Mary Darling & Clark Donnelly
MARY DARLING (executive producer)
Mary Darling joined WestWind Pictures in 1999. She has helped WestWind evolve from a minor to a major player in Canada's film and television industry. Co-owner of WestWind Pictures, Mary conceived of the hit design show, Designer Guys, and its subsequent relaunch with new hosts. As well as providing WestWind Pictures overall management, creative and executive producer services on all of its series, Mary heads up WestWind Releasing which develops and distributes most of WestWind's diverse properties. Mary is the recipient of the 2007 Women in Film and Television (WIFT) award for International Achievement - Excellence in Innovation (Television) an award she claims to share with her extremely talented husband, Clark, even though it sits on her desk.
CLARK DONNELLY (executive producer)
Clark Donnelly co-founded WestWind Pictures in 1989, leaving a post as vice-president of Regina’s CKCK Television where he had worked for fifteen years. The company began by producing high-end, 16mm and 35mm commercial work, but quickly moved into series and documentary production. Clark has been intimately involved in the creative and overall development and production of most of their subsequent work.
Clark has many television credits to his name. This includes What on Earth for the CBC network, Family and Friends for the LIFE Network, This Small Space and Love by Design which both play on HGTV in the U.S. and Canada and Designer Guys which has sold to over thirty countries. Clark’s company has also produced English Teachers for the LIFE Network, Wild Lives and Time & Place for Discovery Canada, @ Wood River Hall for Vision TV, Shot in the Face for Movie Central and TMN and the award-winning variety special Youkali Hotel for the CBC. In addition, Clark has written, produced or executive-produced a string of documentaries on topics ranging from art and religion, to children and divorce. He and Mary are currently working to expand the company further into series and long-form drama production the first of which is Little Mosque on the Prairie.