VANCOUVER, June 13, 2018 – Following the success of the first season of Mind Set Go, Anaïd Productions and AMI-tv announced today that production on the second season of the Vancouver-shot documentary series has begun.
Mind Set Go follows the three-month journey of eight Canadians as they push their limits and overcome the physical and mental barriers preventing them from reaching their fitness and wellness goals. Season 2 of Mind Set Go will air in 2019 on AMI-tv and will feature eight, one-hour episodes.
In each episode, one participant seeks to understand and overcome their negative coping behaviours with insight from returning fitness and health experts Lowell and Julie Taylor (Amazing Race Canada), and from Canadian Paralympians and para athletes. Learning that a positive mindset can go a long way, these athletes, who have triumphed over adversities in their own lives, share their experiences with participants to help them overcome their biggest obstacles. At the end of three months, each participant tackles a demanding fitness goal that reveals the progress they’ve made throughout their journey.
“We’re so pleased that Season 2 of Mind Set Go is underway,” explains John Melville, Vice-President of Programming and Production. “AMI is committed to aligning itself with organizations, such as Anaïd, that create engaging programming focused on positive portrayal and overcoming adversity, and Mind Set Go truly exemplifies that. We can’t wait to see what Season 2 has in store for our audience.”
“We are thrilled to be starting production on the expanded version of Mind Set Go and working with AMI again,” says Margaret Mardirossian, Executive Producer and Founder, Anaïd Productions. “This series is a testament to the human spirit and how mindset is the architect of our lives. Delving deep into the journeys of every day Canadians we document their obstacles to maintaining health and discover what needs to happen to overcome these hardships.”
Mind Set Go features Integrated Described Video (IDV) and is accessible to audience members who are blind or partially sighted.
The series is developed and produced by Anaïd Productions in association with Accessible Media Inc., with the participation of the Canadian Paralympic Committee, Canada Media Fund, Rogers Telefund, and the Province of British Columbia Film Incentive BC. Assistance was also provided by the Government of Alberta, Alberta Media Fund and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit.
The complete first season of Mind Set Go is available to stream online at AMI.ca or on the AMI app.
About Anaïd Productions
Consistently recognized as one of the Global 100 most influential independent production companies by Realscreen Magazine, Anaïd Productions Inc. produces award-winning, dynamic, and internationally recognized real-life and dramatic television series. Anaïd is committed to creating stand-out programming with high production values – programs are diverse, compelling, often irreverent and always entertaining.
AMI-tv is the world’s first television network to broadcast all programs with open format described video for individuals who are blind or partially sighted, and is broadcast daily into more than eight million Canadian homes as part of the basic digital cable package with most service providers. AMI-tv is committed to broadcasting a variety of content with a focus on accessibility and inclusion.