Mary Sexton is an award winning producer and director with over twenty years of experience in the Canadian film industry. Since co-founding Rink Rat Productions in 1994, Sexton has become one of the leading producers of television and film in Newfoundland & Labrador. In 2001 Mary earned her first Gemini Award for her directorial debut Tommy: A Family Portrait. Sexton also served as regional producer on the hit CTV elimination reality contest Canadian Idol for six seasons.
Mary Sexton (and her company Rink Rat) has also become the leading locations provider in Newfoundland and Labrador. Mary has provided locations and production services from visiting domestic one-off productions (such as the Juno Awards etc), to foreign-based service productions (films, MOW’s etc) to sizeable indigenous productions for television.
Mary Sexton is a Board Member of the Canadian Film and Television Producers Association and the President of the Film Producers Association of Newfoundland.
Rink Rat productions has produced high quality programming with a special focus on arts and comedy, for the past sixteen years. Founded in 1994, Rink Rat is based in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada and is one of the major production companies in the province. The current directors of the company are producer Mary Sexton and writer Ed Riche.
Past productions include; The comedy series, Dooley Gardens, which aired on the CBC Television in 1999, the 2000 music documentary, Ron Hynes: The Irish Tour, for CTV in Canada and RTE in Ireland. In 2003 Rink Rat co-produced the feature drama, Behind The Red Door, starring Kiefer Sutherland, with Equinox Entertainment.
In 2006 and 2007 respectively, Rink Rat co-produced two feature length arts documentaries; To Think Like A Composer, with Cine Metu, for CBC Television and Bravo! And Christopher House: Ahead of the Curve, with Rock Island Productions for Bravo!
Rink Rat Productions has two daughter companies; Dark Flowers Productions and 2M Innovative Inc.