Primitive Entertainment

We are an Emmy nominated, Webby Award winning producer of documentary feature films, television series and digital media. With 30 years experience producing premium non-fiction content, our work has earned more than 40 international awards.

We work with leading broadcasters and distributors world-wide, including TVO, CBC, ARTE, ZDF, NHK, France Télévisions, ZDF Enterprises, NHK Enterprises, Crave, Discovery Channel, ARTV, Explora and History Television, amongst others. Our documentary feature films have screened at prestigious film festivals around the world, including TIFF, Berlin, SXSW, Hot Docs, IDFA, Traverse City, Tokyo, Munich, Vancouver, Bergen, Sydney, CPH:DOX, DOXA, and the Museum of Modern Art, amongst others.

Recent awards include the Homeland Earth Award at the Silbersalz Science and Media Festival, the German Biodiversity Film Award at NaturVision, 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, Genie Awards for Best Feature Length Documentary and Best Short Documentary, multiple Gemini Awards, and an Emmy Nomination for Outstanding Nature Programming.

Michael McMahon

Michael McMahon

Executive Producer

Michael McMahon oversees Primitive Entertainment’s selection of projects and focuses on the company’s many relationships with broadcasters, distributors, co-production partners, industry organizations and government agencies.

Kevin McMahon

Kevin McMahon

Creative Director

Kevin has directed more than 20 films and produced dozens of hours of non-fiction television. His critically-lauded films are described as “visually stunning and brilliantly conceived” (Globe and Mail), “they deal with important topics and never shirk the difficulties inherent in complex issues” (Take One Magazine).

Audrey Quinn

Audrey Quinn

Financial Controller

Audrey oversees the production accounting and corporate finances for Primitive Entertainment. With more than a decade of experience working in film, television and documentary production in Canada she brings a holistic and thoughtful approach to production accounting.