is a collaborative endeavour by Frank Fiorito & Nabil Mehchi, dedicated to the creation and development of socially impactful TV content:
Stories that move, uplift and resonate.
President and Executive producerFRANK FIORITO
Frank is one of the founding members of Noble Television. A Political Science MSc holder, Frank has built a solid reputation as a producer, writer and creative consultant on a multitude of TV productions, from factual programming to documentary series. Frank started his career as a researcher and writer in radio (Radio-Canada). He also worked as a freelance journalist, writing for some of Montreal’s most important newspapers & magazines. For the past 8 years, he has been working as a content producer on various TV shows.
Among his many credits is the scientific game show Génial! (Télé-Québec), a 3-time Prix Gémeaux winner for best TV game show, and the Radio-Canada series Oser une autre vie.
In 2015, he founded Noble Television with producing partner Nabil Mehchi. Their first series out of the gate was the International Emmy-nominated Arts doc series Interrupt This Program (aka Resilient Cities). The critically-acclaimed series which airs on CBC in Canada, also won the CableFax award for Best International Series and was nominated for 6 Canadian Screen Awards. This year, they launched Art Is My Country, a new digital series for CBC’s online platform and they produced the short doc Home No More which made its debut on CBC’s The National.
Vice-president and Executive producerNABIL MEHCHI
Nabil is the other founding member of Noble Television. For the past 20 years, he has worked as a key creative on numerous Canadian (and internationally broadcast) TV series. He was the lead editor and post director of the award-winning doc series Licence to Drill and Jacked! (for Discovery Canada). He was also the lead editor and creative consultant of the Canadian Screen Awards nominated The Beat (City, Canal D, Current USA), a 20-part documentary series on the Vancouver police force that patrols the infamous Downtown Eastside. Before that, he helped create, edit and story edit a number of TV shows for the Debbie Travis Group, including From the Ground Up (Global TV) as well as the multi-award winning Debbie Travis’ Facelift (HGTV US & Canada). He has to his credit over 100 hours of television.
In 2015 he started Noble Television with Frank Fiorito, a media creatives & production company dedicated to the development and creation of socially impactful content. Together, they created the CBC Arts documentary series Interrupt this Program (AKA Resilient Cities) which went on to win the CableFax award for Best International Series and was nominated for an International Emmy Award (for Best Arts Programming) as well as 6 Canadian Screen Awards (including Best Arts Documentary series, Best Direction, Best Photography and Best Picture Editing in a Documentary Program or Series). They are currently developing 2 new doc series as well as 2 feature docs which will be directed by up and coming Canadian directors.
Content ProducerKAREN CHO
Karen Cho is a Chinese-Canadian filmmaker known for her socially-engaged documentaries. Her films explore themes of identity, immigration, and social justice. Karen has directed the award-winning In the Shadow of Gold Mountain (2004) a documentary about the Chinese Head Tax and Exclusion Act and the Gemini-Nominated Seeking Refuge (Terre d’asile) (2009) a film following asylum seekers in Canada. Karen’s film Status Quo? The Unfinished Business of Feminism in Canada (2012) won Best Documentary at the Whistler Film Festival and launched in over 67 community screenings across Canada. Karen also works as a writer, director, and story producer for several documentary TV series. Some of her TV credits include Extraordinary Canadians (Rogers/OMNI/CBC), All For One with Debbie Travis (CBC), The Beat (City), Licence to Drill (Discovery Canada), Yukon Gold (History), We are Canada (CBC), Vice Guide to Film (Viceland) and Interrupt This Program (CBC).
Production ManagerLIETTE MICHAUD
Liette has been working in the TV production industry for over 20 years. She was part of the team that started Canal Famille and the Interactive Television. She also worked in distribution for 5 years before moving into production in the mid-nineties, working as a production manager on series like Zoboomafoo. In 2000, she joined Cineflix Productions for the hit series Dogs With Jobs, and she was soon promoted to Head of Production, supervising over 20 hours of documentary programming and helping structure and steer their production department.
In 2003 she was promoted to VP of Production Administration during which she supervised over 150 hours of co-productions. At the end of 2006 she went back to her first love, freelancing as Line Producer/Production Manager and she worked on documentary series such as Licence to Drill at Pixcom and Brazil Untamed at Handel Productions.
She joins Noble Television for the 3rd season of Interrupt This Program.
Production CoordinatorCHRISTIAAN ANDERSON
When he’s not dreaming of his next trip overseas, Christiaan is likely plotting logistics and contingencies for film crews flying in to some of the world’s most interesting locations and situations. This part-time sound editor draws as much from his background in the music industry, touring bands overseas as he does from his own travels. After working the better part of the last decade in the film and TV world, Christiaan seems most at home with the Rock ’n’ Roll nature of documentary filmmaking, having coordinated shoots across five continents. Greasing the wheels so his crews can get exactly what they need and sleep soundly at night is what Christiaan does best.
Director & CinematographerVAN ROYKO
Van Royko, MA, CSC is a filmmaker and director of photography from Montreal, Qc. He is best known for his award winning cinematography for the feature documentaries Monsoon and Koneline. Van has consistently employed an expanded vision of cinematography, using novel technologies and aesthetic techniques to tell truly cinematic stories. Over the course of his career, he has collaborated with world-renowned directors and producers, including Yung Chang, Mila Aung-Thwin, Nettie Wild, Sturla Gunnarsson and the Oscar-winning Denys Arcand on projects ranging from advertising campaigns and music videos to art installations and feature documentaries.
In the past 3 years, Van has shot and directed several new films and TV series, including CBC’s international Emmy nominated Interrupt This Program as well as his debut feature doc, Let There Be Light (which he co-directed with Mila Aung-Thwin).
Linda’s passion for storytelling began in 1997 when she took part in Radio-Canada’s La Course autour du monde : the definitive TV school for Quebec’s filmmaking community. During her stint on the series, Linda directed, shot and edited 17 stories in 13 countries, including Pakistan, Mongolia and Lebanon. Since then, she has accumulated 20 years of solid experience in research and journalism. Fluent in English, French & Spanish, Linda now lives between Montreal and Seville where she contributes and collaborates on numerous TV and print projects. Her goal is to keep travelling and telling stories that get audiences closer to understanding the human condition.
Researcher & Field ProducerHÉLÈNE BÉRUBÉ
Hélène Bérubé is a freelance researcher, journalist and field producer working on local and international documentaries and news productions. She has collaborated with Radio-Canada, Noble Television, Groupe PVP, InformAction, Zone 3, Trio Orange, Al Jazeera and others.
Soon after receiving her MA in Political science (UQAM), Hélène moved to the Middle East in 2007, living alternatively in Tel Aviv, Ramallah, and Jerusalem. In 2011, she started working as a local fixer and researcher for foreign correspondants, predominantly for Radio-Canada. In 2012, she was the field producer in Gaza for the Radio-Canada TV’s coverage of the war between Israel and the Palestinian armed groups in the strip. Upon her return to Canada in 2014, she continued working as research journalist and field producer for several productions connected to Israel/Palestine, for different shows such as Une heure sur Terre, Enquête and Infoman.
She was nominated for a Prix Gémeaux in 2015 (Best Research – Public Affairs) for the documentary La droite religieuse au Canada, broadcast on Zone DOC (Radio-Canada).
Director & ResearcherZAHRA MOLOO
Zahra Moloo is an investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker from Kenya. Much of her work focuses on environmental issues and resource extraction in Africa. Her films and articles have appeared in Al Jazeera English, BBC Focus on Africa, IRIN News, IPS News, CCTV and Africa is a Country. She has reported and produced films from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Libya, the West Bank, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa and Mali. Previously, she worked for the Integrated Regional Information Networks (IRIN) as a reporter and producer. In 2013, she produced and directed Franco, King of Rumba, about one of the DRC’s most famous musicians and his rise to fame in the 1960s. Her recent film, In the Shadow of a Gold Mine, is an investigative portrait of a multinational gold mine and the small-scale miners that live in its shadow. She holds a BA in History and Development Studies from McGill University and an MA in Broadcast Journalism from City University, and is fluent in English, French and Swahili.