Michelle Villagracia

Michelle Villagracia is a writer and producer who is no stranger to the digital landscape, having navigated the ever-evolving content and video streaming arena for 15 years. She has led the charge in creating engaging and compelling content that continues to push the envelope of innovation and storytelling. She also loves to bake and uses movie quotes to express real human emotions.

Latest from Michelle Villagracia

Vancouver's poet laureate offers an ode to the Trickster

Taking inspiration from the Haisla Trickster, this poem about the shapeshifting raven teaches us lessons to pass on from generation to generation.
Trickster

Making the connection: How Eden Robinson's best-selling novel 'Son of a Trickster' came to the screen

When adapting a novel for the screen, inevitably, changes will occur. Pacing and timing are factors, as is budget. And whether it’s Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, or The Watchmen, when those changes happen, dedicated fans will worry if the new adaptation will hit the mark.
Television

'The focus is about Black lives and Black voices:' Utopia Falls creator's must-watch list

With anti-Black racism being discussed widely in the public sphere, and more and more interest for anti-racism resources, we asked Utopia Falls' creator, R.T. Thorne, to curate a selection of CBC Gem films and documentaries that you can add to your viewing list.
Television

CBC blockbusters: Retro VHS covers of your favourite shows

Take a look at these retro updates (or whatever is the opposite of an update) of some of our favourite CBC shows.

Drawn Together: portraits honouring Asian Canadians

To honour Asian Heritage Month, we wanted to celebrate the storytellers who have helped weave Asian culture into Canada’s diverse tapestry with their films, television, and craft.
Schitt's Creek

30 memorable episodes of Schitt's Creek

CBC Gem has selected some of the most memorable episodes of the comedy series.
Schitt's Creek

How this episode of Schitt's Creek changed my life

LGBTQ+ fans share how one episode of the comedy series inspired them.

Your time-waster of the day: CBC Fashion Mash-Up

There’s more than one way to make a CBC crossover!

What your zodiac sign says about you: Kim's Edition

It’s written in the stars!

Dream CBC crossovers that will never be

What if our favourite shows were in a shared universe?

24 days of holiday gems: The CBC Gem advent calendar

This holiday season, we have a calendar that will have you streaming of a White Christmas.

I can't believe this is on CBC Gem!

If you’re looking for something unexpected, something to either binge on the weekend or just sink into your sofa for the evening and watch, then CBC Gem has more than what you’ve seen on those billboards and bus shelters.

Then and Now: How our CBC stars have grown on screen

Ahh, the passage of time. It moves so quickly we don’t realize how much change we’ve witnessed or how much our young stars grew up before our eyes right here on CBC.
Anne with an E

Anne with a Passport: How a PEI icon travelled the globe

With Anne with an E elevating this Canadian export on the global stage, here’s a look back at how the world has embraced this pigtailed girl.

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