Wrise Productions


Bal Brach

Bal Brach is an award-winning broadcast journalist & storyteller with nearly two decades of experience working in Canada's top newsrooms. Bal is passionate about telling stories from underrepresented communities. Her storytelling philosophy is guided by fairness, personal integrity and compassion.

Frustrated at the lack of representation in Canadian screen based media, Bal started Wrise Productions Inc. in 2015. She wrote, directed and produced a one hour television documentary about the growth of the Indian wedding business in Canada. Wrise Productions Inc.'s first film "Little India Big Business," aired on CBC television and the Documentary Channel.

In 2017, the film was named a finalist at the New York Festivals in the documentary category of best cultural issues. That same year, Bal was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for her stories about Syrian refugee resettlement, as part of her freelance journalism work at CBC News.

In 2021, Bal was one of eight Canadian directors selected to participate in the Women in the Director’s Chair Story and Leadership program. In 2022, Bal was selected to be part of the BANFF Spark Accelerator for women in the business of media. At the moment, Bal is developing several projects in the drama and documentary space, primarily focused on the lives of South Asians in North America.

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