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Curious Features

Executive Producer & Director & Writer
Judith Pyke

Judith Pyke is president of Curious Features, a full-service production company. As a multi-award winning executive producer, director, showrunner and writer of documentary series and films, Judith has built and worked with many talented teams. She has tackled a huge range of stories, often directing and producing in diverse and challenging locations.

Judith recently executive produced/directed and co-wrote Living Colour for The Nature of Things, Canada’s preeminent science and nature documentary strand. The Globe and Mail called it "one of the strongest recent episodes of The Nature of Things....An enchanting and visually sumptuous examination of the science of colour"(John Doyle). Living Colour features world class scientists who are fascinated by how we experience colour and extraordinary people who see colour in unique ways. It won a silver medal award for best direction and a finalist award for best documentary - science and technology at the New York Festivals. It also received two Leo Award nominations - one for best writing and one for best editing in a documentary.

She also executive produced, directed and wrote Inseparable for CBC Docs POV. The film received 8 nominations/awards, including two bronze medals from the 2019 New York Festivals (one for Best Directing) and a 2019 Canadian Screen Award nomination for best biography.

Judith was nominated for a 2018 Canadian Screen Award -- best directing -- for Cracking Cancer, which she also co-wrote for CBC’s The Nature of Things. The Lancet described the film as “…doing valuable public engagement work at the cutting edge of cancer research.”  She has interviewed and directed hundreds of people including renowned artists (like Lou Reed, Philip Glass and Steven King), top scientists, international figures and locals. 

She received a Harvard Medical School media fellowship (2018) and was the Harvey Southam Lecturer in journalism and non-fiction at the University of Victoria (2018). 

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