In 2016, Screen Siren Pictures celebrates 18 years in business as an active, independent film and television production company based in Vancouver, Canada. We create innovative, award-winning feature films, documentaries and television. With a focus on international co-productions and partnerships, we bring creative energy and established local and international industry relationships to all projects.
President and founder Trish Dolman has been working in film and television for twenty years as an award-winning producer and a documentary director. In April of 2009 she joined forces with feature film veteran Christine Haebler as a producing partner. Collectively, our productions have screened at Cannes, Berlin, Sundance and Toronto film festivals and have received awards and nominations from the Toronto International Film Festival, the Independent Film Festival of Boston, Hot Docs, Mill Valley Film Festival, Banff Television Festival, The Leo Awards, The Genies and The Gemini Awards.
Our television productions have been co-produced with or aired on AETN, ARTE, ABC Australia, BBC, CBC, CTV, Channel Four, Discovery Canada, Documentary Channel, Knowledge, Shaw, TMN, MovieCentral, Vision TV, Showtime, Sundance Channel, Superchannel, Al Jazeera and many more.
Our most recent feature film Hector and the Search for Happiness, is a $15.4 M German co-production with Egoli Tossell directed by Peter Chelsom (Shall We Dance, Funny Bones), which premiered as a Special Presentation at TIFF 2014. The film stars Simon Pegg, Rosamund Pike, Stellan Skarsgaard, Toni Collette, Jean Reno and Christopher Plummer and was released in the US by Relativity in 2014.
Screen Siren Pictures has produced five other feature films including first-time director Max McGuire’s Foreverland starring Max Thieriot, Sarah Wayne Callies, Juliette Lewis and Demian Bichir. In 2010, we produced Michael Goldbach’s Daydream Nation starring Kat Dennings, Reece Thompson, Andie McDowell and Josh Lucas. In 2009 Trish produced Year of the Carnivore by writer/director Sook-Yin Lee. Both Daydream and Carnivore were selected by the Toronto International Film Festival to open the Canada First! Section. In 2005, Trish produced The Score by director Kim Collier and in 2001/2002 she produced Keith Behrman’s multi-award winning Flower & Garnet that premiered at TIFF, Berlin and won the Claude Jutra prize for best first feature in Canada.
Screen Siren Pictures has also produced more than ten award-winning documentaries and factual series: Britannia Beach, Michael Mason’s The Friendship Village, the Gemini- nominated Drawing Out the Demons: A Film About the Artist Attila Richard Lukacs, the four part Gemini nominated documentary series Girl Racers, Breaking Ranks, Reservation Soldiers and most recently Eco-Pirate the Story of Paul Watson, a multi-award winning feature documentary directed by Trish Dolman. On the TV side, we have produced CLUE a five-part, live-action, miniseries event the aired on The Hub Television Network and Luna: Spirit of the Whale, a TV movie for CTV. We have also completed several international treaty co-productions, including the Banff Rockie nominated Ice Girls and Mark Cousin’s The First Movie, a UK/Canada co-production which was nominated for a 2010 Banff Rockie for Arts Documentary and won the prestigious Prix Italia. Most recently Union Pictures theatrically released the feature documentary Some Kind of Love by Oscar-shortlisted director Thomas Burstyn and Producer/Writer Sumner Burstyn.
Currently Screen Siren Pictures has a slate of feature films in development backed by Telefilm Canada, HGF, Creative BC, Superchannel and COGECO including: Indian Horse based on the award-winning novel by Richard Wagamese adapted by Dennis Foon, contained psychological thriller The Keeper by Orphan Black co-creator Graeme Manson to be directed by Kim Farrant (Strangerland), Ian Iqbal Rashid’s romantic musical Remedy in Paris, Occupational Hazards by Simon Barry (Continuum), The Widow’s Club a comedy to be directed by Trent Carlson, Wigger by Brian Johnson and Clement Virgo’s I Shot the Sheriff.
On the TV side, we have a number of series in development: Tuff City developed with CBC, The Catastrophist in development with the BBC, to be a UK/Canada co-production with Nick Broomfield that will star John C. Reilly and Dan Stevens, Conspiracy Project developed with Discovery Canada and to be produced in association with Sundance Productions and Electronic Evolution a series about the evolution of electronic music with Banger Films. We are also developing two one-off documentaries: Canada in a Day, an adaptation of Scott Free’s Life in a Day for CTV and The Corporation II for Superchannel, a follow up to the multi-award winning documentary by Mark Achbar that remains the most successful documentary in Canadian history.
Screen Siren Pictures continues to build its operation and strengthen its reputation, and is committed to being a leader in the production of Canadian film, television and new media.