For years, Antica has produced engaging, entertaining and nation-building content. We’ve proven that our TV, digital, podcast and branded entertainment can help start important national conversations. From big studio shows and intimate films, to docs covering everything from science, music and sports…we’re getting people talking.

 
 
 

 

These are some of our current Stories...

BROADCAST

Antica was honoured to work with Gord Downie to get the country talking about reconciliation. 12 year-old Chanie’s experience at a residential school was heartbreaking…and it’s a story that needed to be told.

Every year, thousands of people from right around the world choose to make Canada their new home, and we’re with many of the new Canadians the very moment they take the oath of citizenship!

Chefs Aldo Lanzillotta and Joanne Lusted leave their professional kitchens behind and compete with teams of cottagers to prepare a three-course meal using only ingredients they find in the cottage shopping carts or pantries.

 

Steve Harvey hosts a new format for ABC that was originally produced by Antica, right here in Canada. First known as “Dream Funded”, the show puts a new spin on the business behind crowd funding!

 
 
 

DOCUMENTARY

Between Good & Evil reveals and interweaves two parallel stories of terrifying abductions and abuses of women: the 2014 Chibok, Nigeria kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls by Boko Haram, and the 2008 kidnapping of Canadian journalist Mellissa Fung by terrorists in Afghanistan.

We have unapparelled access as we follow a human drug trial that could save millions of lives. Our crews are following this huge Canadian story that could have major impact right around the world.

This is the story of Burton Cummings, the illustrious Winnipeg-born singer/songwriter regarded as one of the best voices in rock ‘n roll history. Now 68, Cummings is past the days of raging acid trips and ready to reflect from the other end of his career.

 

DIGITAL & WeSHOT DOCUMENTARIES

First launched online in January 2017 with short-form digital content, BECOMING CANADIAN has amassed hundreds of participants and thousands of across social media channels. The digital extension of the series will feature additional new content and stories throughout the rest of 2017.

Two highly personal journeys by well-loved presenters will lead to an intimate meeting on hallowed ground as we commemorate the darkest day of our shared history: the 100th anniversary of Passchendaele.
Spurred On: A new way of telling our shared history.

Some of the best young basketball players in the world are from right here in Canada, and Antica got to tell their stories. We had exclusive access to players like Andrew Wiggins and Kia Nurse for this WeShot doc.

 

Using WeShot technology, this new doc basically gives fans a seat on the tour bus for one of the hottest rock and roll acts bands currently on tour. Coming later in 2017 – get ready to learn the 7 rules of rock n roll!

 
 
 

BRANDED CONTENT

Created using WeShot technology, the OLG Dare to Dream project used audience contributions to produce a personal and unique look into the September 22, 2016 Metric concert at Danforth Music Hall.

The refugee crisis has never been more real. But what if one small object had the power to give back opportunity to those who lost it? 

 
 

PUBLISHING

In winter 2014, Gord Downie and his brother Mike brought the recently finished music based on Gord’s poems about Chanie Wenjack, which were fleshed into the ten songs of Secret Path with producers Kevin Drew and Dave Hamelin to comic artist Jeff Lemire for his help illustrating Chanie’s story, bringing him and the many children like him to life.

Secret Path acknowledges a dark part of Canada’s history – the long-supressed mistreatment of Indigenous children and families by the residential school system – with the hope of starting our country on a road to reconciliation.

The ten song album was released by Arts & Crafts accompanied by Lemire's eighty-eight page graphic novel published by Simon & Schuster Canada. Secret Path arrived on October 18, 2016, in a deluxe vinyl and book edition, and as a book with album download.

Every year, hundreds of thousands take the oath of citizenship and officially become Canadian citizens. It’s the emotional culmination of a long and often rocky journey, fuelled by the hope and promise of what it means to be Canadian. From the CBC TV series, Becoming Canadian, captures that milestone moment as new citizens share the unique path they’ve taken to become Canadian.

Striking portraits and first-person narratives tell the stories of these incredible new Canadians. Becoming Canadian explores what it means to be Canadian by taking a closer look at the diverse paths immigrants take to get here.