Wandering Journalist Films has a number of broadcast properties, most of them in high definition. These properties include interstitials, series and documentaries, all focusing on history. Here is a sample of what Wandering Journalist Films and Wandering Journalist Productions has to offer..
The series that started it all, Forgotten Ontario explores ghost towns, old mills, abandoned rail lines, and other long-forgotten parts of Ontario's past. Entertainign and educational - the series started airing on WPBS Watertown in the fall of 2004 and was quickly picked up by other PBS stations. TV Ontario has exclusive Canadian broadcast rights to series one until mid-2010. A DVD of the first series is available for purchase, which includes all 26 shorts and extra content.
Series two has been produced and sold to television. Series three is set to be shot in high definition.
Planned as a 13 part series and shot in high definition, Museumville is a look at the unique, small-town museums which dot the landscape of Ontario. Described as a cross between History Detectives and Bob Villa's Home Again, this series is currently in pre-production with a 24 minute pilot available for viewing by broadcast partners and sponsors.
The Dreamer of Main Street:The Dreamer of Main Street: George Cook and Picton's Regent Theatre is a 24 minute high definition documentary completed in the fall of 2008 in time for the Regent Theatre's 90th anniversary. Produced by Wandering Journalist Productions, shot and edited by Dale Morrisey; and, written and narrated by Jennifer Lester, The Dreamer of Main Street has had a run on the film festival circuit and is now heading to television. For more information on the film check out the film's official page on IMDB where you can watch the trailer. You can also purchase a copy of the film at a number of retail locations in Prince Edward County or on-line at Amazon.
Burnt! Two Brothers Reenacted:Based on the burning of the Two Brothers schooner during the flight of The Royal George during the War of 1812 and the living history event staged in the Village of Bath during Canada Day, 2007, this 24 minute documentary mixes action, archival images and interviews to tell a compelling story. Special thank-you to Gopher Baroque for providing the music for the film. Burnt! Two Brothers Reenacted is also available on DVD and was purchased by PBS.
The Father of Hockey: Captain James Sutherland and the Battle for Hockey's Hall of Fame
Now in production, this film is being produced with the cooperation of the International Hockey Hall of Fame in Kingston Ontario. Blending archival material, location shooting and interviews, this planned 54 minute documentary should be ready for broadcast for late 2011 or early 2012. For more on the film, visit the web site www.fatherofhockey.ca or check out the offical production page on facebook. You can also follow updates on twitter@fatherofhockey.