Michael Souther and Teza Lawrence have been business partners for over 20 years. They met in University and started Amaze Film + Television in 2001.
Souther recently finished producing the second season of the one-hour procedural drama CARTER, for Sony International Channels. The 10-episode straight to series order stars Jerry O’Connell and Sydney Poitier and is currently airing on CraveTV.
Prior to CARTER, Michael produced two seasons of the half-hour multi-cam series, THE STANLEY DYNAMIC for YTV.
Michael was also an Executive Producer of the single camera award-winning half-hour comedy CALL ME FITZ produced for HBO Canada starring Jason Priestley. To date the series has been sold in 191 territories.
BEING CANADIAN the feature length documentary, was nominated for a WGA Award for Best Documentary Screenplay in 2015, Souther produced.
Other past projects that Michael Executive Produced and co-wrote with Teza Lawrence are:
FINN ON THE FLY, winner of the Audience Choice Award for Best Feature Film at the Toronto International Film Festival for Children, among other awards.
SAINT RALPH, a critically acclaimed feature film that received a 2006 Genie Nomination for Best Feature Film. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, won the Grand Prix at the 2005 Paris Film Festival and was distributed theatrically around the world.
In addition, Souther has produced and directed numerous award-winning national television commercials.