Our films win acclaim but that's not why we're here

About Us

For over 30 years Merit Motion Pictures (MMP) has worked with Canada’s foremost writers and directors to produce award-winning documentary films and series. During this time, MMP has partnered with BBC, ARTE, ZDF, France TV, Vulcan, CBC, Smithsonian Channel, National Geographic Channel and many others. MMP is a frequent partner for international science and nature co-productions and is fortunate to have access to the highest and most flexible tax credits in Canada.

MMP President, Merit Jensen Carr, has built her boutique company, Merit Motion Pictures, into a production powerhouse with a reputation for excellence and putting people first. MMP boasts a team of dedicated and dynamic industry professionals, capable of realizing projects from the earliest stages of development, through production, post-production right up until final delivery.

Recent highlights include the MMP & CAPA/Films A Cinq science and nature co-production, Reef Rescue (ARTE, CBC, NOVA, VULCAN) winner of Best Conservation Film Long Form at the Jackson Wild Media Awards and Kingdom of the Polar Bears (National Geographic Channels, France 3, CBC, Terra Mater, Canal D), which screened worldwide on National Geographic and Disney+.

MMP is currently producing Great Lakes Untamed (Smithsonian, TVO, Terra Mater); Everest Dark (CBC documentary Channel) and season 4 of Dr. Keri: Prairie Vet (Animal Planet).

Other highlights include the Canadian Screen Award-winning films What Plants Talk About (CBC/PBS Nature), Call of the Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees nominated at Pariscience and the Canadian Screen Awards for Best Science and Nature Film, Turtle Beach (BBC, ARTE, Blue Ant, CBC) and Polar Bear Town (Smithsonian Channel US, OLN).

MMP has long-standing relationships with all major Canadian broadcasters and is an active international co-producer for blue chip natural history and science programs and series.

Meet the TEam

Gordon Agar

Office and Building Coordinator

Hayley Butterfield

Assistant Editor

Dodie Graham McKay

Production Manager

Jolyn Hoogstraten

Head of Accounting

Merit Jensen Carr

President, Executive Producer

Jennifer Jensen-Tracy

Communications and Marketing

Adrian Madden

Logging Editor & Technical Assistant

Sandra Moore

Production Manager

Peter Nielsen

Post-Production Supervisor

Matt Onischuk

Assistant Editor

Ophélie Petit

Social Media and Publicity Coordinator, Assistant Editor

Alexa Rosentreter

General Manager, Business Affairs

Kerri Woloszyn

Development & Stock Footage Sales