Parallel Vision Productions was founded by two award-winning writers and producers who share the same Vision — to make original, engaging and multi-dimensional nonfiction stories that challenge preconceived ideas and offer unique ways of perceiving the world.
We are story tellers by nature and have the passion, creative vision, and experience to bring projects to life.
We start with an idea that we’re passionate about and our creative process flows from this central place. It’s about trust in ourselves, our team and having the determination to make our creative vision come to life.
We want to open minds to different ways of seeing and do our small share to help make our world a better place.
Parallel Vision Productions (PVP) is a creatively motivated boutique production company that develops, produces and creates original, engaging and multi-dimensional nonfiction stories for the big and small screen. Toronto-based founders Michelle Melles & Pedro Orrego share the same vision: to create non-fiction films and stories that challenge preconceived ideas and offer unique ways of perceiving the world.
Fierce believers that the personal is in dialogue with the political, together they helped to launch, produce and write the Gemini/Canadian Screen Award-winning and multiple Gemini/Canadian Screen Award-nominated documentary series SexTV for ten seasons. Their documentaries have been broadcast nationally, sold internationally and shown at international film festivals including Hot Docs. More recently, their short indie documentary “Grandmaster Moses” (2020) won Best Documentary at the Fighting Spirit Film Festival in London, UK and their music video “Ol Skool,” by the Canadian funk & soul legends Crack of Dawn, has already been streamed 450 thousand times on YouTube.
Under their banner Parallel Vision Productions, Pedro story-edits for some of the most prominent television networks in Canada and the U.S.A including HGTV, History Channel, the Food Network, and the CBC. He currently is a story-editor for the Emmy nominated (2021) show Property Brothers – Forever Home.
Michelle has written, produced, and directed for some of the top television shows in Canada including CTV’s Sci Fi Channel, Bravo, and Fashion Television and has created short films for digital creatives FITC on streaming platforms. She will be releasing her first feature-length personal documentary “Drunk on Too Much Life” (2021) which will soon be hitting the international festival circuit. Michelle received her MFA in Documentary Media from the School of Image Arts at RU (summa cum laude, 2021) and received a SSHRC for her research-creation work in transformative mental health care in documentary media (2020). Her short indie documentary “Kevin & Dave Go to Montreal” (2020) produced in the MFA program at the School of Image Arts at RU was seen in numerous international festivals including Sheffield and Tokyo International Short Film Festivals and Montreal, Venice, LA and Toronto Independent Film Festivals.
Pedro studied anthropology and film at the University of Toronto. In his spare time, he creates original music.
We are Producers
We are Story Tellers
We are Documentary Media Artists
We seek to create powerful, thought-provoking works of non-fiction that challenge the norm.
— Was it Einstein who said that intelligence is creativity having fun?—
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