Eagle Vision Partner
Lisa Meeches is one of the most dynamic and respected producers in the film and television industry, and a proud Ojibway from Long Plain First Nation. Lisa has produced numerous projects to critical acclaim, among her more than 180 hours of film and television content including THE SHARING CIRCLE, ICE ROAD TRUCKERS, TAKE , TIPI TALES, JACK, Gemini Award winner ELIJAH, and the double CSA winner WE WERE CHILDREN, which is widely praised by residential school survivors for its power to heal, while general audiences have been moved by its accurate and truthful portrayal of the impacts of Canada’s colonial past. As host of THE SHARING CIRCLE and TAKEN, Lisa is a recognizable presence across Canada. Most recently, Lisa served as Executive Producer on the feature film DIASPORA (currently in post-production), Executive Producer of the digital series FROZEN JUSTICE (currently in post-production on its second season), Co-Executive Producer on the series BURDEN OF TRUTH (currently in production on its third season), and Executive Producer of TAKEN (currently in post-production on its fourth season).
Lisa has been the recipient of many local, regional, and national awards for her exemplary contributions in culture, media, and entrepreneurship. Among her numerous awards and nominations are the 2007 National Aboriginal Achievement Award for Media & Communication, the 2009 YMCA-YWCA Woman of Distinction Award in the area of Creative Communications, the 2009 University of Manitoba’s Excellence in Aboriginal Business Leadership Award and the Women in Film and Television 2009 Crystal Award for Mentorship. In 2017 Lisa was made a Member of the Order of Manitoba.
Lisa devotes considerable time to other causes and has been critical to the success of the Manito Ahbee Festival as its Executive Director. Lisa also sits on the national board of the Heart and Stroke Foundation. True to her heritage, Lisa practices the customs of her faith and is a renowned champion fancy shawl dancer.
Eagle Vision Partner
A partner in Indigenous owned Eagle Vision, Kyle Irving has produced more than 180 hours of television content over 17 years. He’s currently producing Season Three of Eagle Vision, ICF and eOne’s drama series BURDEN OF TRUTH for CBC, The CW, Hulu and Universal UK. He is Executive Producer of the hit award-winning true-crime doc series TAKEN that he co-created for CBC and APTN, and produces the television series ICE ROAD TRUCKERS, one of the most successful and longest running docudrama series in television history. Currently, he is also serving as Producer of the feature film DIASPORA.
Irving has produced numerous award-winning feature film and television productions, notably the Oscar and Golden Globe winner and multi-nominee (including the Oscar for Best Picture) CAPOTE for Sony, WALK ALL OVER ME, which premiered in competition at TIFF, was bought by the Weinstein Company; BLUE STATE starring Oscar-winner Anna Paquin released by MGM; and the multi award-winner WE WERE CHILDREN, which premiered at VIFF and IDFA. He also produced for Lionsgate, REASONABLE DOUBT, starring Oscar-nominee Samuel L. Jackson and Dominic Cooper. Irving most recently produced the CSA nominated feature film LOVESICK currently distributed in Canada by eOne released in late 2016 at its world premiere at the Whistler Film Festival, LOVESICK went on to win the Audience Award at its US premiere at Cinequest in San Jose.
Eagle Vision Partner
A graduate of the New York Film Academy, Rebecca is the Executive Producer, Co-Creator, and Show Runner of TAKEN in addition to being an award-winning episode writer and director for the series and the recipient of a Beyond Borders Media Award, and three CSA nominations. Rebecca is an award-winning actor whose work includes THE PINKERTONS (Netflix), the film that launched THE MURDOCH MYSTERIES, and BURDEN OF TRUTH. An alumna of Women in the Director’s Chair, Rebecca was the director mentor for their inaugural Short Works Award program. She is also an alum of TAP (Trans Atlantic Partners Producer Program).
As a writer, director, and producer, Rebecca’s work includes the music special Rising Stars, the documentary DAPHNE KOROL: THE DRAMA QUEEN OF WINNIPEG, and most recently the award-winning short HARD WAY GIRL which has played festivals around the world. Formerly Head of Production for the female filmmaker collective Red Czarina Entertainment, their award-winning drama H&G, which Rebecca co-wrote and produced, premiered at VIFF and is distributed by Multiple Media in Canada and Amazon Prime in the United States and Europe. She is currently producing the feature film DIASPORA, and is in post on the digital series FROZEN JUSTICE (season two), which she directs and produces. Rebecca collaborated with Women in View and the Gimli Film Festival to create the Future is Female* mentorship program, which recently had its second successful year.
In addition to writing, directing, and producing the CSA nominated Taken Knowledge Keeper web series and app, Rebecca’s experience in the digital sphere includes writing on the award-winning comedy web series WINDCITY, writing, directing, and producing the documentary series CHILD FIRST, and leading digital content for various Eagle Vision projects. She created and produced ORANGE DAISY PROJECT, a social action campaign and documentary series in support of mental health for teen girls. A leading advocate for mental health, Rebecca was honoured nationally as a CAMH Difference Maker, and was ACTRA Manitoba’s 2018 Woman of the Year.