Picture This Productions is a Montreal-based production company that has been making award winning television programming since 1995. They have produced over 15 documentaries for Canadian broadcasters as diverse as History TV, CTV, Global, Rogers/OMNI, CBC, Knowledge Network, TVOntario, Canal D, Historia, Société Radio-Canada and APTN. We have a special passion for social issue documentaries that engage and entertain!
Director/ Co-Producer Maureen Marovitch
Maureen has always been drawn to making documentaries that help shed light on little known or understood communities and the amazing people within them. She started with her pioneering award-winning 1994 documentary “Longshots” which put cameras into the hands of street youth. Film festival favourite “When Two Won’t Do” delved into the world of polyamorists while “The Invisible Red Thread” looked at international adoption via Canadian and Chinese families. Her recent credits include the APTN documentary series “Watchers of the North” and “Arm Nation”. You can read more about her here.
Co-Producer David Finch
David Finch, whose work has been nominated for an International Emmy (the kids series The BuzZone), has also produced and directed several documentary series. He was the series director and producer on the Arctic series “Watchers of the North”. He spent three years as a Board Member of the Hot Docs festival and helps teach the new generation of filmmakers at Champlain College. He is also a keen ferroequinologist (a train enthusiast). He very much enjoyed taking an ASL 101 classes during the film’s production at the MAB Mackay Centre. You can read more about him here.
Daniel Hallen is a graduate of McGill Political Science and Psychology (B.A. & Sc.) and of Journalism from the University of British Columbia (M.J.). Along with his producing role, Daniel also helped crew during several Seen & Heard shoots. He moved to Saskatchewan in 2016 and is currently a marketing and communications specialist at the University of Saskatchewan.
Line Producer Ryan Prizant
Ryan has been working in TV and web video production for the past several years, most often as unit manager on TV series. Ryan also has experience in the digital world, producing comedy web videos, short films and commercials that have racked up millions of views. An avid hockey and softball player, he was also the Line Producer and Production Manager of Picture This’s recent series “Arm Nation.”
Director of Photography / Editor Andre Lai
A graduate of Concordia University’s Communication Studies Program, Andre has a beautiful sense of composition and a sensitive style of filming showcased in “Seen & Heard”. He also created the animations and motion graphics in the series. You can see more of his work on many of Picture This Productions’ award winning corporate and promotional videos. Andre is a big anime fan, an archer and a YouTuber in his spare time – you can watch his videos on his channel.