As a daughter of Italian immigrants to Montreal, filmmaker Agata De Santis turns the camera on her family and community as she seeks to articulate the effects a half-century of adaptation and integration has had on the immigrant experience. What are the venues, ventures and values the community holds dear? What's it ready to let go? TERRA MIA examines how Italian-Canadians in Quebec navigate their duality. Now on DVD.

CALLIARI, QC, a new documentary film by Anita Aloisio, follows the creative journey of Québécois singer/songwriter, Marco Calliari, as he strives to stay relevant in the music industry, all while maintaining – and defending – his identity as an Italian-Québécois artist. The film is presently in production and slated for release in the spring of 2020. A crowdfunding campaign for the film continues. Click here for details.

"I am... haunted by the conviction that the divine William is the biggest and most successful fraud ever practiced on a patient world." (Henry James)
IN THE CASE OF JOHN FLORIO, the latest documentary film by Agata De Santis, explores a extraordinary new theory in the Shakespeare Authorship Question debate. What if the greatest English writer to ever live was actually the son of an Italian immigrant? Presently in development.


CLAY VS. CLAY follows Clay Peters, a 33-year old recovering addict who dreams of becoming the next world heavyweight boxing champion. Along the way, he convinces a world-renowned boxing coach to train him, and a young filmmaker to follow his story. A film ten years in the making! Directed by Elias C. Varoutsos and edited by Alan Kohl, the film premiered on CBC in August 2016. Now available on DVD.

In MAL'OCCHIO, filmmaker Agata De Santis sets out to uncover the world of the evil eye - where one can become physically ill by another's envious glances, where the only remedy is a phone call to the old woman down the street, and prevention involves wearing strange-looking amulets. You can now stream MAL'OCCHIO online via Vimeo on Demand. Be sure to check out our Facebook page for all the latest news!

UNLIKELY PILGRIMS is an honest and unique look at young Canadians and faith. This touching documentary follows four friends on a seven-day pilgrimage to the 2002 World Youth Day in Toronto, Canada, as they share the challenges and joys they experience being religious in today's secular world. The independent documentary film is written, directed and produced by Agata De Santis & Laura Ieraci.


Directed by Elias C. Varoutsos and written by the Godding Brothers, the short dark comedy film, SMELL MY MAGIC, features a foul-mouthed Pixie with a vocabulary that would make a sailor blush, and Pete, a marine biologist with a save-the-whales complex. They meet in a rundown bathroom after Pete recites an old shaman’s riddle. He’s hoping for three life-changing wishes, but the Pixie has other plans.

Written and directed by Geoffrey Uloth, THE ECSTASY NOTE is a bizarre short comedy about greed, consumerism and society’s addiction to pleasure. In a moment of rage, Henford’s wife unwittingly discovers within him a mysterious talent that soon has the town craving. Produced by Agata De Santis and Geoffrey Uloth, the award winning short film toured film festivals around the world, before making its television premiere on CBC.

From Prolifik Productions and Redhead Productions, THE GRANDFATHER PARADOX explores the causality paradox: if one is able to travel back in time and succeed in killing his grandfather before he can reproduce, who exactly traveled back? Directed by Jean-François Da Sylva, the short film had a successful film festival run, including the Audience Award for Best Short Film at the Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival.

An Evergon Arts production, WILDFLOWERS/LES FLEURS SAUVAGES is a quiet, beautifully realized parable of loss, love, serendipity and redemption. The awarding winning short film - shot on 35mm film - is written and directed by Geoffrey Uloth, and produced by Agata De Santis and Geoffrey Uloth. It has screened at over 20 film festivals around the world, and has been broadcast on both CBC Television and Bravo!.