PRODUCTIONS

We believe in great storytelling and a visionary approach to original programming.

FEATURED PRODUCTIONS

CANADA'S SMARTEST PERSON JUNIOR
In this entertaining and action-packed series young competitors battle for the coveted title of Canada’s Smartest Person Junior with the whole country cheering them on. Hosted by Paul Sun-Hyung Lee.
THE BRIGADE: RACE TO THE HUDSON
Ten strangers unite to conquer a gruelling cross-country wilderness expedition that pushes bodies and minds to the extreme.
RED BUTTON
DOCUSERIES
In the first series of RED BUTTON stories, homeless youth in Toronto used camera phones to film their lives. Participants were given audio/video gear and offered a workshop to learn the basics of filmmaking, as well as one-on-one guidance from professional filmmakers.
TESSA & SCOTT
DOCUSERIES
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir are olympic sweethearts who capture the world’s imagination with their grace and beauty. Tessa & Scott is MHQ’s popular docu-series that goes behind closed doors and into the day-to-day lives of this irresistible duo.
CANADA'S SMARTEST PERSON
Canada’s smartest person is MHQ’s hit interactive television format that redefines what it means to be smart. Competitors face off in spectacular challenges that test six categories of intelligence: musical, physical, social, logical, visual and linguistic. Being smart has never been this fun!
THE SUMMIT
MINISERIES
MHQ partners with acclaimed Writer John Krizanc to create the controversial and uncompromising two-part political thriller The Summit.
LE MOZART NOIR - REVIVING A LEGEND
DOCUDRAMA
Le Mozart Noir is MHQ’s popular docudrama that resurrects the lost genius of Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges, a black composer famous in 18th century France.
THE GREAT POLAR BEAR ADVENTURE
FAMILY MOVIE
A groundbreaking family movie special that takes audiences inside the secret lives of polar bears. By cleverly combining wildlife footage with cutting edge CGI animation, polar bears are given voice, and tell their own story about life in the Arctic.

OTHER PRODUCTIONS

ROAD TO ELSEWHERE
DOCUMENTARY

This highly acclaimed film chronicles Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter, Exotica) as he returns to the theatre to direct a new opera. Working in collaboration with composer Rodney Sharman, and renowned opera producers Tapestry New Opera, the film observes Egoyan as he navigates between two worlds – a writer/director challenging the boundaries of opera, and an internationally successful film director. It also chronicles Egoyan’s journey reaching back into the beginning of his extraordinary career.


Broadcasters: CBC, Bravo, RAI
Length: 90 minutes
# of Episodes: 1
BIG SHOW
DOCUMENTARY

A special presentation that takes an unprecedented behind-the-scenes look at how the Toronto International Film Festival has become one of the world’s most notable film festivals. Given red carpet and backstage access, THE BIG SHOW captures the essence and excitement of the festival through the lives of 5 festival participants. Featuring Alec Baldwin, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Jessica Parker, Steven Frears and Joel Schumacher.


Winner, Chicago International Television Competition
Winner, Columbus International Film Festival
Length: 90 minutes
# of Episodes: 1
OUTLAW IN LAWS
FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT

Media Headquarters’ globally successful original format tackles on an all-too-common problem: troubles with the in-laws. When your extended family is driving you up the wall and the tension and confrontation is too much to bear, Outlaw In-Laws is on its way to help. Internationally renowned advice expert Ellie Tesher visits feuding families and gets them back on track.


Broadcasters: Slice, Style
Length: 30 minutes
# of Episodes: 39 (3 Seasons)
MODERN LOVE
FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT

An award-winning documentary series that portrays emerging trends in modern relationships, through the eyes of the brave couples who live them. Hip, fun and soulful, the series takes viewers inside the homes and marriages of remarkable women and men who are redefining marriage in the 21st century. As trailblazers they may be considered daring or bold, but in 50 years their perspectives on relationships may be the new standard.


Winner, Columbus International Film Festival
Broadcaster: W Network
Length: 30 minutes
# of Episodes: 6
SOUVENIR OF CANADA
DOCUMENTARY

A feature-length documentary based on the best-selling books by author Douglas Coupland, released theatrically by Maple Pictures. Souvenir of Canada weaves a cinematic tapestry of original footage, extraordinary archives and stylized animation, inspired by Coupland’s essays. The film also profiles Coupland as an artist, as he creates an elaborate installation project called Canada House in Vancouver. “It’s never felt as different to be Canadian as it does right now,” asserts Coupland, who describes the project as “a very personal X-ray of Canada.”


A co-production with The National Film Board of Canada
World Premiere, Toronto International Film Festival
US Premiere, US Comedy Arts Festival
Official Film Festival Selection: Vancouver, Halifax, Buenos Aires and more
Broadcasters: CBC, The Documentary Channel
Length: 90 minutes
# of Episodes: 1
THE FOUR SEASON MOSAIC
PERFORMING ARTS DOCUMENTARY

The Four Seasons Mosaic is Media Headquarters’ award-winning documentary about an extraordinary collaboration between some of classical music’s most respected musicians. In 2004, composer Mychael Danna joined forces with the world-acclaimed orchestra Tafelmusik, as well as top performers from India, China, Italy and the Canadian Arctic, to create a spectacular concert performance that celebrates the music of a global village. It is a bold orchestral undertaking that re-imagines Antonio Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons for the 21st Century.


Winner, Columbus International Film Festival
3 Gemini Award Nominations
Broadcasters: CBC, Bravo, TV5
Length: 60 minutes
# of Episodes: 1
THE TRAVELLERS
DOCUMENTARY

A feature-length documentary based on the best-selling books by author Douglas Coupland, released theatrically by Maple Pictures. Souvenir of Canada weaves a cinematic tapestry of original footage, extraordinary archives and stylized animation, inspired by Coupland’s essays. The film also profiles Coupland as an artist, as he creates an elaborate installation project called Canada House in Vancouver. “It’s never felt as different to be Canadian as it does right now,” asserts Coupland, who describes the project as “a very personal X-ray of Canada.”


A co-production with The National Film Board of Canada
Broadcasters: History, Bravo
Length: 60 minutes
# of Episodes: 1