Shaftesbury Films

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Shaftesbury Films is a film, television and digital media production company founded by Christina Jennings in 1987. It is based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


Shaftesbury is a creator and producer of original content for television and multiple platforms, with programming available in more than 120 countries worldwide.

Recent productions[edit]

Recent productions include Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures for HBO Canada, based on the Giller-prize winning book by Dr. Vincent Lam; three seasons of The Listener for CTV and Fox International Channels; and now in season ten of Murdoch Mysteries for Citytv/CBC and UKTV’s Alibi. Shaftesbury also produced a variety of award-winning programming, including the global hit series Life with Derek and the movie follow-up to the series, Vacation with Derek. Shaftesbury’s newest series, Good Dog, is a half-hour comedy created, written and directed by Ken Finkleman that premiered on HBO Canada in 2011.


Shaftesbury’s divisions include Shaftesbury Factual, which is focused on non-fiction storytelling across a broad spectrum of genres; Smokebomb Entertainment, the company’s digital media division responsible for the development and production of original online series and companion web experiences for Shaftesbury’s slate of properties; Shaftesbury Kids, their division responsible for several children's TV shows and movies, and Shaftesbury Sales Company, which manages international sales and distribution for the company’s content.[1][2]


The company's television series projects have included:


Television films produced by Shaftesbury have included:

Cinema films have included:

Digital films, produced by digital arm Smokebomb Entertainment, include:


The company's digital series projects, produced by digital arm Smokebomb Entertainment, have included:

The company's digital arm also oversees KindaTV, the company's distribution channel through YouTube.


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  2. ^ Bailey, Patricia. "Decade In Review: Christina Jennings is Playback's Producer of the Decade". Playback. Retrieved March 19, 2015.  External link in |website= (help)
  3. ^ Pinto, Jordan. "Smokebomb goes Darken". Playback Online. Brunico Communications Ltd. Retrieved 2 August 2016. 
  4. ^ Cummins, Julianna. "IPF invests nearly $2M across 17 web series". Playback Online. Brunico Communications Ltd. Retrieved 24 June 2014. 

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