THE 90TH PARALLEL TEAM

Telling Stories That Matter

GORDON HENDERSON,
PRESIDENT

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Gordon Henderson began his career as parliamentary correspondent for Global TV. He produced documentaries for CBC’s The Journal and was the senior field producer at CTV’s W5 before starting 90th Parallel Productions in 1987. He was the senior series producer of the celebrated CBC/Radio-Canada series Canada: A People’s History.

He sits on the board of Opera Atelier and Face the Future, a medical missions foundation. He is past Chair of Dixon Hall, a community service agency in Regent Park.

For more than a decade he was an instructor with the Journalism department at Toronto’s Ryerson University. His novel, Man in the Shadows, which takes place during Confederation, is published by HarperCollins.

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SUSANNE CUFFE,
PRODUCTION MANAGER

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As Production Manager, Susanne Cuffe oversees all business aspects of 90th Parallel Productions. She coordinates the documentary productions, manages the budgets and keeps the productions on track.

She is also the Post-Production Supervisor and Business Manager for 90th’s related company, ViewPost Productions.

Nothing would get done here at 90th if it weren’t for Susanne. Seriously. Nothing.

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STUART HENDERSON,
WRITER/PRODUCER

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Stuart Henderson is our resident expert on anything from history to hip hop.

Stuart holds a PhD in history from Queen’s University and has spent over a decade teaching at the university level. He has researched several of 90th Parallel’s documentaries, including Underground Railroad: The William Still Story (PBS) and They Built The Railway (History TV).

He has worked as a Hollywood creative consultant and was a syndicated Pop Culture columnist with CBC Radio One. A former editor with PopMatters and Exclaim!, he is a juror for the Polaris and Prism Music Prizes. Stuart is the author of the multiple award-winning book Making the Scene: Yorkville and Hip Toronto in the 1960s.

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ANDREW GREGG,
WRITER/DIRECTOR/PRODUCER

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Andrew Gregg has been making documentary films for 27 years – the last 16 with 90th Parallel. Gregg has filmed around the world, from Borneo to the northern Greenland; from Polynesia to the Andes and the valleys of Mustang in Nepal; from Indonesia to the Canadian Arctic.

Gregg’s career began in the Yukon and then took him to Toronto where he was a producer at CBC’s The Journal. Seven years later he was out on his own making films that have been shown the world over. His latest adventure has him exploring ancient tea routes for the feature length film The Tea Explorer.

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GEOFF MATHESON,
EDITOR

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Geoff Matheson is an extremely busy documentary editor, working on more than 20 productions in the past five years alone. Pretty remarkable, for a guy who wandered in to 90th looking for the bathroom!

His recent credits include Mom & Me (TVO), Franklin’s Lost Ships (CBC) and Underground Railroad: The William Still Story (PBS). He’s currently working on The Tea Explorer, a feature length film for doc channel.

Geoff is our resident cyclist. Rain or shine, he braves those roads – and often has a good rant about it when he gets to the office.

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RITA KOTZIA,
PRODUCER/DIRECTOR

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Rita is our Greek Goddess here at 90th. A native of Montreal, when not making us envious with her talk of olive oil and honey from the family home in Greece, she’s showing off that she also speaks fluent French.

For 20 years, Rita has written, directed and produced television series, documentaries and national news for broadcasters including CTV, CBC, Shaw, and PBS.

She came to 90th from CBC’s DocZone where she was travelling the world producing and managing several documentaries. At 90th she does a bit – well a lot – of everything including directing a feature length documentary and managing social media for several films.

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LEORA EISEN,
DIRECTOR/WRITER/PRODUCER

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Leora is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker specializing in documentaries. Her work has appeared on CBC, Radio-Canada, TVO, Discovery, History, W and documentary, as well as broadcasters around the globe. She has also acted as a senior producer in CBC’s independent documentary unit. Leora is a recipient of a Gemini award, two Gemini nominations and RTNDA’s Dave Rogers Award for Best Feature Documentary.

Her most recent projects, produced with 90th Parallel, include Two of a Kind, It Takes Guts and Think Like An Animal. When this storyteller has some rare downtime, she’ll tackle a crossword puzzle in minutes.

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