The Glenbow Museum


Mavericks: An Incorrigible History of Alberta is the permanent history exhibit at the Glenbow Museum, the premier museum of history and art in Calgary, Alberta. This 24,000 square foot exhibit explores the character and history of Alberta through its most extraordinary characters, covering topics as diverse as the Mounties’ march west, Prohibition, the fate of Japanese-Canadians during WWII, and the politics of oil in this resource-rich province.

North Shore’s scope of work included the production of multiple character-lead films such as The Fall of Emperor Pic, a reenacted historical crime drama of rum running and murder from the 1920s; The Nakagamas, a Japanese-Canadian family who triumphed despite forced relocation to Alberta during WWII; and Mary Dover, a Lieutenant-Colonel in the Canadian Women’s Army Corps during WWII.

“I can say unequivocally that North Shore Productions exceeded our expectations and developed for us a unique and interpretive series of multimedia elements that greatly enhance the visitor experience in the gallery. They were a pleasure to deal with, treated all interview subjects with sensitivity and integrity and worked with a complex, cross organizational exhibit team to get the work done to our satisfaction, on time and on budget.”

— Kirstin Evenden, CEO and President, Glenbow Museum

Project Details: 

  • Eleven films, nine audio experiences and (with Unified Field) three touchscreen interactives.
  • We provided AV systems design and integration through our colleagues at BBI Engineering.
  • Combined age of Model T's filmed in car chase scene - 192 years.

Awards & Festivals:

  • Silver Telly
  • Bronze Telly