Meet the Funder: Shopify Studios

Monday, June 17

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Meet the Funder Webinar with Shopify Studios

Shopify Studios is seeking multi-length original documentaries in development!

On June 17, join us for our exclusive, behind-the-scenes webinar with Shopify Studios to hear what this new, and rapidly growing production hub is seeking to produce; who their audience is; the future priorities of their platform; and how to pitch them.

A brand-new venture launched in January 2019, Shopify studios is a full-service TV and film content development and production house dedicated to inspiring entrepreneurship. Now, they’re looking for smart, innovative, and diverse creative voices to bring to their voracious global audience.


 Date: Monday, June 17
Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm. Eastern Standard Time
Price: FREE for DOC Members | $5.00 for Non-members




Sherien Barsoum is a filmmaker and story consultant based in Toronto. Her first feature, COLOUR ME was a bold exploration of black identity narratives. Most recently, Sherien directed and produced RIDE FOR PROMISE and PLAYER ZERO, winning the HotDocs Short Film Pitch and Best Canadian Documentary at NorthWest Fest. She produced BABE, I HATE TO GO, which played top festivals internationally while nominated for a Canadian Screen Award. Sherien was the story consultant on the Oscar-shortlisted FRAME 394 and co-produced HOUSE OF Z, the first feature film bought and distributed by Condé Nast, now on Netflix. Sherien is the former Director of Programming for the Reelworld Film Festival and serves as a board member of the Documentary Organization of Canada’s Ontario Chapter.

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