At HitPlay Productions we're passionate about telling stories that challenge people to see the world and themselves differently.
Company
HitPlay Productions
Nadine Pequeneza is an award-winning Producer/Director/Writer specializing in character-driven films that offer unique access to stories about a wide range of topics from criminal justice, to global finance, to wildlife conservation. With more than 15 years international experience her work has garnered worldwide recognition, including; a Canadian Screen Award for Best Writing in a Documentary Program, nine CSA and Gemini nominations, Gold and Silver Hugos from the Chicago International Film Festival and a Silver Gavel Award honourable mention from the American Bar Association. Nadine’s films have screened at festivals around the world from Toronto, to Milan, to Auckland, to Sichuan, China.
Through her company HitPlay Productions, Nadine produces, directs and writes feature documentaries; including: The Invisible Heart, Next of Kin, Road to Mercy, 15 to Life: Kenneth’s Story and Inside Disaster: Haiti. HitPlay’s regular broadcast and funding partners include: CBC, SRC/RDI, PBS, TVO, Knowledge Network, Canal D, Telefilm, Ontario Creates, NFB, Rogers Documentary Fund and Bell Fund. HitPlay is currently in production on Last of the Right Whales, a feature documentary for CBC and ARTE.
Nadine is immediate past Chair of the Documentary Organization of Canada and a graduate of the Fledgling Foundation’s inaugural engagement lab 2014-15.
  • Writer (7 Credits)
    1,047 DAYS
    Screenplay
    Nadine Pequeneza – TIFF - CBC Films Screenwriter Award – 2021
    Feature
    La Mina2023
    Treatment
    Last of the Right Whales2021
    Documentary, Feature
    Next of Kin2018
    Documentary
    The Invisible Heart 2018
    Documentary
    Road to Mercy2016
    Documentary
  • Director (7 Credits)
    1,047 DAYS
    Screenplay
    Nadine Pequeneza – TIFF - CBC Films Screenwriter Award – 2021
    Feature
    La Mina2023
    Treatment
    Last of the Right Whales2021
    Documentary, Feature
    Next of Kin2018
    Documentary
    The Invisible Heart 2018
    Documentary
    Road to Mercy2016
    Documentary
  • Producer (6 Credits)
    An Unfinished Journey2024
    Documentary, Feature
    La Mina2023
    Treatment
    Last of the Right Whales2021
    Documentary, Feature
    Next of Kin2018
    Documentary
    The Invisible Heart 2018
    Documentary
    Road to Mercy2016
    Documentary
Official Selection
Last of the Right Whales
Calgary International Film Festival
Calgary
2021
Best Canadian Feature
Last of the Right Whales
Planet in Focus International Film Festival
Toronto
2021
Best Canadian Feature
Last of the Right Whales
Best Canadian Feature, Planet in Focus
Toronto
2021
Explore and Create Project Grant
1,047 DAYS
Canada Council of the Arts Grant
Toronto
2021
Screenwriters Lab Shortlist
1,047 DAYS
Screenwriters Lab - Whistler Film Festival (shortlist)
Whislter, British Columbia
2021
Official Selection
The Invisible Heart
DocEdge Film Festival
Wellington
2018
Current City
Toronto, Ontario
Hometown
Burlington, Ontario
Gender
Female
Ethnicity
Guyanese-Flemish
At HitPlay Productions we're passionate about telling stories that challenge people to see the world and themselves differently.
Company
HitPlay Productions