New Project News

Haven’t been updating this site enough. Shame on me. More stories coming soon but for now an update on my latest projects with 90th Parallel Productions. The Brain’s Way of Healing: we’re adapting Dr. Norman Doidge’s bestselling book into a documentary for CBC’s The Nature of Things. Filming is almost complete and the rough cut […]

Dr. William Gregg, October 15 1930 – June 18 2000

This is a Lives Lived column I wrote for the Globe and Mail after my Dad died. He passed 15 years ago today.  WILLIAM ALLAN MacKAY GREGG ANDREW GREGG Andrew Gregg July 21, 2000 Farmer, veterinarian, historian, collector and builder, born Oct. 15, 1930, in Toronto. Died June 18, in Kenmore, N.Y., from a pulmonary […]

REDISCOVERING FRANKLIN

IN the summer of 2014 Parks Canada archeologists finally found one of Sir John Franklin’s ships. The last time anyone outside of the Arctic saw Franklin or his 128 men alive was 170 years ago. The Erebus and the Terror,  legendary bomb ships that the British Navy had refitted for severe Arctic service, were spotted […]

  Watch my New 90th Parallel film on CBC Doc Zone October 9th at 9:00 PM Anybody who’s ever watched ‘Cool Hand Luke’ has a pretty good idea about prisons in Texas. They’re tough, they’re hot and there are a lot of them — 109 in fact, filled with 150,000 inmates. Compare that to Canada, […]

State of Incarceration

I had never been in a prison before I started shooting our newest production, working title “State of Incarceration.” The film will be aired on CBC Doc Zone this fall — it’s a production of 90th Parallel in Toronto. Since January we’ve filmed inside Fenbrook Institution in Gravenhurst; the Cleveland Unit in SW Texas and […]

The Last Nomads is available on Vimeo

Our film The Last Nomads is available for viewing on 90th Parallel’s Vimeo Channel: http://vimeo.com/user14543751/review/63743910/abc2dbbd5a Of all the documentaries we’ve made this one might be the best. It tells of Ian Mackenzie’s attempts to capture the disappearing Penan culture before logging clears them out of their forest home. It’s a race against time–and it’s very emotional.

Wind Rush Website Up and Running

CBC has put a website online for our new film Wind Rush. http://www.cbc.ca/doczone/episode/wind-rush.html?subpage=windmill       

Wind Rush

We have a new 90th Parallel Productions documentary airing on CBC Doc Zone, February 7 at 9:00 pm in Canada. We spent two years making this film about wind turbines and how they can make people sick. A lot of people are skeptical–so was I. When you’re driving north from Kincardine to Inverhuron you can […]

The Saga of Leon McQuay

Earlier this year I wrote a pitch for TSN’s Engraved on a Nation series, commemorating the CFL’s 100th Grey Cup. This film wasn’t made–they opted to tell the story of the ’71 Argos team as opposed to just Leon. But I found his tale completely fascinating and incredibly sad. THE FUMBLE “You really want to […]

CBC Link is Up for The Norse: An Arctic Mystery

http://www.cbc.ca/natureofthings/episode/the-norse-an-arctic-mystery.html