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About Us…

We Question the Norm

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.

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How We Work…

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.

be playful

be original

be Creative

be daring

Who We Are…

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Pedro Orrego and Michelle Melles are Toronto-based producers, directors, story editors and writers. Fierce believers that the personal is in creative dialogue with the political, they helped to create and launch the critically-acclaimed and Gemini-award/Canadian Screen Award winning docuseries SexTV (1998-2008). This internationally-syndicated docuseries was the first of its kind in North America and explored sexuality and gender around the world in an intelligent, thought-provoking and multidimensional way.

In 2018, they joined forces once again to create

Parallel Vision Productions.

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Michelle Melles is director, writer and producer with a background in independent documentary media, broadcast television production, and magazine journalism. She has worked for some of the top television shows in Canada, has written for BUST Magazine, the Globe and Mail, and is a regular contributor for the online magazine Find Your Pleasure. She will receive her Master of Fine Arts in Documentary Media from Ryerson University (Summa cum laude) in 2021 where she created her upcoming personal documentary film, “Drunk on Too Much Life.” She received the Social Sciences Humanities Grant (SSHRC) for her work on transformative mental health care in documentary media. She is a graduate (with high distinction) from the University of Toronto where she focussed on women & gender in history and political theory.

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Pedro Orrego is an award-winning story editor, director, and musician who has worked for some of the most prominent production companies and networks in Canada and the U.S.A. His short documentary film “Getting Wood” premiered at Hot Docs in 2005 and along with Michelle, their feature documentary film “Drunk on Too Much Film” will be released in the summer of 2021. He is a University of Toronto graduate where he studied anthropology and film.

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Pedro Orrego

MICHELLE MELLES

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What’s a story worth telling?

And how best to tell it?

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.

We Are Story TellersWe Are ProducersWe Are DirectorsWe Are CreativeWe Are PhotographersWe Are Musicians

— Was it Einstein who said that intelligence is creativity having fun?—

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