Joel Gordon



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Joel Gordon’s professional experience spans over 20 years within in the film and television industry as an award-winning actor, director, and television producer. In 1995, he founded V-Formation Productions, through which he has produced and directed socially relevant and captivating films. From exploring the history of the Rastafarian movement to capturing the life of the iconic scribe Margaret Atwood, Gordon’s performance, both on and off camera, has commanded critical acclaim.

In 2007, Gordon was nominated for a Gemini Award for his highly rated portrait of William Hutt entitled, “Leading Man: The Life and Times of William Hutt,” part of CBC’s The Life and Times series. This is his second recognition from the Academy of Canadian Film and Television, following his 2004 Gemini nominated documentary "Wrestling with Destiny: The Life and Times of Daniel Igali.” In 2005, he received 3 Leo Awards for the latter film.  Joel Gordon is also the winner of the 1995 Harry Jerome Award for the Arts.

His feature film debut, "Superbob" (2001), amidst competition from Spike Lee, Eric LaSalle, and Robert Townsend, won the Star!TV ReelChoice Audience Award at the 2002 Reel World Film Festival in Toronto.

Gordon’s latest documentaries include, “Embracing Da Kink” for Global Television “Rastafari: Then and Now” for Omni Television and “Turning Pages: The Life and Literature of Margaret Atwood”, which was recently showcased on the Bravo! Television (Canada).  Recently, “Embracing Da Kink” received a Golden Sheaf Award for Best Documentary – Arts and Culture and was nominated for a 2008 Gemini Award for Best Performing Arts Program.


Company Profile

Joel Gordon founded V-Formation Productions in 1995.  Since its incorporation in 2001, V-Formations Productions Inc. has grown into an award-winning television and film production company. V-Formations Productions Inc. is committed to producing compelling, innovative, educational and inspiring programming.  Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, the production office is conveniently located on the northwest corner of Yonge Street and College Street.  The production office is also outfitted with a state of the art, high definition post-production editing facility.

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V-Formation Productions

27 Greenhouse Lane

Stouffville, Ontario  L4A 0P8  Canada

TEL +1 (416) 894-3676 

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About Us


Oksana Kolibaba

Director of Development

Associate Producer

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Oksana Kolibaba is a cross-disciplinary artist whose work spans fifteen years in broadcasting, film production, design and photography. She has worked with V-Formation Productions on a number of nationally broadcasted television productions for Bravo!, Knowledge Network and Global Television, including two Gemini-nominated biographical documentaries for the CBC - Wrestling with Destiny: The Life and Times of Daniel Igali (‘04) and Leading Man: The Life and Times of William Hutt (‘06). More recently, Oksana has worked exclusively as Associate Producer on Turning Pages: The Life and Literature of Margaret Atwood (‘07), a one-hour biographical portrait on the notoriously private international literary icon, as well as the award-winning documentary Embracing Da Kink (‘08), the story of the critically acclaimed hit play and television series ‘Da Kink in My Hair. Embracing Da Kink was recently nominated for a 2008 Gemini Award for Best Performing Arts Program/Documentary.

Julian Gordon

Director of Marketing and Sales

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Julian Gordon is currently responsible for the marketing and distribution of Turning Pages, Leading Man and Embracing Da Kink.  He brings a wealth of sales experience to the V-Formation team, having worked for universities, private schools and educational companies for over 15 years. He had the privilege of assisting with a few titles including Wrestling with Destiny developed by V-Formation Productions and also with the promotion of Superbob which won the Star! Reelchoice Audience Award at the Reel World Film Festival in 2002.

Che Spencer

Associate Producer

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Che Spencer is a Visual Communications Specialist with over 13 years of experience in television and film production.  He has worn many hats in the past 13 years of his production career and has experience in nearly every aspect of film and television production.  He has received recognition and moved into progressively more senior positions based on his exceptional skills in the areas of team building, client service, project management and leadership.  In addition, Che has worked closely with some of the most talented and innovative producers and creative directors in North America – on projects requiring innovation and creativity for programming currently in distribution.

For the first seven years of his career, Che worked in the field of Corporate Communications and Television Production – and gained a broad understanding as well as hands on experience in the field of television and film production.  Most recently, he spent the last eight years producing animation and visual effects for film distribution and television broadcast. 

Che’s proven abilities as a creative producer and talented production manager have resulted in multiple awards for clients and partners including; a Gemini Award in 1999 for best visual effects for a television program in Canada, as well as a Sports Emmy Award in 2003 as a member of the team that produced the best-broadcast design package for SuperBowl 2003.

Che worked as an Animation Producer on Embracing Da Kink and Turning Pages and as an Associate Producer on Innovators, Icons and Interns for V-Formation Productions.

Ben Porter

Associate Producer

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Benjamin Porter’s experience in organizing and networking extends through several organizations and causes; his background includes proficiency in writing, co-producing and directing stage theatre. While a student at Tyndale Seminary, Ben was a founding member of their Food Appreciation Team. In addition, Ben introduced to the seminary, the Tyndale Counselling society; bringing in such author/guest speakers as Gary R. Collins. Ben has organized and produced concerts, dinner theatres, and various other entertainment events. In 2010, Ben partnered with Joel Gordon to adapt his book, The Search for Love, into a feature documentary on love and relationships. Ben enjoys connecting with professionals and making projects come to life. Outside of V-Formation, Ben takes pleasure in working with the homeless, counselling couples and families, and spending time with his family and friends.