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.