Patti Poskitt: Line Producer for Independent Producers


With over 30 years of television experience, Patti brings to independent producers/directors and broadcasters the security of complete financing and management for their projects. Second Son Productions Inc., Patti’s company, oversees development and production through to post and delivery of the final project.

Patti’s role focuses on the creative financial supervision of production for the participating broadcaster and stakeholders as well as the critical selection and management of crew. Patti manages production scheduling, business affairs and bank financing. Other services include budget management, production cost reporting, and film tax credit  and funding applications and production audit preparation.

Patti Poskitt has extensive experience in all aspects of production. A graduate of Capilano College's rigorous Media Program, she has worked her way through the ranks in production coordination, management and all forms of producer titles. Stints in daytime television have provided Patti with strong connections to countless resources. She has numerous credits in all genres of programming, but prefers to focus on award winning one off documentaries and doc series.

In addition to this, she is proudly a part of the veteran production team that produces Variety – The Children’s Charity annual telethon “the Show of Hearts” for Shaw Media and assists in raising many millions of dollars for children with life limiting illnesses in British Columbia.

Patti is the president of Second Son Productions Inc. and under this banner she devotes her expertise to collaboratively developing and creatively managing and financing television productions. 

Film and TV Production

★ Line Producer – A NEW ECONOMY – feature length documentary directed by Trevor Meier – WINDSOR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

★ Line Producer – RIVER OF SILENCE - feature film directed by Michael Auger and Petie Chalifoux

★ Co-producer – WOMEN SEEN – 5 shorts directed by Amanda Tapping – ACTRA

★ Line Producer – INDIAN ROAD TRIP – feature film produced with Telefilm, directed by Allan Hopkins

★ Line Producer – GRAND UNIFIED THEORY – feature film directed by David Ray – BEIJING INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, CHICAGO COMEDY FILM FESTIVAL, WHISTLER FILM FESTIVAL

★ Executive Producer – STL’ATL’IMX POLICE FILES – series development – APTN

★ Executive/Line Producer – VOLUNTEERS UNLEASHED – documentary – CBC DOC ZONE

★ Line Producer – TEMPEST STORM – feature Length Documentary – SUPERCHANNEL

★ Production Consultant  - MIND CONTROL – game show -r Good Human Productions Inc. – CITY TV

★ Segment Producer – SHOW OF HEARTS TELETHON – 23 hour live telethon – Global BC and VARIETY the CHILDREN’S CHARITY

★ Executive Producer – BEING HINDU – documentary for VISION TV

★ Production Manager – MICHAEL BUBLE’S 3rd Annual Christmas Special – CTV/NBC

★ Executive Producer – UNDEFEATED – Intimate Portrait of Parkinsons – documentary for GLOBAL BC 1

★ Producer – Hatties Heist – short drama for EMERY PRODUCTIONS INC - CHEK TV

★ Executive Producer - WARRIOR GAMES TV/WEB  – TV /DM series with Warrior Games Productions Inc.- APTN

★ Production Manager – MICHAEL BUBLE’s Home for the Holidays – CITY TV/NBC

★ Executive Producer - AFTERMETH - documentary with Wunderman Film – KNOW/SVT

★ Executive Producer - BLOOD RELATIVE – Documentary with Nimisha Mukerji – KNOW/CTS/VIFF

★ Supervising Producer – NEHIYAWETAN – Aboriginal Language Children’s TV Series – APTN

★ Supervising Producer – DOTTO TECH – A Channel, City TV, SCN

★ Producer – SHOW OF HEARTS – Variety Telethon – Global TV (9 years)

★ Executive Producer – JIBBER JABBER – 13 x 1/2 hour CGI series –for YTV

★ Executive Producer – TV MATCH UP – 6 x ½ hours Studio based for SHAW

★ Executive Producer – THE PACKAGE (development) Global TV

★ Executive Producer – CRYSTAL CLEAR CRYSTAL FEAR – documentary - CBC Newsworld and Passionate Eye

★ Supervising Producer – EASTER: THE JESUS MYSTERY AND MOTHER’S DAY - 2 x 1 hour documentaries – HISTORY TELEVISION

★ Supervising Producer – EASTER ISLAND: Mystery and Magic – documentary - NHK, DISCOVERY HD THEATRE, CBC

★ Supervising Producer – FAERIE QUEEN – performance – SRC, ARTV, CBC

★ Executive Producer - RAVEN IN THE SUN - documentary - APTN, CBC, SRC, ARTV, TV 5 France

★ Supervising Producer - WHISTLER STORIES - 13 x 1/2 hour - LIFE

★ Supervising Producer - ANIMAL MIRACLES - 26 x 1 hour - PAX TV, LIFE, XYZ AUSTRALIA

★ Supervising Producer - RITES OF PASSAGE - documentary - TLC

★ Supervising Producer - HEROINES -documentary - BRAVO, WTN, KNOWLEDGE

★ Supervising Producer - MALL WORLD - documentary - TLC

★ Supervising Producer - CAKE NIGHT - documentary - KNOW, CTV, VISION TV

★ Producer - THE SEASON - a one-hour variety special for CBC

★ Production Manager - THE TEST SHOOT -Electronic Arts Int’l

★ Producer - THE SIMPLE WAY - 2nd series of 6 episodes for SCN, CKY, KNOWLEDGE, CLT

★ Associate Producer - THE BCTV PRE OSCAR SPECIAL - live-to-air presentation

★ Producer - THE REMITTANCE MEN - a one-hour documentary for CTV, KNOWLEDGE NETWORK, SCN

★ Production Coordinator - HOME INVASION - live-to-air forum for BCTV

★ Associate Producer - BCTV Commercial Production Department

★ Production Coordinator - RIDE THE RECORDS - 65mm film format for interactive ride for them part - Ripley’s Believe It or Not - Guinness Book of World Records, Orlando, Florida

★ Production Coordinator - SATELLITE PRESS TOUR - for the series “THE CROW”, Eve Sharon, Producer

★ Feature Producer - 1998 BC SUMMER GAMES - 90-minute special - BCTV

★ Production Manager - ELECTRIC PLAYGROUND - 2nd season of 13 episodes

★ Producer - THE SIMPLE WAY - 6 episodes- VISION TV, SCN, CKY, KNOWLEDGE

★ Producer - THE CAR PROS - 13 episodes - LIFE NETWORK

★ Production Manager - ELECTRIC PLAYGROUND - 13 episodes for NA distribution

★ Feature Producer - 1997 BC SUMMER GAMES -90-minute special - BCTV

★ Field Producer - SYMPHONY OF FIRE - one-hour special - BCTV

★ Supervising Producer - WAKE UP - Daily Morning Show -CHEK TV

★ Producer - MONEY TALKS RRSP RETAIL VIDEO - 1 x 55 min. - home distribution

★ Producer - FROM ONE TO ANOTHER - ½ hour - Canada In View - CTV

★ Producer - MONEY TALKS RRSP PRIME TIME - 1 hour - WIC

★ Producer - THE JONES SODA STORY - ½ hour - Canada In View - CTV

★ Production Coordinator - LET’S SING AGAIN - 13 x ½ hour - VISION TV

★ Associate Producer - THE BOOK - ½ hour (children’s) -home distribution

★ Post Supervisor - JANICE’S ATTIC - 6 x ½ hour (children’s) - Morning Time Ministries

★ Line Producer - DOUBLE TAKE - 13 x ½ hour (documentaries) for WTN

★ Associate Producer - THE CREATORS - 30 x 1 hour (magazine style) for WTN

★ Associate Producer - PIGASSO’S PLACE - 13 X ½ HOUR (CHILDREN’S) FOR CTV, ABC

★ Consultant - GTE Interactive Media, Carlsbad, California - CD Rom study

★ Production Coordinator - POWERPLAY - feature length film - BGEA - home distribution

★ Associate Producer - THE COOKING GAME - 26 x ½ hour - (cooking) - CTV

★ Associate Producer - SECRETS OUT - ½ hour (children’s) CLEAR CHANNEL

★ Producer - GREAT COLLECTIONS - ½ hour pilot

★ Production and Post Production Supervisor - LAMB CHOP’S PLAYALONG - 10 x ½ hour for PBS, YTV

★ Production Coordinator/Chase Researcher - DRIVER’S SEAT - (automotive) - PBS, TLC, CBC

★ Production Coordinator/Chase Researcher - ALIVE - 13 x ½ hour (health) - CBC

★ Assistant to the Exec. Producer - U. TV news, sports, current affairs - CANWEST-GLOBAL

★ Production Coordinator - ALIVE - ½ hour pilot - CBC

★ Production Coordinator - DRIVER’S SEAT - 26 x ½ hour - CBC, TLC

★ Scheduling Coordinator - LAMB CHOP’S PLAYALONG - 30 x ½ hour - PBS

★ Production Coordinator - ACTING CRAZY - 70 x ½ hour (game)- GLOBAL

★ Production Coordinator - THE NEXT LINE - 70 x ½ hour (game) - GLOBAL

★ Production Coordinator - KID’S STREET - 70 x ½ hour (game) – GLOBAL


Education

★ Alliance Atlantis Banff Television Executive Program 2001, Banff, Alberta

★ Associate Diploma in Arts and Sciences Media Resources Program

★ Capilano College, North Vancouver, BC

★ Textile Engineering Program, Tiklas Textiles (Finland)

★ Cork City, Ireland