Six Island produces international award-winning diverse-voice features, TV series, documentaries and digital media.
Founded in 2000 by producer Paul Scherzer (Europe’s ACE organization, Canadian Academy, Canadian Producers Assoc.), Six Island maintains a clear focus on international co-production.
For over 20 years, Six Island has worked with some of the most diverse filmmakers in Canada and internationally, including Oscar-nominated Tunisian director Kaouther Ben Hania, Canada’s LGBTQ bad boy Bruce LaBruce, Syrian-Palestinian Ruba Nadda, Iranian Asghar Massombagi, Indo-Canadian Jennifer Baichwal, Puerto Rican Alejandro Alvarez, Indo-Parsi Niara Modi, and Syrian-Lebanese-Armenian Noura Kevorkian.
In order to help realize these diverse filmmakers’ visions, over the past two decades Six Island has partnered with such renowned companies as ARTE (FR/DE), Cinetic (US), Playtime (FR), GunPowder&Sky (US), SWR-HR (DE), Beta Cinema (DE), Tribeca Film Institute (US), UFA Fiction (DE), BFF/Indie Sales (BE/FR), The Doha Film Institute (QA), and the National Film Board of Canada.
Six Island features have screened at the world’s top international fests including Cannes, Venice, Berlin, TIFF, SXSW, Busan, San Sebastian, and Thessaloniki.
While programmed at top documentary festivals including IDFA, Hot Docs, and CPH:Dox, Six Island theatrical docs defy pigeonholing, appearing also at TIFF, Cannes, Sundance, Karlovy Vary, Zurich and Thessaloniki among other prestigious festivals, and making sales around the world.
Paul Scherzer - producer
Having spent years overseas in Scotland, Spain, Japan and Australia, Toronto-based producer Paul Scherzer is naturally drawn to diverse voices and international co-productions. Since 2000, Paul’s company Six Island Productions has produced award-winning dramatic features, documentaries, TV series and digital media projects playing festivals from Toronto to Cannes, Berlin to Busan and selling into all markets.
Prior to forming Six Island, Paul worked for Telefilm and the National Film Board of Canada. He is a graduate of the Canadian Film Centre established by Norman Jewison, a TIFF STUDIO alumnus, and a member of the Canadian Media Producers Association, the Canadian Academy, and the European producers organization ACE.
Noura Kevorkian - writer/director/producer
Lebanese-Syrian-Armenian Noura Kevorkian made her debut with the award-winning VEILS UNCOVERED (Competition IDFA), followed by ANJAR (MED Rome), and the drama-doc hybrid 23 KILOMETRES (Competition Karlovy Vary). Kevorkian’s latest Oscar-qualifying feature doc BATATA (Audience Award Hot Docs, Best Feature Carthage, Amnesty Award Durban) follows an unparalleled 10 years in the life of a Syrian refugee woman and her family.
Concurrently Noura is working on the development of her debut feature drama, SYRIAN DANCER, the story of two teenagers who find love against all odds, along with the screen adaptation of the award-winning non-fiction book The Taste of Longing about an unknown female WWII Canadian war hero.
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