2024 Canadian Screen Awards.

Best Direction, Web Program or Series

Maya Annik Bedward

Farm Crime

"The Pigeon Ponzi"


Farm Crime is a true crime documentary series exploring the largely unseen dark side of Canada’s agriculture industry. Rare sheep gone missing. Potatoes sabotaged with sewing needles. A multi-million-dollar pigeon breeding Ponzi scheme. Farm Crime approaches these stories with respectful curiosity, focusing on the people at the centre of the incidents, seeking answers, closure – and justice.

Episode Synopsis:
An entrepreneurial farmer called the Pigeon King peddles lucrative pigeon breeding contracts to farmers across North America, but investigative journalists suspect his deal may be too good to be true.

Maya Annik Bedward

Production Company:

Big Cedar Films