Nancy is a multi-award winning producer, writer and director, with over sixty national and international recognitions for her film and television work.

Her 450 hours of television and 7 films include Age Old Friends, an Emmy-winning HBO production with actor Hume Cronyn; Heaven on Earth, winner of the Houston and Columbus Gold Awards; For Angela a powerful film on racism that garnered Canada's top honor; Tramp At The Door, released by Disney and a Gold Medal winner in New York, San Francisco, Houston, Chicago and Columbus Film Festivals; and Red Shoes, winner of Columbus Gold, Chicago Gold and short-listed for the Oscars.

In the family entertainment genre, her award-winning credits include Fred Penner's Place, Wimzie's House, Tipi Tales and Toy Castle currently airing on over 60 PBS stations, and winner of two Gold Parent's Choice Awards over Harry Potter as one of the most powerful educational tools for children.

As a Media Consultant, Ms. Botkin has advised major corporations including Endemol in South Africa (a multi-billion dollar enterprise), major Universities, The National Film Board, and the Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC). Her skills in staff training, creative development, and strategic planning are widely in demand in the US, Canada and abroad.

Vampire High (1 episode, 2002)

    - The Portrait (2002) TV episode (writer) (as Nancy Trites)

Tipi Tales (2002) TV series (writer)

One of Them (2001) (writer)

The Toy Castle (2000) TV series (writer)

Madison (1 episode, 1993)

Red Shoes (1986) (writer) (as Nancy Trites Botkin)


Tipi Tales (2002) TV series (creative producer) (as Nancy Trites Botkin)

Age-Old Friends (1989) (TV) (associate producer) (as Nancy Botkin)


For Angela (1994) (as Nancy Trites Botkin)
nancy Trites Botkin - Writer - The Portrait

For Angela

This short film portrays the experiences of Rhonda Gordon and her daughter, Angela, when a simple bus ride changes their lives in an unforeseeable way. When they are harassed by three boys, Rhonda finds the courage to take a unique and powerful stance against ignorance and prejudice. What ensues is a dramatic story of racism and empowerment.

Slaves risk their lives to escape to Canada the famous secret escape network.

Encouraging the child's creativity finding new ways to stimulate his or her imagination