Sapphire Films Inc. is a Toronto-based, Documentary house focused on the development and distribution of stylized, inspiring, cerebral, high-quality, commercially viable, factual entertainment for worldwide distribution.
Founder and Executive Producer Sonia Lowe’s penchant for factual storytelling propelled her toward discovering her niche in content development for the entertainment industry.
With an expansive network of resources Sapphire Films can efficiently oversee full-cycle film production, from development and production, to post-production and distribution. Lowe’s diverse background in international film distribution has established strategic global relationships with top-tier distributors, producers and financiers.
Lowe’s background is comprised of production and content creation for ABC, NBC, SyFy, USA Network, Shaw Media combined with global market intelligence with her passion for independent films.
Sapphire Films is currently developing several properties, all of which will be financed through a combination of government Incentive funds, service tax credits, advance sales/minimum guarantees (MG’s) and/or equity financing.
The company’s management strives to bring its expertise and vision to the table, so that the Sapphire can continue to strengthen its core business in production and distribution of inspiring and thought-provoking content.
Writer, Producer, Director: Sonia Lowe
Rooted in editorial media, Sonia Lowe’s recent focus has been on developing entertainment-centric content for mainstream television media. Lowe has worked with major American programs like Good Morning America, The Oprah Winfrey show and Dateline NBC, in the production and development of feature content. Sonia’s repertoire also includes producing high-profile celebrity interviews and promotional content for renown North American networks like Sy-Fi Channel, Entertainment Tonight, USA Network,Slice, HGTV, and Inside Edition NY.
Director Of Photography: George Harrold
George Harrold has been a DOP for the past 25 years working with experienced sound recordists, producers and directors on a number of productions ranging from documentaries to corporate shoots to sports and music features. He has lensed shoots in the middle of the Atlantic ocean on a fishing vessel to shooting Inspiring interviews of Holocaust survivors for Steven Spielberg to filming Rock concerts such as Arcade Fire and Bryan Adams. He has worked behind the scenes on movie sets from the early 90’s to today. His passion is lighting and is renowned for his superlative lighting on set. He is now adding UAV filming in 4K to his repertoire.
Sapphire Films is a Toronto-based Documentary production company with a focus on stylized, thought-provoking films.