January 18, 2024

"Plastic People" to Have World Premiere at SXSW, Documentary Spotlight Section

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Toronto, ON - January 10, 2024 - Plastic People: The Hidden Crisis of Microplastics, the feature documentary directed by Ben Addelman, is set to premiere at the SXSW Film Festival in the Spotlight Section on the opening weekend, March 8-10, 2024. The film's world premiere will shed light on humanity's intricate relationship with plastic and the alarming effects of microplastics on human health.

The groundbreaking investigative documentary delves into our societal addiction to plastic, uncovering the escalating threat posed by microplastics to the human body. Tracing the journey of microscopic plastic particles from their omnipresence in the environment to their recent discovery within human bodies—organs, blood, brain tissue, and even within the placentas of new mothers—the film raises critical questions about the repercussions of these unseen intruders on our health.

Ziya Tong, co-director and acclaimed author and science journalist, spearheads this investigative journey. In a deeply personal quest for answers, Tong travels the world visiting leading scientists and experts searching for solutions, while at the same time participating in experiments conducted in her home, on her food, and in her body—all captured for the first time on camera. Some of the prominent global experts featured include: Dr. Pete Myers, Chief Scientist, Environmental Health Sciences, Virginia, U.S.A.; Dr. Jeanette Rotchell, Environmental Toxicologist, University of Hull, U.K.; and Dr. Sedat Gündoğdu, Microplastic Research Group, Cukurova University, Turkey,

An award-winning director of documentaries (Discordia, Nollywood Babylon, Bombay Calling, Kivalina vs Exxon) and TV series (Becoming You, Payday, Limitless), Ben Addelman remarked “Plastic People is an urgent wake-up call, unraveling the hidden crisis of our plastic-filled world and revealing how we got into this situation in the first place. The film will engage audiences in a crucial conversation about our health, our future, and the price we pay for our plastic addiction."

The SXSW world premiere screening at the Film & TV Festival will be accompanied by a separate 1-hour panel discussion in the SXSW Conference providing an in-depth exploration of the documentary's themes. Eight members of the production team will attend the world premiere, supported in part by Telefilm Canada. Plans for a Canadian theatrical release are set to occur in May, supported by a significant impact campaign managed by Good Measure Productions. The film will be screened on TELUS Communications’ streaming platforms Spring of 2024.

“Plastic People” arrives at a crucial moment for the global debate on how to solve the plastic pollution issue. The United Nations is currently convening negotiations on a new global Plastics Treaty that is widely viewed as the most consequential environmental agreement since the Paris climate change accord.
September 18, 2021

The Phage Hunters: How a "Good Virus" can Save Your Life

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A global health emergency is upon us. By 2050, it is estimated that 10 million people world-wide, will die from superbug infections — dwarfing cancer. Unless urgent action is taken, multidrug resistant bacteria will decimate us. The situation is so desperate that both the FDA and Health Canada are allowing the use of the old Soviet cure - Phage Therapy for compassionate use.
 
Dr.  Anthony Fauci recently announced funding for this revolutionary treatment:
“NIAID is supporting research to determine if phage therapy might be used in treating evolving antibiotic-resistant bacterial diseases.”
 
We have been granted access deep into the heart of the hidden world of phage therapy:
A crack team of Phage Hunters use the new killer phage therapy to save human lives and begin a new age of medicine.
Watch Exclusive Promo
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July 23, 2021

The Divided Brain Honored by Oxford and Cambridge Universities

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On Friday 23 July 2021 the Universities of Cambridge, Northampton and Oxford (for the first time in over 800 years) co-hosted a public debate.

This global event explored how the 'rational' brain got us into the current social, educational and economic challenges and how the 'intuitive' brain, communities, conversations and collaboration can get us out.

According to psychiatrist Iain McGilchrist we have allowed the rational part of our brain to dominate our decision making over recent generations which has contributed greatly to the current existential crisis facing humanity.

The intuitive, social and empathic brain has been ignored for too long. He argues that we have become brain damaged and need a period or reflection and recovery.

We are now preparing for four further dialogues shaped by Iain's latest book 'The Matter With Things'. Read more at the link below.
September 12, 2019

Press Release: The Divided Brain premiers Sept. 22 on documentary Channel

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On the heels of its triumphant screenings in London, Washington and Toronto,

The Divided Brain

The film one half of your brain doesn’t want you to see

Premieres Sunday September 22, 2019 at 9 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. PT on documentary Channel

THE DIVIDED BRAIN is a filmic quest to discover if our society has been hijacked by the left hemisphere of our brains, and what can be done to restore balance. The film makes its broadcast premiere on Sunday September 22, 2019, at 9 p.m. ET, 6 p.m. PT on documentary Channel.

This subversive theory is the brainchild of Dr. Iain McGilchrist, a neuroscientist and psychiatrist who argues that over centuries, the values of the left hemisphere have slowly been gaining influence in society – especially since the industrial age.

McGilchrist’s revolutionary concept is surrounded by great controversy, earning him comparisons to Freud and Darwin. Some scientists and prominent thinkers believe he is on to something, others are loudly opposed to his theory.

THE DIVIDED BRAIN follows McGilchrist on a journey to meet his biggest champions and critics the world over, testing his big and controversial ideas against leading thinkers from England, the U.S., Switzerland, Scotland, Germany, and Canada.

Actor and comedian, John Cleese, makes a special appearance in the film, and has called McGilchrist’s book on the topic, The Master and the Emissary, “probably the most interesting, most important book I've ever read.”

Inspired by brain studies of stroke patients who have lost function in one of their hemispheres, McGilchrist argues that the left and right hemispheres of our brains have radically different world views. Unlike the old pop-psychology beliefs of what the right and left hemisphere do, we now understand that they are both involved in most functions. However, the way they perceive reality is very different.

The left hemisphere likes rules, procedures, technology, and systems. On the positive side, the left has given us science, literacy, and technology. But it cannot solve logical problems, feel empathy for others or connect with nature. It does not understand context. For the left hemisphere, the world is made of separate parts; it can`t make connections. Details are important, not relationships.

However, the right half of our brain thinks in holistic terms; it has intuition, judgement and
interpretive skills. It excels in seeing the big picture, reading faces and non-verbal cues. It understands
context. It’s the world of the imagination. The right is concerned with living things, while the left
prefers the mechanical.

A healthy brain relies on both halves. When they work in balance, individuals and cultures thrive.
While society searches for solutions, McGilchrist argues that the real problem is inside our heads.

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The Divided Brain features a special appearance by actor John Cleese.

Reactions from the film’s London premiere:

I thought the film terrific. You managed to keep our interest rapt in a complex, abstract thought, which
is a tremendous achievement
-” NICHOLAS SHAKESPEARE, Best-selling British novelist and biographer

a powerful documentary that has not shied from including critical voices
SUNIL KUMAR, PhD, Former Dean, London School of Economics

a superb introduction to Iain’s brilliant book. Thoroughly recommended
PETER FUDAKOWSKI, Producer of the Academy Award®-winning film, TSOTSI

About Matter of Fact Media Inc.

Matter of Fact Media is an Emmy®-nominated and award-winning film production company, Recent
credits include The Divided Brain for documentary Channel, Into the Inferno, a Werner Herzog coproduction for Netflix; Undercover Jihadi for TVO, featuring Mubin Shaikh, a reformed Jihadi; The
Woman Who Joined the Taliban
, for the CBC. Leslie Caron: the Reluctant Star, an arts
documentary for ARTE and TVO. In development: Arctic Vets with eOne and Beast Hunters of
Rome
, for ZDF. And a dramatic mini-series, Charles Dickens and the House of Fallen Women, with
Back Alley Film Productions, for Muse Entertainment. Other credits are The Musical Brain, featuring
Sting for CTV and Nat Geo.

About documentary Channel
documentary Channel is Canada’s signature destination for provocative, thoughtful, and entertaining
factually-based programming. Canada’s only documentary channel, it brings viewers documentary
programming 24 hours a day, seven days a week. documentarychannel.ca

Contact:
Vanessa Dylyn, Producer
vanessa@matteroffactmedia.com; 416-534-3099

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August 26, 2019

The Times reviews Leslie Caron: The Reluctant Star

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What’s on TV tonight: Friday August 23, 2019

 
Viewing guide, by Gabriel Tate

Leslie Caron: The Reluctant Star
PBS America, 9pm

 
Charlton Heston ended up in The Colbys. Rock Hudson did Dynasty. There’s a litany of once-glittering Hollywood names who consented to doing any old nonsense on the small screen to earn a crust, but Leslie Caron has arguably had the most unusual trajectory of all the greats.

After sensational early appearances in An American in Paris, Lili (for which she became the second French woman to receive a best leading actress nomination) and Gigi came a left turn into New Wave kitchen-sink drama with The L-Shaped Room, ropey films and television, and finally a small-screen resurgence with an Emmy win for Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.  There was also a memorable guest run on The Durrells, which sounds incongruous until one realises that it was produced by her son Christopher, born during a marriage to Peter Hall that was marked by his old-fashioned attitudes towards the role of a wife. 

This classy documentary from the French arts channel Arte benefits enormously from Caron’s articulacy and honesty about an eventful life and career, the latter triggered by a lucky break, but sustained thanks to her talent and perseverance. From dancing with Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire to a public fling with Warren Beatty in his peacocking, possessive pomp, through to substance abuse and alcoholism and relative later-life contentment in London, she is one of the last living witnesses to the end of Hollywood’s golden age and surely its most enlightening. Candid but never catty, self-analytical without being solipsistic, Caron is a dream subject for a superior profile.What’s on TV tonight: Friday August 23, 2019

This article was originally published on August 23 2019, 12:01am, in The Times 



January 20, 2019

The Divided Brain premiere screening in London

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We had a successful premiere screening in London, sponsored by the global advertising agency, Ogilvy UK. Some audience reactions:

I thought the film terrific, as clearly did the packed audience. You managed to keep our interest rapt in a complex, abstract thought, which is a tremendous achievement for a documentary of that length. Bouquets to you and all your team.
    - Nicholas Shakespeare, British novelist and biographer, Six Minutes in May: how Churchill unexpectedly became Prime Minister

The Divided Brain is a very powerful documentary that has not shied from including critical voices.  It conveys, with great clarity and conviction, the immeasurable dangers of the colonisation of the brain by the left-brain hemisphere. 
     - Sunil Kumar, PhD, former dean, London School of Economics and Political Science.

A fascinating documentary which filled me with admiration for the amazingly rich and amusingly imaginative human brain. It seems we are not in a blessed moment in history where the importance of each side of the brain balanced the other. I believe in the world’s desire for survival; hopefully the world will make the right choices.
     -Leslie Caron, Academy Award nominee, “Gigi” “An American in Paris”

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January 20, 2019

Undercover Jihadi won a 2018 Remi Gold Award

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We are proud to announce that our film Undercover Jihadi won a 2018 Remi Gold Award at the World-Fest Houston International Film Festival.
January 18, 2018

Leslie Caron: The Reluctant Star nominated at the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards.

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Leslie Caron: The Reluctant Star, directed by Larry Weinstein, and produced by Vanessa Dylyn & Anne Schuchman-Kune, has been nominated for Best Biography or Arts Documentary or Series at the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards. The Awards Gala Honouring Excellence in Non-Fiction Programming will be held March 6, 2018 in Toronto.

For the complete list of the 2018 Canadian Screen Awards television nominees, please see: https://www.academy.ca/category/2018-tv-nominees/

January 15, 2018

Watch Leslie Caron: The Reluctant Star at 10,000 ft!

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Leslie Caron: The Reluctant Star, a biographical documentary charts the life and career of the beloved star of Gigi and An American in Paris. Discovered by Gene Kelly when she was a teenager, she became one of the great talents in the worlds of film, dance, and theatre, still performing to this day.

Matter of Fact Media is happy to announce that Leslie Caron: The Reluctant Star is now available for the first time as part of the in-flight entertainment library of Air Canada and United Airlines flights. Enjoy Leslie Caron's stories from the Hollywood Golden Age on your next voyage, wherever it may take you!
January 15, 2018

Undercover Jihadi selected as a "Top Winner" at Cinema Grand Prix

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Matter of Fact Media is pleased to announce that Undercover Jihadi has been selected as a "Top Winner" at Cinema Grand Prix 2018. Held annually in Bali, Indonesia, the Cinema Grand Prix festival and awards event's goal is to promote works of excellence for the growth of film and music industry, while popularizing film and art in Indonesia. CGP looks for works it believes will benefit from distribution in the Asian market.

Undercover Jihadi follows Mubin Shaikh, a man who went from extremist militant to undercover operative, exposing a major terrorist cell. Today he’s a well-connected Counter-Terrorism expert on a mission to stop the radicalization of Muslim youth around the world. Led by a personal duty to Islam, Shaikh takes to the frontlines of the battle against violent extremism.

Cinema Grand Prix's main events will be held February 2-6, 2018.
January 15, 2018

Leslie Caron: The Reluctant Star named Official Selection at BIFF 2018

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Matter of Fact Media is pleased to announced that Leslie Caron: The Reluctant Star has been named an Official Selection at the 13th Annual Beloit International Film Festival (BIFF).

"BIFF is a ten-day tribute to the power of film and the excitement of independent film from around the world. Local residents and visitors from across the nation fill venues, ranging in size from 40 to 400 seats for more than 100 films, and to meet scores of filmmakers who come from throughout the U.S. and as far away as Europe, Asia and Latin America."

Leslie Caron: The Reluctant Star charts the life and career of the beloved star of Gigi and An American in Paris. Discovered by Gene Kelly when she was a teenager, she became one of the great talents in the worlds of film, dance, and theatre, still performing to this day.

Leslie Caron: The Reluctant Star will be screened twice at BIFF 2018: February 24, 2018 and March 3, 2018.
October 26, 2017

Undercover Jihadi broadcast on TVO

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Matter of Fact Media is pleased to announce that the world premiere of Undercover Jihadi, directed by Barry Stevens, will be broadcast on TVO on Thursday, October 26th, at 9PM ET. The film will be available for online streaming on tvo.org beginning October 27th.
October 26, 2017

Into the Inferno at the 38th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards

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Executive Producer Vanessa Dylyn and volcanologist Clive Oppenheimer were captured on the red carpet of the 38th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards where Into the Inferno was nominated for Outstanding Science and Technology Documentary.

Into the Inferno, directed by Werner Herzog, and co-directed by Clive Oppenheimer, was released in 2016 and is now available on Netflix.
June 26, 2017

Into the Inferno nominated at 38th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards

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Into the Inferno directed by Werner Herzog, and executive produced by Vanessa Dylyn & Richard Melman, has been nominated for Outstanding Science and Technology Documentary at the 38th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards. The award ceremony will be held October 5th, 2017 in New York City.

For the complete list of nominations, please see: http://emmyonline.com/download/news_38th_nominations_Final.pdf
May 15, 2017

John Cleese brings The Divided Brain to his fans

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Renowned actor-comedian and Monty Python-alum, John Cleese once named The Master and his Emissary "probably the most interesting, most important book I've ever read."

Now after making a special appearance in The Divided Brain, a new documentary following The Master and his Emissary's author Iain McGilchrist, he's spreading the word to his fans on Facebook and Twitter about their chance to participate.

The Divided Brain crowdfunding campaign is on now until May 31 at www.supportdividedbrain.com, and offers the chance to meet John Cleese in person at the film's premiere, along with other exciting rewards.

March 08, 2017

The Woman Who Joined The Taliban wins Canadian Screen Award

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Congratulations to Richard O’Regan who just won the Canadian Screen award for Best Writing in a Documentary Program or Series for The Woman Who Joined The Taliban

March 07, 2017

Matter of Fact Media has been awarded development funding from the Canada Media Fund’s Canada-Italy Codevelopment Incentive for Documentary Projects for its project Beast Hunters of Rome

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Matter of Fact Media has been awarded development funding from the Canada Media Fund’s Canada-Italy Codevelopment Incentive for Documentary Projects for its project Beast Hunters of Rome. This will be a co-production with GA&A Productions of Italy. The documentary will tell the unknown story of the animal trade in Ancient Rome that supplied beasts for the Colosseum.

http://www.cmf-fmc.ca/en-ca/news-events/news/march-2017/canada-italy-documentary-project-receives-$38-5k-i
January 17, 2017

The Woman Who Joined The Taliban nominated for Canadian Screen Award

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Richard O’Regan has been nominated for Best Writing in a Documentary Program or Series for the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards for his work on The Woman Who Joined The Taliban.

Nominations for the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards
December 12, 2016

The Reluctant Star broadcast on TVO

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Matter of Fact Media is pleased to announce that Leslie Caron: The Reluctant Star, directed by Larry Weinstein, will be broadcast on TVO on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 9:00pm.
October 28, 2016

Into The Inferno is now available on Netflix

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Werner Herzog and Cambridge volcanologist Clive Oppenheimer team up to explore the science and mythical stories of the world’s most dangerous volcanoes.

https://www.netflix.com/ca/title/80066073
August 09, 2016

Into The Inferno to premiere at TIFF

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Matter of Fact Media is pleased to announce that Into The Inferno, directed by Werner Herzog, will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

Read more at: http://tiff.net/films/into-the-inferno/
April 11, 2016

The Woman Who Joined The Taliban nominated for Canadian Cinema Editors Award

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Editor Kathryn Dickson has been nominated for Best Editing in Documentary – Short Form for the 6th annual CCE awards for her work on The Woman Who Joined The Taliban. The winner will be announced June 2 in Toronto.
January 21, 2016

The Woman Who Joined The Taliban selected for Competition at FIPA

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Matter of Fact Media is pleased to announce that The Woman Who Joined The Taliban has been selected to screen in competition at the Festival International de Programmes Audiovisuels (FIPA) in Biarritz, France.
September 15, 2015

The Woman Who Joined The Taliban - broadcast premiere on CBC

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Our new documentary is now complete! The Woman Who Joined The Taliban will premiere on CBC on October 15, 2015 at 9pm ET.

The Woman Who Joined The Taliban is a deeply personal tale of ambition and betrayal, set amidst the global war on terror. With exclusive access to more than ten hours of video footage shot by Beverley herself, key interviews with those who were kidnapped with her, as well as close friends and colleagues, this extraordinary film will tell Beverley's story for the first time.
January 15, 2015

Matter of Fact Media receives production funding from the Shaw Media-Hot Docs Completion Fund for Leslie Caron: When You're A Star

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Vanessa Dylyn, president of Matter of Fact Media Inc., has received production funding from the Shaw Media-Hot Docs Completion Fund for the feature length documentary film, Leslie Caron: When You're A Star.

This feature-length documentary will take viewers into the world of Leslie Caron, the beloved star of classic American cinema and one of the last witnesses to a golden age of Hollywood. The film will offer a rare and privileged glimpse into the world of the beloved icons of film, dance and theatre of the 20th century through one of its most luminous personalities.

The film will be a co-production between Matter of Fact Media Inc. and Schuch Productions in France. Larry Weinstein will be directing.
About Shaw Media-Hot Docs Completion Fund

The Shaw Media-Hot Docs Completion Fund is a grant program providing support for production companies to complete specific projects. The program is proud to nurture Canadian talent and give voice to diverse viewpoints.
November 24, 2014

Matter of Fact Media receives production funding from the Rogers Cable Network Fund for Werner Herzog's Into the Inferno

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Vanessa Dylyn, president of Matter of Fact Media Inc., has received production funding from the Rogers Cable Network Fund for the feature length documentary film, Into the Inferno.

In this global odyssey, Werner Herzog teams up with the world’s leading volcanologist, Clive Oppenheimer to bring the story of the relationship between volcanoes, our planet and human society to the screen.

Their journey will take them across the world, where they’ll learn of the reverence felt by the societies surrounding these prima donnas of nature, and meet some of those who willingly live in the shadow of such lethally unpredictable neighbors. The film will feature Herzog’s unique take on nature and humankind, Clive’s unprecedented passion and depth of knowledge and some of the most glorious and surprising footage that our planet can produce.

Into the Inferno is a Spring Films and Matter of Fact Media Co-Production, in association with Werner Herzog Film.
About Rogers Cable Network Fund

The Rogers Cable Network Fund supports the production of first-play cable network programming for the ever-expanding television platform.
September 15, 2014

Matter of Fact Media receives production funding from the OMDC Film Fund for Leslie Caron: When You're A Star

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Vanessa Dylyn, president of Toronto-based Matter of Fact Media has received production financing from the OMDC Film Fund in support of her feature length documentary, Leslie Caron: When You're A Star.

The feature-length documentary will take viewers into the world of Leslie Caron, the beloved star of classic American cinema and one of the last witnesses to a golden age of Hollywood. The film will offer a rare and privileged glimpse into the world of the beloved icons of film, dance and theatre of the 20th century through one of its most luminous personalities.

The film will be a co-production between Matter of Fact Media Inc. and Schuch Productions in France. Larry Weinstein will be directing the film.
About OMDC Film Fund

The OMDC Film Fund is designed to increase the level of domestic film production in Ontario by providing support to Ontario producers for feature film projects in the final stages of development and production financing.
February 03, 2014

Matter of Fact Media receives funding from the Super Channel Development Fund for The Divided Brain

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Vanessa Dylyn, president of Toronto-based Matter of Fact Media has received Super Channel’s Development Fund in support of her feature length documentary, The Divided Brain: How It Creates Our World.

Inspired by Dr. Iain McGilchrist’s acclaimed book, The Master and His Emissary, the documentary will explore startling evidence about how the imbalance between the left and right hemispheres of the modern brain could be the clue to some of the problems confronting modern Western society.

"I am very pleased that Super Channel has shown confidence in this project. This is one of the most important films I will ever produce." – Vanessa Dylyn

Matter of Fact Media will co-produce with UK-based Spring Films. Directing is David Malone, creator of popular science films for the BBC and Channel 4.
About Super Channel Development Fund

Super Channel is committed to helping launch Canada’s next generation of filmmaking talent and to enabling established filmmakers reach audiences in Canada and around the world. Through the Super Channel Development Fund, we offer crucial financing to Canadian feature films, feature length documentaries and series.
April 15, 2013

Matter of Fact Media receives Wellcome Trust Development Broadcast Award for science project

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Vanessa Dylyn, president of Toronto-based Matter of Fact Media has received the UK’s Wellcome Trust Broadcast Development Award in support of her new science film project The Divided Brain: How It Creates Our World.

Inspired by Dr. Iain McGilchrist’s acclaimed book, The Master and His Emissary, the limited series will reveal startling evidence about how the imbalance between the left and right hemispheres of the modern brain could be the clue to some of the problems confronting modern Western society.

“I’m thrilled about this award” says Vanessa, “it’s an honour for a Canadian company to receive funding from this prestigious UK science foundation.”

Matter of Fact Media will co-produce with UK-based Spring Films. Directing is David Malone, creator of popular science films for the BBC and Channel 4.

Matter of Fact is shopping for a Canadian broadcaster.
About the Wellcome Trust

We are a global charitable foundation dedicated to achieving extraordinary improvements in human and animal health. We support the brightest minds in biomedical research and the medical humanities. Our breadth of support includes public engagement, education and the application of research to improve health.
April 15, 2013

Matter of Fact Media receives development funding from OMDC Film Fund for Caron film

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Matter of Fact Media is a successful recepient of development financing from the OMDC Film Fund for the project Gigi in America: Leslie Caron and the Golden Age of Hollywood. We greatly appreciate the support from the OMDC as we move further into development on this exciting project. Visit our project page for more information about the film and for project-specific updates!
November 20, 2012

Ross King awarded Governor General's Award for English-language non-fiction

Canadian author Ross King has been awarded Canada’s 2012 Governor General’s Award for English-language non-fiction for his book Leonardo and the Last Supper, his examination of da Vinci’s iconic 15th century religious mural.

This is wonderful news, especially as we continue development on Bloody Masterpieces, a documentary project based on King’s latest work and also his book Michaelangeo and the Pope’s Ceiling. Both works provide a fascinating look behind some of the world’s greatest treasures and we send our congratulations to him!
November 05, 2012

The Mystery of San Nicandro, broadcast premiere on documentary!

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Our new feature-length documentary is now complete! The Mystery of San Nicandro will premiere on CBC's channel documentary on November 18, 2012 at 8pm ET, 10pm PT.

At first glance, it is a compelling narrative about a messianic southern Italian man that had a mystical vision in the 1920s that resulted in the only mass conversion to Judaism in modern history. But it is much more than that. Today, something is stirring in southern Italy that will reverberate throughout the world. This film explores the present revival of Judaism in the most Catholic country of the world and how North American influence is stoking these flames.

Be sure to tune in, and also visit our interactive website for more information on the film but also to share your story!
August 07, 2012

The Mystery of San Nicandro

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The Mystery of San Nicandro is a new feature-length documentary in the final stages of post-production, with a broadcast in Fall 2012 (tbd) and an interactive website coming soon! Over a year in the making, we assembled a talented crew to travel to the village of San Nicandro, other various parts of Italy including Serrestretta, Bova Marina, Vita, Sicily, parts of Israel where descendants of San Nicandro settled, and also North America, visiting and interviewing subjects in Ontario's own City of Hamilton. Stay tuned for details!
And also Stay Connected! Like us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter (@MOFM_Inc) for all the latest updates about this project and other production going-ons.
October 28, 2009

The Musical Brain - winner of a Gemini Award!

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The Musical Brain was nominated for two awards, and won the Gemini for "Best Sound in an Information/Documentary Program or Series" at the 2009 Industry Gala!

Congratulations to the entire sound team! Check out the 2009 Gemini Awards website for more details and photographs of the awards.
September 02, 2009

The Musical Brain has been nominated for two 2009 Gemini Awards!

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Check out the 2009 Gemini Awards website for more details.

Best Science, Technology, Nature, Environment or Adventure Documentary Program 
Vanessa Dylyn

Best Sound in an Information/Documentary Program or Series 
Bruce Cameron, Jean Asselin, Adrian Tucker
June 18, 2009

Repeat Broadcast

Please tune in for the repeat broadcast of Fixing My Brain June 20, 2009 9am and June 21, 2009 3am on CBC and of The Musical Brain on CTV, July 18th, 2009.
March 31, 2009

Series Premiere of Exotic Lives!

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Please tune in for the Discovery Channel HD premiere of Exotic Lives on June 27th at 8 pm EST.
December 09, 2008

Fixing My Brain - Encore Broadcast

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Please tune in for the repeat broadcasts of Fixing My Brain on THE LENS (CBC Newsworld)!

Tues Dec 30 - 10pm EST, 1am EST, and 4am EST (adjust for other time zones). 
Wed, Jan 1 - 6:30pm EST 
Sun. Jan. 4 - 3am EST
November 18, 2008

Special Appearance by Fixing My Brain's Main Subject, Barbara Arrowsmith

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Barbara Arrowsmith on Breakfast Television (CityTV). Show starts at 6am (EST).
October 27, 2008

New Dates for Exotic Lives Broadcast on CTV

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Nov. 8, at 1-2 pm for Ep. 1 
Nov. 15 at 1-2 pm for Ep. 2

Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE: The Mystery of San Nicandro
Premiering on documentary, Nov 18, 2012
Released on November 05, 2012
PRESS RELEASE: The Musical Brain
Premiering on CTV January 31, 2009
Released on January 13, 2009
PRESS RELEASE: Fixing My Brain
The inspirational story of how one woman fixed her own brain. Premieres Tuesday, November 18 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on CBC Newsworld: The Lens
Released on October 27, 2008
PRESS RELEASE: Plastic People to Premiere at SXSW
Plastic People: The Hidden Crisis of Microplastics, the feature documentary directed by Ben Addelman, is set to premiere at the SXSW Film Festival in the Spotlight Section on the opening weekend, March 8-10, 2024.
Released on July 15, 2024

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