OUR STRENGTH IS EXCELLENCE.
Founded 25 years ago by industry veteran Merit Jensen Carr, Merit Motion Pictures (MMP) leads the field in multi-platform, factual entertainment in Canada. A sought-after co-producer on the national and international scene, our productions have won critical acclaim abroad and achieved among the highest audience ratings in Canada. A regular and valued co-producer for CBC’s human interest and science/nature documentary strands, Doc Zone and The Nature of Things, Merit Motion Pictures is renowned for its seasoned production team, world-class crews, convivial atmosphere and access to the best tax credit programs in Canada. The company has collaborated with broadcasters as diverse as ZDF/ARTE, CBC, CTV, Shaw, National Geographic International, PBS, The Science Channel and Super Channel.
OUR PASSION IS STORYTELLING.
Whether exploring the deep sea, the psychology of cheaters, the behaviour of plants or the brains of teenagers, our goal is to entertain, inspire and inform with amazing stories that challenge audiences to see themselves and the world in a new way. Specializing in human interest and science/nature feature documentaries, series and one-offs, innovative visual storytelling is our stock and trade.
OUR ACHIEVEMENTS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES.
MMP Nature Documentary, “Smarty Plants: The Secret World of Plant Behaviour” won Best Direction in a Documentary at the Canadian Screen Award and garnered two more nominations, including best science and nature film and best Sound in Documentary, and screened on PBS Nature in April 2013.
MMP Feature Documentary, “TuTuMuch,” screened in Cineplex Odeon theatres across Canada and around the world.
MMP Human Interest Documentary, “The Secret World of Shoplifting” achieved the highest audience ratings in the history CBC’s Doc Zone.
MMP Website for the 4X one-hour series, “One Ocean,” won first place at The Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival for best interactive/new media production.
|10 Trees that Can Save the World||90||2015||Super Channel||Edgeland Films|
|10 Trees DM||digital media||2015||Super Channel||Edgeland Films|
|Peace, Love, Napalm and Whiskey: How America’s Decade in Vietnam Changed Canada||60||2015||CBC – Doc Zone|
|Slaves to Habit||60||2014||CBC – Doc Zone|
|The Mating Game||60||2014||CBC – The Nature of Things|
|Faking the Grade (USA: Classrom Cheaters)||60||2013||CBC – Doc Zone|
|Ticked Off! The Medical Mystery of Lyme Disease||60||2013||CBC – The Nature of Things|
|Special Ed||90||2013||Super Channel|
|Conspiracy Rising||60||2012||CBC – Doc Zone|
|Surviving:) The Teenage Brain||60||2012||CBC – The Nature of Things|
|Smarty Plants (USA: What Plants Talk About)||60||2012||CBC – The Nature of Things|
|Vixens and Virgins and Other Mythological Creatures||60||2012||Bell Media||Thinking Out Loud Productions|
|Are We Digital Dummies? (Int’l: Crackberry’d: The Truth About Information Overload)||60||2010||CBC – Doc Zone|
|One Ocean Interactive||digital media||2010||CBC – The Nature of Things||Tactica Interactive|
|One Ocean – Mysteries of the Deep||120||2010||CBC – The Nature of Things|
|TuTuMUCH||90||2010||Super Channel||Von Helmolt Films|
|One Ocean – The Changing Sea||60||2010||CBC – The Nature of Things|
|The Secret World of Shoplifting||60||2009||CBC – Doc Zone|
|Ballet High||90||2009||Bravo!||Von Helmolt Films|
|The Truth About Liars||60||2008||CBC – Doc Zone|
|The Science of the Senses – Hearing||90||2008||CBC – The Nature of Things|
|The Science of the Senses – Touch||90||2008||CBC – The Nature of Things|
|Recreating Eden – Season 5||390||2008||Vision|
|40 Years of One Night Stands||60||2008||Bravo!||Inside Out Productions|
|41 Years of One Night Stands||90||2008||theatrical||Inside Out Productions|
|Sabrina’s Law||60||2007||Global||Lank Beach Productions|
|Recreating Eden – Season 4||390||2007||Vision|
|Ballet Girls (3 episodes)||180||2006||Bravo!||Von Helmolt Films|
|Recreating Eden – Season 3||390||2006||Vision|
|Recreating Eden – Season 2||390||2005||HGTV|
|Haunts of the Black Masseur||60||2004||ZDF and TVO||Edgeland Films|
|Recreating Eden – Season 1||390||2004||HGTV|
|Drug Deals||60||2000||CBC – The Nature of Things||National Film Board of Canada|
|The Pill||60||1999||CBC – The Nature of Things||National Film Board of Canad|
|Asking Different Questions: Women and Science||60||1996||Discovery Canada|
|The Mayor of Odessa||30||1994||CBC drama||Riverain Productions|
|By Woman’s Hand||60||1993||Vision TV|
|Niagara Falls||30||1992||CBC drama||West End Productions|
|The Amazing Creation of Al Simmons*||30||1986||CBC Manitoba|
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