Back Alley Film Productions

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Back Alley Film Productions is a television production company founded by Janis Lundman and Adrienne Mitchell and based in Toronto, Ontario, and Montreal, Quebec Canada. Founded in 1989, Back Alley is a creator and producer of original content for television with programming available in more than 120 countries worldwide.

The company's most recent project is Bellevue starring Anna Paquin for CBC. Other productions include Played, a 1 hour police drama series for CTV and Bomb Girls, a series that followed the lives of women working in a munitions factory during WWII for Global Television. Starring Meg Tilly the series won the Outstanding Drama award at the 2013 Gracie Awards and was nominated for the prestigious Rockie Award at the Banff Television Festival. Back Alley also produced the Movie of the Week, Bomb Girls: Facing the Enemy , which won the 2015 Canadian Screen Award for Best TV Movie or Mini-Series. Back Alley's other credits include three seasons of the award winning Durham County, which has sold to over 100 countries internationally; the women’s erotica series, Bliss; the hip hop series Drop the Beat and Straight Up with Sarah Polley.[1]

Productions[edit]

Television series[edit]

Non-fiction[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Bomb Girls - Facing the Enemy[edit]

  • Canadian Screen Awards
    • Best Dramatic Miniseries or TV Movie - Janis Lundman, Adrienne Mitchell, Michael Prupas
    • Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Program or Mini-Series - Jodi Balfour
    • Best Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Program or Series - Ali Liebert
  • Canadian Screen Award Nominations
    • Best Achievement in Makeup - Eva Coudouloux, Katerina Chovanec
    • Best Photography in a Dramatic Series - Eric Cayla
  • Leo Awards
    • Best Supporting Performance by a Male, Television Movie - Antonio Cupo
  • Directors Guild of Canada Award Nominations
    • Best Television Movie/Miniseries
    • Best Production Design, Television Movie/Miniseries - Aidan Leroux
    • Best Picture Editing, Television Movie/Miniseries - Tad Seaborn
    • Best Sound Editing, Television Movie/Miniseries - Peter Lopata, Jill Purdy

Played[edit]

Bomb Girls - Season 2[edit]

Bomb Girls - Season 1[edit]

Durham County – Season 3[edit]

Durham County – Season 2[edit]

  • Gemini Awards
    • Best Achievement in Main Title Design - Kevin Chandoo
    • Best Achievement in Make-Up - Eva Coudouloux and Adrien Morot
  • Gemini Nominations
    • Best Dramatic Series
    • Best Direction in a Dramatic Series - Adrienne Mitchell
    • Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role - Helene Joy
    • Best Achievement in Casting - Andrea Kenyon, Wendy O'Brien, Marissa Richmond, and Randi Wells
  • Monte-Carlo Television Festival
    • Winner of 2010 Golden Nymph Award
    • Outstanding Actress- Michelle Forbes (Drama TV Series)
  • Monte-Carlo Television Festival Nominations
    • Outstanding Actor – Hugh Dillon (Drama TV Series)
    • Outstanding International Producer – Janis Lundman, Adrienne Mitchell, Laurie Finstad Knizhnik and Michael Prupas (Drama TV Series)
  • Directors Guild of Canada Award Winners
    • Best Direction- TV Series - Adrienne Mitchell
    • Best Production Design- TV Series - Donna Noonan
  • Directors Guild of Canada Award Nominee
    • Best Picture Editing- TV Series
  • EMPixx Awards
    • Platinum Award for Best National Cable Program in the Entertainment Category
  • WorldFest – Houston International Film Festival
    • Winner of the Platinum Award - Best TV Series – Drama

Durham County – Season 1[edit]

  • Winner of 5 Canadian Gemini Awards for Best Writing in a Dramatic Series, Best Direction in a Dramatic Series, Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role, Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role and Best Sound in a Dramatic Series
  • Winner of 2 Directors Guild of Canada Awards for Best Editing – Dramatic Series and Direction – Television Series
  • Winner of CFTPA Indie Award for Best Dramatic Series
  • Nominated for 7 Canadian Gemini Awards for Best Dramatic Series, Best Performance by an Actor in a Continuing Leading Dramatic Role, Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series, Best Photography in a Dramatic Program or Series, Best Picture Editing in a Dramatic Program or Series, Best Costume Design and Best Achievement in Casting.
  • Nominated for 2 Director’s Guild of Canada Awards for Team Television Series – Drama and Production Design – Television Series
  • Nominated for the Writers Guild of Canada Award for Best Writing in a Dramatic Series
  • Nominated for 2 ACTRA Montreal Awards for Outstanding Female Performance and Outstanding Male Performance
  • Nominated for 2 Leo Awards for Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series and Best Supporting Performance by a Male in a Dramatic Series.

Bliss[edit]

  • Canadian Gemini Award for Best Sound in a Dramatic Series.
  • Canadian Gemini Nominations for Best Dramatic Series, Best Production Design, Best Picture Editing, Best Direction in a Dramatic Series.

Drop the Beat[edit]

  • Canadian Gemini Award Nomination for Best Dramatic Series

Straight Up[edit]

  • Writers Guild of Canada Award
  • Canadian Gemini Award for Best Direction
  • Canadian Gemini Award for Best Youth Actor
  • Canadian Gemini Award Nomination for Best Dramatic Series

Lawn and Order[edit]

  • Chicago Film Festival - Silver Plaque for Humour

Talk 16[edit]

  • San Francisco Film Festival Special Jury Prize
  • Florida Film Festival Best Documentary Grand Jury Prize

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