Back Alley Film Productions Ltd., founded by Janis Lundman and Adrienne Mitchell, has been producing provocative and entertaining film and television for over 25 years. With strong backgrounds in producing, (Lundman/Mitchell), and showrunning/directing (Mitchell), the principals have created and produced award-winning dramatic television series for Canadian and American networks which have sold worldwide. Back Alley’s most recent production is the drama series Coroner for CBC/NBCU/Cineflix, created by Morwyn Brebner and based on the M.R. Hall UK book series of the same name. Coroner was the highest-rated drama premiere for CBC in four years and the highest-rated series launch ever for Universal TV UK. The premiere for Season 2 is slated for January 2020.

Their recent work includes the thriller drama series Bellevue, starring Oscar® winning actress Anna Paquin for CBC/WGN and before that the WWII drama series Bomb Girls, which won Outstanding Drama at the 2013 Gracie Awards, was nominated for the prestigious Rockie Award at the Banff Television Festival and was selected as one of ten series for ITV3’s Decade of Great Drama. The series was honored with 12 Canadian Screen Award nominations and won 6 including Best Performance by an Actress for star, Oscar® nominated actress Meg Tilly. The series wrapped up with a two-hour MOW in 2014, which won 3 Canadian Screen Awards including Best Dramatic Mini-series or TV Movie.

Back Alley’s other series include: the critically acclaimed crime series Durham County, which wasbilled by the New York Times as “entirely addictive,” and has sold to over a hundred countries internationally.  Durham County was recently named “Top Canadian Series of All Time,” in a competition voted on by viewers.  Back Alley also produced Played a drama set in the world of undercover police for CTV and Channel 5 in the UK and they created and produced the series Bliss, Straight Up and the first interactive dramatic series in Canada, Drop The Beat, set in the world of hip hop.  Mitchell and Lundman won the Production Award for Excellence from Women in Film & Television – Toronto and continue to develop dramatic series. Back Alley has offices in Toronto and Montreal.