Looking for a top documentary video production company in Canada?

The main benefits of hiring a documentary filmmaker are expertise and resources. A documentary company will have the equipment and trained video producers to create a stellar documentary. They also will have knowledge and experience of documentary storyboarding and production. Some documentary production companies even help you market your documentary using their connections in the industry.

To assist you in your search for a partner, we’ve compiled this list of the top documentary companies in Canada. Browse descriptions, feedback, and awards to find which can best suit your company’s needs. If you need more support, tell us about your project, and we'll match you with recommended companies.

List of the Best Canada Documentary Production Services

  • 1
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Toronto Canada

    Signature Video Group is a video production company and content agency based in Toronto, Canada. This company was founded in 2009 and has three employees. Services provided by Signature Video Group include video production and content marketing.

    Clients
    Fallsview Casino
    Boston Pizza
    Ontario Tourism
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Signature Video Group took on a video production project for a home insurance company. The project involved planning shoots, filming, editing, and publishing the final videos. 

    "Their support for our team has had a huge impact on my staff’s stress levels just by being consistent and providing a vendor we can always count on for really high-quality work. They also go out of their way to source really cutting-edge camera technologies for our shoots, which helps make us look incredibly professional." Digital Product Analyst, Home Insurance Company

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  • 2
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Ottawa Canada

    Mission + Theory is a video production company headquartered in Ottawa, Canada. Founded in 2019, their team of approximately 5 employees serves small and midmarket clients across a variety of industries. They offer branding videos, documentary-style films, commercial videos, and explainer videos.

    Clients
    Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement
    SoGal Foundation
    Montreal Vegan Festival
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Mission + Theory produced a video campaign for a community-focused muralist. They shot footage of their client working on a large art piece over a three-week period. Their work was received exceptionally well by the client, who was able to promote her GoFundMe campaign.

    "The video has already succeeded in generating significant funds for my project." — Community Muralist

     

  • 3
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Ottawa Canada

    Simple Story Videos is a video design agency located in Ottawa, Canada. Founded in 2011, Simple Story Videos' team of approximately 10 employees offers video production, marketing strategy, and broadcast video services. Simple Story Videos works with clients of all sizes from the business services, advertising, and information technology industries. 

    Clients
    Walmart
    Coca-Cola
    HomeAdvisor
    Bell Canada
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Simple Story Videos created two explanatory videos for a medical device company. Both of the videos featured animation. Since launch, both videos have received hundreds of views and have been prominently featured in the client's digital campaigns. The client was impressed with Simple Story Videos' organization and project management skills. 

    "They did a very good job with project management. That’s one of the things they have done best. They have a good understanding of how to lead companies and customers through the process in order to get what they need." - VP Sales, Medical Device Company 

  • 4
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Ottawa Canada

    Cloud in the Sky Studios is a media production firm located in Ottowa, Canada. Founded in 2010, Cloud in the Sky Studios' small team of 4 employees specializes in video production. 

    Clients
    NBA
    Blackberry;QNX
    Bank of Canada
    NAV Canada
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Cloud in the Sky Studios was hired by a computer software company to produce a series of videos for the organization. They provided storyboard, creative, and production services for each video. The videos featured live action and animation shots that client uses for both trade shows and features on its website and social channels. The client was impressed with the team at Cloud in the Sky Studios flexibility and ability to meet complex deadlines. 

    "We have challenging deadlines and a rigorous approval process. Cloud in the Sky has been very flexible and adaptive to our process and timeline. I'll let them know when I need something for review and approval, and they’re always able to work within those confines." – Marketing and Communications Manager, Computer Software Company 

  • 5
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Montréal Canada

    Founded in 2013, Great Things Studio is a Canadian video production agency that works with small, mid market, and enterprise companies in the business services, education, health care, manufacturing, advertising, marketing, financial services, information technology, and retail industries. Headquartered in Montreal, the team of 10 provide video production, digital strategy, social media marketing, and email marketing services to client.

    Clients
    Amcor McGill University
    Montreal General Hospital
    MUHC - GLEN CiMa-Pak
    Decoraport Whistle Sports
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A wine product manufacturer enlisted Great Things Studios to film and edit a series of customer testimonials for the company. The impressions of the social channels the videos are posted on have a positive correlation.

    “Video production is their passion, and it is visible in the work they do. It is work that has been done with passion. They care about every single detail. I've never felt any unnecessary pressure from their side on the number of comments or feedback, they've always been extremely helpful.”– Communications & Trade Marketing Manager, Manufacturer

  • 6
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Montréal Canada

    Black Box Productions Ltd. is a full service commercial production company based in Montreal, Canada, and founded in 2008. Their team of four employees specializes in video production, advertising, and market strategy.

    Clients
    Baileys
    Microsoft
    Under Armour
    Notable Project

    Black Box Productions worked on several videos for a toy company. They produced each of the videos in stages, incorporating feedback from the client at each point and then modifying their approach as necessary. The client was impressed with the videos and the quality of their work.

    “Black Box Productions prioritizes taking care of the customer. They’re easy to work with and are dedicated to delivering the best possible work” – Manager of Creative Studios, Toy Company
     

  • 7
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Montréal Canada

    Picture This Productions is a video production company, founded in 1996 and based in Montreal, Canada. They have 11 employees experienced with creating corporate videos, documentaries, and fictional films for small, midmarket, and global companies. Services include concept development, scriptwriting, video production, film crew, and filming equipment.

    Clients
    Concordia University
    Rogers Communications
    NVIDIA
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Picture This Productions created an animated video with bilingual voice-overs for an education company. Their video provided step-by-step instructions for teachers and students in emergency situations. The video was of a high quality and provided clear instructions that were helpful to teachers.

    “I’m really happy with the final product and the teachers have really appreciated it. The graphics and designs they incorporated stand out as high quality. Overall, Picture this Production was very creative and I am very pleased with the material that they created.” – Coordinator of Emergency Preparedness, Education Company

  • 8
    $5,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Mount Albert Canada

    A.W. Media is a video production company and agency based in Toronto, Canada. Founded in 2008, the team of 3 specializes in video production.

    Clients
    Google Canada
    The Running Room
    Interaxon
    Notable Project

    A retail store hired A.W. Media for video production. Over a number of years, they worked on three videos and a short film. They filmed, edited, and produced deliverables in both French and English. The client was impressed with the increase in signups that resulted from the project.

    “Our numbers are absolutely fantastic in terms of signups and we’ve put close to 1,000 people through the program over the last two years. We attribute some of that success to their videos.” – Director of Marketing, Retail Store

  • 9
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Vancouver Canada

    Timelapse Film Media House Inc. is a production company based in Vancouver. They have a team of around 10 employees and were founded in 2015. They provide video production and branding services.  

    Clients
    Central 1 Credit Union
    BC Hydro
    Telus World of Science
    Aurora Cannabis
    Notable Project

    Timelapse Film Media House Inc. created a high-level marketing and sales video for a digital banking company. They used an existing script, filmed and edited the video, and delivered a completed video. The final video was well-received by the internal team and attendees at an annual conference. 

    "The Timelapse team was also very responsive by email or phone, and open to our creative team working alongside them when needed to be efficient." – Project Team Lead, Digital Banking Company

  • 10
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Ottawa Canada

    Ajax Creative is a video production firm in Ottawa, Canada. Founded in 2016, the team of around 10 also has an office in Toronto and creates a variety of video and graphics and provides marketing strategy services for their midmarket, small business, and enterprise clients. 

     

    Clients
    Air Canada
    University of Ottawa
    Ruckify
    Cactus Club Cafe
    Notable Project

    Ajax Creative created a commercial for a peer-to-peer rental marketplace. The commercial had a humorous tone and effectively explained the client's concept to a millennial audience. The client was impressed with the final product. 

    "We were presented with the final video and got to play it for the entire company who all loved it." – Brand Director, Rental Marketplace

  • 11
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    North Bay Canada

    BuzzMasters is a video production agency in North Bay, Canada. Founded in 2017, they have about 4 employees that serve mostly midmarket clients in the advertising, manufacturing, and natural resources industries. Services include video production, corporate photography, and graphic design. 

    Clients
    Hillcrest Cabinets
    The Labour Market Group
    The Voyager Inn
    Industries
    Notable Project

    BuzzMasters provided video production services for a nonprofit organization. Their team handled photography and produced a promo video for a golf tournament. The videos increased user engagement as well as have a professional look and feel. 

    "BuzzMasters really understood our brand and was very accommodating." –VP of Philanthropy, Marketing & Communications, Nonprofit

  • 12
    $10,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Montréal Canada

    REBL HOUSE INC. is a studio based in Montreal, Canada, and founded in 2016. With over 10 experts, they offer video production and video strategy solutions to clients in the fields of advertising, arts, and consumer products.

    Clients
    Toys "R" Us
    Goli
    Ketchum
    Industries
    Notable Project

    REBL HOUSE INC. produces videos and photos for a footwear retailer. The retailer needed content to fill the large digital screens that appear in their stores. The retailer is satisfied with the content produced by REBL HOUSE INC.

    “They're creative with amazing ideas — on top of other things and they're always here to please.” - Sr. Marketing Manager, Footwear Retailer

  • 13
    $5,000+
    10 - 49 Employees
    Markham Canada

    FEAST is a creative agency located in Markham, Canada. Founded in 2010, FEAST's team of fewer than 10 employees specializes in social media marketing, advertising, video production, and content marketing. FEAST primarily works with small business and mid-market clients from the consumer products & services, retail, and automotive industries. 

    Clients
    CAA
    University of Toronto
    Canadian Tire
    Kitchen Stuff Plus
    Industries
    Notable Project

    FEAST ran an advertising campaign for an appliance company, raising brand awareness for a new product. Prior to starting its work, FEAST used focus groups to conduct market research and developed an advertising strategy. FEAST then shot and edited several videos of different lengths for the client. The agency also created banners ads and other content for the client's social media pages. The appliance company was very pleased with FEAST's quality of work. 

    "They produced high-quality content. We were pleased with the way they organized the shoot and the quality of the vendors they brought on board to work with them. They have good connections for sound, talent, production, and editing services." – Digital Marketing Manager, Appliance Company 

  • 14
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Montréal Canada

    Independant Studios inc was founded in 2018 in Montreal, Canada. Their team of about 5 focuses solely on providing video production services to their clients. 

    Clients
    Bud Light Canada
    Labatt Breweries
    Maille Mustards
    Brickworks Cinderhouse
    Industries
    Notable Project

    The Independant Studios inc team delivered a social media video campaign for a specialty foods producer, handling the scripting, filming, and post-production process before posting the final product online. 

    "We really appreciated the energy and excitement they brought to the project. They are all pretty young, so we were confident they would be able to tap into social media audiences with the content that they created for us." — Brand Manager, Specialty Foods Producer

  • 15
    $10,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Toronto Canada

    Route Eleven is a film production company based in Toronto. Run by fewer than 10 people, they have offered their video production solutions primarily to mid-market clients since 2016. They work with businesses in the fields of advertising, arts, and nonprofit.

    Clients
    Pusateris
    REMAX
    Cattelli
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Route Eleven produced a music video for a music label. The label works regularly with Route Eleven for their music videos and other YouTube content. They have so far enjoyed working with Route Eleven.

    “They’re genuinely caring and attentive to the quality. I have great personal relationships with all of them.” - Creative Director, Music Label

  • 16
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Calgary Canada

    Image Inventions is a small video production company. Launched in 2009, the agency is based in Calgary, Canada. Their services include video production and other digital marketing.

    Industries
    Notable Project

    Image Inventions produced an introductory campaign video. The process was to record in a static setting, with a script, following this the team added music and graphics to appeal to voters.

    "The production was completely seamless."

  • 17
    $5,000+
    Freelancer
    Burnaby Canada

    Jayme Cowley Media Co. is a video production company based in Burnaby, Canada. The company, founded in 2018, is the freelance enterprise of Jayme Cowley who provides video production and broadcast video services to mid-market and small companies and organizations in the advertising & marketing, education, and nonprofit sectors.

    Clients
    Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
    TWU
    Fast + Epp
    Jonathan Auxier
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A marketing agency hired Jayme Cowley Media Co. to help with the commercial shoot for one of their clients. Using the storyboard and location floor plan provided by the agency, Jayme handled the videography, lighting, and the location planning. The video was completed and released, receiving positive feedback from the audience. The video's quality exceeded the expectations of the agency.

    "He always had a lot of great ideas for maximizing the use of space in terms of both lighting and other video equipment that we had." - Principal, Marketing Agency

  • 18
    $25,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Toronto Canada

    Label 428 is a creative social media agency based in Toronto. Founded in 2015, the team of 9 specializes in content marketing, social media marketing, public relations and video production.

     

    Clients
    Teriyaki Experience
    Pinkberry
    What a Bagel
    The Halal Guys
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Label 428 worked on social media management for a burger restaurant. They created and scheduled social media content for Facebook and Instagram. They also took monthly photoshoots for new content and managed responses to comments. The client was impressed with the results of the project.

    “Since we started working together, our following on Instagram has more than doubled. They’ve been very open to our ideas, which has been very helpful.” – Head of Marketing, Burger Restaurant 

  • 19
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Toronto Canada

    smart collective inc. is a marketing firm founded in North York, Canada. With no more than 10 employees, they excel in social media marketing, advertising, and content marketing solutions for various clients.

    Clients
    RE/MAX Rouge Kabani Realty
    The Annex Hotel
    Notable Project

    smart collective inc. provided marketing solutions for a realtor. The realtor’s goal was to improve brand awareness in their area and generate leads. smart collective inc.’s social media campaign for the realtor garnered a total of 200,000 views and 350,000 impressions.

    “They are willing to take risks that will make you stand out and can translate a consistent message while being innovative.” - Owner & Broker of Record, Realtor

  • 20
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Toronto Canada

    Black Belt Productions is a video production company based in Toronto. The studio, founded in 2012, has a team of less than ten that provides video production services to companies, institutions, and organizations in various sectors that include advertising & marketing, nonprofit, and education.

    Clients
    Go Magazine
    Ernst & Young
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
    Teddy Bear Fund
    Industries
    Notable Project

    A nonprofit organization hired Black Belt Productions to produce six pre-recorded segments for their fundraising gala that will be a virtual cross-country broadcast event. Working with the organization's team, Black Belt Productions did the storyboards, shoots, and edits of the segments that involved staff, alumni, and students across multiple provinces and time zones. The gala was a huge success, raising more than $60,000 and attracted new donors. The videos were also sent to donors who couldn't attend.

    "The most impressive thing about the Blackbelt is their ability to convey a clear message and feeling through video, and their commitment to their clients and final products." - Events Officer, Nonprofit Organization

  • 21
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Toronto Canada

    Bizbird is a marketing agency founded in 2020 and based in Toronto. With fewer than 10 members, they offer SEO services, web design, and digital strategy solutions for clients ranging from startups to enterprises in the fields of advertising, arts, and business services.

    Clients
    Glish
    TPN Network
    Industries
    Notable Project

    Bizbird provided branding and digital marketing assistance for an English learning platform. The platform needed a website that had its own image and brand, along with accompanying SEO work. Bizbird’s efforts have resulted in the growth of the platform’s social media accounts.

    “Overall, I was quite impressed with how quickly the Bizbird team was able to crank out content and deliver results.” - Co-Founder, English Learning Platform

  • 22
    $1,000+
    2 - 9 Employees
    Calgary Canada
    NightSchool Films, a video production company, was founded in 2018. The company focuses on video production, broadcast video, and content marketing and has a small team.
    Industries
  • 28
    Undisclosed
    250 - 999 Employees
    St. John's Canada
    ACTRA is a St. John's, Canada-based video production company. The agency focuses on video production and is midsize.The agency was launched in 1943.
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