Human Interest / Culture / History / Science

Created in 2010 by Daniel Shannon, producer and distributor with over 20 years of experience, ID VISION FILMS specializes in  documentary production.

Our stories seek to challenge, inspire and offer a realistic portrayal of the world we live in through the eyes of engaging characters, strong imagery and impactful treatment of current issues.

FOUNDERS

Daniel Shannon

With over 20 years of experience in entertainment media production, distribution and marketing Dan Shannon’s productions have been seen at festivals, and on television in more than 120 countries.  He has been invited to give master classes on marketing and digital distribution strategies for film on numerous occasions at the Berlin Film Festival and other major international venues. Dan is also director of photography and cameraman on hundreds of productions.

Daniel Shannon

Isabelle Depelteau M.A.

Isabelle has written concepts and scripts as well as directed over 20 documentaries for television for broadcasters such as: The Discovery Channel, PBS, CBC, Radio-Canada, Télé-Quebec, Life Network, Bravo! France 5, France 3 and many more.  Her work has been broadcast in over 100 countries and now extends to feature film screenwriting and educational websites. For a list of current projects please write to contact@idvision.org.

Isabelle Depelteau

OUR RECENT PROJECTS

Mental States

Mental States, documentary 76 & 52 min.

MENTAL STATES reveals the troubling reality of the criminalization of mental illness in North America. This is the story of Kane, a young musician with bipolar illness who suffered a psychotic episode leading him and his family down a very dark tunnel facing the justice system. Captured with a sensitive and poetic lens this film highlights the fight mentally ill people face when fear and stigma takes over the perception of the very people who should be protecting them. Prominent figures such as Mark Vonnegut, M.D., author and son of famous Kurt Vonnegut,(Slaughter House Five) and Mary Beth Pfeiffer author and NY Times journalist offer contrasting yet hopeful perspective on mental illness.

Angele virtuoso

Angèle Virtuoso 76 min.

Spanning 40 years with deep archival and fictionalized scenes from childhood in a small rural Québec town, Angèle Virtuoso takes  us into the life and art of Canada’s and perhaps the world’s finest violinists working today, Angèle Dubeau.

Her career has taken her from humble beginnings, to a Masters in Music at 15, studies at Julliard at 16 and then on to work with European masters.

The film traces a poetic line between the work and the talent behind her achievements, moving through 4 ‘seasons of her life’ as in 4:4 time.

The film had its world premiere at Montreal’s FIFA Art Film Festival march 30, 2019

Haiti Untold Sean Penn

HAITI UNTOLD (76 and 52 min.)

Featuring Sean Penn, Donna Karan, Georges Laracque and more, the film tells of the stories traditional media has overlooked as the country strives to rebuild itself following the devastating earthquake of 2010.
Broadcast: CTS (YES TV), DIRECT TV-USA, BSKYB-UK

Sweet 16 film still

SWEET 16 (48 and 78 min.)

Shot over four years, SWEET 16 documents the impact of a type 1 diabetes diagnosis on a teenager and her family as well as her peers as they struggle to find their way to “normality”. Shot in Canada, the United States and Ecuador.
Broadcast: CTS-Canada,  YES-ISRAEL

HUMAN INTEREST /CULTURE / HISTORY / SCIENCE

Ma révolution tranquille

MY QUIET REVOLUTION (48 min.)

This political/historical documentary offers an francophile Anglophone quebecers’ perspective of the Quiet Revolution that took place in the 1960’s -70’s  in Quebec. It richly features the work and commentary of editorial cartoonists Aislin (The Gazette), Serge Chapleau (La Presse) as well as political commentators Marc Laurendeau and Beryl Wajsman.
Broadcast : Canal D, CTS

SECRET COMMUNICATIONS 3 x 52 min (2004)

This investigative series explores the realms of Spy Satellites, encryption technology and electronic listening from its beginning to the 21st century.
Broadcast: TFO, France 5, Space Channel.

Satellite Espions

PASSAGE 48 and 52 min. (2002)

Shot over four years, this documentary explores the life of a dancer turned quadriplegic following a tragic accident who finds her way back to dance in a wheelchair.
Broadcast: SRC, CBC

Passage Documentaire

SPACE HORIZONS 7 X 52 min. (2001)

This series touched on the themes of accidents in space, research in space, women in space, the ISS, Mars exploration, the search for life and international cooperation in space.
Broadcast: TV5, TFO, France 5, Knowledge, Access, SCN

Passage Documentaire

OTHER PROJECTS

NEW FRONTIERS 1999
Documentary (52 min) on the scientific, economic and political role of space exploration in Europe, Canada, the USA, and Russia.
Broadcast: TFO, TV5, Knowledge Network, Access, SCN

MONTANARO IN TIME 1998
Documentary (52 min) on Michael Montanaro, world renowed choreographer and artistic director who has made extensive use of electronic media in live performance.
Broadcast: Télé-Québec, CFCF 12, Bravo

THE WORLD AT OUR FEET 1998
Colorful documentary (52 min) on the traditional  dance of 6 different countries and their distinguishing traits.
Broadcast: Télé-Québec, CFCF

DIGITAL PRODUCTIONS

MYTREASURE.TV
Educational web portal stemming from an animated series for children inspired from  the work of Gilles Vigneault.
Broadcast : Tooncan interactif,  Fonds Bell

SPACEVILLE
Educational web portal on the theme of space exploration stemming from the research of Space Horizons documentary series.
Partners : Fonds Bell, TFO, Téléfilm Canada

 

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