As an independent producer, Mehernaz Lentin has worked with some of Canada’s leading filmmakers bringing award-winning, innovative dramas and documentary films to theatrical and television distribution in both domestic and international markets.

Projects include: feature film, HEAVEN ON EARTH by Oscar nominee Deepa Mehta, was selected as Canada’s Top Ten by TIFF 2008; feature-length documentaries include INVISIBLE CITY by Oscar nominee, Hubert Davis, winner of the Hot Doc’s 2009 Best Canadian Feature Award, which she also co-wrote; TOXIC TRESPASS by Barri Cohen, winner of the 2008 Writer’s Guild of Canada Best Documentary Award; one-hour documentary 24 HOUR CAB-RIDE for the CBC’s The Lens, which she co-wrote and co-directed; short dramatic films A SHORT FILM ABOUT FALLING a collaboration between Peter Lynch and internationally renown artist Max Dean and TRAVELLING MEDICINE SHOW by Amnon Buchbinder.

Lentin co-produced THE REPUBLIC OF LOVE (2002 Canada/U.K co-production) a feature adaptation of Pulitzer prize-winning novelist Carol Shield’s novel by the same name. The film was co-written by Esta Spalding and Deepa Mehta and directed by Deepa Mehta. Lentin Line-Produced BOLLYWOOD/HOLLYWOOD (2001), also written and directed by Deepa Mehta, the film went on to become one of Canada’s highest grossing box-office hits of 2002. Lentin’s first feature as producer was the award-winning feature SKIN DEEP (1995) by Midi Onodera, which was co-produced with the National Film Board of Canada. She has produced over half a dozen dramatic and performing arts based films, including ALPHA GIRLS, a 75-minute inter-active multi-media DVD and web-site project by Midi Onodera.