Join Roberta Bondar, Canada’s first woman astronaut in space, and Alessandra Cannito from the hit-series, Degrassi: The Next Generation, as they take flight aboard B.SMART – a captivating new series where fun and science collide!
B.SMART explores your world and the amazing things that make it tick. From the outer reaches of space, to the depths of the deepest oceans; from the latest technology reshaping our every day lives, to understanding climate change in ways you never imagined! B.SMART uncovers cool new things that matter to all of us, engages the imaginations of kids like you, and might even inspire a few budding astronauts along the way!
B.SMART uses slick animation to explore the world of creative science. Each episode is made up of easy-to-digest segments exploring a central theme through a wide range of interesting facts and innovative ideas, through the use of crazy great animations. Discover the possibilities that will make you think differently about the world we live in!
Travel through time and space! Discover some of our world’s most fascinating wonders, and quench some of our most mind-bending curiosities! B.SMART is a relatable, forward-thinking, captivating series, showcasing the latest technology to make the road to knowledge the wildest ride it’s ever been!
Drawing on her expertise as an astronaut, physician, and scientific researcher, our B.SMART Science Expert provides interesting up-to-date facts and compelling insights to concepts and ideas that are simply out of this world!
Most recent credits include “Top 20 Dorothy” in CBC’s Over the Rainbow. Over the past decade, Alessandra has performed for galas and special events such as the Glenn Gould Foundation’s Ninth Laureate celebrations for Leonard Cohen, and MLS&E sporting events. In addition to writing and performing music, Alessandra’s voice can be heard in cartoons such as the Care Bears, Berenstain Bears, and Miss Spider’s Sunny Patch Friends. She has also guest starred in movies and TV series, including Disney’s Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure and Degrassi: The Next Generation.
Alessandra takes great pride in all of her charity performances and productions. An alumnus of Ryerson University’s Radio and Television Arts Program, she produced a charity album for MusiCounts. Alessandra currently works with the Planet in Focus foundation and environmental film festival to inspire the next generation of changemakers and Eco-Heroes. It is with great enthusiasm that she join the B.SMART team as Host of this exciting and important series.
Part of the 2010 Toronto Urban Film Festival, his first ultra-short silent film, Welcome To Democracy, which captured the G20 Toronto experience from the eye of the storm, made the TUFF Top Ten thanks to incredible response from online supporters around the globe. His debut Director’s credit came in the spring of 2014 with the broadcast of the 21st Indspire Awards (originally recognized as the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards) suiting Boyan with all creative and production hats involved in capturing and creating the :90-second Live-Action Open. His ability to quickly envision an idea comes from his appreciation for the details that surround him, opening his mind to the potential that lies within even the smallest seed of an idea. Boyan dives into every project like a kid in a sandbox; his creativity is fresh and inspiring, his drive is limitless, and his incredible abilities define true talent, in and of itself.
Founding Partner of B.SMART Productions Inc. and Creative Director of B.SMART, Boyan brings to life an inspiring and captivating means of communication media that engages audiences and transcends boundaries like never before. “Gone are the days of talking heads effectively connecting with their audiences. The power of see-say messaging is only now being realized, and the potential of graphic animation being at the helm of this creative evolution is impactful, necessary and promising.”
Founding partner of B.SMART Productions Inc. and the educational pop-science television program, B.SMART, Abigail spent a number of months volunteering her time and talent in producing a five minute animation with local Toronto elementary school students. A mentor to these young minds, she empowered them to collectively brainstorm a meaningful message, encouraged them to write a clear, impactful and engaging script, and coached them on how to deliver an enthusiastic voice-over record. The Nature Club Report On Trees & Why We Love Them was submitted to the United Nations World Environment Day Short Film Festival and was honourably selected and screened at the Art Gallery of Ontario in June, 2014. “When the opportunity to produce a short film with students presented itself, I embraced it whole-heatedly. These kids have important things to say, and I’m proud to be able to facilitate in giving them a creative and pretty cool medium to do just that!”
Business Ambassador of Santa Maria da Feira (Portugal), Abigail introduced to Canada Janela Aberta/Open Window – a international communications programme connecting students in Toronto with their peers across the Atlantic through the use of technological devices in the classroom. “The idea is to help young minds realize that the world is vast yet within reach! With a simple wi-fi connection and tablet, children connect with other kids just like them; kids who live in different parts of the world, have families like theirs, share their interests in sports, sing songs, and celebrate traditions just like them!” Abigail adds, “Open Window is yet another incredible tool that encourages kids to explore, question and learn more about themselves and others, and most importantly embraces the world we all share and call home.”
In 1997 Orin became the Musical Director of Canada’s longest running late night talk/variety show Open Mike with Mike Bullard, a position he held for its seven year run. Television broadcasts which Orin played a strong sound in are not limited to, but include Canadian Idol (CTV), the 2007 & 2008 Grey Cup, 2006 Torino & 2002 Salt Lake Winter Olympics, CFL Football, 2004 World Cup Hockey (CBC Sports), and The Rick Mercer Report (CBC). Orin has also composed three movies for the National Film Board of Canada including My Father’s Hands which won the HBO Award for Best Short at the Acapulco Black Film Festival.Orin’s TV music composing/production work can currently be heard on Amazing Race Canada, Juno Awards (CTV), Hockey Night In Canada, Battle of the Blades, Canadian Screen Awards (CBC) Canada’s Walk Of Fame (Global), Top Chef Canada, Chopped Canada (Food Network), Big Brother Canada, Intervention Canada (Slice), Never Ever Do this at Home (Discovery), Undercover Boss Canada (W), But I’m Chris Jericho (ActionTV), Rise (ABC Spark), and Jinxed (Nickelodeon).B.SMART is proud to have the groove of Orin Isaacs at the helm of its sound which is sure to captivate audiences of all ages with his fresh beats and musical genius.
Abigail Pinto Correia