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the company

Kamafilms is a Montreal based media company whose mission is to create, develop and produce television, film and media that go beyond mainstream thinking. We recognize the extraordinary power and responsibility of media and aim to create work that revolutionizes, empowers and enlightens.

From China to South Africa, South India and Canada, Kamafilms is developing a wide range of documentary, corporate and fictional film and television projects with Canadian and international partners.

Kamafilms is producing and developing a series of corporate films for multinationals that aim to leverage for good and plant seeds of awareness to change the world.

“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.”

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film+tv projects

THE COMEBACK/À SUIVRE is an inspiring and highly provocative feature documentary that tracks the uphill climb of Québecois boxing icon and karate master, Alain Bonnamie on his uncharted path toward the biggest comeback of his life – beating Parkinson’s disease using alternative medicine while he trains for his 6th dan black belt in Shinkyokushin karate.

The Comeback / À Suivre
A Documentary Feature Film – Trailer

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corporate + our work

In 2016 Kamafilms travelled the globe to produce British American Tobacco’s corporate film, We Are Bat. Told from the POV of BAT employees in Brazil, London, Southampton, Johannesburg, Kushtia, and Bangladesh, it presents a brand new and transformative story emerging within the tobacco industry.
Following the success of We Are Bat, Kamafilms produced 2 short spin-off corporate films for British American TobaccoWe are Bat – South Africa and We Are Bat Bangladesh.

We Are Bat
Corporate film for British American Tobacco 2017

We Are Bat – South Africa
Corporate Film for British American Tobacco 2017
We Are Bat – Bangladesh
Corporate Film for British American Tobacco 2017
In 2016 Kamafilms travelled the globe to produce British American Tobacco’s corporate film, We Are Bat. Told from the POV of BAT employees in Brazil, London, Southampton, Johannesburg, Kushtia, and Bangladesh, it presents a brand new and transformative story emerging within the tobacco industry.
Following the success of We Are Bat, Kamafilms produced 2 short spin-off corporate films for British American TobaccoWe are Bat – South Africa and We Are Bat Bangladesh.

We Are Bat
Corporate film for British American Tobacco 2017

We Are Bat – South Africa
Corporate Film for British American Tobacco 2017
We Are Bat – Bangladesh
Corporate Film for British American Tobacco 2017

“I watch it with a huge sense of pride and wonderment - pride in the care, love and commitment that was required to get it to this point, and wonderment at what has been created - a compelling feast for the eyes and ears that really shows who we are as a company. The Kama team has been our rock, our guiding light and all-round miracle workers.”

Anna Vickerstaff
Senior Press Relations Manager
Legal & External Affairs - Corporate Affairs
British American Tobacco - Globe House

“It’s been such a pleasure working with Kamafilms; their approach, which consists of combining sound, business-minded recommendations with fantastic creative flair, has allowed us to deliver a company video that has exceeded expectations across the organization. We’re happy to count Nadine and her team as partners in forging a stronger corporate narrative for internal and external viewers alike!”

Jean-François Lappas
Internal Communications Manager
Legal & External Affairs - Corporate Affairs
British American Tobacco - Globe House

in development

Blue Roan Child an epic adventure of love, trust, magic, and a special friendship between a brave girl and a remarkable horse as they save their world from eternal darkness.
Based on the book by Jamieson Findlay, written by Tarah Stafford and David R. Webb.
Blue Roan Child an epic adventure of love, trust, magic, and a special friendship between a brave girl and a remarkable horse as they save their world from eternal darkness.
Based on the book by Jamieson Findlay, written by Tarah Stafford and David R. Webb.

In the travel adventure series Road to Moo, celebrity chef and recording artist Roger Mooking journeys throughout the world: first stop in China to discover his family roots, Chinese culture and culinary treasures. China co-producer – A & A Media.

In the travel adventure series Road to Moo, celebrity chef and recording artist Roger Mooking journeys throughout the world: first stop in China to discover his family roots, Chinese culture and culinary treasures. China co-producer – A & A Media.

In Breaking the Dress Code fashion maven & host Tatiana Cusson travels to the outlands of fashion in search of the true motives that drive style and beauty. As Tatiana explores enigmatic dress codes around the world past, present and future, she breaks the dress code to modern fashion.

In Breaking the Dress Code fashion maven & host Tatiana Cusson travels to the outlands of fashion in search of the true motives that drive style and beauty. As Tatiana explores enigmatic dress codes around the world past, present and future, she breaks the dress code to modern fashion.

The Katy Klein Mysteries is a murder mystery series with an astrological twist. Katy Klein is edgy, quirky and a perpetually single mom. An Astro-therapist with a flair for the celestial and a gift for helping everyone except herself,  Katy unwittitngly finds herself solving mysteries and murders with stars & planets on her side. With the help of her cool teenage daughter, a sexy skeptical detective and a fabulous female mentor she walks the line between worlds in a way that only she can, finding closure for the victims along the way and maybe finding her soulmate  in the most unexpected of places.

The Katy Klein Mysteries is a murder mystery series with an astrological twist. Katy Klein is edgy, quirky and a perpetually single mom. An Astro-therapist with a flair for the celestial and a gift for helping everyone except herself,  Katy unwittitngly finds herself solving mysteries and murders with stars & planets on her side. With the help of her cool teenage daughter, a sexy skeptical detective and a fabulous female mentor she walks the line between worlds in a way that only she can, finding closure for the victims along the way and maybe finding her soulmate  in the most unexpected of places.

Female Luminaries is a 13-part documentary tv series about feminine power, leadership and consciousness on the planet. The series features extraordinary life stories about the world’s most compelling change makers, pioneers and visionaries.

Female Luminaries is a 13-part documentary tv series about feminine power, leadership and consciousness on the planet. The series features extraordinary life stories about the world’s most compelling change makers, pioneers and visionaries.

A Different World is a character-driven documentary reality series that follows 10 students from opposite worlds, as they embark on a 4-month, life altering performing arts exchange program.

A Different World is a character-driven documentary reality series that follows 10 students from opposite worlds, as they embark on a 4-month, life altering performing arts exchange program.

My Body is a Temple is a documentary project in development about a group of empowered female sex workers in South India.

My Body is a Temple is a documentary project in development about a group of empowered female sex workers in South India.

A South African/Canadian feature film entitled UTHANDO based on the award winning HBO documentary “Ithuteng/Never Stop Learning”. The film tells the story of Ariel Berwick who returns to South Africa to attend the funeral of her estranged brother. She embarks upon a journey, both perilous and transformative that allows her to see herself and the country of her birth through new eyes. UTHANDO is a universal mystery/drama that delves into current social/political issues in South Africa surrounding HIV/AIDS, corruption, violence, sexual abuse, social stigma and gender inequality through the lens of a womans struggle against these injustices.

A South African/Canadian feature film entitled UTHANDO based on the award winning HBO documentary “Ithuteng/Never Stop Learning”. The film tells the story of Ariel Berwick who returns to South Africa to attend the funeral of her estranged brother. She embarks upon a journey, both perilous and transformative that allows her to see herself and the country of her birth through new eyes. UTHANDO is a universal mystery/drama that delves into current social/political issues in South Africa surrounding HIV/AIDS, corruption, violence, sexual abuse, social stigma and gender inequality through the lens of a womans struggle against these injustices.

who we are

Nadine Schwartz

Creator/Executive Producer/Director

Award-winning and multiple Screen Award nominee, Nadine Schwartz has been directing television for over 20 years. Her passion for writing and directing compelling and inspiring stories has led her to create and develop her own documentary and fictional projects spearheading new paradigm ideas and media aimed at inspiring higher consciousness.

Nadine produced, wrote and directed 2 short films for Israel and New York based Genesis Prize Foundation with Eclipse Productions in 2015 and 2016. Filmed in Israel, New York, Boston, Montreal and Toronto the 2016 short film celebrates the achievements of the Genesis Prize Foundation laureates Michael Bloomberg and Michael Douglas.

Nadine wrote and directed Mountain of Madness from the series National Parks Mysteries for The Travel Network in the US and Travel+Escape in Canada. She was nominated for two Canadian Screen Awards for Best Direction in a documentary series program: Enraged for Discovery US and Run Run Revolution a 2 hour special for CBC. She directed seven episodes of the Food Network’s flagship series The Opener with Chef David Adjey. The Opener won a Golden Sheaf BEST LIFESTYLE AWARD for the “Twisted Lemon” episode.

Nadine was show-runner and director of the US Cooking Channel’s Chefography Canadian series: biographies of renowned chefs and TV personalities Chuck Hughes, Roger Mooking and Laura Calder. She directed prolific singer-songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk in an episode of the CBC series “Who do you think you are?”. The program was nominated for a Gemini Award for Best Cinematography.

In the CBC’s special episode of The Nature of Things: A Boreal Forest Journey, Nadine directed and filmed the journey down the Nahanni River with Justin Trudeau and Gerald Butts.

As a director-shooter for Cineflix, Nadine’s creative work is seen in over 50 episodes of the documentary series e-love, Birth Stories & Birthdays for W and Slice Network. Nadine directed multiple episodes of World’s Greenest Homes for HGTV & Discovery US.

Nadine wrote, directed and produced a fictional award winning short film called Liquid Love, shot by celebrated DOP André Turpin, edited by filmmaker Tara Johns and co-produced by Julia Rosenberg.

Keero Birla

Executive Producer/Director

Keero Birla is a documentary producer / director with a broad range of work, from award winning documentary and Imax® films to factual/ lifestyle / reality television series. His latest project, feature documentary Tiger Tiger, directed by acclaimed American director George Butler and executive produced by Frank Marshall, filmed in the remote Sundarban jungles of India and Bangladesh, recently won the Warner Prize at the Environmental Film Festival, Washington DC.

As the former Head of Production at Primesco Intl, collaborating with the National Wildlife Federation, Imax Corporation, Discovery Channel and dozens of international art & science centers and museums, Keero forged a name in the large-format industry for delivering acclaimed family entertainment. Keero has written, produced and directed the Imax® short Flight Without Wings for the Dubai Imax Theatre, which celebrates the richest horse-racing competition in the world. Keero has led crews across the Mongolian desert and through the Himalayan foothills in the Imax® documentaries Dinosaurs Alive 3D and India: Kingdom of the Tiger.

As a Director, Keero has excelled at working with non-actors and factual content to create 150+ hours of popular television, including the popular docusoap series Live to Dance and the real-estate series The Property Shop. He has written and directed four seasons of the Gemini-nominated food show Chuck’s Day Off with celebrity chef Chuck Hughes, as well as Chuck’s Week Off a travel & cooking series shot in Mexico in addition to directing five seasons of the mouth-watering hit – Eat St featuring Canadian TV personality James Cunningham.

More recently Keero directed several episodes of CBC’s The Big Decision featuring famed Canadian entrepreneur Arlene Dickinson from Dragon’s Den, and Brave New Worlds with Stephen Hawking for Discovery Intl.

Julie Sabey

Creative Corporate Strategy

What began as a love of video became a love of communication in all forms.

For 14 years, Julie directed and edited video for Canadian production company, Stream Media. There she taught First Nations students on the Tsulquate reserve in Port Hardy, B.C. how to tell their digital stories, edited video in the windy fields of a British Army base, and created videos and animations for interactive installations at the National Historic Clay District in SE Alberta. Stream also produced unique promotional videos for four community colleges across Alberta and B.C. and for their efforts won provincial, national, and international media production awards ten years in a row.

Using her innate understanding of visual culture, combined with her writing and editing talent, she’s spent the past eight years providing content strategy and copywriting on creative teams at digital and traditional advertising agencies. Projects include the award-winning Nissan LEAF microsite, web initiatives for HP, Petco, CitiBank Asia, GM, TransCanada, Bayer CropScience and developing PR initiatives with P&G in Asia. She’s produced animations and videos as part of communications initiatives for Port Metro Vancouver and massive B.C. transportation projects including the Lions Gate Bridge, Port Mann Bridge, and George Massey Tunnel.

At home in her Village on Vancouver Island, she was recently the editor of the CV Collective magazine, where she shaped the work of both professional and volunteer writers to bring their stories about recreation, arts and culture, and community efforts to life.

Language, technology and social trends affect how we communicate; understanding this is what Julie thrives on and putting it into practice is what she loves to do.

Lisa Major

Creative Brand Design

From graphic designer to brand strategist, Lisa is, at her core, a visual storyteller. She works hand-in-hand with filmmakers, local-business owners, interior designers, wellness therapists and public relations specialists to create and develop unique strategic brand stories for each of their projects. Currently based in Costa Rica, Lisa infuses her work with the natural symmetry and patterns of the ‘jungle’ world that surrounds her.

contact

Nadine Schwartz
Creator/Executive Producer/Director
nadine@kamafilms.com
514 594 3933


Keero Birla
Executive Producer/Director
keero@kamafilms.com
514 804 0153