“Staying Wild” Television Series Spotlights Saskatoon Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre

Production is underway in Saskatoon for “Staying Wild” a 6-part documentary series spotlighting the Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.  A collaboration between three Saskatchewan production companies- Little Ox Film Company, Overtime Studios and 3 Story Pictures.

The unfolding drama within this heart-warming series takes place in the urban setting of Saskatoon, something that is rare in a wildlife rescue show.   Each episode follows Jan Shadick and her team as they encounter wildlife brought into the centre requiring various degrees of medical attention. Unexpected tales of animal rescue where emotions soar and outcomes are thrilling. Staying Wild is about the human drama which correlates with the treatment of an overwhelming amount of injured wildlife.

Staying Wild was one of the first projects to benefit from the increased funding through Creative Saskatchewan’s production envelope. Funding was increased from $2 million to $10 million in 2022. Staying Wild will air weekly on Citytv Saskatchewan in early 2023.  

Living Sky Rehabilitation Centreis a non-profit registered charity in Saskatoon. Its Mission is to provide a safe place for injured and orphaned wild animals to grow and mend until they can return to their natural habitat while encouraging public tolerance and understanding of wildlife.  Approximately 2500 wildlife species arrive at the Centre each year requiring various stages of medical treatment.

Little Ox Film Company is a Treaty 6 Saskatoon-based film and video production company committed to a culture of respect for cast and crew. With decades of experience in documentary and broadcast television, the Little Ox team loves to tell stories from across Saskatchewan and overseas, and lends writing, editing, and award-winning Cinematography to co-productions at home and much farther afield.

Overtime Studios is an award-winning Saskatchewan media company specializing in documentaries and docu-series in various genres including history, nature, wildlife, and the environment. Overtime’s latest documentary, “Wild Prairie Man” is a monthly winner at the Cannes World Film Festival. Overtime’s team has a well-established record in broadcast television producing content for various networks including CTV, Global and City TV.

3 Story Pictures is an original content production company with a presence in Saskatchewan, Alberta and BC, Canada. Founded by Ell McEachern, Saxon de Cocq, and Hannah Hermanson, our focus is on bringing to life stories that are meaningful and that we have a personal connection to, whether it’s a female-driven drama, exploration of Métis heritage, environmental stewardship, or a pop culture phenomenon enjoyed close to home.

For More Information on “Staying Wild”- Contact:

Jackie Kripki-Producer/ Story Editor                                    306-491-8140  Email: jackie@littleox.ca

George Tsougrianis- Producer                                                  306-741-4544  Email: overtime@sasktel.net


Staying Wild in the Media:

CJME Radio, The Afternoon Edition – CBC Radio, Prairie Post