggle to survive a world which they were raised to believe is wicked.

 

CONTACT

* please note, Eagle Vision is not currently accepting unsolicited script material.
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