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F EATURES IN P RE -P RODUCTION

L EVEL 16 Trapped in a prison-like school, 16 year-old Vivien keeps to herself and sticks her neck out for no one until she is reunited with Sophia: the former friend who betrayed her. Together, the girls embark on a dangerous search to uncover the horrifying thuth behind their imprisonment. Soon running for their lives, the girls must save themselves or die trying. Genre: YA Thriller Producers:, Judy Holm, Michael McNamara, Kim Todd & Nick Hirst Writer / Director: Danishka Esterhazy Status: Financing, pre-production Funding: NSI Features First Program, The Harold Greenberg Fund, Telefilm, WIFT’s 2008 NBC Universal Development Incubator Co-Pro: Markham Street Films & Original Pictures Rights Available: World, ex Canada

S AILOR G IRL In the summer of 1981, 19-year-old rebel Kate McLeod signs on to a Great Lakes freighter and sails off into an unexpected world of stormy, sexy and dangerous adventures. Genre: YA Adventure Original Material: based on the award-winning novel by Sheree-Lee Olson. Producers: Judy Holm & Michael McNamara Writer: Johanna Schneller Director: Anita Doron Status: Packaging Funding: The Harold Greenberg Fund, Corus Made with Pay Fund, Telefilm Rights Available: World, ex Canada Praise for Sheree-Lee Olson’s book “Olson has a deft poetic style that imprints characters and situations with casual grace and potency.” - The Globe and Mail “Olson understands the appeal of tough sex and wide open water… a book about a girl rebel… that cuts to the quick.” - Katherine Govier, author of Three Views of Crystal Water Sheree-Lee Olson’s book, Sailor Girl was the winner of the Literary Fiction Bronze Award at the 2009 Independent Publisher Book Awards and was shortlisted for the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award for Fiction – Literary in 2008 Markham Street Films Inc. 5 of 23


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THE RETURN OF THE FABULOUS 7 When Peggy Bradbury, former top model, returns from Mexico to the scene of her former glory for the funeral of one of her modeling contemporaries, she blithely volunteers to save the career of the designer who made her famous. Will she succeed? Or will she come spectacularly undone? Genre: Comedy Producers: Judy Holm & Michael McNamara Writer: Judy Holm, based on a story by Judy Holm and Michael McNamara Status: Packaging and Financing Funding: Corus Made with Pay, Telefilm Rights Available: World, ex Canada

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Life at Heaven Publishing is dull, until Gordon Small discovers two things. One, he is dead, and two, the romance novels Heaven publishes go out into the real world. Seeking redemption, Gordon decides to write the story of his life and hide it inside one of the novels. What ensues wreaks havoc in heaven but saves Gordon’s soul. Genre: Comedy Original Material: based on the Trillium-nominated novel by Emily Schultz. Producers: Judy Holm & Michael McNamara Writer / Director: Michael McNamara Status: Treatment Funding: OMDC Page to Screen, Telefilm Rights Available: World, ex Canada Praise for Emily Schultz’s book “Don't let the presence of the grim reaper scare you: Heaven is Small is a fantastical comedy." - National Post Emily Schultz’s book, Heaven Is Small was shortlisted for the 2010 Trillium Award

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Based on the real Lady Lucie Duff Gordon's journey to Egypt with her maid in the mid-19th century. Maid Sally Naldrett travels to the Middle East with her lady and falls in love with their interpreter and guide, Omar. The blithe domestic scene takes a turn for the worse when Sally becomes pregnant, much to Lady Duff Gordon's disappointment. Against the backdrop of civil unrest and stunned by Lady Duff Gordon’s betrayal, Sally desperately flees to try to make a life for herself and her child in Cairo, a city roiling with change at a turning point in its history. Genre: Historical Romance Original Material: based on the award-winning novel by Kate Pullinger. Producers: Judy Holm & Michael McNamara Writer: Elke Town Status: Final Draft Funding: OMDC From Page to Screen, Corus Made with Pay, The Harold Greenberg Fund, Telefilm Rights Available: World, ex Canada Praise for Kate Pullinger’s book "gritty, moving, and utterly believable" - The Globe and Mail “A hot dusty complicity between Lady, maid and manservant’ — this is the tantalizing dynamic Kate Pullinger places at the center of her novel The Mistress of Nothing.” - The New York Times Kate Pullinger’s book, The Mistress of Nothing is the winner of the Governor General's Award for Fiction in 2009

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B IG N EWS F ROM G RAND R OCK Big News From Grand Rock is the story of Leonard Krane, the editor of a small town newspaper facing bankruptcy. In an attempt to attract advertisers and readership Leonard begins inventing stories based on old movies. The plan pays off until one of the stories attracts the attention of Lucy, an ambitious reporter from the big city, who exposes Leonard's hoax. But then Lucy discovers that one of the stories may be true. With a great story but no one to believe him, Leonard and Lucy must team up to try to save the town, the newspaper and his reputation. Genre: Comedy Cast: Ennis Esmer, Meredith MacNeill, Kristin Booth, Peter Keleghan, Tammy Isbell and Art Hindle with Gordon Pinsent and Aaron Ashmore Producers: Judy Holm & Michael McNamara Writer / Director: Daniel Perlmutter Status: Completed Distributors: Canada - Markham Street Films International - The Yellow Affair Awards: WINNER: Best Actor, Ennis Esmer - LA Comedy Festival Praise for Big News From Grand Rock “a winning cast and a timely message make it headline worthy.” – Richard Crouse, Canada AM “a straight-faced but screwball comedy that’s…absolutely pleasing. 87 minutes of fun time”– The Globe and Mail Winner of 2009 Telefilm Pitch This! contest at TIFF, juried by Ivan Reitman and others. Developed through the Telefilm Canada Features Comedy Lab, a CFC Film Program in association with Just for Laughs. Produced with the Participation of Telefilm Canada and Ontario Media Development Corporation. Markham Street Films Inc. 7 of 23


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H OLD F AST When Michael’s parents are killed in a car crash, he and his younger brother are split up and Michael, 14, is sent to live in a city far from his outport home. He tries to adjust in spite of trouble at school and the commands of his authoritarian uncle Ted. But when his uncle’s fist comes down hard once too often Michael decides to run away, and his timid cousin Curtis begs to join him. Together, the boys disappear into the wilds of an isolated national park. Michael is determined to find the secret place his dead father loved, and as the boys journey ever deeper into the wilderness, their quest proves more dangerous than either could ever have imagined. Genre: Drama Producers: Rosemary House, Judy Holm & Michael McNamara Writer: Rosemary House Director: Justin Simms Starring: Avery Ash, Douglas Sullivan, Molly Parker, Aiden Flynn, Des Walsh, Andy Jones Distributor: eOne

Awards WINNER: Audience Award, Teen Eye Program at the Seoul International Youth Film Festival 2013 Praise for Hold Fast “gorgeously lensed… lyrically tender…often amusing…Hold Fast pulls us” – The Toronto Star “kudos to director Justin Simms…Hold Fast deserves to be seen” – The National Post Developed with assistance from Astral’s Harold Greenberg Fund. Produced with the participation of Telefilm Canada, The Newfoundland and Labrador Film Corporation, the Shaw Rocket Fund, and in association with The Movie Network and Astral Media Network.

V ICTORIA D AY It is May 1988 in Toronto, and the school year is coming to a close. The Victoria Day long weekend heralds the beginning of summer. In Boston, Wayne Gretzky’s dynastic Edmonton Oilers are playing in the Stanley Cup Finals. Best of all, Bob Dylan is coming to town. Ben Spektor, 16, attends the concert with his two closest friends, Sammy and Noah. Outside the concert, Ben sees what looks like a routine exchange: two teenagers buying drugs. In a way he could never have predicted, the consequences of this drug deal will alter the course of his summer and, quite possibly, the rest of his life. Genre: Coming of Age Producers: Judy Holm & Michael McNamara Writer/Director: David Bezmozgis Starring: Mark Rendall Distributor: eOne Markham Street Films Inc. 8 of 23


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T HE C OCKROACH T HAT A TE C INCINNATI An adaptation of The Cockroach Trilogy, Alan William’s hilarious and acerbic rant about modern man and pop culture in the ‘60’s. Genre: Comedy Producer/Director: Michael McNamara Writer: Alan Williams Staring: Alan Williams Broadcaster: BRAVO Rights Available: World Awards NOMINEE: Best Actor – Alan Williams, The Genie Awards

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T HE T RICK W ITH THE G UN 1 X 52 MINUTE AND FEATURE LENGTH In an age of instant gratification, endless distraction and CGI, what place is there for good old-fashioned magic? This question drives The Trick With the Gun, a feature documentary exploring the hidden world of magic and magicians, from sleight-of-hand parlor tricks to the death-defying Bullet Catch. Author Chris Gudgeon and magician Scott Hammell attempt to discover what pushes these artists of illusion to transform our world, even for a moment, from the ordinary to the extraordinary. Genre: Adventure, Magic, Pop Culture, Human Interest Producers: Judy Holm, Michael McNamara & Aaron Hancox Writers: Scott Hammell & Chris Gudgeon Director: Michael McNamara Status: Financing Broadcaster: Super Channel Rights Available: World ex-Canada Languages: English

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W ORK 1 X 52 MINUTE AND FEATURE LENGTH WORK is an intimate observational portrait of human dignity, exploring the lives of workers from around the world. What does our work mean? Is it purely for survival or does it help define our humanity? Could it be both? This is a rare opportunity to peek briefly into the lives of others as they go about their work, from beginning to end of day. The stories will present both familiar and exotic jobs and cultures, unified by their hopes and dreams and ambitions. In this provocative search for the meaning of work, we meet ordinary people to reveal their extraordinary dreams. Genre: Human Interest, Society, Culture, Politics Producers: Judy Holm, Michael McNamara & Aaron Hancox Writer/Director: Michael McNamara Broadcaster: CBC Rights Available: All Media, ex Canada Languages: English

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C ELTIC S OUL 1 X 52 MINUTE AND FEATURE LENGTH Montreal funnyman / actor Jay Baruchel and Irish football journalist Eoin O’Callaghan take a rambunctious road trip to the heart of Jay’s obsession with Celtic Football Club — an irreverent investigation into one fan’s fascination with the beautiful game and the role Celtic FC has played in uniting the Irish diaspora around the world. The film culminates with Jay’s first ecstatic visit to Celtic Park. But like any good road movie, it’s as much about the journey as it is the destination. Meeting everyone from celebrity supporters to the players themselves, Jay and Eoin will eat, drink and laugh their way across three countries to uncover what fandom, community, and heritage is all about. Genre: Sports, Culture, Entertainment, Comedy Producers: Judy Holm, Michael McNamara & Aaron Hancox Writer/Director: Michael McNamara Broadcaster: Super Channel Rights Available: All Media, ex Canada Languages: English

THE BORDERLESS SKY 5 X 52 MINUTE SERIES AND FEATURE LENGTH Five daredevil photographers are on a mission to capture the night sky in all its wonder. The Borderless Sky follows them to remote and dangerous corners of the globe as they create groundbreaking images to help us rediscover the science and mythologies of the stars and celestial events above. Genre: History & Civilization, Natural History Co-Production: Markham Street Films & Taglicht Media Producers: Judy Holm, Michael McNamara, Bernd Wilting, Dennis Wells, Aaron Hancox & Claudia Zenkert Writer/Director: Michael McNamara Status: Financing Funding: Shaw Media-Hot Docs Fund Rights Available: All Media, ex Germany, France, Austria Languages: English, German

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T AKEN T O H EART : T HE C HOLESTEROL Q UESTION 1 X 43 MINUTE Cholesterol. For almost 50 years the word has evoked one of our darkest modern fears: sudden death from a heart attack. But is cholesterol really the big, bad culprit we’ve been led to believe? Produced for CBC’s The Nature of Things with David Suzuki, Taken to Heart: The Cholesterol Question takes viewers on a hardhitting ride into the heart of cholesterol’s controversial tale – from one of our essential biological substances to public enemy number 1 – to unravel the mystery of heart disease. Genre: Science, Health, Public Interest Producers: Judy Holm, Michael McNamara & Aaron Hancox Writer/Director: Michael McNamara Broadcaster: CBC Rights Available: All Media, ex Canada Languages: English

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DAVID & ME 1 X 58 MINUTES AND FEATURE LENGTH David McCallum is a convicted murderer from the mean streets of Brooklyn who has spent 29-years in prison. Ray Klonsky is a middle class, Jewish-Italian kid from Toronto. When fate crossed their paths however, a friendship was born that changed both of their lives forever. David & Me is the story of their friendship and the fight for David’s freedom, as Klonsky joins a dedicated team of lawyers and activists who are looking into David’s case and searching for new evidence that will exonerate him. The unlikely bond between David and Ray turns this gut-wrenching wrongful conviction story into a transformative film about going the distance for what you believe. Genre: Society, Law, Human Interest, Crime & Punishment Producers: Judy Holm, Michael McNamara & Aaron Hancox Writer / Director: Ray Klonsky & Marc Lamy Funding: Development supported by the Shaw Media-Hot Docs Fund Broadcaster: TVO, Stornaway Communications International Sales: Cargo Film & Releasing Languages: English Festivals: Sebastopol Film Festival Big Sky Documentary Film Festival Inspirational Film Fest TELAS, The São Paulo International TV Festival Warsaw Film Festival Bushwick Film Festival Manhattan Film Festival Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Film Festival Awards WINNER: Best Feature Documentary, Manhattan Film Festival 2014 WINNER: Best Feature Documentary, Inspiration Film Fest WINNER: Audience Award, Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival Praise for David & Me “Heart-wrenching” – The Globe and Mail “Impassioned…thrilling.” – Toronto Film Scene “The bond that [David] and Ray have and the continued hope that David will someday be free makes David & Me a film well worth watching.” – Sean Kelly on Movies “A beautiful, life-affirming work.” – We Got This Covered Developed with the assistance of the Shaw Media-Hot Docs Development Fund. Produced in association with TVO. Produced with the participation of CMF and the Rogers Documentary Fund.\\

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I CE , S WEAT & T EARS 1 X 42 MINUTES A look inside the colourful and highly competitive sport of Figure Skating. What does it take for these athletes to become World Champions? Genre: Sports, Human Interest Producers: Judy Holm, Michael McNamara & Aaron Hancox Writer/Director: Michael McNamara Broadcaster: CBC International Sales: TVF International Canadian Sales: Markham Street Films Language: English Awards NOMINEE: Best Documentary, Canadian Screen Awards 2014 Praise for Ice, Sweat and Tears "...a captivating and illuminating look inside elite figure skating" - The Globe and Mail "[McNamara] nails the quadruple axel of film" - The Ottawa Citizen "[a] skater’s eye view gives Ice, Sweat and Tears the death-defying look other documentaries rarely deliver" – The Windsor Star

L IGHTS O UT ! 1 X 43 MINUTES A new documentary for the CBC's Nature of Things with David Suzuki exploring the connections between Circadian Rhythms, Light at Night and Human Health. Genre: Science & Knowledge, Medicine, Technology Producers: Judy Holm & Michael McNamara Writer/Director: Michael McNamara Broadcaster: CBC International Sales: PBS International Canadian Sales: CBC Learning (Educational Sales) Language: English Awards WINNER: Student Jury Award, Academia Film Olomouc IFF of Science Documentaries NOMINEE: Best Science Documentary, Canadian Screen Awards 2014 Praise for Lights Out! “A compelling investigation of the health consequences of living in our high tech world where exposure to artificial light is constant.” – The Examiner

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F ANBOY C ONFESSIONAL 6 X 30 MINUTE SERIES “Fanboy”, “Geek” and “Nerd” were once terms of ridicule and derision, but now these folks wear the badges proudly. Because everyone knows – Nerds Rule! And today there are literally millions of self-professed nerds around the world. Fanboy Confessional is a new television series celebrating this revolution. Fandom – it’s no longer just about collecting things – it’s about collecting experiences. Fanboy Confessional gets inside these experiences and reveals unique insights into heretofore-secret worlds and celebrates the real superheroes of fandom Genre: Pop Culture, Human Interest, Lifestyle & Entertainment Producers: Judy Holm & Michael McNamara Writer/Director: Michael McNamara Broadcaster: SPACE International Sales: Tricon Films & Television Canadian Sales: Markham Street Films Language: English Awards NOMINEE: Best Editing in Lifestyle/Reality, 2012 Canadian Cinema Editors Awards Priase for Fanboy Confessional "Never been cooler to be a geek." - Post Media “Watching Fanboy Confessional is like getting a free ticket to… Comic-Con, without the crowds and hassle. It's a spry, cheerful ride through a funhouse of cultural mirrors, where it's OK to dress up like a squirrel and pretend, if only for a moment, that one has the power to change the world.” - Montreal Gazette “…nerds really have inherited the earth...” - The Georgia Straight “For the uninitiated, it offers an illuminating and human look at things like cosplay (costume play), steampunk and LARPing (live action role playing).” - The Toronto Star “When I heard about this… I went over to the U.S. SyFy Channel’s schedule… WTF, SyFy… Get going already!” - www.fanboy.com “As a comic book collector for 16 years and an attendee of every comic convention in my city, I thought I had the fandom thing nailed down. Then I watched Fanboy Confessional and realized I still had a lot to learn.” - AOLTV “Aaron Ashmore… who is no stranger to genre fare himself (Smallville, The Shrine and Warehouse 13), narrates the series and his voice pops with bubblegum enthusiasm, perfect for the energy of the series.” - Twitchfilm.com

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1 X 52 MINUTE AND FEATURE LENGTH Acquainted With the Night is a documentary journey through the world after dark, from sunset to sunrise, illuminating nighttime phenomena, customs and rituals around the globe. The film is a tapestry of international character-driven stories that celebrate and explore how much we need the night – revealing the dark truths, beauty and dangerous consequences of a world that never sleeps. Genre: Environment, Science, Ethnology & Sociology, Natural History, Culture Producers: Judy Holm & Michael McNamara Writer/Director: Michael McNamara North American Sales: Dark Hollow Films(Educational) World Sales ex North America: Markham Street Films Broadcasters: ARTE France, TFO, YLE Finland Rights Available: All media (World, ex Canada, France, Germany, Finland, Spain, Israel, Denmark) Languages: English, French, German Awards WINNER: NOMINEE:

Best Direction in a Documentary Program – Michael McNamara, 2011 Gemini Awards International Spirit Award, 2012 Sedona Film Festival Best Science, Technology, Nature, Environment or Adventure Documentary Program - Judy Holm & Michael McNamara, 2011 Gemini Awards Best Picture Editing in a Documentary Program or Series – Roderick Deogrades & Roland Schlimme, 2011 Gemini Awards

Praise about Acquainted with the Night “…a wonderful, artistic and moving documentary” –TVguide.ca “Acquainted With the Night is a dreamscape of colour and sound that celebrates the dark and its effect on human nature.” –The Windsor Star

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T HE F-W ORD : W HO W AN TS TO BE A F EM IN IST ? 1 X 42 MINUTES fem·i·nism Does the word have any meaning? Did it achieve its goals? What unfinished business is there? To mark the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day, Germaine Greer, Susan Faludi, Naomi Wolf and friends and foes of Feminism consider what it means today. Genre: Society, Culture, Current Affairs Writer: Judy Holm Director: Michael McNamara Producers: Judy Holm & Michael McNamara Canadian Sales: CBC Learning (Educational / Non-Theatrical) International Sales: TVF International Broadcaster: CBC Languages: English Praise for The F-Word “…F Word is a snappy documentary reminding us that there’s still a lot of work to do.” – Monday Magazine “A more than worthy way to spend an hour of your time.” – Torontoist “The F-Word: Who Wants To Be a Feminist?… is an excellent doc that asks the question, ‘Feminism: Does the word have any meaning in 2011?’” – The Globe and Mail

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100 F ILMS & A F UNERAL FEATURE LENGTH 100 Films & A Funeral follows the spectacular rise and untimely demise of PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, the company that brought you Four Weddings and a Funeral and some of the most influential films of the past 20 years: Four Weddings and a Funeral, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Trainspotting, Dead Man Walking, The Usual Suspects, Elizabeth, Bean and Notting Hill. Interviews include: Jodie Foster, Sir Alan Parker, Michael Kuhn, Tim Bevan and many more. Genre: Pop Culture, Biography, Arts, Lifestyle & Entertainment Producers: Judy Holm & Michael McNamara Writer/Director: Michael McNamara Broadcaster: CBC documentary, Sundance Channel, AVRO International Sales: MGM, Dark Hallow Films (US Educational Sales) Canadian and Home Entertainment Sales: Markham Street Films Language: English

Awards WINNER: Best Picture Editing in a Documentary Program or Series – Roderick Deogrades, Gemini Awards 2008 NOMINEE: Best History Documentary Program – Judy Holm & Michael McNamara, Gemini Awards 2008

Praise for 100 Films & A Funeral "Big, fat, naughty, juicy and fun! Michael McNamara takes a handful of visionaries, adds a true Hollywood story and delivers surreal laughs, tears, and gasps..." - MSN Sympatico "A wild romp... it's a great story about an iconoclastic international businessman who almost bested Hollywood at its own game." – Richard Crouse

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D RIVEN BY V ISION 16 X 30 MINUTE SERIES Driven By Vision explores the remarkable shrines and structures that have sprung from the imaginations of visionaries throughout North America. From the 160-foot towers and turrets of Bishop's Castle in Colorado to the incredible Cathedral of Junk in Texas, Driven By Vision delves into the human stories about how these places came into existence. What inspired their creation? What obstacles were overcome in the making? And how do some of these sites continue to live and breathe through the dedication of their creators and devotees, while others decay or fall victim to the wrecking ball? Genre: Art & Culture, Ethnology & Sociology, Religion Producers: Judy Holm & Michael McNamara Writer/Director: Michael McNamara Broadcaster: Vision TV North American Sales: Dark Hollow Films (Educational) World Sales: Markham Street Films Languages: English Awards WINNER: 2 Best Direction in a Documentary Series - Michael McNamara, 2009 Gemini Awards NOMINEE: Best Direction in a Documentary Series - Michael McNamara, 2006 Gemini Awards Praise for Driven By Vision “This is exactly what we should be seeing on television…a message of hope through beauty in the subject matter and in the filmmaking.” – Albert Maysles

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R ADIO R EVOLUTION : T HE R ISE & F ALL OF THE B IG 8 FEATURE LENGTH SD Radio Revolution investigates the international social, political and musical impact of radio station CKLW during the 1960s and 70s. CKLW was the sonic mirror of Windsor’s sister city, separated by a half a mile of dirty Detroit River water – reflecting excitement, soul, creativity – and bloody murder. Genre: Pop Culture, History, Media Producer: Judy Holm Writer/Director: Michael McNamara Broadcaster: History Television Sales: Markham Street Films Languages: English Awards Best History Documentary Program or Series – Judy Holm & Michael McNamara, 2004 Gemini Awards

Praise for Radio Revolution “If you thought the gang at WKRP in Cincinnati was wild wait until you meet the characters who ruled Ontarion radio station (CKLW) in the late 60’s and early 70’s.” - Canada.com/TV Times

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F LATLY S TACKED Flatly Stacked is a humorous yet poignant documentary that asks the question: How can a flat-chested woman find happiness in a world obsessed with big breasts? With personal stories, archives and hilarious animation, Flatly Stacked lifts and enhances this marginalized and fastdisappearing female silhouette. Directed by Michael McNamara, Written and Produced by Judy Holm & Michael McNamara for TVOntario, The Documentary Channel

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Can a woman have intelligence, happiness AND big boobs? Stacked Like Me reveals the world of women whose breast size defines their lives. This cheeky lighthearted documentary explores the important issues, challenges and even delights faced by women of all ages with double-letter chest sizes. Written and Directed by Michael McNamara, Produced by Judy Holm for Life Network, Discovery Health Channel, Canal Vie, SBS Australia.

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The penis. Why is this wonderful wiggly appendage such a source of tension, confusion and anxiety? Can a search for penis perfection provide the answer? Is there such a thing as a perfect penis? Penis Dementia is an amusing, irreverent and insightful hunt for seminal answers to penetrating questions with help from doctors, sex experts, and actual penis users. Written and Directed by Michael McnMara, Produced by Michael McNamara and Judy Holm for Life Network, Discovery Health Channel, Canal Vie, SBS Australia. Genre: Human Interest, Lifestyle & Entertainment, Culture, Society, Health Rights Available: All media (World) Languages: English, French Broadcaster: Life Network, Discovery Health Channel, Canal Vie, SBS Australia Sales: Markham Street Films Praise for The Body Part Trilogy “…very funny, and occasionally moving, offering fresh insight into the way our bodies and various appendages help shape our self-image.” – The Toronto Star

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G ENUINE A RTICLE : T HE F IRST T RIAL FEATURE LENGTH SD For three days in November the fiercest competition in the Canadian legal profession rages not in the courtrooms, but in the towers of Canada’s financial heart on Bay Street. The prize is not winning a case, but winning law student interns. And, for both the firms and students, the stakes are as high as they get. For the first time ever, viewers will get a behind-the-scenes look at the legal profession’s unique and dramatic recruitment system. This is Genuine Artical: The First Trial. Genre: Society, Law, Coming of Age, Education Producers: Judy Holm & Michael McNamara Writer/Director: David Bezmozgis Rights Available: World (ex Educational PPR, Home Video) Languages: English Broadcasters: The Documentary Channel, W Network Sales: Markham Street Films Praise for Genuine Article: The First Trial “Excellent…” – The Globe and Mail

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1 X 52 MINUTES SD West truly meets east and cultures collide when a Christian family and a Muslim family are brought together by the marriage of their children. Meet the Sumdees is a video diary of the coming together of two cultures as the WASP Canadian parents meet the Islamic in-laws in Toronto and in Pakistan as the newlyweds and the new Sumdees (Urdu for in-laws) embark on a tour to get acquainted. Genre: Culture, Ethnology & Sociology, Religion Producers/Writers: Judy Holm & Michael McNamara Director: Michael McNamara Rights Available: World (ex Educational PPR, Home Video) Languages: English Broadcaster: Vision TV Sales: Markham Street Films Praise for Meet the Sumdees “…a hopeful documentary… it’s more about the similarities than the differences, particularly when it comes to parents and their hopes and dreams for their children.” – The Toronto Star

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