About Pelee Entertainment
Compelling stories. Captivating characters.
Pelee Entertainment is a film, television and digital media company whose work is garnering accolades across North America. The company produces drama, documentary and branded entertainment for television, theatrical and digital release. Founded by award-winning producer and writer Heidi Lasi, Pelee Entertainment is on track to become a strong creative and strategic force in the market and is positioning itself to be a leading global player in entertainment.
our latest news
Pelee Entertainment president co-writing and co-producing children’s web series
September 2019 - Pelee Entertainment President Heidi Lasi is co-writing and co-producing ARA’S IMAGINARIUM, along with co-writer/co-producer Sharon Buckingham (TSB Productions), and co-producers Najeeb Mirza (Oxus Films) and Hamilton-Mehta Productions. The animated children’s web series features 12 year old Ara as she embarks on a series of adventures.
Pelee Entertainment selected to participate in fin strategic partners in halifax
August 2019 - Pelee Entertainment, in partnership with TSB Productions, is honoured to be selected to participate in FIN in Halifax to present their project DRIFTERS to domestic and international partners, based on the best-selling novels by Susan Rodgers.
She states, “Though I prefer to be behind the camera, I can’t think of a better reason to be in front of it. WIFT-Toronto has been an incredible, positive force for women in the industry for many years and it’s an honour to support them in their fundraising efforts. Many thanks to WIFT-Toronto and York University’s Schulich School of Business for allowing me to participate in the Media Leadership Program and to Hollywood Suite for the bursary opportunity.”
Pelee Entertainment selected to participate in fin (formerly strategic partners) in halifax
September 2018 - Pelee Entertainment, in partnership with TSB Productions, was honoured to be selected to participate in FIN (formerly Strategic Partners) to meet with partners and pitch their project HARM’S WAY.
Pelee Entertainment invited to participate in Los Angeles mission
August 2018 - Pelee Entertainment, in partnership with TSB Productions, was honored to be selected by the Canadian Media Producers Association to participate in the trade mission to Los Angeles to pitch their project HARM’S WAY to broadcasters.
Media Leadership Program: WIFT-Toronto and Schulich School of Business
January 2018 - Pelee Entertainment’s president Heidi Lasi has been selected to participate in the Media Leadership Program offered by WIFT-Toronto in partnership with York University’s Schulich School of Business.
The Media Leadership Program offers a unique immersive learning experience that combines business school teaching from Schulich MBA faculty with best practices from high-level industry executives. Schulich School of Business is consistently ranked as one of the top business schools in the world.
Heidi Lasi states, "“In an industry undergoing profound transformations on so many levels, we need leadership more than ever. The Media Leadership Program is an amazing opportunity to do just that. The program prepared me in ways I could not imagine and encouraged me to lean in to the changes that we are currently facing and that will continue for the foreseeable future.”
FRANCES LOVES OSCAR WILDE short-listed by the Harold Greenberg Script Development Program
March 2017 - Pelee Entertainment is delighted to announce FRANCES LOVES OSCAR WILDE was short-listed by the Harold Greenberg Script Development Program, 2017.
They write: "In Victorian Canada, an artist tenaciously loves Oscar Wilde, enduring his marriage to another woman and then coping with his emerging homosexual lifestyle, until she is forced to change to realize what true happiness really is. Phenomenal character development with exposition well disguised in the dialogue, the script's pacing is steady, well orchestrated and crafted. This important, little-known Canadian artist's story would be a perfect fit for a CBC/BBC movie or mini-series."
Best Documentary Award for The Oasis Affair
November 2017 - Pelee Entertainment is thrilled to announce it has won the Best Documentary award at the OWTFF Film Festival in Toronto for THE OASIS AFFAIR. OWTFF celebrates ingenuity, craft, and creativity in filmmaking around the world with entrants and winners from China, the Czech Republic, United States, Canada, and many other countries.
Director/Producer Heidi Lasi says, "Being selected by OWTFF is an honour and attending the festival was an amazing experience: meeting filmmakers from around the world was a highlight and very inspiring."
The Oasis Affair was financed by BravoFactual/BellMedia and co-produced by Pelee Entertainment and Pat McGowan of inMotion.
FRANCES LOVES OSCAR WILDE long-listed
2016 - Pelee Entertainment is pleased to announce FRANCES LOVES OSCAR WILDE has been long-listed by the National Screen Institute’s Features First Program.
the Oasis Affair
A Montreal businesswoman's life is turned upside down when she is sued by a giant manufacturer in a David and Goliath battle over her company's name. Social media comes to the rescue.
A look into groundbreaking high-stakes civil cases as told by the people directly involved - and affected: law enforcement officers and lawyers, plaintiffs and defendants, family members and expert witnesses.
frances loves oscar wilde
"In Victorian Canada, an artist tenaciously loves Oscar Wilde, enduring his marriage to another woman and then coping with his emerging homosexual lifestyle, until she is forced to change to realize what true happiness really is. Phenomenal character development with exposition well disguised in the dialogue..."