Tag Archives: Pixcom Productions

Confronting prejudices and breaking down societal taboos, You Can’t Ask That debuts June 20 on AMI-tv

From a media release:

Why are you blind? Do you ever use your disability to skip the line? What’s wrong with your face? Can you have sex? They’re the questions we’re sometimes afraid to ask. But they are asked—and answered—on You Can’t Ask That.

Debuting Thursday, June 20, at 9 p.m. Eastern on AMI-tv, the eight-part documentary You Can’t Ask That, from Pixcom Productions, confronts prejudices and breaks down societal taboos in an authentic and relatable way. Each week, Canadians with disabilities—whether they are blind, wheelchair users, little people or have a physical or neurological condition—read questions from an anonymous public out loud before answering them. Looking directly down the camera lens, the answers may be funny, serious or sad, but they are delivered honestly and candidly.

The English-language version of You Can’t Ask That follows the French-language Ça ne se demande pas, which premiered on AMI-télé this past winter.

In Episode one, viewers meet participants from across the country who share their challenges, frustrations and benefits related to being wheelchair users. Future instalments of You Can’t Ask That explore blindness, little people, facial differences, Down syndrome, Tourette syndrome and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

In keeping with AMI’s mandate of making accessible media for all Canadians, You Can’t Ask That utilizes Integrated Described Video (IDV) to make episodes accessible to individuals who are blind or partially sighted.

Season one episodes of You Can’t Ask That air Thursdays at 9 p.m. Eastern on AMI-tv beginning June 20. The series can be watched post-broadcast on demand at AMI.ca or via the free AMI-tv App.


Montreal’s Pixcom options Morgue: A Life In Death for true crime series

From a media release:

Pixcom Productions is announcing an exclusive agreement with Dr. Vincent Di Maio and co-author Ron Franscell, which includes an option on their recent book Morgue: A Life In Death. Both the book and the series mine Dr. Di Maio’s prolific career in forensic pathology for the most amazing mysteries he helped solve. From Trayvon Martin to Lee Harvey Oswald, Phil Spector, and the West Memphis Three, the series will showcase Di Maio’s pivotal insights into the real world of autopsies, exhumations and courtroom testimony. Every episode will explore one gripping case from his unique perspective, highlighting the incredible science and scalpel-sharp logic behind each solve.

Dr. Di Maio is internationally renowned in the field of forensic pathology. He wrote the foremost textbook on gunshot wounds, has performed more than 9,000 autopsies and investigated over 25,000 deaths. Ron Franscell is a bestselling crime author whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, Chicago Sun-Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Denver Post, among others.

Morgue joins other titles in Pixcom’s true crime slate, including an active cold-case investigation series currently in production with Investigation Discovery and 13 seasons of The Killer Next Door produced for Bell Media.

Pixcom is bringing Morgue: A Life in Death to Realscreen West this coming June.


Discovery’s newest original Canadian series Hellfire Heroes battles through the untamed flames, beginning May 22

From a media release:

In the fierce wilderness of Central Alberta, a uniquely versatile group of firefighters risk their lives to serve and protect the residents of isolated areas of the province. Discovery’s latest original Canadian series HELLFIRE HEROES, airing Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT beginning May 22, follows two rural Alberta fire departments – Lesser Slave Lake Regional Fire Service and Yellowhead County Fire Department – and their teams of brave men and women whose job is to always be prepared for the worst.

From the network that brought viewers the heroes of the highway with HIGHWAY THRU HELL and HEAVY RESCUE: 401, the debut of HELLFIRE HEROES further reinforces Discovery’s success in the prime-time space through uniquely Canadian content that tells the stories of authentic, everyday acts of courage. HIGHWAY THRU HELL and HEAVY RESCUE: 401 made Discovery the most-watched entertainment specialty channel in each show’s timeslot among key demographics (P2+, A18-49, and A25-54).

Living in a rural part of Canada where most residents depend only on themselves and their neighbours, the firefighters of the Lesser Slave Regional Fire Service (led by Chief Jamie Coutts) and the Yellowhead County Fire Department (led by Chief Albert Bahri) serve and protect a combined area spanning more than 30,000 square kilometres.

Fighting fires is only one of the many calls these heroes answer. Featuring stories of strength, fearlessness, and dedication, the HELLFIRE HEROES never know what challenge they’ll face next – battling raging forest fires, industrial accidents, search-and-rescue operations, saving lives on remote highways, freeing people trapped in elevators…even delivering babies. When the call comes in, day or night, these resourceful teams are united in their mission to keep residents safe.

Subscribers can access live streaming of HELLFIRE HEROES through the Discovery GO app and Discovery.ca.

HELLFIRE HEROES is produced by Pixcom Productions in association with Discovery Canada. Producer is Nicola Merola. Senior Supervising Producer is Manu Wiecha. Series Producer is Sharone Ostrovsky.