In The Making

About the Show

IN THE MAKING (8x30) is an immersive journey inside the creative process. The documentary series follows host Sean O’Neill across the country and around the world alongside some of Canada’s leading artists as they bring new work to life and face pivotal moments of risk and reward.

Each episode follows an artist from across the creative spectrum—visual art, film, music, dance, theatre—with a unique approach to artmaking and something to say about the world. Sean visits artists at home, in studio, backstage, and in the field, giving viewers rare access to intimate creative spaces and inspiring moments of realization.

Artists imagine futures, wrestle with conflicts, and offer alternative ways of seeing ourselves and the world around us. Directed by some of Canada’s most innovative voices in documentary film and shot with a mix of hand-held vérité and cinematic visuals, IN THE MAKING explores what it means to move through the world as an artist today.

Season two follows Seventy-five-year-old electronic musician Beverly Glenn-Copeland, connecting with a new generation of fans in Japan; celebrated comic artist Walter Scott, debuting new work in Montreal; JUNO Award and Polaris Music Prize-winner Jeremy Dutcher, reconnecting on the shores of the Wolastoq river in New Brunswick; visual artist Deanna Bowen, returning home to Vancouver for a deeply personal project; artist, writer and professor Ken Lum, preparing a major new sculpture in Philadelphia; choreographer Christopher House, returning to the stage in Toronto and preparing to leave the company he’s led for 25 years; Theatre artist Laakkuluk  Williamson Bathory, beginning a powerful new collaboration with women artists in Iqaluit; and legendary visual artist Rebecca  Belmore, mounting a survey of her life’s work in Saskatoon.

A CBC original series produced by White Pine Pictures, IN THE MAKING is created by Sean O’Neill, Peter Raymont and Nancy Lang and produced by Sean O’Neill and Michelle Mama.

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Program Name

In The Making

Program Type

Television Show

Appears On

CBC

Genre

Arts & Entertainment

Schedule

Premiering Sept. 27 - Airs Fridays at 8:30 p.m. on CBC and CBC Gem

Bios

Sean O’Neill

Host | In The Making

Press Releases

CBC ARTS DOCUSERIES IN THE MAKING RETURNS WITH NEW GROUP OF CANADIAN ARTISTS, BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 27

CBC ARTS DOCUSERIES IN THE MAKING RETURNS WITH NEW GROUP OF CANADIAN ARTISTS, BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 27

The acclaimed CBC Arts original series IN THE MAKING will return this fall for a second season of eight half-hour documentaries, each following a Canadian artist on an immersive journey inside their creative process Read More »

CBC ANNOUNCES FIRST ROUND OF RENEWALS FOR 2019-20 SEASON

CBC ANNOUNCES FIRST ROUND OF RENEWALS FOR 2019-20 SEASON

As Canadian Screen Week kicks off and CBC celebrates 236 nominations at the 2019 Canadian Screen Awards, the national public broadcaster is confirming an initial round of original scripted and unscripted renewals for the upcoming 2019-20 season on CBC and the CBC Gem streaming service. Read More »

CBC TO LAUNCH NEW ORIGINAL ARTS DOCUMENTARY SERIES IN THE MAKING ON SEPTEMBER 21

CBC TO LAUNCH NEW ORIGINAL ARTS DOCUMENTARY SERIES IN THE MAKING ON SEPTEMBER 21

Created and hosted by Sean O'Neill ( Crash Gallery), the new CBC original series IN THE MAKING will take Canadians around the world for an intimate and story-driven journey inside the creative process of Canada’s leading artists. Read More »

CBC ANNOUNCES FALL 2018 PREMIERE DATES

CBC ANNOUNCES FALL 2018 PREMIERE DATES

CBC today announced broadcast and streaming premiere dates for its fall 2018 lineup of new and returning series featuring a wide range of original programming produced by Canadian creators for Canadian audiences, including a new primetime schedule launching Tuesday, September 18th. Read More »

CBC ANNOUNCES 2018-19 PROGRAMMING SLATE

CBC ANNOUNCES 2018-19 PROGRAMMING SLATE

Canada’s public broadcaster today announced its robust 2018-19 slate, including 17 new series and 36 renewed titles – one of CBC’s largest returning lineups to date. Read More »

Program Name

In The Making

Program Type

Television Show

Appears On

CBC

Genre

Arts & Entertainment

Schedule

Premiering Sept. 27 - Airs Fridays at 8:30 p.m. on CBC and CBC Gem

Bios

Sean O’Neill

Host | In The Making