Ha!ifax ComedyFest renewed by CBC for 2020

Pilot Light is pleased to announce that CBC has ordered 6 x 30 episodes to be taped at the 2020 Ha!ifax ComedyFest. 2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the festival. This year’s event promises to be one of the best ever, with a national and international cast. The Ha!ifax Comedy Fest is a coproduction with PEG Entertainment and CBC. Television producer is Moya Walsh; director/editor is Allan McLean. A splendid time is guaranteed for all.
For previous seasons and Ha! excerpts, click here.
For details about the 2020 event click here



Project Name Them All (PNTA)

PNTA is an ambitious international coproduction (UK/USA). Its mission, using state of the art DNA testing, it Is to identify the 42 ‘unknowns’ from the Titanic disaster who are buried in three Halifax cemeteries. Pilot Light is the Canadian producing partner, working with one of the world’s leading factual content producers - Lion Television (UK)

Blind Justice

In development with Tell Tale Productions and CBC Documentary Channel, this documentary examines the ground-breaking arrest, trial and sentencing of Rolling Stones Keith Richards for heroin possession in Toronto, 1977-1979. Details to follow.

HMCS Sackville

Sackville is the last remaining flower class WWII Corvette in the world, currently part of the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic on the Halifax waterfront. In conjunction with Brooks Diamond Productions and Silverback Games, this production tells a taut story of bravery and heroism during the Battle of the Atlantic some 70 years ago. Details to follow.

The Sable Island Experience (working title)

For those unable to visit one of Canada’s most beautiful and remote national parks. Details to follow.

The Riddle of Sleep (working title)

For Tell Tale Productions and CBC’s The Nature of Things – a Canada-Germany coproduction. Details to follow.

Bounty - The Greatest Sea Story of Them All

Pilot Light President Geoff D’Eon is now a published author, with the Fall 2018 release of his first book. It covers both the original eighteenth century ship HMAV Bounty on which the most infamous mutiny in the history of the British Navy played out; and also the replica of Bounty built in Nova Scotia in 1960 to meet the demands of MGM’s blockbuster movie Mutiny On The Bounty. The Lunenburg-built Bounty went on to have a colourful 50 year career before sinking in Hurricane Sandy in 2012, with loss of life. The book was commissioned by Formac Publishing following the success off the award-winning documentary Bounty - Into The Hurricane. The book is available in all major Canadian bookstores, and on Amazon. In 2019 it will be distributed in the USA and the United Kingdom.

Other documentary projects in research and pre-development phase.
Details to be announced soon.