Classy, intimate and cinematic
— BRAD WHEELER. The Globe and Mail
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CANADIAN CINEMA EDITORS AWARD WINNER
• Best Editing In A Docu-series

 

in the making

Season two premieres on CBC and CBC Gem
on Friday, September 27 at 8:30 pm ET

Executive Producer & Host Sean O’Neill
Executive Producers
Nancy Lang, Steve Ord, Peter Raymont
Co-Executive Producer & Showrunner
Michelle Mama

2019 • 16 x 30 min


In the Making
is an immersive journey inside the creative processes of Canada’s leading artists. The award-winning CBC Arts documentary series, now in its second season, features groundbreaking and iconoclastic artists from across the creative spectrum as they realize provocative and poignant works of art. 

Host and series creator Sean O’Neill meets the artists at pivotal moments of reflection and change, taking viewers across the country and around the world to gain rare access to the intimate lives and powerful work of eight visionary artists. 

The scope of In the Making is multidisciplinary, and features artists working in visual art, music, theatre, dance and comics. Each episode follows a single artist, often over a period of several months and in multiple locations, through periods of risk and realization.

Season Two’s featured artists are: 

  • legendary Anishinaabe artist Rebecca Belmore

  • visual artist and Guggenheim Fellow Deanna Bowen

  • JUNO and Polaris Prize-winning musician Jeremy Dutcher

  • 75-year-old resurgent electronic musician Beverly Glenn-Copeland

  • renowned choreographer Christopher House

  • officer of the Order of Canada and visual artist Ken Lum

  • celebrated comic artist Walter Scott

  • Iqaluit-based theatre artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory


Each episode’s cinematic approach is inflected by its central subject, and the series is directed by leading voices in Canadian documentary cinema, including Chelsea McMullan and Amar Wala, who initiated a mentorship program for BIPOC directors in tandem with the series’ second season. 


In the Making’s critically acclaimed first season was nominated for three Canadian Screen Awards and won the Canadian Cinema Editor’s award for Best Editing in a Docuseries.


The subjects of the first season include: Lido Pimienta recording her new album in Colombia; Dana Michel performing at the Venice Biennale; Adrian Stimson facing historical trauma with AA Bronson on Siksika Nation in Alberta; Crystal Pite saying goodbye to a masterwork in Los Angeles; Shelley Niro publishing her life’s work in Germany; Curtis Talwst Santiago reframing histories in Portugal and New York; Divya Mehra challenging colonial legacies in Winnipeg and Delhi, India; and Chilly Gonzales beginning a new chapter in Paris.

sept 10 TUE

Vancouver International Film Festival Screening of
Deanna Bowen* and Ken Lum

Vancouver, BC


SEPT 20 FRI

BEAVERBROOK ART GALLERY SCREENING OF BEVERLY GLENN-COPELAND*
& JEREMY DUTCHER

FREDERICTON, NB


Sept 27 FRI

Beverly Glenn-Copeland

CBC Broadcast


sept 27 Fri

Hot Docs Screening of
Beverly-Glenn Copeland*
& Rebecca Belmore*

Toronto, on


sept 27 FRI

SBC Gallery Screening of
Walter Scott

Montreal, QC


SEPT 29 SUN

MCMICHAEL CANADIAN ART COLLECTION SCREENING OF KEN LUM*,
DEANNA BOWEN*, REBECCA BELMORE*

KLEINBURG, ON


OCT 4 FRI

WALTER SCOTT

CBC BROADCAST


OCT 10 THU

QAGGIAVUUT! SCREENING OF
LAAKKULUK WILLIAMSON BATHORY*

IQALUIT, NV


OCT 11 FRI

JEREMY DUTCHER

CBC BROADCAST


OCT 18 FRI

DEANNA BOWEN

CBC BROADCAST


OCT 25 FRI

KEN LUM

CBC BROADCAST


NOV 1 FRI

Christopher House

cbc broadcast


nov 8 Fri

LAAKKULUK WILLIAMSON BATHORY

CBC BROADCAST


NOV 8 FRI

NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA SCREENING OF
LAAKKULUK WILLIAMSON BATHORY *

OTTAWA, ON


NOV 12 TUE

REMAI MODERN SCREENING OF
REBECCA BELMORE & WALTER SCOTT

SASKATOON, SK


NOV 15 FRI

REBECCA BELMORE

CBC BROADCAST


NOV 30 SAT

Burnaby Art Gallery screening of Ken Lum*

burnaby, BC


*denotes artist in attendance



Produced by White Pine Pictures In association with The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and The McMichael Canadian Art Collection
With the participation of Canada Media Fund With the assistance of The Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit
and Ontario Creates


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