Phyllis Laing, President of Buffalo Gal Pictures, established the company in 1994 using her keen sense of business, creative vision, and knowledge of the film industry to steadily drive the company toward its present success. Her business acumen has twice been honoured by the Women’s Business Owners of Manitoba. She received the Women Entrepreneur of the Year award in 1994 and the Impact on Local Economy award in 2002.
Phyllis’ selected producer credits include feature films New In Town (2009) and The Haunting In Connecticut (2008) for Gold Circle Films; The Hessen Affair (2008) in co-production with Belgium’s Corsan; and The Heaven Project (2008) co-produced with Mandeville Films. She also co-produced the television series Less Than Kind (2008) for Citytv with Breakthrough Entertainment; and Rough (2008), a two part mini-series produced for the CBC with Sienna Films.
She is very proud to have been part of My Winnipeg (2007), the acclaimed docu-fantasy written and directed by Guy Maddin, which premiered at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival and won the Citytv Award for Best Canadian Feature; and The Stone Angel (2007), the feature film directed by Kari Skogland, which also premiered at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival.