Michael McMahon

Michael McMahon
President & Executive Producer

Michael 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. Internationally, Michael has forged partnerships with co-producers and investors in Britain, Europe, Australia and Japan.

Michael is the Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of Hot Docs, North America's largest documentary film festival. He is the Co-Chair of the Toronto Chapter of the Documentary Organization of Canada; an industry group representing 700 documentary filmmakers across Canada. Michael has also served as the Documentary Producer Mentor at The Canadian Film Centre (CFC).

Kevin McMahon

Kevin McMahon
Vice President, Creative

Kevin has written and directed 18 films for Primitive Entertainment, eight of them feature-length. He also provides creative guidance for the development and production of the company’s other film and television projects.

Kevin’s films have won many awards and been generously received by critics. The Canadian Film Institute and Hot Docs have both held retrospectives of Kevin’s work.

Kevin is a frequent guest in film education classes and devotes a lot of energy to mentoring younger filmmakers, both informally and through various documentary organizations. He has been a mentor on programs run by Hot Docs, the National Film Board of Canada, the Canadian Film Centre, the Ontario Media Development Corporation and the Documentary Organization of Canada.

Kristina McLaughlin

Kristina McLaughlin
Vice President, Business Affairs

Kristina runs Primitive Entertainment, overseeing all aspects of the company’s various film and television productions.

As a former Board Member of the Documentary Organization of Canada, serving on the Executive Committee, Kristina has been involved in supporting the documentary community throughout her career. Generous with her knowledge, she has served as a mentor to a variety of young producers, with a focus on aiding young women entering the film business.