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An NFB production currently in progress. Written and Directed by Graeme Mathieson & Chris Flanagan
Produced by Sherien Barsoum.

An anthology of 5 short films that explores Toronto’s buried Reggae history and some of the pivotal artists who called Toronto home during the 1970s and 80s and their triumphs and  barriers to success in Canada . Subjects include Johnny Osbourne, Nana Mclean, Leroy Sibbles, Roy Panton & Yvonne Harrison.  

Shella Record Mystery
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Artist and vinyl fanatic Chris Flanagan becomes haunted by a lost singer’s voice after discovering an incredible junk shop record. He embarks on a 10 year quest to find the singer, known as Shella Record, from Toronto, to Kingston Jamaica and all across America enlisting the help of psychics, private investigators and a ghost hunter on a surreal adventure. SHELLA RECORD ‒ A REGGAE MYSTERY is a whimsical meditation on the power of music and obsession, blurring fact and fiction through the use of Flanagan’s creative studio built models and fantastical recreations. The film premiered at Hot Docs (Top 10 Audience choice) played at Doc NYC and screened numerous times on CBC (Canada) and TVJ (Jamaica) between 2020-23.

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