Films From

Unique Voices
U n e x p e c t e d
P l a c e s
UNSUNG experiences

What we do

TALL HERO is a creative-centred production company that develops and produces films, series, and moving image works.

From our base in Calgary, we discover, refine, and actualize creative visions, especially those coming from overlooked or unexpected places. We excel at balancing artistic visions with practical considerations, in service of bringing our collaborators' distinctive art into the world.

We aim to chart the topography of the human condition, one work at a time. The end goal: a cinema landscape as diverse and interesting as its audience is.

Who we are

A headshot of Kevin Dong, an Asian man, with long black hair, and wearing a pink shirt
Photo by Janice Reid

TALL HERO SeekS collaborators motivated by the same things we are: to enrich the world with a variety of artistic visions.

We aim to assemble teams who share our values and our sense of responsibility as imagemakers.  Our collaborative efforts are rooted in artistry, responsibility, and integrity.

TALL HERO IS A PROJECT OF KEVIN DONG, an Independent producer based in calgary, alberta.

His first feature Events Transpiring Before, During, and After a High School Basketball Game (dir. Ted Stenson) premiered at the Vancouver International Film Festival before playing at over than a dozen festivals across North America. Kevin has produced works in association with Telefilm Canada, CBC, Canada Media Fund, and Canada Council for the Arts alongside directors emerging and experienced.

Kevin is an alumnus of the Canadian Film Centre's prestigious Norman Jewison Film Program in the Producers' Lab, and TIFF's Series Accelerator.

Kevin holds BAs in Film Studies and Geography from the University of Calgary. Prior to producing, he worked in film programming and arts administration, for organizations including Calgary Cinematheque, and Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers.

Where we are


Tall Hero is based in Calgary, Alberta, Treaty 7, Canada, where the mountains meet the prairies, and where the Elbow and Bow Rivers converge. The land is the traditional territory of the Îyarhe (Stoney) Nakoda, the Niitsítapi (Blackfoot Confederacy), and the Tsuutʼina Nations, as well as the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.

We are positioned to bridge local, regional, and national cultural landscapes, and to navigate the artistic terrain between cultural and industrial funders. We are knowledgeable about Canada's public funding systems and are open to co-production and service production in the jurisdictions of Alberta and Canada.