about spotlight 

spotlight productions has created hundreds of hours programming for Canadian networks, garnered over one million online views and screened theatrically in dozens of cities around the world — including the Toronto International Film. Company founder Mathew Embry has produced or directed projects that have aired in Canada, the United States, England, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Africa and beyond.

spotlight productions is in development on a number of theatrical, broadcast, commercial, corporate, marketing, retail, educational and

non-profit projects. With a heavy focus on UHD 4k digital production and access to the newest camera and editing equipment on the market, spotlight productions is committed to capturing intriguing stories in groundbreaking ways.


Mathew Embry is one of the most prolific producer/directors in Canada. He has produced and directed non-fiction programs for CBC, Global, CTV, HBO Canada, PBS, Animal Planet, OLN and Telefilm.


Mathew recently completed the Toronto International Film Festival Official Selection Living Proof, which went on to screen theatrically in 19 North American cities.


He also recently delivered to Rogers a four-part documentary mini-series abouthockey’s impact on first generation Canadians and, for CBC, Hell or High Water — a behind-the-scenes account of howCalgary overcame a catastrophic flood.


Mathew’s first feature, Theo Fleury: Playing With Fire, screened at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.

mathew embry

ravinder minhas

Ravinder Minhas is the executive producer of all spotlight productions projects. Ravinder’s credits include the feature documentary Living Proof (Toronto International Film Festival official selection), the award-winning documentary series TELUS Originals, Hockey United for Rogers, CBC’s Hell or High Water: Rebuilding the Calgary Stampede and the series Let’s Talk English.

jyoti auluck

Jyoti Auluck oversees corporate administration and business affairs

at spotlight productions, in addition to coordinating production management of the company’s numerous projects.

Her credits include the Toronto International Film Festival selection Living Proof, CBC’s Hell or High Water, and Hockey United and Let’s Talk English for Rogers.

manjit minhas

Now known across the country as a lead on the hit CBC reality series Dragons’ Den, Manjit Minhas also has numerous off-camera television credits to her name.


Behind the scenes, executive producer Manjit is a specialist in logistics and sourcing. Manjit helps oversee various spotlight productions projects ranging from documentaries to commercials to corporate videos.The company’s current slate includes 360 broadcast TV episodes annually.


holly dupej

Holly Dupej is a versatile film and television producer and a seasoned production manager. Her work for Rogers Broadcasting, CBC, and TELUS Storyhive has included lifestyle, educational, and documentary programs, including a total of 220 half-hour episodes of broadcast television and the award-winning Secret Alberta series (CSA, Best Digital Series, 2017). 

Her role as VP, Production at spotlight productions calls on her to oversee dozens of short documentaries each year, in addition to health and lifestyle projects.

tyler mcleod

VP Development Tyler McLeod has been involved in the creation, sale, production and distribution of more than $60 million in budgeted production and 800+ hours of television.

Tyler created the Cooking Channel series Best in Chow and produced the Toronto International Film Festival selection Living Proof. He also wrote the docs Visions of Hope and Hell or High Water: Rebuilding the Calgary Stampede, and developed the formats Let’s Talk English, Hockey United and Good Taste for Rogers.

Tyler began his career with the Sun Media newspaper chain. His writings appeared in the Sun for more than a decade.


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