The Best Documentary Production Services in Canada

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.

List of the Best Canada Documentary Production Services

  • 1

    Signature Video Group

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Fallsview Casino
    Boston Pizza
    Ontario Tourism
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Toronto, Canada
    4.9
    4.9
    16 Clutch reviews
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  • 2

    Simple Story Videos

    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. 

    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 

    Former clients
    Walmart
    Coca-Cola
    HomeAdvisor
    Bell Canada
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Ottawa, Canada
    4.9
    4.9
    9 Clutch reviews
  • 3

    Mission + Theory

    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.

    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

     

    Former clients
    Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement
    SoGal Foundation
    Montreal Vegan Festival
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Ottawa, Canada
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 4

    Cloud in the Sky Studios

    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. 

    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 

    Former clients
    NBA
    Blackberry;QNX
    Bank of Canada
    NAV Canada
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Ottawa, Canada
    4.9
    4.9
    8 Clutch reviews
  • 5

    Picture This Productions

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Concordia University
    Rogers Communications
    NVIDIA
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Montreal, Canada
    4.9
    4.9
    4 Clutch reviews
  • 6

    Black Box Productions

    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.

    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
     

    Former clients
    Baileys
    Microsoft
    Under Armour
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Montreal, Canada
    4.9
    4.9
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 7

    Great Things Studios

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Amcor McGill University
    Montreal General Hospital
    MUHC - GLEN CiMa-Pak
    Decoraport Whistle Sports
    OldCastle
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Montreal, Canada
    4.8
    4.8
    6 Clutch reviews
  • 8

    Angry Whale Media

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Google Canada
    The Running Room
    Interaxon
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Mount Albert, Canada
    5.0
    5.0
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 9

    Timelapse Film Media House Inc.

    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.  

    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

    Former clients
    Central 1 Credit Union
    BC Hydro
    Telus World of Science
    Aurora Cannabis
    Yamaha
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Vancouver, Canada
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 10

    FEAST

    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. 

    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 

    Former clients
    CAA
    University of Toronto
    Canadian Tire
    Kitchen Stuff Plus
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Markham, Canada
    5.0
    5.0
    5 Clutch reviews
    Awards

    2013 Digi Awards- Best in Interactive Advertising Award Winner,

  • 11

    REBL HOUSE INC.

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Toys "R" Us
    Goli
    Ketchum
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place Montreal, Canada
    4.9
    4.9
    7 Clutch reviews
  • 12

    BuzzMasters

    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. 

    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

    Former clients
    Hillcrest Cabinets
    The Labour Market Group
    The Voyager Inn
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    group10 - 49 Employees
    place North Bay, Canada
    5.0
    5.0
    3 Clutch reviews
  • 13

    Ajax Creative

    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. 

     

    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

    Former clients
    Air Canada
    University of Ottawa
    Ruckify
    Cactus Club Cafe
    Giant Tiger
    Habitat for Humanity
    Canada's Department of National Defence
    Virgin Records
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Ottawa, Canada
    4.9
    4.9
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 14

    Dreww

    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. 

    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

    Former clients
    Bud Light Canada
    Labatt Breweries
    Maille Mustards
    Brickworks Cinderhouse
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Montreal, Canada
    4.8
    4.8
    2 Clutch reviews
  • 15

    Route Eleven

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Pusateris
    REMAX
    Cattelli
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $10,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Toronto, Canada
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 16

    Jayme Cowley Media Co.

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
    TWU
    Fast + Epp
    Jonathan Auxier
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $5,000+
    groupFreelancer Employees
    place Burnaby, Canada
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 17

    Label 428

    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.

     

    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 

    Former clients
    Teriyaki Experience
    Pinkberry
    What a Bagel
    The Halal Guys
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $25,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Toronto, Canada
    4.8
    4.8
    9 Clutch reviews
  • 18

    smart collective inc.

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    RE/MAX Rouge Kabani Realty
    The Annex Hotel
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Toronto, Canada
    5.0
    5.0
    5 Clutch reviews
  • 19

    Black Belt Productions

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Go Magazine
    Ernst & Young
    Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
    Teddy Bear Fund
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place Toronto, Canada
    5.0
    5.0
    1 Clutch review
  • 20

    Bizbird

    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.

    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

    Former clients
    Glish
    TPN Network
    $ $ $ $ $
    equalizer $1,000+
    group2 - 9 Employees
    place TORONTO, Canada
    5.0
    5.0
    2 Clutch reviews
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