Tribes of the 21st Century

Lone Eagle Entertainment Presents the World Premiere of…



(TORONTO, August 14, 2008) — Lone Eagle Entertainment, in association with Discovery Civilization Channel, is proud to announce the world premiere of the documentary series, TRIBES OF THE 21ST CENTURY. This three part series explores the complicated and often misunderstood world of 21st century tribes: the Tribe of Stand Up Comics (airing September 4 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT), the Tribe of Bodybuilders (airing September 11 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT) and the Tribe of Bike Couriers (airing September 18 at 9 p.m. ET/10 p.m. PT).

Written by veteran journalist and award-winning writer Allen Abel, TRIBES OF THE 21ST CENTURY is a documentary anthology series (3 x 60 min.) that takes an in-depth look at different ‘tribes’ within our society: tight knit communities that are defined by a shared occupation, interest, or habit. ‘Tribes’ that we are not born into, but choose for ourselves. ‘Tribes’ that thrive on the fringes of modern civilization.

“TRIBES OF THE 21ST CENTURY will bring the fourth wall down on the numerous groups and subcultures that exist around us,” says Michael Geddes, Executive Producer and President of Lone Eagle. “It promises to be a fascinating exploration.”

Just like traditional tribes, TRIBES OF THE 21ST CENTURY are made up of elders, neophytes, and warriors. Get to know fascinating people like ‘tribal warrior’ Darren Frost, the foul-mouthed stand-up comic who battles hostile audiences at comedy clubs across the country, as well as ‘chieftains’ Ron James and Russell Peters. Matriarch Laura Binetti is Canada’s highest ranked woman in the Tribe of Bodybuilders. She trains neophytes in the tribe’s elaborate rituals: the extreme diet, tiny posing suits and spray-on tans. Young John Michael, neophyte in the Tribe of Bike Couriers, struggles to stay alive against Toronto’s treacherous weather and angry drivers.

TRIBES OF THE 21ST CENTURY was created by Executive Producers Michael Geddes and Sheldon Teicher, produced by Rachel Horvath and directed by Leslie Coté.

Lone Eagle Entertainment Ltd. is an independent production company based in Toronto. Founded in 1994 by Michael Geddes, Lone Eagle develops and produces high-concept television such as the smash hit series Popstars, the #1 rated Canadian series for three consecutive seasons. Lone Eagle has also brought TV audiences Inside the Box, You Bet Your Ass, The Office Temps, The Call and Supermodels.

Journey back through time with Discovery Civilization to revel in humanity’s defining moments. Meet the people, cultures and ideas that have shaped our common past, and those that will dictate our future. Discovery Civilization is about learning where we came from and knowing where we can go.


Media Contacts:

Jill Spitz, T. 416-482-1370,

Christine Liber, T. 416-651-4722 x 1,

Shannon Hall, Discovery Civilization Channel, 416-332-5903,