Janis Lundman has been producing quality, critically acclaimed film and television for over twenty-five years. A graduate of York University’s highly regarded film department, she began her career as both producer and director of several award-winning short dramatic and documentary films. In 1989, Lundman partnered with Adrienne Mitchell to form Back Alley Film Productions, an independent film and television production company.
As co-owner and Executive Producer for Back Alley, Lundman has been responsible for creating, producing and financing numerous television drama series, documentary features and one-offs. These include the feature documentary Talk 16 and the dramatic series Straight Up, Drop the Beat and Bliss. Lundman also co-created and executive produced three seasons of the critically acclaimed one-hour dramatic series Durham County, which to date has won eight Geminis and been nominated for twenty four.
Lundman is presently Executive Producer on Back Alley’s latest project, Bomb Girls, a one hour series that tells the remarkable stories of the women who risked their lives in a World War II munitions factory, building bombs for the European front. The series premiered on Global TV in January, 2012 with production set to begin on Season Two in the summer of 2012.
In 1997, Lundman received a Genie Award for Best Documentary Short for Unveiled: The Mother/Daughter Relationship directed by Maureen Judge. In 2001 she and Mitchell received the prestigious Excellence in Production award from Women in Film and Television, Toronto.
Lundman currently serves as a member of the CMPA Board of Directors and is active on the CMPA’s Regional Task Force and Canada Media Fund committees.