MediCinema Ltd. is an educational film production and distribution company that specializes in entertaining, curriculum-oriented classroom films, in the sciences and other subjects.
Biography - Jack Micay
Jack Micay is founder and president of MediCinema Ltd. Born in Winnipeg, he graduated with a BA and an MD from the University of Manitoba. He then pursued post‑graduate training at the University of Toronto and SUNY at Stonybrook, and later studied epidemiology at McMaster University. He practiced emergency medicine for a number of years, but his medical career gradually fell victim to a long‑time passion for filmmaking.
Over the past 30 years or so, he produced many television documentaries for CBC (primarily at ‘The Nature of Things’), as well as CTV and TVOntario, before founding MediCinema Ltd. Among his credits are The Everest Connection, a three part series on the Sherpas of Nepal, featuring Sir Edmund Hillary; several documentaries on the politics of tobacco, including Lobbying For Lives: Lessons From The Front and Up From The Ashes: The Fight For A New Tobacco Act; the science videos Oxygen, What A Gas! and the Energy, The Pulse of Life series, featuring pop group Moxy Früvous. His latest project is a nine part science series, CRACKING THE CODE: The Continuing Saga of Genetics, which also features Moxy Früvous.
His educational and documentary productions have won over 45 prizes at film festivals around the world. Highlights include the science film world's richest award ‑ the Grand Prize at 'Casa de las Ciencias' in La Coruna, Spain ($21,000US), as well as Grand or Gold Prizes at film festivals in the US, Canada, Italy, the Czech and Slovak Republics, and Bulgaria. His productions have also received awards from the Can. Library Assoc., the AAAS and the Can. Science Writers Assoc. They are best sellers in Canadian and US schools and are widely used internationally. They have been versioned into French, Italian, Spanish and Swedish.
Biography - Moxy Früvous
Legendary Canadian pop group Moxy Früvous consists of Jian Ghomeshi, Mike Ford, David Matheson and Murray Foster. Their friendship and musical relationship dates back to high school in a suburb of Toronto. Beginning in the early 1990s, Moxy Früvous developed an every growing following, first as street buskers, then as creaters of topical songs for CBC radio, then as best selling recording artists for Atlantic Records and Warner Music Canada. Their live performances are hugely popular and noted for their theatricality, wit and great musicianship. They have toured extensively, performing to highly loyal fans throughout Canada, the US and the UK.