The stories of real people doing amazing things is at the core of who we are at Ice River Films. We constantly dig to find authentic and interesting characters who are leading the charge or carving their own path in life. In each story we seek to create an immersive experience, the essence of what makes this story special, with the desire to explore new places and things. These compelling stories remind us of our own humanity. They connect us, and remind us of what truly matters in life, and why we’re here.

Always pushing ourselves, we strive to make each story unique. That means, visually, structurally, in every way, we’re looking to create something that stands out on its own. We are a living evolution of the world we see around us, building upon these stories everyday.

In the last few years we’ve worked with a number of broadcasters both as individuals and through our own productions. These experiences have allowed us to work with CBC, APTN, Smithsonian Channel, Bloomberg TV and MTS.

We’ve told incredible stories featuring amazing artists and craftspeople, followed people on groundbreaking social issues, travelled our country and abroad, come face to face with challenge situations and we’ve even faced apex predators in the natural world. We’re constantly looking for interesting people and interesting stories. If you’ve got something amazing going on, we want to hear about it. Yours maybe the story we tell next.

A Life on the Line

Handcrafted Manitoba - Season 3

Handcrafted Manitoba - Season 2

Heart

CBC Arts: Jackie Traverse

Our Capabilities

Creative Development

A solid creative plan is a pretty darn good idea. Let’s grab a coffee. Let’s chat and talk about what the important things are for you to convey and feel in your message. Let’s throw ideas around to help you to develop an inspiring concept. Don’t worry about it either. We’re pretty good at slicing through and getting to the heart of the matter.

Scriptwriting

We can handle the scriptwriting. Leave it to us. We’ll learn the language and tone you want to use. We can write dialogue or narrative, navigate our way through voiceovers or drive the story from our characters themselves. We’ll carve the narrative arc that will help to grow the branches off of your metaphorical story tree.

Producing

Details matter. And it's the producers job to oversee that these details are adhered to throughout the process of making any film. Our experience covers the gamut. We know pre-production, production and post-production. And our understanding of all of these elements makes us great at making sure the lines of communication are spread across all of these facets, to ensure that the passion we see in the inception of a project is seen through to delivery.

Directing

Could you say your line again? This time I want to see the real YOU, the genuine person who really cares about why you’re here, why it’s so important to talk about this. See? It’s not so hard.

Yeah, we can direct too. It takes a variety of forms, from coaching to knowing when to lay off and let you go. We can do that.

Cinematography

Ok, we're not going to brag, but have you checked out our reel? It's pretty awesome. We rely on some pretty amazing hands, navigating some pretty crazy equipment, all designed to create some of the most beautiful moving pictures you're going to see. Whether you need to have a handheld camera in a crazy action sequence or beautifully composed smooth production shots, we're up for it. Cold weather, warm weather, in the wilderness or indoors, let's do it.

Editing & Post-Production

With all the great shots in the world, you’ll need someone to put it all together for you. It’s essential to have the same amount of care putting the finishing touches on your piece as throughout the process. From good writing to good shooting to good editing, we’ll pay attention to each detail through to the post-production process, so that you’re happy with the results.

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