President / Producer
Executive Producer of the 2014 Academy Award winning short documentary The Lady in Number 6, Frederic Bohbot founded Bunbury Films in 2002 as an independent producer/director intending only to make one film: Once a Nazi… - 2006 (Canal D, PBS, Noga). On the back of the critical success of Once a Nazi… there was no turning back and Bohbot expanded Bunbury’s production slate – producing a number of documentaries including: Bigfoot’s Reflection – 2007 (Space, Netflix) and Leaving the Fold – 2008 (SRC, ABC, YLE, Documentary, Canal +, TV5 Monde, RTBF). 2010-12 were break out years for Bohbot, producing four documentaries Burning Water, (CBC) Land of Destiny, (Documentary, PBS) Underdog Plaza (OMNI, PBS) and the epic Triumph of the Wall aka: Work in Progress (Superchannel, Theatrical). November 2013 saw the release of My Brothers Vows a German co-production (ARTE), which premiered at DOK Leipzig and The Lady in Number 6 (Oscar™ Winner!, Netflix). In 2015 Frederic produced Underdog Rises about the rise and fall of boxing champion Dierry Jean for OMNI. 2016 has been a busy year where Frederic completed the television documentary and the interactive digital platform Vie de Chateau (Radio Canada) about the celebrated Chateau Frontenac as well as the feature docs Shadows of Paradise featuring David Lynch (Documentary, Bell Media, Theatrical) and Zimbelism on the photographer George S. Zimbel as well as his first foray into fiction filmmaking, producing the feature fiction Boost (5 CSA Award Nominations, Shanghai FF) with the support of Telefilm Canada and Film Option International. 2017 sees the completion and broadcast of Kosher Love (Best Doc CSA Nom) for CBC while in production on You Are What You Act (Documentary/Canal D) I Think You’ve Been Looking For Me (CBC) and Cerveau Sonore (Radio Canada). Bohbot continues to develop and produce programming for television, web and theatrical release.
Valerie Shamash has worked on hundreds of Canadian documentary films. She has been a part of documentary production since 2001, when she spent 7 years as part of Productions Multi-Monde’s production team. She began Line Producing at Bunbury Films in 2008 and now shares her time overseeing documentary (and some fiction) productions with Bunbury Films as well as with EyeSteelFilm. Valerie has a Master's Degree in anthropology and is particularly interested in relaying the importance of appreciating cross-cultural differences.
R&D, Marketing Coordinator
Valerie Bohbot joined the Bunbury Films production team in 2005. Valerie's career reflects twenty years experience in - business development, marketing and strategic planning - primarily for start-up companies in the fashion, Web and eCommerce industries. Valerie is responsible for coordinating Bunbury Films' marketing and distribution strategies. In addition, she is involved in the research and development of new BF projects.