2019-2020 – Producer– Sloppy Jones sizzle reel
(Hop To It Productions – In Development)
2019-2020 – Producer/Director/Writer – World of Witchcraft, The Culture of the Modern Witch
2020 – Production Manager – World’s Biggest Family (Big Family Productions/Barry Stevens/CBC POV Docs) A documentary exploring how anonymity in the business practices of Donor Insemination affects Donor recipients.
2019-2020 – Production Manager/Business Affairs – There’s No Place Like This Place, Anyplace (There’s No Place Like This Productions/CBC POV Docs) (In Production) A POV documentary about the demolition of Toronto’s beloved Honest Ed’s and the resulting displacement of the artistic community who lived beside it. Premiering at Hot Docs 2020
2019-2020 – Web Design & Support – www.thewomanwholovesgiraffes.com (The Woman Who Loves Giraffes a film by Alison Reid )
2019 – Associate Producer – Sense and Sentimentality (Sondhi Productions/CBC TV) A POV documentary following the stories of three seniors as they go through the process of “ageing in place”.
2018-19 – Production Manager/Business Affairs – Mr. Jane and Finch (Oya Media Group/CBC TV) A documentary about 81-year old Winston LaRose running for Councillor in Toronto’s Ward 7 in 2018. *CSA 2020 nominee, CCE 2020 – Best documentary editing www.mrjaneandfinch.com
2018-19 – Producer – Spell Bent (Beevision Productions/Syndicado – In Development) Short-form Digital series: Struggling with danger, dark secrets and forbidden love, Halley Highcroft must protect her covert society of witches from an ancient order of hunters. www.spellbent.com
2018 – Project Manager / Website Designer – www.endpartnerviolence.ca (In Sync Media/documentary channel) A companion website to a documentary by Zana Shami, Lalita Krishna and Katy Swailes. About intimate partner violence, the content is designed as a support tool for agencies dealing with violence against women.
2017 – Writer/Director/Producer – Little India:Village of Dreams* (Beevision Productions/ TVO) *Released on Canada Day 150. The documentary explores how first generation Canadian born immigrants straddle two worlds – their parents native culture and their own native Canadian culture – while supporting their family business.
2017 – Project Manager / Website Designer – villageofdreams.ca (Beevision Productions/ TVO) A companion website to a documentary film called “Little India: Village of Dreams”. The website presents a series of short portraits about the merchants of Gerrard India Bazaar.
2016 – Project Manager / Website Designer – thalidomidestory.com (Real to Reel Productions/ documentary) An extensive resource about the history of thalidomide, its devasting effects on a generation and its continued use. Released with a documentary film by John Zaritsky called “No Limits” – the third film of his trilogy about the devastating effects of thalidomide.
2015 – Project Manager / Website Designer – songbirdsos.com (SongbirdSOS Productions/CBC The Nature of Things) A companion website to a documentary film by Su Rynard. Extensive social media outreach and brand extension. Managed a successful crowd funding campaign with Exec Producer Joanne Jackson.
2014 – Project Manager / Website Designer – celebratingeccentrics.com (Real to Reel Productions/ Super Channel) A companion website to a documentary film by John Zaritsky called “A Different Drummer” that explores eccentricity.
2014 – Producer – The Ghosts In Our Machine – a film by Liz Marshall (Ghosts Media / documentary channel) Multi-award winning documentary exploring animal sentience. Are animals sentient beings deserving of rights or property to be exploited by humans?
2011 – 2014 Cross Platform Producer / Website Designer – theghostsinourmachine.com (Ghosts Media / documentary channel) Earned numerous awards, nominations and accolades and the extensive Webby nominated website and social media channels were selected as a case study for their “exemplary social media campaign and partner-building strategies” in an international online resource: tmcresourcekit.com. Ran two successful crowd funding campaigns for the project with co producer Liz Marshall.
2013 – Production Manager – Museum Diaries TV Series (Up Front Entertainment / TVO) Based at the ROM, this series observes the behind the scenes activities of the ROM Project Managers, Curators, Archivists and the rest of their teams as they plan, mount and manage their exhibits.
2007 – 2009 – Cross Platform Producer / Creative Director – Pop It! / popittv.com (Hop To It / TVO) Produced two seasons of dance TV series for TVO Kids, sold internationally. “Pop It!” website featured popular online mash-up tool “Popmania” developed internally and hosted by TVO Kids.
2009 – Writer/Director/Producer – Suck It Up Princess (Hop To It / OMNI TV) The documentary explored the life of the inspirational Renee Rodrigues, a victim of Congenital Muscular Dystrophy but also a blogger, web moderator and friend of many celebrities.
2007 – Producer / Creative Director – Cupids Café prototype (Hop To It) Developed web prototype “Create A Date” with propriety mashup software and multi-platform dramatic pilot.
2004 – 2005 – Producer / Director / Writer – The Idealist – James Beveridge, Film Guru (Beevision / TVO) A documentary film shot throughout India, the USA and Canada about the life of Nina’s father, James Beveridge, a documentary film pioneer. Explores the history of the NFB and other institutions.
2003 – Producer – The Calling (Team Adrenaline / Olympic Spirit Toronto) An award winning High Definition documentary short film, mixed in 10.1 surround sound, for Olympic Spirit Toronto. Nina has since been collaborating with Olympic Spirit President and CEO Mark Dzenick developing a strategy to roll out Olympic Spirit centres world-wide.
2001 – Creative Director / Project Manager – Festival of Creative Genius (Beevision / Harbourfront) Project management, animation and post production for 13 large scale multimedia experiences that honoured the world’s greatest living creative geniuses.
“Little India: Village of Dreams” (documentary/website) 2018 Nominated for Canadian Screen Award-Best Music
“The Ghosts In Our Machine” (documentary/website) 2015 Nominated for 4 Canadian Screen Awards; 2013 Special Jury Prize, DMZ Docs (International Film Festival); Best Canadian Feature, Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival; Golden Sheaf Award, Yorkton Film Festival; Top Transformational Film, Viewers Choice; Official Honorée -18th Annual Webby Awards- Best Use Of Interactive Video: Online Film & Video; 2012 Top Twenty Audience Favourite IDFA; Top Ten Audience Choice – Hot Docs Film Festival; Selected as Case Study for TMC Resource Kit
“Suck It Up Princess” (documentary) 2010 Worldfest Houston, Special Jury Award, Health/Medical; Golden Sheaf Nomination, POV doc; International Youth Awards Nomination, Best International doc.
“Pop It” (cross-platform – TV series/website) 2009 GEMINI Nomination, Best Cross Platform; ACT Nomination, Best Cross Platform; ACT Nomination, Best Interstitial; LA Youth Talent Awards, Best Live Host – Shemar Charles
“Cupid’s Café/S-MasH” (webisode pilot / mashup software) 2007 invited to Vancouver Fusion Venture Capital Forum; Banff Interactive Project Lab scholarship; CFC Innovation Award; Telefilm Canada’s Great Canadian Video Game Competition, Round One Winners
“The Calling” (theatrical film) 2007 FICTS Festival, Warsaw, Olympic Spirit Award ; 2006 12th Annual Thea Awards Gala, Best Branded Visitor Centre (The Calling-featured film); 2005 FICTS Festival, Milan, The Amova Award
“The Idealist – James Beveridge, Film Guru” (documentary) 2006 Worldfest Houston, Platinum Remi Award – World Peace and Understanding
2003 Hot Docs Mentorship Award
1998 GEMINI AWARD, Outstanding Technical Achievement, co-awarded to Beevision Productions and Puppetworks.
RESUME / WORK HISTORY
PRESIDENT – Beevision Productions Incorporated
April 1993 – present
CEO – Hop To It Productions Inc.
June 2006 – present
CONSULTANT – Production Management/Business Affairs
June 2018 – present – Oya Media Group
CTV SPORTS GRAPHICS DIRECTOR – 1994 Olympic Winter Games, Lillehammer
March ’93 – Feb. ’94
Games of the XXV Olympiad, Barcelona 1992
Jan. ’92 – Sept. ’92
CREATIVE DIRECTOR / ANIMATOR – The Image Group Canada / Soho Post
Sept. ’87 – Oct. ’90
DESIGNER / ANIMATOR – Greenlight Video Animation
Dec. ’85 – Aug.’87
DIRECTOR OF GRAPHICS / ARTIST – The Sports Network (TSN)
Aug. ’84 – Nov. ’85 (* TSN’s “launch” year)
GRAPHIC ARTIST / TECHNICAL MANAGER – Teletext Project “IRIS”
Nov. ’82 – Feb. ’84
TELIDON COORDINATOR / DESIGNER – Rogers Cablesystems
Jan. ’82 – Nov. ’82
HONOURS BA – ENGLISH & PHILOSOPHY
Glendon College, York University, Toronto, 1978-81
1st year DIPLOMA PROGRAM – PAINTING, SCULPTURE & DESIGN
Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda, India, 1977
DOC MODERATOR (docorg.ca)
Documentary Association of Canada – 2014 – present
DOCshift / (DOC-IT) CONFERENCE
Steering committee, 2008 – 2011
CO-FOUNDER / CHAIRMAN INTER-ACCESS
Canada’s first artist-run non-profit digital media organization for artists – 1982 – 1990 (interaccess.org)
Nina regularly attends Hot Docs and MIPCOM/MIPTV and has attended IDFA, Kidscreen Summit, Banff TV Festival and Interactive Ontario’s various conferences (IN, Inplay, ICE, iLunch) GDC, SIGGRAPH, BDC, and other industry programs.