Primitive Entertainment

Documentary Film | Television | Digital Media


Primitive Entertainment is a leading producer of documentary feature films, television series and digital media.

With 28 years experience producing premium non-fiction content, our work 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 SXSW Interactive award for Activism, the Toyota Earth Grand Prize at the Tokyo International Film Festival and an Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Nature Programming.

Recent News

December 3, 2017 - THERE IS A HOUSE HERE receives an Honourable Mention for World Documentary at The Whistler Film Festival.

November 20, 2017 - HOW TO BUILD A TIME MACHINE wins the Outstanding Film Award at the Berlin Sci-Fi Film Festival.

September 30, 2017 - HOW TO BUILD A TIME MACHINE screens at the Pariscience Film Festival.

August 9, 2017 - THERE IS A HOUSE HERE by Alan Zweig will have its world premiere at TIFF (Sept. 12).

April 21, 2017 - SPACESHIP EARTH screens at DOCS Barcelona (May. 24 & 28).

March 9, 2017 - SPACESHIP EARTH screens at CPH:DOX in Copenhagen (March. 19 & 26).

January 27, 2017 - HOW TO BUILD A TIME MACHNE screens at the Rotterdam International Film Festival (Jan. 27, 28 & 30).

January 24, 2017 - HOW TO BUILD A TIME MACHNE wins Best Documentary at the inaugural New York Science Fiction Film Festival.

December 8, 2016 - Michael McMahon joins the editorial committee of The World Congress of Science and Factual Producers in Stockholm.

November 8, 2016 - SPACESHIP EARTH wins the Grand Prix at The International Science Film Festival World of Knowledge, St Petersburg.

Spaceship Earth

Spaceship Earth

For 50 years scientists have been working to understand humanity’s daily influence on our planet’s life forces. SPACESHIP EARTH is a poetic feature film exploring what they have learned, and what that tells us about our responsibility for steering the only ship in the universe known to carry life.

How To Build A Time Machine

How To Build A Time Machine

If you could travel through time, where -- or when -- would you go? Would you revisit a fond memory from your childhood? Catch a glimpse of the future? Or would you travel back in time and change something in your past - even if it changed who you are now? Everybody has fantasized about traveling through time, but is it really possible to build a time machine?

The Polar Sea

The Polar Sea

THE POLAR SEA is a multi-platform 10-hour journey through the fabled, beautiful -- and melting -- Northwest Passage. We travel with amateur sailors, scientists, hunters and artists on a quest from Iceland to Alaska, a journey that was practically impossible just a decade ago.

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