Take a remarkable three-hour journey along the magnificent Bruce Peninsula in this special TVO Original documentary.
Learn more about some of the interesting people, places and history of The Bruce through four mini webisodes. These webisodes will be available on
April 15, 2022
Conservation biologist Esme Batten studies and photographs the Saugeen/Bruce Peninsula’s flora and fauna, working to preserve this unique landscape that includes ancient cedars, rare lichen, caves, and two-thirds of all orchid species found in Ontario.
Bruce Peninsula Bird Observatory
Stretching like a finger nearly 100 km into Lake Huron, the Saugeen/Bruce Peninsula is an important resting place for migratory birds. Follow the work of Dr. Stéphane Menu at the bird observatory on the peninsula’s northern tip.
Stretching from Niagara to Tobermory, the 900 km Bruce Trail is Canada’s oldest and longest marked footpath. It takes over 1,400 volunteers, armed with marking paint, garbage bags and saws to maintain the trail.
Shipping was a key lifeline for early settlers in this area and all ships had to pass through a narrow channel at the top of the Bruce Peninsula. Ships often met with sudden storms and tragic accidents during the last shipping run of the season. Today, there are over two dozen known shipwrecks in the crystal-clear waters of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay, making this the “freshwater scuba diving capital of the world.”
BEHIND THE SCENES
A lot of work goes into making documentaries. Check back once a week for a new behind the scenes video.
It takes a fair size crew to put together a project like this. Here are some of our key people.
Mitch Azaria – Executive Producer
As the Executive Producer of Good Earth Productions, Mitch has overseen over 200 hours of factual production. He has been honoured with a Hot Doc award and seven Gemini nominations.
Andrea Minty – Producer & Writer
Andrea is responsible for all of the production logistics and budgets. She has managed all finance, administration, legal & business affairs for over 150 television documentaries.
John Morrison –Director
John had the task of working out all of the field logistics. He is an award -winning documentarian. He was also the Director of “Daily Planet” on The Discovery Channel for nearly two decades.
Peter Warren – Director of Photography
Peter is an award -winning cinematographer. He set the visual approach for the documentary and was also our primary Drone pilot and operator
Mathew Knegt– Design and Animation
Matt is a tech guy who loves creating innovative animations. He brought history to life for TRIPPING The Bruce using Cinema 4D and 3DS Max.
Matt West – Behind the Scenes
Matt captured the behind the scenes footage from TRIPPING The Bruce. He then edited and produced the mini online documentaries.
TVO – Broadcaster
TVO's Jane Jankovic and Linda Fong gave us great editorial advice throughout the process. From the big decisions on which location to choose to the minutia of font and writing style, they were instrumental in producing the documentary.
Webisodes - Inspired Planet
Seasoned documentarians Zach & Yvonne produced the four webisodes that accompany the broadcast documentary. This content will be available online.
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