MICHAEL CHECHIK (Executive Producer)

MICHAEL CHECHIK has been an independent producer and director of documentaries, television series and dramatic productions since 1975. Chechik's career started with early documentary films including Greenpeace - Voyages To Save The Whales and Rites Of Spring, both broadcast on various networks including PBS and BBC. He then executive produced the children's fantasy/adventure television series The Odyssey for CBC. This series has aired in over 60 countries, has been nominated for an International Emmy Award and has received numerous awards, including a Gemini for Best Youth Program.

Chechik was also the executive producer of Hi-Tech Culture, a series for the Discovery Channel Canada, about the impact of the digital revolution on society. This award-winning series has been broadcast in 25 countries. Chechik has been the executive producer of several factual television series including Quiet Places and Ancient Clues, and was executive producer and creator of Champions Of The Wild, a 65-part natural history series filmed world-wide featuring experts in animal research and protection.

Most recently, Chechik completed principal photography on Alice, I Think, a new comedy series for CTV; the fifth season (totaling 70 episodes) of the popular teen drama Edgemont for the CBC; as well as the first season of the hit adult comedy series for CTV, Robson Arms. Other recent productions include the 26-episode high definition yoga series Namaste; Cantata for the King, an innovative performing arts special for CBC; and two full commissions for Animal Planet U.S., Spidermania and The Man Who Would Be Moose.

Michael received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at the University of British Columbia. He is president of Omni Film, one of the most prolific production companies in Canada.

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