Jessica Brown Peep Media producer, documentaries in Halifax NS

Jessica Brown

Jessica Brown has been working in the film and television industry since 2003. In 2012 she incorporated Peep Media Inc. with award winning Writer/Director Jackie Torrens. Since 2012, they have completed four television documentaries which include: Small Town Show Biz: 2 Dreams from a Harbourtown (CBC, Documentary Channel), Edge of East (CBC, Documentary Channel; Screen Nova Scotia Award nominee for Best Documentary), My Week on Welfare (CBC, Documentary Channel, Screen Nova Scotia Award nominee Best Documentary) and Bernie Langille Wants to Know… Who Killed Bernie Langille (BravoFACTUAL). Brown also produces in the scripted world, and works as Field Producer for CBC’s This Hour Has 22 Minutes; she produced the low budget feature film Noon Gun; the short films My Younger Older Sister and The Toll, the short film/digital media project Hidden Window; as well as line producing the feature film Bunker 6, and producing the television series for Shaw Media TV with TV’s Jonathan Torrens (Gemini Award nominee- Best Host). In 2008 she produced her first feature length documentary film Chasing Wild Horses (BRAVO, CBC, OASIS HD), which has screened around the world, and has won awards at the New York International Independent Film Festival – (Best International Documentary), and Worldfest Houston – (Platinum Remy Award). 

Jackie Torrens documentary film maker Halifax NS Peep Media

Jackie Torrens

Jackie Torrens is a writer, actor, director and documentary filmmaker known for her strong visual style, empathetic portrayal of her subjects, and a keen appreciation for the offbeat. With producer Jessica Brown, Torrens is one half of Peep Media. Since 2012, they have completed four television documentaries which include: Small Town Show Biz: 2 Dreams from a Harbourtown (CBC, Documentary Channel, Yorkton nominee Best Arts & Culture Documentary), Edge of East (CBC, Documentary Channel; Screen Nova Scotia Award nominee for Best Documentary), My Week on Welfare (CBC, Documentary Channel, Screen Nova Scotia Award nominee for Best Documentary) and Bernie Langille Wants to Know… Who Killed Bernie Langille (BravoFACTUAL). Torrens has also directed two documentaries for Tell Tale Productions, Free Reins (CBC POV Docs, Yorkton nominee Best POV Doc) and the upcoming feature Radical Age (Vision).   She has been nominated for Best Actress at the Canadian Screen Awards for her acting work in Thom Fitzgerald’s mini-series Sex and Violence. Her radio documentary The Poet Laureate of Youth Now won an Atlantic Journalism award and her radio documentary Camp Mini Ha Ha received a CBC Award of Excellence.