Pope Productions produces award winning media for film and television.
Our most recent feature Beat Down is a festival hit, garnering a slew of awards and nominations. Grown Up Move Star was selected for competition in the World Cinema category at the Sundance Film Festival, where it also scored a prestigious Special Jury Prize for a Breakout Performance for Tatiana Maslany. Roger Ebert hailed Rare Birds, starring William Hurt, as “a sweetheart of a film” and chose it as his DVD pick of the week. It also scored four Directors Guild of Canada Awards.
Our latest TV Series, Heavy Weather Presents aired nationally on CBC.
TV comedy Drunk and on Drugs: The Happy Funtime Hour with Mike Smith, J.P. Tremblay and Robb Wells, won a Canadian Screen Award for Best Cross Platform Project in Fiction. The TV mini Above and Beyond, featuring Richard E. Grant and Allan Hawco, picked up three DGC awards, a Gemini and a Canadian Screen Writer Award and has sold around the world.
Other projects include the hit series Life with Derek I (2005), the double-Gemini winning documentary My Left Breast (2002), and the factual series Legends and Lore of the North Atlantic (2004) and Going the Distance (2003). Features and MOWs include Diverted (2009), Screamers: The Hunting (2009), The One That Got Away (2008), Behind the Wall (2008), Hey Day! (2006), Secret Nation (1992) and Extraordinary Visitor (1998), which won the Audience Award at The Dances With Film Festival in Los Angeles.
Paul Pope – Senior Producer
Award winning producer Paul Pope is a passionate voice for independent production with a long-standing tradition of supporting Canadian artists and ensuring that Canadian stories are brought to the screen.
A Ryerson graduate, he was a founding member of the renowned Newfoundland Independent Filmmakers Co-operative (NIFCO) where he served as president from 1981 to 1993. His reputation as a dynamic Assistant Director followed him into producing with his first feature, Secret Nation, starring Cathy Jones, Mary Walsh and Rick Mercer. Since then his work has spanned the gamut from documentary to drama, experimental shorts to series and features.
Paul is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from Memorial University, the Newfoundland and Labrador Arts Achievement Award and the Douglas James Dales Industry Builder Award.
He sits on the boards of NIFCO, The Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA) Resource Centre for the Arts (RCA), the Producers Association of Newfoundland (PAN) and the Atlantic Studio Cooperative (ASC).