Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
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The Mayfair Theatre 
1074 Bank St.
Ottawa, ON K1S 3X3

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Katherina Symes 
The Tema Conter Memorial Trust 

Screening of The Other Side of the Hero 

*Tickets are $5.00 per person for this event*

The Other Side of the Hero takes us into the world of the first responder we rarely see: life out of uniform. Actor Enrico Colantoni, who played Sgt Greg Parker for five years on the international hit series Flashpoint, is our guide on this journey. 

The documentary is the collaborative effort of three award winning individuals, Enrico Colantoni,
film-maker Karen Shopsowitz, and producer Diana Warmé. 

The Other Side of the Hero was produced with the support of the Rogers Telefund, The Canada Media Fund, the Ontario Media Development Corporation, CAVCO, and contributions from services and people all over the world through a successful Indiegogo campaign, which included generous support from The Tema Conter Memorial Trust as well as several other contributors. 

We’ll get to know first responders through their families, their spouses, their co-workers, and themselves; people who have experienced the flip-side of what can happen when a hero discovers that they are not emotionally immune to all that happens in the course of a shift.  

We'll also meet Vince Savoia, a former paramedic who, some 20 years ago, had to quit his job after a traumatic call that changed his life. He now runs the Tema Conter Memorial Trust. 

Several actors who portray first responders on TV are also featured in the documentary. These actors acknowledge the  responsibility they have to inspire and inform audiences. As Paget Brewster from Criminal Minds notes, young women often tell her they want to do “exactly what she does on TV” as an FBI Profiler. When approached by fans who tell him they want to become a cop because of his show, Colantoni says, “You don’t want to be a cop, you want to be an actor!” 

Corporate Sponsor

We would like to thank Palladium Insurance for their generous support.