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Merit Motion Pictures

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. MMP has partnered with BBC, ARTE, ZDF, France TV, Vulcan, CBC, Smithsonian Channel and the National Geographic Channel and is fortunate to have access to the highest and most flexible tax credits in Canada.

Executive producer and founder, Merit Jensen Carr, is passionate about stories which reflect humanity’s relationship with the natural world and has received some of the industry’s top honours including the inaugural HOT DOCS Don Haig Award for Special Achievement in Producing.

Recent highlights include the mini-landmark and outreach project ‘Great Lakes Untamed’, a 3x1hr. natural history series for TVO, Smithsonian US, Terra Mater Factual Studios and ARTEFrance; 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 2020; the 2 x 1hr series 'Kingdom of the Polar Bears' (National Geographic Channels, France 3, CBC, Terra Mater, Canal D); 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) and 'Call of the Forest: The Forgotten Wisdom of Trees' nominated at Pariscience and the Canadian Screen Awards for Best Science and Nature Film.