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POLKAROO READS!

Watch as Polkaroo takes us on a romp through the city, the suburbs and the countryside to discover the alphabet and some simple words. NOW available to watch on TVOKids!

WHERE’S MY ALPHABET?

A scavenger hunt, what could be more fun as families search for words that begin with letter of the Alphabet! Come join the search!’ Produced with support from the Shaw Rocket Fund.

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About GAPC Entertainment

About GAPC Entertainment

We are a vibrant, independent Canadian production company with a passion
for creating quality programming for national and international audiences. We produce
creative and compelling content for all platforms and across most genres, including
award-winning drama, children’s programs, performing arts, biopics, science and
history.

TELEVISION

TELEVISION

Engaging, insightful, and award-winning programming seen throughout the world.

DIGITAL

DIGITAL

Web series that excite, engage and educate.

INTERACTIVE

INTERACTIVE

Innovative Apps and online content that allow for exploration and innovation.

About GAPC Entertainment
In Development

IN DEVELOPMENT

New for 2023/2024.

I Love Being Me!

I Love Being Me! is an early school-age documentary style series that brings us into the worlds of children who are often seen as ‘other’ or ‘different’.

In each 11-minute episode, the children act as guides for our audience as we playfully explore the richness of language, culture, and diversity. They are fun, personal stories that will encourage the natural curiosity in all children, normalizing differences to celebrate the beautiful uniqueness of every child.

The Polka Dot Way

The Polka Dot Way – A Co-production imitative between Little Engine Moving Pictures and GAPC Entertainment, this feature-length documentary follows TVOKids from its early days of producing landmark, diverse, educational programming such as the Polka Dot Door, to building social-emotional bridges for Canadian children growing up from in the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s to today! 50 years later, TVOkids programming continues to reflect and highlight the diverse lives of children throughout the country. The Polka Dot Way is a celebration of how one small, but vital network connected a population through innovative storytelling, earning a place in our homes and our hearts.

THE ARRANGED MARRIAGE

30 year old Arab-Canadian, Amara, finally agrees to an arranged marriage set up by her lovingly overbearing family, when she discovers the most eligible suitor is a closeted gay man. Basil and Amara decide to take advantage of their engagement to live their best lives away from their meddling families. Created by Maissa Houri-Charron!

THE WHISKERS

A preschool series about socio-emotional development that will feature real dogs as the characters. Each episode introduces a new word for a certain feeling— from familiar emotions such as anger, sadness, and kindness, to emotions that kids might have felt but don’t have a word for yet, such as shame, betrayal, and joy.

BIENVENUE!

Une série d’animation pour les enfants qui porte sur les aventures d’un groupe de jeunes amis animaux qui viennent d’un peu partout dans le monde et qui créent une nouvelle communauté basée sur la diversité, l’inclusion et la résilience – sous le Grand Arbre où habite Hibou qui garde un œil bienveillant sur les autres.

THE WHALE FAMILY

Ever feel like you don’t quite “fit in”… like you’re caught between two different worlds? Well that’s Hannah, literally! Wrestled between the earth above ground and the water below, she just wants to blend in at her new “land” school, but that’s a little hard to do when your family is oh-so-whacky, you regularly go on adventures across the seven seas, and you live in a big blue whale named Blue! The Whale Family is an adventure/comedy/fantasy series for 6-11’s.

RU AT RED RIVER

Ru at Red River is about a group of young woodland creatures some of whom live with different visible and invisible disabilities. The series centres around Ru, a shy young raccoon with anxiety, and her friends Suki, Fergus, and Niko. Together the kids play, face new challenges, and navigate the world around them in their own individual ways. (Created by Celeste Koon).

Janinia Fialkowska - Notes in Time (working title)

Join us on this remarkable and continuing story of one of Canada’s, and the world’s, most renowned concert pianists. Janina’s breathtaking talent and unabashed determination saw her break through the traditional and often male-dominated world of classical music. Her journey has all the elements of a riveting story!

In Development
“LEARNING COMES NATURALLY WHEN WE ARE INSPIRED AND ENTERTAINED.”

Hoda Elatawi, Head of Development and Production.
In Production

IN PRODUCTION

New for 2022/2023.

So You Want to be a Muslim?

A look at the challenges facing men and women who’ve left the religion of their birth to adopt Islam as their faith.

Run the Marbles!

Run the Marbles! is a super fun, energetic series that will take children into the world of marble runs, imagining them, discovering how to make them, how to play with them and the many, many, variations to try out!

In Production

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In Distribution

IN DISTRIBUTION

Shows and interactive products available to audiences around the world.

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AWARDS

Our productions have been recognized around the world for their ability to entertain, educate and inspire!

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Team

The TEAM

GAPC Entertainment’s team creates diverse stories with power, creativity and humanity.
And, we have fun doing it!

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HODA ELATAWI

Executive Producer, President / CEO

Charming and resourceful, with a passionate desire to bring greater understanding to her audience, Hoda brings 25 years of experience to the table. She also does a great KARAOKE version of “I Will Survive”!

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KEN STEWART

Executive Producer, Vice-President

Always soft spoken, with a keen eye for detail and an appetite for new ideas, Ken’s 30 years of experience is reflected in the superior quality of all our projects. He can be seen, weekends, escaping the weeks challenges on the back of his Harley.

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SHAYNE ARTELLE

CONTROLLER

From when he was very little Shayne always loved to count. With over 20 years of accounting & small business experience 15 of which as a CGA, Shayne has kept GAPC Entertainment and its subsidiaries on the right side of the balance sheet.

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TRAVIS WILLIAMS

Development Executive/Production Manager

Travis loves cartoons, kids programming and enticing cuisine. A former Montréaler he brings a certain Je ne sais quoi to the development and production meetings. Travis adds a depth and experience to the GAPC team as we move into new genres and expand our capabilities.

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KATE KEATING

WRITER

Kate illuminates the room with her bright smile and great enthusiasm. She is always up for the challenge when it comes to writing a new show and taking in all sorts of viewpoints and considerations. An asset to the team we couldn’t do without!

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JAMIE DEROOY

SENIOR EDITOR

Jamie puts the “I” in editor, because he always brings his own creativity and something special to every project he works on. When he’s not working tirelessly in the office editing or offering a helping hand, he’s probably refurbishing some furniture or buying presents for his niece!

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JOHN JAMES

MOTION DESIGNER, 3D, VFX

With close to 30 years of experience, John has learned to channel his passion for all things creative into exactly what’s needed for each and every project. When not in the office you can catch him at home chopping firewood with a Boston butt gently smoking in the background.

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ERIC VANIER

COMPOSER/AUDIO ENGINEER

A graduate from the Audio Recording Academy, Eric has been winning honourable mentions at the International Songwriting Competition since he was 18. When he’s not working his magic on jingles and musical scores, Eric teaches guitar, works as a session musician, and pranks us with the office skeleton prop. Thanks for that, Eric.

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