was first registered in 1983, as a production and distribution company for Lulu Keating’s films. In 1985 it was incorporated as Red Snapper Films Limited, as a company for the production of higher budget films and television documentaries.
The first production undertaken was Rita MacNeil in Japan. This documentary was extremely popular, profiling the up-and-coming Maritime singer, Rita MacNeil. It won several awards and was broadcast repeatedly on CBC Television.
Lulu Keating directed several short dramas beginning with City Survival (1983), Starting Right Now (1986), In Service (1990) and Ann and Maddy (1992). The company developed the feature fiction The Midday Sun with producer Chris Zimmer. When financing was secured for this $2.3 million production, a new company was formed, Missing Piece Productions. This was the first Canadian feature to be shot entirely in Africa (Zimbabwe) and had a successful festival and television release. Red Snapper developed the animated documentary The Moody Brood, and production was completed through a new company formed by Keating and Executive Producer Joanna Eliot, Chicks in Flicks Productions Incorporated. This unique film won many awards and was invited to numerous international festivals.
Keating has relocated to the Yukon Territory, where Red Snapper Films (Yukon) is incorporated. The company is developing a screenplay, Klondike Kalahari, set in Dawson City and South Africa. Based on a True Fantasy, a low budget feature, recently won the WIDC Feature Film Award valued a $100,000 in services and cash and is now in post-production.