Posts By: bountiful

Risky Business

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One of the biggest challenges we had producing The Condo Game was finding condo owners willing to share their stories on camera. We had access to experts with literally thousands of condo owners on file, owners who had problems with their units. People were happy to spend hours on the phone, talking about issues with

What a Character!

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We’re always looking for great characters who can make a story come alive and who aren’t afraid to speak their minds. When the subject is as close to home – ha ha – as problems with condos, most people want to keep their heads down. Not David Fleming! A realtor turned condo-consumer activist after he

What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

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Condo living is generally marketed as being a cool and carefree way to live. And I confess that when I’m outside raking leaves at this time of year with my fingers freezing off and movies I want to see and a dog that wants to go for a run – I dream of turning the

Dangers of Dog Poo

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Every time we make a television documentary, there’s not enough on-air time to do justice to all the individual stories we collect in pursuit of the overall documentary, and we end up having to make tough decisions in the editing room – some a lot more painful than others. Case in point: eight-year-old Elisabeth Willoughby.

Dog Dazed Reviews

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Here is what the media is saying about Dog Dazed: THE GLOBE AND MAIL “Dog Dazed is must-see for dog owners.…”  MORE VANCOUVER SUN “… shows convincingly, there is indeed growing conflict – and some surprising solutions….Neither dog lovers nor those who feel afflicted by dogs or just by the often-venomous canine politics dividing communities

Bill Berloni Rocks

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One of the delights of making Dog Dazed  was getting to meet Bill Berloni, an expert on dog behaviour, who blew me away with his generosity and kindness. Berloni trains animals for Broadway shows (like Annie) and films (like Charlie Wilson’s War). He even won a Tony in 2011 for excellence in theatre. So, he’s

A Director’s Dog Daze

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The idea for Dog Dazed came in a moment of great personal embarrassment. About two years ago I attended a public meeting in the Capilano River Regional Park near my home in North Vancouver – an information session about off-leash restrictions in the local watershed where I walk my dog. A large pack of area

Dog Dazed – Mountains of Doo

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So my dog Billie isn’t super big – under 50 pounds – and we definitely don’t overfeed her svelte Husky/Whippet X self. (Love the dog, can you tell?) But yesterday she pooped FOUR times. It was a day like this a year or so ago that got me thinking about just how much dog poop

Tell Facebook to Protect Kids Online

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While working on Sext Up Kids, which recently re-aired on CBC Doc Zone (produced by Dream Street Pictures), I was struck by the insidious paradox that’s tormenting so many young teen girls. The dominant mainstream media message to young girls and teens is to look sexy and act sexy – but if you do, you’ll

Canada’s Funniest Dog Videos

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Does your dog crack you up – and everyone else around you? Then grab the video camera, capture your mutt at his goofiest best and upload to “Canada’s Funniest Dog Videos” Contest. The winning videos will be featured in our Dog Dazed documentary, airing Feb 28th on CBC Doc Zone AND win a year’s worth