extraordinary canadians

Docu-fiction for CBC where a famous Canadian writer chronicles the life of a Canadian from whom they have drawn inspiration, and gives insight into the lives of both biographer and subject.

Biographies with a point of view, Extraordinary Canadians is an innovative half-hour series providing a personal take on the lives of eminent Canadians from the perspective of prominent writers who have themselves shaped contemporary thinking. The series is adapted from the best-selling Penguin Random House Canada book series of the same name, edited by John Ralston Saul.



Production: PMA Production
Broadcast: CBC
Producer: Kenneth Hirsch
Director of Photography: Jeremy Benning, Mario Janelle



Joseph Boyden on Louis Riel & Gabriel Dumont

Charles Foran on Maurice Richard

Vincent Lam on Tommy Douglas