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Picture This

Jari Osborne
2017 | 33 min

Selections and Awards

  • Audience Award for Best Short FilmInside Out Film Festival - 2017

  • Best Canadian ShortInside Out Film Festival - 2017

  • Audience Favorite (Short Film)North Louisiana Gay & Lesbian Film Festival

  • Audience Award for Best Short FilmOUTeast Film Festival

  • Best Canadian ShortOUTeast Film Festival

  • Official Selection - Multicultural & Documentary Social/Political & Kathleen Shannon Award NominationYorkton Film Festival 2018

  • Official SelectionNorthWest Fest 2018

  • Best Documentary Short - Jury AwardOut of Film, Atlanta LGBT Film Festival 2018


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Jari Osborne
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Jari Osborne

Jari Osborne is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and journalist. Her evocative debut film, Unwanted Soldiers, uncovered the role that her Canadian-born Chinese father played as a top-secret commando in the Canadian Army at a time when Asians were denied the right to vote. It won a number of awards, including a Gemini and a Hot Docs Best History Award. Her follow-up film, Sleeping Tigers: The Asahi Baseball Story, about a team of Japanese Canadians who played baseball in Vancouver before WWII, was named Best Feature Documentary at the San Diego Asian Film Festival. Her other documentary films include Tabitha’s Journey (CTV), The Big Wait (Vision), The Beaver Whisperers (CBC) and Leave it to Beavers (PBS), which picked up an Emmy nod in 2015. Jari was also the Executive Producer of Unstoppable: The Fentanyl Epidemic, which was broadcast to record audiences on the CBC documentary series Firsthand. Her latest NFB film, Picture This, takes on the taboo subject of sex and disability with the signature intelligence, humour and empathy for which Jari has come to be known.

Lea Marin
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Lea Marin

Lea Marin is an award-winning Toronto-based producer with more than 18 years’ experience in the film and television industry. A graduate of the Canadian Film Centre’s Producers’ Lab, Lea joined the National Film Board of Canada as a producer in 2006.

Her most recent film credits include Charles Officer’s Unarmed Verses, which won the  Best Canadian Feature Documentary Award at Hot Docs 2017 and the 2018 Canada’s Top Ten People’s Choice Award, in addition to being nominated for two Canadian Screen Awards; and  Picture This, directed by Jari Osborne, which screened at the Inside Out and OUTeast film festivals, winning Best Canadian Short and the Audience Award for Best Short at both festivals.

Other credits include My Prairie Home, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2014 and was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award; The Portrait, directed by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Hubert Davis; and Astra Taylor’s Examined Life, which launched at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2008.

Lea recently completed production on Taylor’s follow-up to Examined Life, the feature doc What Is Democracy?, which will be released in 2018, and is currently in production on Throat, a co-collaboration between filmmaker Chelsea McMullan and artist/activist Tanya Tagaq.

Anita Lee
Executive Producer
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Anita Lee

Anita Lee is Executive Producer at the National Film Board of Canada and leads the development and production of projects produced solely by the NFB as well as domestic and international co-productions for the Ontario Studio. She is the executive producer of a slate of upcoming projects that includes Unarmed Verses and A Better Man.

As a producer for the NFB from 2005 to the present, Anita produced some of the most critically acclaimed works in recent NFB history, including Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell, which garnered international recognition and was named Best Documentary Feature Film by National Board of Review, Los Angeles Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Circle, Canadian Screen Awards, and Best Canadian Film by the Toronto Film Critics Association.  Past productions include Tiger Spirit, Gemini Award winner for Best Social/Political Documentary, The Bodybuilder and I, Hot Docs Best Feature Documentary winner, and Flicker, Hot Docs Jury Prize winner, Best Canadian Feature Documentary.

Lee’s most recent credits include Highrise: Universe Within, winner of the 2016 Webby Award as well as Best Original Interactive Production Produced for Digital Media at the Canadian Screen Awards in 2015; The Deeper They Bury Me, which premiered at the New York Film Festival; and most recently, The Apology,runner up Audience Award at Hot Docs International Film Festival and the Cinephile Award for Best Documentary at Busan 2016. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.


Written and Directed by
Jari Osborne

Produced by
Lea Marin

Executive Producer
Anita Lee

Director of Photography
David Cain

Steven Weslak

Sound Recordist
Brent Haliskie

Original Music Composed by
Robert Carli

Andrew Gurza
Stella Palikarova
Sher St. Kitts
Tinashe Dune
Aaron Purdie

Production Supervisor
Mark Wilson
Marcus Matyas

Production Coordinator
Kate Vollum
Natalie Van Dine

Technical Coordinator
Marcus Matyas
Kevin Riley

Studio Administrator
Stefanie Brantner
Leslie Anne Poyntz

Additional Cinematography
Daniel Grant
Chris Goll

Additional Sound Recording
Kevin Hemmingson
Neil McIntyre
Scott Tremblay

1st Assistant Camera
Chris Goll
Clark Henderson
Eva Percewicz
Paul Raymond
Alex Motley
Kevin Stewart
Arnold Caylakyan

Adam Cook

Assistant Editor
Kevin Riley

Production Managers
Christina Carvalho
Laura White

Production Assistants
Sunny Mohajer
Max Wolfond
Chris Niesing
Lindsay Zanatta
Bernard Dawson

Cain Creative

Post Picture
Urban Post

Colourist, Online Editor
Andrew Mandziuk

Sound Editor
Claire Dobson

Assistant Sound Editor
Kelly McGahey

Andy Malcolm
Goro Koyama – Footsteps

Re-recording Mixers
Matt Chan

Sound Facility
Tattersall Sound and Picture

Marketing Manager
Amanda Laukys

Jennifer Mair

Legal Counsel
Peter Kallianiotis

Archival Photography Courtesy Of
Adam Moco
Alejandro Santiago
Anthony Parazo
Lens Mosaic
Teresa Ascencao
Jessica Rae
Andrew Gurza
Sher St. Kitts

Music composition © 2017, National Film Board (SOCAN)

Music Assistant
Kristjan Bergey

Elizabeth McLellan

Music Credits
“Lonely Heart”
Performed by Dragonette
Written by Martina Sorbara, Daniel Kurtz, Stefan Graslund and Anthony Rossomando
By Arrangement with Zync Music Group LLC
Published by StephanieSays Music / Administered by Downtown Music Publishing LLC
Courtesy of Universal Music Canada Inc.

Special Thanks
Steve Kean
Angus Palmer
George St. Kitts
Mary Lynne Stewart

Alex St. Kitts
Tina Siegel

Mary Beth Menzies
Chris Palmer
Jack Lamon, Come As You Are
Rena Cohen
Daryl Rock
Lindsay Adams
Eva Sweeny
Cori Ross
Tim Palmer
Gavin Wilson, Vancouver Coastal Health
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Kim Sinclair
Merchants of Green Coffee
GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre
Douglas Nyback
Health Initiative for Men – Vancouver
Leslie Lee Kam
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
Azura Rose
Evalyn Parry
Shawn Daudlin
Steve Kean
March of Dimes
Lindsay Byam
Gwen Eccleston
Ryan Russell
Pamela Lugonzo
Chandler Borland
Karen Whitehead-Lye
James Johnson
Tim & Natalie Rose
Jordyn Taylor

© 2017 National Film Board of Canada


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