Celebrating 10 years of supporting Western Canadian storytelling

Get to know us

10 years

supporting local productions since 2014

$27M+

investing into local stories and filmmakers

350+

documentaries and docuseries episodes

What we do

We support the production of compelling, locally reflective, social purpose documentaries and documentary series that connect established, independent filmmakers in B.C. and Alberta from diverse identities and communities to local and global audiences. We prioritize representation in front of and behind the camera.
Learn more in our
Producer Guidelines
.

Where we do it

Our stories have global resonance, but they start close to home. All the stories we support are locally reflective of and relevant to communities across British Columbia and Alberta.
We provide funding in
15 communities
across these two provinces.

What we fund

We have specific subject areas of interest connected to TELUS’ commitment to positive social impact in our communities. TELUS is interested in telling stories that fall within the following social impact categories:
  • Health and Well-being
  • Flourishing Communities
  • Environment/Sustainability
  • Connectivity/Technology
  • Food Systems and Security
We license a variety of formats including short, mid-length and feature documentaries, as well as short format documentary series.

Who we are

The TELUS original team is a group of people who are passionate about storytelling and represent decades of experience in the screen based industries.

How to work with us

We're always on the lookout for established documentarians who are passionate about the power of local storytelling.
Please review the Producer Guidelines to determine whether your production is in accordance with the parameters of our program, as well as the Pitch Submission Guidelines, which include the information we require in a pitch.

Tell us about your pitch

In 2024, TELUS originals will be accepting pitches through our Pitch Submission Form which will be open from June 3 to July 31, 2024.
If your pitch aligns with our updated Producer Guidelines, TELUS originals Production Executives are open to learning about it.
Producers are encouraged to connect with a TELUS originals Production Executive before submitting a pitch via one of these methods:

Register for our Ask us Anything session on May 22

Join the team for a brief overview of the TELUS originals program, ask questions during the Q&A session, and meet in a small group with Production Executives.

Email us a one-liner concept for feedback

Feel free to email us a one-liner concept pitch to [email protected] and we'll let you know whether we might be interested in it.

Book a 20 minute pitch meeting

We offer Producers 20 minute meetings to pitch their concept to a Production Executive for immediate, brief feedback.

Projects in the works and coming soon

Discover the TELUS original films coming soon, in production or recently greenlit.
TELUS Originals on a TV set

Watch TELUS original films and series

Available on TELUS Optik TV, the TELUS TV+ app and online at
watch.telusoriginals.com
.

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