Storyline Entertainment is a documentary film and television production company based in Toronto, Canada, that has been creating award-winning films since 2000.
Working with both established and emerging filmmakers, partnering with Canadian and international broadcasters, and supported by both government and private funders, Storyline aims to provoke discussion and action, stir emotion and awareness, and entertain global audiences.
Current feature productions include Maria Markina's Harkness, Valerie Kontakos' Queen of the Deuce which premiered at DOC NYC 2022, Rama Rau's Coven (release in 2023), Canadian Screen Award Best Documentary Nonimee, Gary Lang's The Face of Anonymous, and Shasha Nakhai and Rich Williamson's short film Thirty Eight Minutes.
Dolphin Man (2018), a Canada-France-Greece coproduction, won Best Documentary and Best Emerging Director from the Hellenic Film Academy. Both Dolphin Man and the Nigeria-set, Hot Docs-premiering feature Take Light received Canadian Screen Award nominations in 2019.
League of Exotique Dancers opened the 2016 Hot Docs festival, where Storyline CEO and producer Ed Barreveld was presented with the annual Don Haig Award, which recognizes creative vision, entrepreneurship, and mentorship. In 2016, Shadow Girl—a Chile-Canada coproduction and winner of Shaw Media-Hot Docs Forum Pitch in 2012—was voted best documentary by the Chilean Critics Association.
In 2012, The World Before Her (about radically different life paths for young women in India) was nominated for an Emmy Award and won Best Feature Documentary at Tribeca and Best Canadian Film at Hot Docs, while Herman’s House (about America's longest serving solitary confinement prisoner) won an Emmy Award and was a triple Canadian Screen Award nominee.
Storyline’s 30+ titles have reached global audiences via broadcasters such as CBC, PBS, Discovery, NatGeo, Sky UK, ZDF, ARTE, Yes-DBS, SVT, and WOWOW; screened at festivals such as the Toronto International Film Festival, Vancouver International Film Festival, International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam, Full Frame, and True/False; won top awards at the Tribeca and Hot Docs festivals; and received Emmy, Gemini, Webby, and Canadian Screen Awards wins and nominations.