Big Cedar Films is a film, television and new media company that creates elevated work for the Canadian and international media market. Recent projects include the top-rated mystery documentary, The Missing Tourist (CBC Firsthand / POV) and anthology series, Brand Canada (CBC Digital).
The company was founded by Genie and Gemini Award-winning producer, writer and director, Geoff Morrison, whose work has screened at festivals and venues around the world including the Berlinale, TIFF, Rotterdam, SXSW, Hot Docs, BAFICI, and the MoMA in New York.
Prior to launching Big Cedar Films, Geoff produced and co-created The National Parks Project, a cross-platform media arts project that features 13 short films (Zacharias Kunuk, Louise Archambault, Scott Smith and more), a 13-part documentary series for the Discovery Channel, a 65-track music release (Last Gang), and an acclaimed interactive piece. Geoff’s work on the NPP earned him a Genie Award, Gemini Award, and several acknowledgements for the project’s interactive and cross-platform integration. His next project as producer / director, Northwords, included connected film, radio, eBook and interactive components. The film won Best Documentary at the Banff World Media International Pilot Competition and sold to CBC Documentary and Knowledge Network. Other documentary projects include Mackenzie’s Tributaries – winner of the Planet in Focus Green Pitch Award, Beyond the Horizon, which had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, and the Peter Mettler-lensed, Gros Morne, which premiered at Rotterdam and toured Canadian festivals with live musical accompaniment.
On the scripted side, Geoff co-wrote/co-directed the narrative feature, No Heart Feelings, which was acquired by Super Channel, released theatrically by KinoSmith and hailed, “A quiet triumph” by The Globe and Mail. His latest scripted project, The Sweet Life was optioned by Seven24 Films in 2018.
Geoff is an alumni and the RIDM and Berlinale Talent Campuses, and Queen’s University Film Studies Program, and is an occasional instructor at the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto.
Big Cedar Films is currently developing several scripted, documentary and new media projects.