Allen Booth

Winter 2017

TV LAND: I'm currently working on a couple of docs, one in production and one in development. Last summer I wrote a CBC Nature of Things episode called Champions vs. Legends, completed this fall and slated to air in early 2018. It's about sports science and features some amazing athletes including Montreal Canadiens' slap shot king Shea Weber, and world-record-setting speed skater Christine Nesbitt. Kensington produced documentary Risk Factor aired last summer on TVO. And if you haven't seen it yet, check out my recent web series wherein comedians interview authors. It's called Make Me Read. It's kind of funny, kind of quirky. You might like it. The last TV series I worked on was Kensington's Museum Secrets, currently showing in about 50 countries around the world. I was creative producer and/or head writer in various seasons. Museum Secrets won the 2014 Canadian Screen Award for Best Factual Program or Series.

WEB LAND: I recently did a site for an NGO called Rights Action that funds grassroots human rights, environmental and development organizations in Guatemala and Honduras. And if you need stock to complete your next film or tv production (or just like looking at amazing imagery) check out the stock footage site I built for Kensington. Also, check out the site I did with my illustrator pal Mike Constable that provides social network friendly illustrated e-cards (that you can caption yourself). We call it PointyPixels.com.

APP LAND: I co-produced an app called Risk Navigator to accompany Kensington's Risk Factor film. Get the app here for iOS and Android! A while ago I was "concept guy" and content management system programmer for a mobile app called Scopify.

MUSIC LAND: With poet/singer/songwriter Robert Priest I recently completed a poetry/music project you can hear (and see) on YouTube. You can also find an album of our songs at CDBaby. A while ago I had a visit from ace guitarist Kevin Bell, a founding member of my 1980s rock band "Only Human." He had a tape of one of our gigs at the El Mocambo. If you feel like it, enter the wayback machine to have a listen.

Web Sites

Here are thumbnails/links for a few of the websites I've made. Some are built with standard Open Source content management systems (Joomla, Wordpress) and some are powered by my own hand-rolled CMS: Infomindr.

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