Six Island is a Toronto-based independent film, TV and Digital Media production company specializing in internationally appealing drama, comedy, documentary and transmedia.
Founded by producer Paul Scherzer in 1998, Six Island has produced international award-winning feature films and dramas, including CHALLAT OF TUNIS (Opening Night Cannes Film Festival L'ACID section, Official Competition Dubai), KHALED (Canada's Top 10, Toronto International, FIPRESCI, Karlovy Vary Best Director), the improv ensemble piece A WAKE (Cannes Perspectives Canada, DGC Awards Best Direction/Best Picture Editing), NO MORE MONKEYS JUMPIN' ON THE BED (Best Director Vancouver International), co-produced SABAH (Dir: Ruba Nadda) with exec producer Atom Egoyan, and executive produced the Made-forTV movies ROSE and SONNY BY DAWN.
In factual programming, Six Island produced the feature documentaries THE MANOR (Gala Opening Night Hot Docs, Official Competition Karlovy Vary), MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES (Official Competition Sundance, Toronto International, Rotterdam), DISPORTRAIT (CPH:DOX), TROUBLE IN THE PEACE (Cannes Cross Media, Hot Docs Doc Soup), GATE #5 (Official Competition Dubai, Edinburgh), LAND (Hot Docs, Official Competition Santa Barbara) and ANJAR (DocuDays). For TV Six Island also produced the world's first enviro-reality series CODE GREEN CANADA for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and the 13-part documentary series URBAN NITES for CTV/OLN.
The team at Six Island has worked with such renowned international companies as Cinetic (US), Beta Cinema (GE), Celluloid Dreams (FR), Zeitgeist (US), Films Distribution (FR), Tribeca Film Institute (US), ARTE (FR), The National Film Board of Canada, The Sundance Channel, Ego Film Arts, Mongrel Media, Telefilm Canada, KinoSmith, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, CTV, OLN, TVOntario, and the Doc Channel.
The slate at Six Island includes a wide variety of feature films and documentaries, television comedies and factual programs.
Paul Scherzer - producer
Founder and president of Six Island Productions, Paul has produced a host of award-winning dramatic features, documentaries and interactive projects playing festivals from Toronto to Cannes, Sundance to Dubai and selling into all markets. Prior to founding Six Island, Paul worked for Telefilm and the NFB. He is a graduate of the Canadian Film Centre established by Norman Jewison, a TIFF STUDIO alumnus and a member of the CMPA, ACCT and ACE.
Noura Kevorkian - writer/director/producer
An Armenian Lebanese, Noura immigrated to Canada in her late teens to pursue her education, receiving a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Middle East Studies. In 2002 Noura made her filmmaking debut with the multi-award winning short documentary VEILS UNCOVERED (official competition IDFA, Golden Sheaf Yorkton, best short documentary National Film Board of Canada) about lingerie and the veiled women of Damascus. Noura's feature debut ANJAR: FLOWERS, GOATS & HEROES (DocuDays) is the historical POV documentary about a young girl growing up during the Lebanese Civil War who discovers that all the elders of her village are genocide survivors from the First World War. Along with numerous shorts Noura has also directed for the CBC TV series CODE GREEN CANADA, and the Vision TV series SEX & RELIGION.
Noura is currently completing post production on two Lebanon-Canada co-productions. The documentary feature 23 KM, a film about aging and Parkinson's disease and BATATA, a documentary about Syrian migrant workers and refugees in Lebanon. Noura divides her time living between Beirut and Toronto.
SIX ISLAND PRODUCTIONS inc.
180 Manning Ave
Toronto, ON Canada