Andrew Munger, executive of White Pine Pictures, has relaunched his outfit Ultramagnetic Production including drama and documentary project slate.
Munger first conducted ultramagnetic productions from 1997 to 2004, including “Walmart Nation”, “Campaign: The Making of a Candidate,” “Janadu: In Search of Domestic Perfection” and “Make Some Nice!” Co-created non-fiction projects! For networks like CBC, Discovery, History and Life / Slice. He shut down the company in 2005 to run television production on World Vision, Canada’s largest nonprofit, before moving to White Pine Pictures in Toronto in 2014.
Eight years later, Munger is stepping down from the role of director of unscripted development at White Pine to reintroduce Ultramagnetic.
However, he did include “Buffy St. Mary: Carry It On” (Bell / PBS) and “The Con: Churchill and Roosevelt’s Secret American War” (Super Channel / WNET / ARTE / Out of Rights). The next dock is directed by John L’Aquier (Regenesis) and co-produced by PMA of Quebec and Gebruder Bitz Film Productions of Germany.
Munger has been linked to other ongoing development projects in White Pine, including “Encrypted: The Dark Side of Digital,” “Woodstock Dreaming,” and a still-untitled Midwest crime project. Hannah Epstein of CAA is re-establishing these projects.
Ultramagnetic slate headlines include “Michael’s Wars”, a scripted drama based on the life of British-Canadian foreign correspondent Michael MacLean; And “She Eats Loud: How a Black Music Mecca Grows in the Great White North,” a feature documentary about how Canada has become a Jamaican music powerhouse.
During the American-Vietnam War, MacLean became the first Western TV reporter to be admitted to North Vietnam. The daughter of Canadian attorney Michael Levine MacLean, in an agreement exclusively with author Kiyo McLean, opted for McLaren’s 2013 memoir “Guerrilla Nation: My Wars in and Out of Vietnam” in an agreement.
Meanwhile, “She Eats Loud” is being directed by Graeme Mathison, Clement Virgo (“Billions,” “The Wire”) as executive producer and musician Nicholas Jennings and Clive Walker as consultants. The project, which has received development support from Ontario Creatures, examines how pioneering musicians like J. Douglas, Nana McLean, Leroy Siebels and Jackie Mittu laid the groundwork for modern Canadian stars such as Drake, Daniel Caesar, Kaytranada and Jesse Reyes.
Munger says: “This new arrangement with White Pine gives me more flexibility to re-launch and develop both scripted and unscripted passion projects under the revived ultramagnetic umbrella.
“I have had a great run with White Pine and would like to thank Peter Raymont and Steve Ord for their support and opportunity to work at one of Canada’s most respected and successful production companies and for collaborating with some of Canada’s most talented filmmakers. Daniel Rohr, Phyllis Ellis, Fred Peabody, John L’Equier, Mike Sheehan and many more.
Peter Raymont, president of White Pine, added: “Andrew White Pine Pictures has worked tirelessly to create documentaries and dock series. He pursues other opportunities and we wish him all the best.”
In White Pine, Munger was the driving force behind the Martin Scorsese-backed “Once Wear Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band” documentary, including the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival, as well as Emmy- and Canadian Screen Award-nominated documentaries, and “All Toxic.” False. “
Munger has created and co-produced “Wild Pacific Rescue”, a three-part wildlife series, and “Arctic Secrets” for Blue Ant Media’s ‘Love Nature’ strand.