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Hoodwink Entertainment Inc.

About us

Hoodwink Entertainment came into being when Patrick Banister and John Barbisan co-created, developed and executive produced the one-hour series Whistler that ran successfully for two seasons on CTV in Canada and The N in the United States.

Hoodwink’s one-hour series, Bitten, based on the “Otherworld” novel series by Kelley Armstrong (with No Equal Entertainment and eOne Entertainment), aired for three seasons on Space/Bell Media in Canada and Syfy and Netflix in the US.

As co-founders of Hoodwink Entertainment, John and Patrick are presently developing a number of projects for film and television including a horror series based on the life of Bram Stoker called In Blood, a Canada Ireland co-production with Dublin’s Underground Films; the crime-thriller series Buzzkill driven by the love affair between a thief with a heart of gold and his android girlfriend, created by writer/director Jeff Renfroe; Shadows, created by Jonathan Walker, a thriller about a former spy and family man whose past double life catches up to him and, finally, the family feature The YoYo King with Academy Award shortlisted writer Dennis Foon.