Whizbang About

About Us

Founded by award-winning Producer Frank Siracusa, Whizbang Films has established an impressive catalogue of high quality, cutting edge drama series, comedies, TV movies, and feature films that have entertained Canadian and International audiences.

Whizbang's theatrical releases include the box office hits Men with Brooms and Passchendaele, both starring Paul Gross, as well as Hobo with a Shotgun with Rutger Hauer and Breakaway starring Rob Lowe and Russell Peters.

Our television library includes the powerful political thriller H2O; its sequel The Trojan Horse; gripping peacekeeper series ZOS: Zone of Separation; Cra$h & Burn; and fun-filled comedic drama The Yard. Through our long-standing partnership with Hallmark, we have teamed up to produce a string of successful television movies such as Bridal Fever, For the Love of Grace and the ever popular Good Witch franchise starring Catherine Bell.

Whizbang has expanded into digital media production, with sites to support our film and television properties including www.passchendalethemovie.com. At the 2010 Gemini Awards, Whizbang was recognized for excellence in digital media production. Our website www.crash-and-burn.com was nominated for Best Cross-Platform Project.

Whizbang offers a complete production service infrastructure for American and European productions shooting in Canada. Our past projects include: Blue Bloods (CBS pilot), Tilt (ESPN series), and Platinum (MTV) as well as television movies: Martha: Behind Bars (CBS), Murder Most Likely (CTV), One True Love (CBS), Santa Who? (Disney), Crash Course (Lifetime Network), The Triangle (TBS), and Sins of the Father (FX Networks).

Frank Siracusa
Frank Siracusa
In addition to developing and producing Whizbang projects such as Breakaway, ZOS and Cra$h & Burn, Frank has produced over one hundred hours of television series, movies and mini-series for Hollywood's major networks and studios. Frank won an Emmy Award for Summer's End and has garnered several Gemini nominations. Frank aggressively pursues relationships with networks and has built strong connections with broadcasters and distributors throughout the industry.
Janina Barrett
Janina Barrett
Chief Financial Officer
As CFO of Whizbang Films, Janina manages corporate finances for Whizbang and its related companies. She oversees the financial management of in-house productions from Development to Post Production and Distribution. Janina has spent thirty-five years working in the financial management sector of the entertainment industry and has served as Key Accountant on numerous television programs and feature films. She has served as Controller, Auditor, and Production Executive for Warner Brothers, Paramount, Viacom, Touchstone, CBS, ESPN, TBS, and ABC among others.