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2 Narrows Productions Ltd. is a new Canadian company, founded 2017 in West Vancouver BC, part of the unceded territory of the Coast Salish People.

We are a boutique film and television production house, with a specific focus on topics related to the marine environment. 2 Narrows utilizes specialised skills, technology and equipment to make their scripted reality TV and documentary programming innovative and exciting.

Using our unique marine assets, technical knowledge and a strong creative focus, 2 Narrows will create product attractive to a variety of public and private sector clients, including those in television and film networks, private corporations, First Nations, government and non-governmental organizations.

2 Narrows will develop multiple revenue streams, recruiting the best  available local production and postproduction personnel, thus building a solid creative team.

 

Our Oceans

UNDERSTANDING

As we enter the second decade of the 21st maritime century, the oceans are in crisis. Acidified water, melting ice caps and rising sea levels are having a profound negative impact. Now is the time for our company to bring attention to this crisis through creative, engaging photography and  thrilling storytelling.

Canada, with its 244,000km of coastline and 9,200,000km of ocean space, much of it remote, provides the ideal environment for an ocean film crew.

Nuytco, a pioneering Canadian Ocean technology company, will be featured in a ground-breaking production proposed by 2 Narrows which has partnered with Nuytco who has agreed to provide the use of their mini submarines and self contained diving suits. This innovative technology allows underwater operations to be conducted at 4000m, a unique market advantage denied any other production company. Nuytco and 2 Narrows have created one of the world’s most distinctive, advanced and capable partnerships making reality television, documentaries and commercial training films.

Content that Counts

OVERVIEW

2 Narrows Productions Ltd. is a new Canadian company, founded 2017 in West Vancouver BC.

We are a boutique film and television production house, with a specific focus on topics related to the marine environment. 2 Narrows utilizes specialised skills, technology and equipment to make their scripted reality TV and documentary programming innovative and exciting.

Using our unique marine assets, technical knowledge and a strong creative focus, 2 Narrows will create product attractive to a variety of public and private sector clients, including those in television and film networks, private corporations, First Nations, government and non-governmental organizations.

2 Narrows will develop multiple revenue streams, recruiting the best available local production and postproduction personnel, thus building a solid creative team.

There is more going on “in and under” our oceans than most people could ever imagine.

Why Ocean Based Content?

Our planet is 71% ocean which has hitherto largely been neglected in favour of outer space.

Because of the technical challenges of filming below the surface, very little attention has been given to our oceans depths. Until now, deep underwater filming has been prohibitively expensive and technically, almost impossible. The first successful attempt was by the late Jacques Cousteau, whose pioneering 1960s show, “Jacques Cousteau’s Underwater World” was universally popular. Cousteau’s films led to a greater awareness of the oceans and the diversity of underwater animal and plant life, through the lens of his unique footage. His research vessel “Calypso” was as much a character in the show as was Jacques himself.

As we enter the second decade of the 21st maritime century, the oceans are in crisis. Acidified water, melting ice caps and rising sea levels are having a profound negative impact. Now is the time for our company to bring attention to this crisis through creative, engaging photography and  thrilling storytelling.

Canada, with its 244,000km of coastline and 9,200,000km of ocean space, much of it remote, provides the ideal environment for an ocean film crew.

Nuytco, a pioneering Canadian Ocean technology company, will be featured in a ground-breaking production proposed by 2 Narrows which has partnered with Nuytco who has agreed to provide the use of their mini submarines and self contained diving suits. This innovative technology allows underwater operations to be conducted at 4000m, a unique market advantage denied any other production company. Nuytco and 2 Narrows have created one of the world’s most distinctive, advanced and capable partnerships making reality television, documentaries and commercial training films.

The Team

MANAGEMENT

The management strength lies in multiple years of proven combined self directed experience. Management will be project focused and team oriented. Corporate governance and management rules have been a way of life for all three major partners in the organisation.

2 narrows will use skilled professionals when necessary and continue to seek the best managerial, legal, tax and accounting advice as required.

Fred Harding:
CEO and Team Leader

Fred is regarded as a visionary, motivational leader, leading teams to financial or goal oriented success. A skilled communicator in the written and spoken word backed by a prominent media profile. Fred’s negotiating ability led to a Multi-million dollar deal and secured access to the Asian market for others. He is skilled bridge builder between international and local polarized communities. His industry and quiet diplomacy has always produced a high return on the time invested in his role.

Bob Garlick:
CMO and Communications Specialist

36 years of experience in the communications, marketing and advertising industry. He worked in the Asia Pacific region on international accounts for 14 years. He started a content service agency in Bangkok and Hong Kong which specialized in soft news for the South China Morning post and several other regional magazines. He runs a strategy based communication and IT company in the Vancouver area at this time. He also produces and hosts several podcasts and has hundreds of thousands downloaded from all over the world. He helps businesses get more for their marketing budgets by providing innovative and cost-effective solutions to classic marketing and communications problems.

Joe Spears Honours (BA), LL.B, MSc.
COO and Maritime Resources Leader

A maritime professional with over 40 years of broad public, private and academic experience. Specializing in problem solving, dispute resolution, policy, governance and marine education from a global perspective for public and private sector clients on the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic Oceans. A frequently consulted marine commentator for print, broadcast, social, television and film media. A prolific writer and freelance journalist on defense, security, emergency preparedness, arctic and climate change issues facing our ocean environment.  

Focus

PRODUCTION

2 Narrows will focus on the four most immediate revenue streams forming separate profit verticals. They will intertwine and strengthen the company’s ability to be consistently agile and profitable.

  • Reality Show Production

The firm is focused on a scripted reality show as its initial production. It will showcase the dangers and mishaps experienced in the recovery of cargo lost at sea from container ships. This  production is designed to premier on a major network in 2018.

  • Corporate and Training

There is a well documented demand for corporate training films. Our strong relationships locally and globally with government, regulatory and commercial interests, positions us well to service this market.

  • Documentaries and Educational Productions

There is a growing need for documentaries and commentaries funded by broadcasters, ocean and environment NGOs with a focus on maritime issues. Currently, there is a backlog of topics needing to be produced. Our company is well positioned to satisfy this demand. The same applies to educational productions for the secondary and post-secondary market in Canada and around the world.

  • Joint Ventures

Whenever possible, the company will seek out joint ventures to leverage our expertise and maximize revenue potential. Joint ventures are a long term strategic vision of the company. We are confident that few other production houses will have the global reach and capacity of 2 Narrows. Vancouver is a major production hub in North America, yet there are no other organizations that are 100% focused on ocean based content.


SERVICES

 

Post Production

2 Narrows will be using a pool of post production artists in the Lower Mainland for all projects. This enables us to have the capacity and availability to assume more projects, without a large cash flow problem when not actively producing a show.

Sales and Marketing

With a strong background in international marketing and communications , we will be positioning our brand as a provider of marine content and communication tools. We have the ability to provide innovative solutions for our clients and by working with them will help improve their message and brand.

Competitive Advantage

Using our unique marine assets, technical knowledge and a strong creative focus, 2 Narrows will create product attractive to a variety of public and private sector clients, including those in television and film networks, private corporations, First Nations, government and non-governmental organizations.

2 Narrows will develop multiple revenue streams, recruiting the best  available local production and postproduction personnel, thus building a solid creative team.