Posts Tagged ‘documentary’


Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

An award winning Vancouver based production company has created a documentary series about women with addictions or bad habits they are trying to kick.  We are specifically looking to “cast” a 35 – 55 year old woman with technical or gaming addictions.  Candidates need to be based in the Metro Vancouver area.   The series is for a major Canadian broadcaster so if you are selected you will need to be comfortable with national broadcast of your journey.  The series focuses on women who are smokers, shopaholics and gamblers but gaming or technical addictions is a niche we still haven’t filled.  Experience a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet with experts and go on a documented journey with 3 other brave women looking to kick their habits.

We are seeking participants immediately so contact me, Gillian Hrankowski directly at: for more details about the company and the show and tell me your story!

NOTE: This post was approved by Lyoness.

The Fifth Estate documentary airs

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Remember my post about being interviewed for a documentary for the Fifth Estate? Well the documentary is on tonight at 9:00 p.m. EST on CBC. It airs again on Friday at 10:00 p.m. EST. It’s called Strangers in Paradise and focuses on two couples who’ve had their marriage seriously tested because of Second Life (an MMORPG).

Find out more about the episode here:

I wonder how my segment(s) will turn out?  I’ll try and get a clip of the pieces and post them here.  I’m sure the documentary will open many eyes. Definitely a must watch tonight!! And if you can’t watch tonight be sure to TiVo/PVR it or watch on Friday.

I’ll post my thoughts on the documentary after I watch it and I’m interested in hearing feedback from you guys too so come back and post your comments. :D


EDIT: I watched the documentary — it was really great!! My interview ended up being an online feature and you can watch it here:

Canadian couples wanted for documentary

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

Hi Everyone,

The following request comes from a reliable contact. Please consider contacting them to participate in the documentary.



The CBC’s investigative documentary program the fifth estate is looking for Canadian couples whose relationships have been affected by Second Life. Does your partner spend hours in Second Life? Is your partner having a Second Life affair? Has your partner gotten married in Second Life? Are you a Second Life widow? We would like to hear from
you. Please contact me at

Looking for people from the U.K.

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

“Is your partner’s addictive gaming having an effect on your relationship?”

“Have you witnessed a serious impact on their social life, physical health and career progression as a result of compulsive gaming?”

“We are currently researching for a documentary for the BBC, looking for individuals from the U.K. that are suffering as a result of their partner’s addictive game playing.  Although in the initial research stages, the documentary will be an insightful, observational film, looking at the impact of gaming addiction on the life of the user, and those close to them.

The documentary will be a sensitive portrayal of all the parties involved, naturally subject to the consent of each individual.  We would love to hear from anyone who is resident in the U.K. that is happy to share their story with us.

If you are interested in contributing to our documentary, please call Perjit on 020 7440 3434 or email in complete confidence to chat about our programme further.”