EDMONTON, AB, Oct. 2 /CNW Telbec/ - Super Channel, Canada's new national
pay television network set to launch this fall, and Open Door Co. are thrilled
to announce the Canadian premieres of feature documentaries INDEPENDENT
AMERICA: THE TWO LANE SEARCH FOR MOM AND POP and CRACKED NOT BROKEN.
"Super Channel is proud to offer smart documentaries, produced right here
in Canada, by companies such as Open Door. They are a terrific example of the
innovation we will be offering Canadians," said Sandy Perkins, Super Channel,
Vice-president Programming. "We are hearing from more and more Canadians who
are eager to expand their viewing options and are pleased we can find them
entertainment made right here at home."
"We are thrilled and honoured that Super Channel has acquired our first
two films and will be giving each of them their Canadian Premiere" said
President and Executive Producer of Toronto-based Open Door, Tom Powers. "It
is great that these films will be coming home to a Canadian audience after the
success they have had to date in the US with our broadcast of Cracked Not
Broken on HBO and Independent America on Sundance Channel".
INDEPENDENT AMERICA: THE TWO LANE SEARCH FOR MOM AND POP follows
filmmaker and former NBC foreign correspondent and Emmy Award winner Hanson
Hosein and his wife, former NBC correspondent Heather Hughes, through
13,000 miles and 32 US states in search of "Independent America". Forty years
ago, "Mom & Pop" businesses were an endangered species as corporate retail
advanced quickly through the consumer heartland of the world. But today, small
businesses are clawing their way back and are fighting for the right to remain
independent. The film is a co-production of Open Door and HRH Media.
CRACKED NOT BROKEN opens a disturbing window on the life of Lisa, a
37-year-old crack addict and estranged mother who prostitutes herself to fuel
her costly drug habit. Although she grew up in an upper class family in
Rosedale, a privileged Toronto neighbourhood, went to the right private
schools, had the right friends, something along the way went terribly wrong.
In this truly unique film, filmmaker Paul Perrier captured 90 per cent of the
film in real time in what can be considered a single shot. The film and its
subject gained international prominence after being featured on The Oprah
Winfrey Show in May of last year. The film is a co-production of Open Door and
About Super Channel
Super Channel is Canada's only national pay television network,
consisting of two new HD channels, four new SD channels, and an SVOD platform,
giving viewers what they want, when they want. Super Channel's vision is to
reinvent Pay TV in Canada by offering a broad range of movies and series never
seen before on Canadian television. Super Channel is owned by Allarco
Entertainment, an Edmonton-based media company.
About Open Door Co.
Launched in 2005, Toronto-based Open Door Co. produces, acquires,
distributes and invests in Content that Matters. Open Door is passionate about
bringing high impact stories with strong social and political undercurrents to
life. These are stories told by real people who want to make a difference in
how we view ourselves - and each other.
For further information:
For further information: For Super Channel: Sylvie Powell, (613)
290-1497, firstname.lastname@example.org; For Open Door Co.: Bob Stellick, Stellick
Marketing Communications, (416) 347-3191, email@example.com