Feature Documentary


Selected by Oprah Winfrey for her Documentary Club on OWN, 65_RedRoses redefines the traditional scope of documentary film in an electronic age, leaving viewers with a new appreciation of life and the digital world. This personal and touching journey takes an unflinching look into the lives of Eva Markvoort and her two online friends who are all battling cystic fibrosis (CF) – a fatal genetic disease affecting the lungs and digestive system.


In September 2020 Shotglass Productions partnered with the Directors Guild of Canada and countless supporters including Vancouver General Hospital to host the 10th Anniversary Gala Screening of 65_RedRoses. The evening featured inspiring speakers including Eva’s thoracic surgeon Dr. John Yee, Juno award-winning singer Dan Mangan and a screening of the film. The screening raised over $30,000 for transplant research. To date the film has helped raise $3 million dollars for Cystic Fibrosis research.

Produced, Directed and Edited by :
Nimisha Mukerji and Philip Lyall
OWN, CBC, Knowledge
Acquired by:
Netflix and Hulu
Distributed by:
PBS International and Hellocoolworld to over a dozen countries
Most Popular Canadian Film Award: Vancouver International Film Festival 2009, Most Popular Canadian Documentary Award: National Film Board (Awarded at VIFF 2009),Top Ten Audience Favourite: Hot Docs International Film Festival 2009, Best Documentary Award: Arizona International Film Festival 2010, Audience Award – Best Documentary: Mendocino Film Festival 2010, Best Emerging Filmmakers: Mendocino Film Festival 2010, Audience Award – Best Documentary: Omaha International Film Festival 2010, 2010 Don Haig Award for Emerging Filmmakers: Hot Docs International Film Festival, 2010 Rockie Award, Best Canadian Program: Banff World Television Festival, Artistic Merit Award: Women in Film & Television Vancouver
Official Selection Available Light Film Festival, St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival, Calgary International Film Festival, Spokane International Film Festival 2010, Women’s Film Festival Brattleboro, Vermont 2010, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2010, Bite Me! Toronto International Body Image Film & Arts Festival, Stranger Than Fiction Documentary Film Festival 2009, Rhode Island International Film Festival 2009, Westdoc Conference LA 2009, Global Visions Film Festival in partnership with Doc Soup Edmonton 2009
“Illuminating...an affecting, unnerving portrait of one family’s encounter with the harshest of realities.”
Neil Genzlinger
The NY Times
“Medical documentaries don’t get more intimate – or more harrowing – than this powerful look at a young Vancouver woman’s wait for a life-saving double lung transplant.”
Norman Wilner
Now Magazine, Critis Pick, Best of the Fest
“A young Vancouverite’s battle with cystic fibrosis gets compelling treatment in this 70-minute doc by the team of Phil Lyall and Nimisha Mukerji. By examining Markvoort’s relationships with two fellow CF sufferers who she met online, Lyall and Mukerji also show how personal support systems may be more important than the medical kind when it comes to surviving a health crisis.”
Jason Anderson
National Post


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