A Canadian Feature-Length Documentary

The goal of this documentary is to support the infertile couple (and egg donors); to help break
the stigma; to get a conversation started; and to see change happen in Canada.
A film like this, with the focus of egg donation hasn’t been made before. It’s a big topic that nobody is freely talking about.


“Let’s take this topic out of secrecy, and start talking.”

– Rebecca Campbell, Director


For more information, or to donate financially to the making of this film, please contact us at:

thesecretsocietyfilm@catapultpictures.ca

The Secret Society is a Canadian-made feature film documentary, currently in production. The story
follows couples navigating through the complex and hidden world of infertility and egg donation in
Canada. It highlights the many barriers – legal, healthcare, financial, political, medical - that infertile
couples face when trying to build a family. We will be following their lived experiences, interwoven
with expert interviews from doctors, politicians, fertility lawyers, psychologists, and bioethicists.
Women especially face shame and stigma in the face of infertility and their choices –
this documentary will draw the veil so that women can feel comfortable to have
conversations, with the end goal of helping to educate, and to break the stigma.


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Team Bios

BONNIE THOMPSON  |  Producer

As a veteran Canadian film producer, Bonnie has produced numerous television and feature POV
documentaries with directors across Canada, all focussing on social issues.  She produced with the
National Film Board of Canada for 18 years before going independent. Her productions have won
awards regionally, nationally and internationally, and have been viewed on big and small screens around
the world. Recent productions include the feature documentary Angry Inuk (NFB, CBC, Doc Channel)
which won the Hot Docs Audience Award, the Gémeaux Best Doc Award, TIFF Top Ten Award; Vital
Bonds
(NFB, CBC The Nature of Things) which was versioned as Transplanting Hope for PBS NOVA and
nominated for a 2019 Emmy Award; the short NFB animation Wildlife, nominated for an Academy Award
and a Canadian Screen Award; the ground-breaking NFB interactive documentaries Bear 71 and Invisible World,
winner of Webby Awards; and most recently nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up (CBC, APTN)
which opened Hot Docs 2019, won the Best Canadian feature Documentary Award, and was in the top 5
box office list for its theatrical run.

REBECCA CAMPBELL  |  Writer/Director

Rebecca has worked on multiple award-winning web series, documentaries, 360° video and
has won two Alberta Media Production Industries Association Awards for her children's series
Squeaks & Cheeks, as well as for the one-hour documentary, Last of the Fur Traders. She also produced
a CBC Kids digital pilot The Girl Who Talks to the Moon which was recently nominated for a Golden
Sheaf Award at ‘Yorkton Film Festival’. She has produced and directed over 40 disability- themed
segments for AMI This Week, 3 one-hour documentaries and a mini-series for AMI- tv.

FREDERICK KROETSCH  |  Producer

Frederick has worked in media for the past 18 years and has produced anddirected
numerous projects for CBC, TELUS Originals, National Film Board of Canada, APTN, AMI-tv, CTV,
and Shaw. His films have screened at over 60 festivals internationally and he was won numerous awards,
including Edmonton’s ‘Top 40 under 40.’ Most recently he won an Alberta Rosie screenwriting award for
his work on APTN’s Queen of the Oil Patch, a TV- series that he created, and which he is currently directing
and camera operating on the second season. Frederick is also an accomplished director of photography.

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