Primitive Entertainment

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Primitive Entertainment
Production company
IndustryFilm
Founded1990
FounderMichael McMahon
Kevin McMahon
Headquarters
Toronto, Ontario
Websitehttps://www.primitive.net/

Primitive Entertainment (formerly Primitive Features), is a Canadian film and television production company that was founded in 1990 by Michael McMahon (filmmaker) and Kevin McMahon (filmmaker). Primitive Entertainment focuses primarily on documentary feature films, television series and digital media. [1][2][3][4]

The company has earned more than 40 awards world-wide. Recent awards include the Grimme Online Award for Culture and Entertainment, a Webby Award for Best Individual Documentary, the South by Southwest Interactive award for Activism,[5] the Toyota Earth Grand Prize at the Tokyo International Film Festival[6] and an Emmy Award for Outstanding Nature Programming.[1][7]

Partners who have contributed to the company over the decades have included Kristina McLaughlin, Ian Kelso and Tom Perlmutter.

Most recently, Primitive Entertainment co-produced Borealis with the NFB in partnership with TVO, and in association with ZDF/ARTE, NHK and Knowledge Network.[8]

Filmography

  • The Falls (1991)
  • In the Reign of Twilight (1995)
  • Truth Merchants (1999)
  • Intelligence (1999)
  • Cod: The Fish That Changed The World (2000)
  • Ancestors in the Attic (2001)
  • McLuhan's Wake (2002)
  • I, Curmudgeon (2004)
  • The Digital Divide (2004)
  • Stolen Spirits of Haida Gwaii (2004)
  • A Perfect Fake (2005)
  • Four Wings and a Prayer (2007)
  • Lovable (2007)
  • Waterlife (2009)
  • A Hard Name (2009)
  • Canadian Made (2011)
  • National Parks Project (2011)
  • Beauty Day (2011)
  • La grande migration des papillons monarque (2011)
  • The Polar Sea (2014)
  • Spaceship Earth: The Fuel (2015)
  • Spaceship Earth: The Navigators (2015)
  • Spaceship Earth: The Engines (2015)
  • Spaceship Earth: The Passenger Cabins (2015)
  • Spaceship Earth: The Flight Crew (2015)
  • How to Build a Time Machine (2016)
  • Spaceship Earth (2016)
  • There Is a House Here (2017)
  • In Search of a Perfect World (2018)
  • Equator: A New World View (2018)
  • Coppers (film)
  • Borealis (2020)[8]
  • Writing the Land (2021)

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "OMDC SUCCESS STORY: PRIMITIVE ENTERTAINMENT". omdc.on.ca. Retrieved 2017-08-06.
  2. "Primitive Entertainment [ca]". imdb.com. Retrieved 2017-08-06.
  3. [email protected] "Primitive Entertainment". crew.mandy.com. Retrieved 2017-08-06.
  4. "Producers - Primitive Entertainment | McNabb Connolly - Dedicated to Enriched Learning Through Multi Media". mcnabbconnolly.ca. Retrieved 2017-08-06.
  5. Piahtoronto, - (2010-03-15). "Waterlife wins SXSW Interactive Award". NFB Blog. Retrieved 2019-01-31.
  6. "Tokyo International Film Festival | Waterlife". 2010.tiff-jp.net. Retrieved 2019-01-31.
  7. "Primitive Entertainment". primitive.net. Retrieved 2019-01-31.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Board, National Film (2021-01-15). "World premiere of Borealis December 15, 2020, on TVO, TVO.org and NFB.ca. By acclaimed Primitive Entertainment in a special co-presentation by the NFB and TVO". gcnws. Retrieved 2021-03-08.

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