Gorgeous Mistake Productions is a Nova Scotia-based, boutique production company focused on independent film and television projects for theatrical, broadcast, and multi-platform release. Agnostic in format, we strive to make media that moves.
We regularly attend Festivals and Markets: TIFF, Hot Docs, Sundance, Berlinale and more, to sell, finance and find new projects.
Walter Forsyth – Producer, Writer, Director
Walter produced the award winning dramatic feature, The Disappeared and digital series, Everyone’s Famous, both nominated for two Canadian Screen Awards. He produced Ingrid and the Black Hole (2016 Cannes FF Not Short on Talent) and There’s a Flower in My Pedal (TIFF Honourable Mention) along with many documentaries.
He won TIFF’s 2011 Pitch This! and received a 2012 Sundance Doc Fund. Walter produced How to Be Alone, viewed ten million times on YouTube.
Tanya Preyde – Producer
Tanya is a producer, story editor and writer based in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. She has written, produced and directed countless amateur theatre shows, videos, and large-scale musical productions in her 18 years as a teacher. Her editing experience includes the graphic novel The Sunderland Volume 1: Schism by woodcut artist Jon Renzella, as well as work on Formosa Comics’ publications. She has a deep life-long love of film, theatre and writing. She acted in several high school and university productions, and completed her degree in Literature. Tanya is thrilled to bring her experience living and working in another culture, traveling extensively, organizing fundraisers and large events, writing and staging elaborate murder mystery parties, managing successful restaurants and being involved in action for social change to the GMP team.
Erin Brown – Producer, Writer
Erin is a queer Canadian female filmmaker, screenwriter, and producer from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Erin’s career in film and theatre began at eight-years old when she started acting in local productions. Since then, she has attended the University of Birmingham UK for film and media, the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design for screenwriting, and worked on film projects as a writer, assistant director, associate producer, researcher and production assistant.
In 2021, she was the lead writer and researcher on the six-episode doc-series Living in Flow, funded by Telus Fund and distributed by Vice Media. Most recently, Erin wrote, directed and produced her original short film Peripherals. A horror-thriller about a woman paranoid that the figure she can only see in her peripheral vision is real. Peripherals is proudly a majority woman-identifying project as the director, screenwriter, producers, director of photography and cast were all women.
Doug Karr – Producer, Writer, Director, Cinematographer, Editor
Doug’s credits include narrative feature ART MACHINE, shorts TINY DANCER, ANNIVERSARY PRESENT, THE STRAITJACKET LOTTERY, and award-winning docs LSD25 (co-dir. with Walter) and THE JUNE BUG SYMPHONY (prod. with Walter directing). Doug’s other films include LIFECYCLES: A STORY OF AIDS IN MALAWI, and TEN FOR GRANDPA, which premiered at Sundance ‘09 and went on to screen at 50+ international fests, winning multiple awards. His commercial directing garnered 3 Cannes Lions. Doug also wrote the novel DWELLING, loves to adventure with his gal & kids, and is a sci-fi idealist & dreamer.
Ron McDougall – Design
Ron is our web site and graphic designer and also makes great films. Ron has 25+ years’ experience in graphic design and art direction, and 20+ years’ experience in interaction design, for both online and stand-alone digital environments. He was Art Director for optimyz magazine for six years, and has produced digital designs for a diverse number companies that include Mackenzie Financial, The Boston Celtics, Scotiabank, Mirvish Productions, and Atlantic Lottery Corporation. He was involved in the first real-time online sporting broadcast (CTV Sports) and the first online stock portfolio management tool (Scotia Capital Markets).
Ron is an award-winning filmmaker and animator, having several short films screened at numerous film festivals. His animation work has been featured in feature-length films by Murray Foster (of Great Big Sea and Moxy Fruvous) and award-winning documentarian John Walker (Quebec My Country Mon Pays, Arctic Defenders). His most recent short film, Red, is currently streaming on CBC Gem.
- Produced The Disappeared, the award winning, dramatic feature film written and directed by Shandi Mitchell, nominated for two Canadian Screen Awards.
- Produced two seasons of the web series Everyone’s Famous with the CBC and IPF. A Canadian Comedy Award, Best Actor HollyWeb Fest and two Canadian Screen Award nominations.
- Produced the Living in Flow docu-series in 2021 with Telus Fund and Vice Media.
- Recipient of a 2012 Sundance Documentary Fund of $15,000.
- Raised over $20,000 on Kickstarter for a documentary, the 1st Canadian doc to do so.
- Winner of 2011 Toronto Int. Film Festivals (TIFF) Pitch This! Award and $10,000.
- Produced the music video Scott Pilgrim that became a graphic novel series and the Universal feature film Scott Pilgrim Versus the World. Random comment: “I think this is the happiest video on the internet.”
- Finalist in the TIFF Emerging Filmmakers Challenge with This Tear is a Word.
- Produced How to Be Alone – over 9 million views on YouTube.