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Pellatt Newsreel: The Story of a Lifetime

This new docudrama tells the amazing tale of Sir Henry Pellatt, the Canadian industrialist who makes Donald Trump look like an apprentice.

Lush Art & Entertainment and Casa Loma are pleased to present a twenty-two minute docudrama, Pellatt Newsreel: The Story of a Lifetime. Narrated by Colin Mochrie (This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Whose Line is it Anyway), the film is styled as a 1939 newsreel tracing the arc of Sir Henry’s life. From his roots as an enterprising stockbroker to his ascent to the heights of the Canadian establishment, Pellatt Newsreel is a story of unbridled optimism and entrepreneurial high stakes. But Pellatt Newsreel also tells the story of hubris and tragedy – how Sir Henry’s dreams were undone, first by the Ontario government and then by his own financial miscalculations, which saw him driven out of his glorious “castle on the hill”, his home and monument.

The Pellatt Film is included in Casa Loma ticket price.



Colin Mochrie  Narrator
Kevin De Avalo      Young Henry Pellatt
Joe Febbo    Midlife Sir Henry Pellatt
Billy Sheine     Older Sir Henry Pellatt
Patricia Medina Lady Mary Pellatt
David Cooper Sir Wilfrid Laurier     
Joe Hejno   Sir Adam Beck


Barbra Cooper    Producer, Director
Michael Leclair   Associate Producer
Meg Davies Production Manager
Jonathan Bensimon  Director of Photography
Andre Brunger Editor
Felicia Brooker     Story Editor
Sarah Picket   1st Assistant Camera
Hugh McJanet  Gaffer
Allister Foster Grip
Joanna Syrokomla  Costume Designer
Julia Valente    Make Up
Patricia Medina   Hair Stylist
Bill Balfe  Visual Researcher