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Stories are changes in people, 
that change people.

 
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The Grizzlies

 

An isolated community is introduced to an obscure sport. The struggle and camaraderie of the field can temper us for the greatest struggles of life. Discover the true story of a group of Inuit students living amidst the world's highest suicide rate, and being transformed by, of all things, lacrosse.

 
 
 
 
The Grizzlies is an evolution for Northwood Entertainment. Yes, it’s the first feature I directed. More than that, I feel we’re starting to define a voice for ourselves. It’s kinda the first paragraph in a wonderful new chapter.
— Miranda de Pencier
 
 

 
 

Anne with an E

 

What can a century-old story tell us about our own lives? The iconic orphan's wild imagination and staunch optimism are set against trying turmoil. The resulting triumphs encourage us all to seek a little more "scope for the imagination."

 
 
 
 
Humor is the spiciest condiment in the feast of existence. Laugh at your mistakes but learn from them, joke over your troubles but gather strength from them, make a jest of your difficulties but overcome them.
— Lucy Maude Montgomery
 
 
 

 
 

Beginners

A man contemplates his own romantic quandaries as he reflects upon the final five years of the life of his father, who came out as gay following the death of his wife.

Thanks for Sharing

A journey of recovery, relapse and redemption. Three people struggle with their 12-step process for sexual addiction.

Adam

A man with Aspergers syndrome learns to step outside his rigid routines in the pursuit of romance.

 
 

About

We make film & television.
We've been at it since 2005. 
We're motivated by stories that reveal humanity.
By imagery that evokes and illuminates. 
By voices that move culture.
And places that set the spirit loose.

 
 
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Press

 
Lush, sad and perfect: at last, TV gives us an Anne of Green Gables for our times.
— The Guardian
 
 
The Grizzlies – Movies to look out for at TIFF 2018
— Vogue Paris
 

Our People

 
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Miranda de Pencier
—Founder

Miranda is a lifer. Early on, she portrayed Josie Pye in Anne of Green Gables (1985), and went on to act in television and on the stage. She became a producer for theatre during the '90s, and then moved into producing film. She was the Director of Development for Robert Redford’s Wildwood Enterprises, working on major features. Then she founded Northwood Entertainment. And, action.

When not generating marvels of the screen, she's found contemplating the wind-whipped jack pines of Georgian Bay. 

 

 

 
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Karen Harnisch
— Lead Executive for Development & Production

As co-founder and partner at Film Forge, Karen has produced a wide variety of work, including premieres at Critic’s Week at Cannes, Slamdance and TIFF, as well as winning Best Canadian First Feature Award at TIFF. Karen is an alumna of TIFF Studio and the EAVE Producers Workshop.

 

 
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Jenna MacMillan
—Creative Executive

Jenna's a director and producer from PEI, whose work has a knack for generating real-world outcomes. She has directed various short films and documentaries. Some of her documentary work have been integrated into the PEI healthcare system to promote abortion access and mental health awareness. Her music videos have been lauded and awarded, including one for Kinley that’s now part of PEI’s sexual education curriculum. 

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info@northwoodentertainment.com

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Toronto, Ontario M5E 1R2
CANADA
 

 

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