Vital Bonds

Vital Bonds

| 52 min
campus

Canada's organ donation rate is the lowest in the industrialized world – and every organ lost is also a life. For the first time ever on-screens, Vital Bonds gives viewers unprecedented access to the powerful real-life human stories of organ donation in Canada. Following a traumatic brain injury, the family of 28-year old athlete Matthew makes the decision to donate his organs. A two-week old baby girl named Harlow receives a donor heart from the far side of the continent. These are just some of the life and death stories covered with unflinching authenticity to show the lasting impact and major importance of organ donation in Canada.

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Credits
  • director
    Niobe Thompson
  • executive producer
    Rosie Dransfeld
    David Christensen
  • producer
    Rosie Dransfeld
    Bonnie Thompson
  • writer
    Niobe Thompson
  • narrator
    Niobe Thompson
  • director of photography
    Aaron Munson
    Sergio Olivares
  • editor
    Brenda Terning
  • music
    John McMillan
  • assistant editor
    Esther Viragh
  • additional camera work
    Daron Donahue
    Tamarra Canu
    Blake McWilliams
  • production manager
    Sandra Tober
  • production coordinator
    Esther Viragh
    Tamarra Canu
  • production assistant
    Tamarra Canu
    Dylan Rhys Howard
    Myles Belland
  • location sound recording
    Philip Dransfeld
    Carey Opper
  • audio post-production
    John Blerot
  • sound editor
    Perry Blackman
    Iain Pattison
    Chris Szott
    Jordan Ivey
  • colourist
    Joe Owens
  • on-line
    Joe Owens
  • mastering
    Joe Owens
  • closed captioning
    Joe Owens
  • described video
    John Blerot
  • production accountant
    Richard Warburton
  • production bookkeeper
    Hui Min
  • production solicitor
    Norman Bishop
  • visual research
    Gina Cali
  • production stills
    Tamarra Canu
  • musician
    John McMillan
    Neda Yamach
    Dianne New
    Alison Stewart
    Jim Cockell
    Anna Kozak
    Jeanette Comeau
    Rafael Hoekman
    Rhonda Henshaw
    Meran Currie-Roberts
    John Taylor
  • music engineer
    Paul Johnson
  • music mixer
    Paul Johnson
  • orchestration
    Andrew Reid
  • music intern
    Josh Rapanos
  • music consultant
    Darren Fung
  • general manager, programming
    Sally Catto
  • senior director, documentary
    Sandra Kleinfeld
  • production, unscripted content
    Alexandra Lane
  • executive director, unscripted content
    Jennifer Dettman
  • executive in charge of production
    Sue Dando
  • director of finance, unscripted content
    Julie Lawlor