Skip to main content


Telling Stories That Matter


Bio / Contact

Gordon Henderson began his career as parliamentary correspondent for Global TV. He produced documentaries for CBC’s The Journal and was the senior field producer at CTV’s W5 before starting 90th Parallel Productions in 1987. He was the senior series producer of the celebrated CBC/Radio-Canada series Canada: A People’s History.

He has sat on a number of volunteer boards including Face the Future, a medical missions foundation, Opera Atelier and Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Choir.  He is past Chair of Dixon Hall, a community service agency in Regent Park.

For more than a decade he was an instructor with the Journalism department at the Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson University). His novel, Man in the Shadows, which takes place during Confederation, was published in 2014. The sequel, Out of the Shadows, written with David Bouchard, will be published in 2024.



Bio / Contact

Since 1996 Susanne Cuffe has overseen all business aspects of 90th Parallel Productions. She coordinates the documentary productions, manages the budgets and keeps the productions on track.

She is also the Post-Production Supervisor and Business Manager for 90th’s related company, ViewPost Productions and in 2017 added River of Forgiveness Productions Ltd to her duties.

Before joining 90th Parallel, Susanne worked at McClear Pathe Recording Studios and Motion Picture Video as bookkeepers.



Bio / Contact

The lead creative voice at 90th Parallel, Stuart Henderson is currently overseeing a slate of documentary films ranging from broadcast hours to series to feature-length projects. Since joining the company full time in 2013 he has produced and advised on over a dozen award-winning films including The Climate Baby Dilemma, Buffy Sainte-Marie: Carry It On, The Skin We’re In, Invisible Essence: The Little Prince, and Inconvenient Indian. He is currently the show runner for the CSA-wining series We’re All Gonna Die (Even Jay Baruchel).

Henderson has worked for several years as a professor of history at several top research institutions. He has a PhD from Queen’s University in cultural history, and has held postdoctoral fellowships at York and McMaster Universities.  His doctoral thesis was awarded the John Bullen prize from the Canadian Historical Association for best dissertation of the year, 2009. He is the author of the multiple award-winning book Making the Scene: Yorkville and Hip Toronto in the 1960s (University of Toronto Press, 2011).

A former creative consultant and syndicated Pop Culture columnist with CBC Radio One, Henderson has experience on both the creative and the critical sides of the fence. A former editor with PopMatters and Exclaim! magazines, he is a juror for the Polaris Music Prize.



Bio / Contact

Javiera Quintana brings over 15 years of industry experience to 90th Parallel. She has worked across the spectrum of scripted, factual, and documentary for a long list of broadcasters and platforms including Netflix, VICE, NatGeo, History, CBC, Crave, and Discovery, and on projects going to festivals such as Hot Docs, Venice International Film Festival and TIFF. 

Javiera’s recent documentary credits include We’re All Gonna Die (Even Jay Baruchel)The Case Against CosbyJim and Andy: The Great Beyond, and The VICE Guide to Film. In the scripted world, she has spent thousands of hours on sets of all sizes in almost every department working with union and non-union crews and performers. 

Javiera understands good productions are built on respect and trust within the team. She has served as a union leader and was the founding co-chair of VICE’s first DEI committee. A Chilean-born Canadian, Javiera holds an MA in Communication and Culture from York University and TMU, and a Bachelor of Music from Queen’s University.