The Listener

About the Show

"The Listener" centers on Toby Logan (Craig Olejnik, "The Timekeeper"), a 25-year-old paramedic who has a big secret - he's a telepath. Until now, Toby kept his ability hidden, exploring its possibilities only with his longtime mentor and confidant, Dr. Ray Mercer (Colm Feore, "24: Redemption"). As he makes the rounds with his energetic paramedic partner "Oz" Bey (Ennis Esmer, "Young People F*#king"), "The Listener" follows Toby as he tries to help people in crisis, and in the process unravel the truth about his past. While his professional life is in check, Toby's personal life could use its own rescue. And with the help of Detective Charlie Marks (Lisa Marcos, "Diary of a Mad Black Woman") and his E.R. doctor/ex-girlfriend Olivia Fawcett (Mylène Dinh-Robic, "Da Vinci's City Hall"), Toby realizes his gift can help others.

"The Listener" was developed by award-winning Shaftesbury Films and Canadian broadcaster CTV and produced in association with CTV, FIC and NBC. The executive producers include: International Emmy Award winner Christina Jennings and Scott Garvie for Shaftesbury Films; Michael Amo ("Blessed Stranger: After Flight 111"); Tom Chehak ("ReGenesis") and Clement Virgo ("Poor Boy's Game"). "The Listener" is distributed internationally by Shine-Reveille.

Cast Bios

Craig Olejnik
Ennis Esmer
Lisa Marcos
Mylène Dinh-Robic
Colm Feore
Anthony Lemke
Arnold Pinnock


Executive Producer

Christina Jennings, Scott Garvie, Michael Amo, Tom Chehak, Clement Virgo


Michael Amo

Supervising Producer

Laura Harbin, Jan Peter Meyboom


Julie Lacey, Avrum Jacobson, Adam Haight, Manny Danelon, Kevin Lafferty


Shane Kinnear, Shelley Gillen


Ken Girotti, T. J. Scott, Kari Skogland, Steve Surjik, Clement Virgo

Production Designer

Sandra Kybartas

Director of Photography

David Greene, David Moxness, Rudolf Blahacek

Casting Director

Deirdre Bowen

Unit Production Manager

Brian Campbell, Victoria Harding


Jean Coulombe CCE, Tom Joerin CCE

Music Composer

Tom Third

Music Supervisor

Chris Robinson

Visual Effects Supervisor

Tom Turnbull


Toronto, Canada

Produced By

Shaftesbury Films and CTV