The Latest News

New Awards

Life's a Twitch! is making waves across the world! We have just been awarded the Second Prize in the category "Education à la santé" at this year's Le Festival International du Film de Santé in Liege, Belgium. The festival ran from March 9 to 13, 2004. More information is available at

2003 was a busy year for Symmetree media. We were awarded the Maureen Cavanaugh Public Awareness Award by the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada and nominated for two Gemini Awards for Life's a Twitch!

* Best Science, Technology, Nature, Environment or Adventure Documentary Program

* Best Picture Editing in a Documentary Program or Series

The National Film Board of Canada is now the distributor of Life's A Twitch! The documentary is now available for online order through the website. Home copies sell for $19.95 and institutional copies (for use in classrooms, libraries, etc.) sell for $49.95 (in Cnd. dollars). Go to to access their order form. Select Shop, and then Search by Title for "Life's A Twitch!"

On the Small Screen

Our television premiere on TVOntario was Wednesday, June 26th, 2002 on the View from Here. . For more information, please check the TVOntario website: We have had a number of repeat broadcasts and hope to soon expand Life's a Twitch to other broadcasters

Shining Screen Moments of 2002

Our world premiere was a sell-out! Tickets sold out for Life's A Twitch at the Royal Cinema in 2002 as part the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival. Duncan, Cindy and Tina were present for the Question & Answer session that followed the screening. Response was phenomenal! Lynne Fernie called Life's a Twitch, "an enchanting portrait of an extraordinary man." For more information, please check the Hot Docs website:

Life's a Twitch was also selected to screen in the "Show and Tell" programme of the Innoversity Creative Summit. Tina was present for a very lively Q & A after the film. For more information:

Cindy flew off to the Yorkton Film Festival, and was ecstatic to pick up our first award in the Educational/Instructional video category of their Golden Sheaf awards. For more information, please check

The Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada invited us to screen Life's a Twitch at their annual conference. Held in Winnipeg in 2002, Life's a Twitch was shown a number of times during the conference.