Film & Video Production

"The Huron Carole". Tomali Pictures acts as executive producer and producer of this event, both live and for television. Now entering its eighth year as a TV special, it is broadcast nationally on CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), CMT (Country Music Television), and APTN (Aboriginal Peoples Television Network).

"Dreamcatcher 2001 Suicide Awareness Tour". This television documentary produced for CMT (Country Music Television), follows the journey of a 20-member cast and crew who traveled across Canada on a mission to eradicate youth suicide. Performances from Tom Jackson, Susan Aglukark and Amanda Stott round out the heartfelt commentary of communities suffering and combating this tragic killer of Canadian youth.

"I Can Do It Myself". Produced for CMHC and targeted to First Nation homeowners, this 19-minute video outlines and demonstrates simple guidelines for home maintenance. The program is hosted by Erroll Kinistino and has been distributed to 300 housing managers in western Canada.

"CPR Holiday Train Videos and Commercial". These three projects were produced to market the 2000 and 2001 Holiday Train trek across Canada in support of Canadian food banks. Copies of the 5-minute videos were distributed to CPR employees, sponsors and clients. The 30-second commercial was nominated for "Best PSA" at the 2001 AMPIA awards.

"Xogen Power". This 7-minute corporate video largely utilizes 3D animation to describe a unique single cell modular generator. It has become a valued tool for Xogen Power Inc.'s efforts to secure other partners for the design, distribution and marketing of the generator's commercial applications.

"Huron Carole Television Commercials". These 60 second and 30 second public service announcements were created to encourage viewers to attend the Huron Carole concert in their area, and also to increase awareness of the need for food banks. AMPIA award winner 1998 for best PSA.

"Voices of Hope". This 19-minute video program speaks to the leaders of First Nation communities and deals with the importance of their role in the prevention of youth suicide. A 1998 AMPIA award winner, this program has been distributed by Health Canada to First Nations across Canada.

"Dance With the Devil", "Home This Christmas", "That Side of theWindow" and "Before the Owl Calls My Name". In 1997 and 1998 Tomali produced four music videos. Monies received from airplay royalties were donated to the Calgary Inter-Faith Food Bank.

"Red River Relief Benefit" for CBC Television. This 3-hour telethon, produced in combination with the live event in Manitoba, featured internationally renowned talent: Celine Dion, Tom Cochrane and the reunion of "The Guess Who". Televised nationally, "Red River Relief" raised three million dollars.

"Canada's Salute to Aboriginal Peoples" for CBC Television. Produced live for Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill, and broadcast live on CBC television that evening, this was a music and dance tribute by Aboriginal artists in honour of Canada's Aboriginal people.

"The Longhouse Tales" is a family television series about an idiosyncratic community of animals based on traditional native characters uniquely combining puppetry, live action, and animation. Created by Tom Jackson, and produced by Catalyst Entertainment, this series is steeped in North American Indian folklore. TVO, CBC and APTN are the host broadcasters.

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