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Becoming Canadian

Immigration may be considered a contentious issue, but it’s a conversation that we as a nation must have. In fact, you can’t discuss a country like ours without talking about it. Becoming Canadian is a compelling and emotional look at the approximately 250,000 people who will take our oath of citizenship this year.

Each and every one of these new Canadians has a story. These stories will range from heartbreaking and tragic, to heartwarming and uplifting. This original format will remind us just how lucky we are to be Canadian. It will also show us, first-hand, how absolutely life changing our home and native land can be for new citizens.

Becoming Canadian is a 6-part documentary series that traveled to citizenship ceremonies right across the country. Set to air on CBC in 2017, it will also feature an ambitious digital extension which will continue the story telling on line for the entire year as we celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial in 2017.

 
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Secret Path

Secret Path acknowledges a dark period in Canada’s history: the long suppressed mistreatment of indigenous children and families by the residential school program. This is an important and long overdue conversation. It’s a discussion that is just starting to happen – and it’s only the first step down a long road to reconciliation.

 

Secret Path is an animated film adaptation of Gord Downie's (Tragically Hip) poetry and music and Jeff Lemire's graphic novel. It’s tells the wrenching and all too common story of Chanie Wenjack, a 12-year-old boy who died fifty years ago after running away from the Cecilia Jeffrey Indian Residential School near Kenora, Ontario.

The Secret Path will be broadcast by CBC in an hour-long commercial-free television special on Sunday, October 23, 2016, at 9pm (9:30 NT).

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Antica is proud to have produced the first ever Canadian reality pilot to go straight to a U.S. network sale. 

 

Funderdome is an original format that puts a fascinating new twist on crowd funding. Instead of selling their product ideas to a group of millionaire investors, our entrepreneurs deliver exciting and interactive pitches to the entire studio audience. The entrepreneur who can convince the most crowd members to support their dream product will win the cash prize. Full of high-stakes drama, a win on Funderdome means your dream product will become a reality!

Originally called Dream Fundedthis one hour, big studio show provides the perfect mix of business, drama and creativity. Antica produced the pilot show for CTV along with legendary producer Mark Burnett (Shark Tank, The Voice, The Apprentice). The show was then picked up by ABC in the US, and will be hosted by Steve Harvey.

 

 

Rival Sons: 7 rules of rock and roll

 

A rock tour from the eyes of the fans! WeShot pulls together a unique collection of footage taken from audience members, along with exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes footage. 

The film follows Rival Sons — one of the top rock acts in the world — as they hit the road for their incredible Canadian fans on the festival and stadium circuit.

 

Double Blind

Imagine if cameras were present to capture one of Canada’s greatest and most important stories: the moment Frederick Banting discovered insulin. “Double Blind”, a new and unparalleled documentary, will be there to witness another extraordinary and life changing moment.

 
 
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Double Blind follows the high stakes world of drug development at its most crucial make or break stage: the “double blind” human drug trial. We’re with the team of researchers, clinicians, and first responders in Los Angeles, Toronto and Vancouver as they deploy a drug that may be effective enough to prevent brain death caused by strokes.

Our film crews have obtained unprecedented access to hospitals, drug researchers and the investors behind this drug that could potentially save millions of lives. They have all agreed to open the door and give us an exclusive look at this world changing moment.

Director Nicholas de Pencier will be behind the lens. His credits include the award winning documentary Manufactured Landscapes (2006) and more recently Watermark (2013), which won top prize with Toronto Film Critics Association.

 

Canada Rising: A WeShot Project

Chronicling the inspirational journey of Canada’s national basketball team, Canada Rising uses WeShot technology to provide an intimate and rare look at some of Canada’s best and most popular athletes. From Andrew Wiggins to Kia Nurse, Canadian players are primed to conquer the international basketball stage.

WeShot takes the audience everywhere the players go along their entire incredible journey.

 

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