Dreaming Bird Productions was founded in 2018 by producer Bonnie Thompson, one of Canada's veteran film producers with over 75 productions under her belt. For three decades, she worked with the National Film Board. Thompson's work, which has screened both nationally and internationally at festivals, theatrically, and on television, has been the recipient of multiple prestigious awards, including: Jim Brown and Gary Burns' Radiant City won the 2006 Genie Award for Best Documentary; Wendy Tilby's and Amada Fortis' animated short, Wildlife, received a 2012 Academy Award nom; Alethea Arnaquq-Baril's feature doc, Angry Inukwon the 2016 Hot Docs Audience Award, Best Documentary Award at ImagiNative, and TIFF People's Choice Award; Leanne Allison and Jeremy Mendes' ground-breaking interactive documentary, Bear 71 won a 2013 WEBBY Award and two additional Webby noms, 2012 FWD Site of the Year Award, 2012 Canadian Screen Award for Best Web Program Nonfiction, and the 2012 Sheffield International Film Festival Innovation Award. And finally her projects with notable documentarian, Tasha Hubbard, includes Two Worlds Colliding winner of the 2003 Gemini Donald Brittain Award for Best Documentary, Birth of A Family 2017, official selection at Hot Docs and Special Jury Prize ImagiNative Film Festival, and nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up, Opening Night film at Hot Docs 2019, and winner of Hot Docs Best Canadian Documentary, 2020 CSA Ted Rogers Best Feature Length Documentary Award, and 2019 The Colin Low Award for Canadian Documentary.
She is currently working again with Hubbard, in the development of a feature doc, Singing Back the Buffalo as well as in production in with Wendy Hill Tout on the feature doc, Asylum and with Eva Colmers on the short documentary, Quinn.