The Founder’s Story
Ernest Webb and Catherine Bainbridge, both young journalists back in nineties, started making documentaries about Indigenous stories as a form of activism after the Kanehsatà:ke Resistance (also known as the Oka Crisis) where the Mohawk community’s land defenders protested the building of a golf course and condos on disputed land against all levels of the Canadian government. The conflict escalated over 78 days and brought current Indigenous issues and rights to the forefront of Canadian politics (To learn more, watch Alanis Obamsawin’s 1993 documentary Kanehsatake: 270 years of Resistance)
Driven by Ernest and Catherine’s unwavering dedication and clear vision, Rezolution Pictures was born in 2000 and continues to this day to bring distinctive Indigenous and cultural stories to the screen.
Rezolution is establishing original Indigenous content within mainstream media and has sold programming around the world in major markets and broadcasters including APTN and APTN Lumi, Crave (Bell Media), Netflix, CBC and CBC GEM, OMNI, TVO, RDI, ARTV, Tele-Québec, FNX, Knowledge, SRC, CMF/SODEC, and internationally with Vision Maker Media, PBS, Peacock +, ARTE.
Among the accolades for Rezolution’s productions are the Emmy-nominated Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World, which garnered awards at Sundance and Hot Docs; Reel Injun with the Gemini Award and the Peabody Award; and the numerous Canadian Screen Awards won for Rezolution’s full slate of programming. The most recent projects to hit the international screens are Crave’s original premium drama series, Little Bird, as well as the accompanying documentary, Coming Home. Both the series and the documentary can be watched on Crave as well as APTN Lumi. Little Bird has been nominated for the Diversity TV Award: Representation of Race and Ethnicity and for the Content Innovation Award: Best New Scripted Series at the upcoming MIPCOM 2023