Shaftesbury Films is a film and television production company founded by Christina Jennings and based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Founded in 1987, Shaftesbury is a creator and producer of original content for television and multiple platforms, with programming available in more than 120 countries worldwide.

Recent productions include Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures for HBO Canada, based on the Giller-prize winning book by Dr. Vincent Lam; three seasons of The Listener for CTV and Fox International Channels; and seven seasons of Murdoch Mysteries for Citytv/CBC and UKTV’s Alibi. Shaftesbury also produced a variety of award-winning programming, including the global hit series Life with Derek and the movie follow-up to the series, Vacation with Derek. Shaftesbury’s newest series, Good Dog, is a half-hour comedy created, written and directed by Ken Finkleman that premiered on HBO Canada in 2011.

Shaftesbury’s divisions include Shaftesbury Factual, which is focused on non-fiction storytelling across a broad spectrum of genres; Smokebomb Entertainment, the company’s digital media division responsible for the development and production of original online series and companion web experiences for Shaftesbury’s slate of properties; Shaftesbury Kids, their division responsible for several children's TV shows and movies, and Shaftesbury Sales Company, which manages international sales and distribution for the company’s content.[2][4]


The company's television series projects have included:


Television films produced by Shaftesbury have included:

Cinema films have included:


The company's digital series projects, produced by digital arm Smokebomb Entertainment, have included: