MANUFACTURED LANDSCAPES makes TIFF's list of 150 Essential Works in Canadian Cinema History!







+ BLACK CODE has its world premiere at TIFF!  |  @blackcodefilm  |  #BlackCodeFilm






Visuals by Mercury Films to accompany live performances by


The Tragically Hip on their Man Machine Poem tour, July 22 - August 20, 2016.





Jennifer Baichwal and Nick de Pencier’s Lawren Harris-inspired video


installation can be seen at the AGO from July 1st until September 18th, 2016.


The Idea of the North: The Paintings of Lawren Harris







Principal photography has commenced on Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky's feature documentary ANTHROPOCENE


Toronto, ON – January 8, 2016 – The third film in a trilogy that includes multiple award-winning films Manufactured Landscapes and Watermark, Anthropocene is again a collaboration among co-director Jennifer Baichwal and producer/cinematographer Nick de Pencier of Mercury Films, and world-renowned photographer and co-director Edward Burtynsky.


The film follows scientists from the Anthropocene Working Group and their inquiry into the overwhelming evidence that we are now living in the Anthropocene (or Human) Epoch. Using their signature high-end production values and cutting-edge camera technologies, the filmmaking team will traverse the globe, going up in the sky, underwater and underground, to document evidence of human planetary domination.


The film will be accompanied by a museum show incorporating virtual reality, a photographic exhibition and a book. Expected release date is fall of 2017.


“As we inch closer to what may be a tipping point for the planet through human activity, the Anthropocene film, book and museum exhibition will add another voice to the critical dialogue that will define this century and beyond,” says Edward Burtynsky. Jennifer Baichwal adds: “The argument that the Anthropocene Epoch is in full force is very powerful. Our past two films have taken us to places we as humans are responsible for but would never normally experience. Anthropocene will continue that journey of exploring the largest human incursions on the planet, and their repercussions.”



Follow on Twitter:


Anthropocene Film – @anthropocene


Edward Burtynsky – @edwardburtynsky


Nick de Pencier – @nickdepencier






We are deeply saddened by the news that Nola, one of the last northern white rhinos, died on Sunday at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.


Nick and Jennifer visited Nola just a few weeks ago on a shoot for their upcoming documentary.


There are now only three of her kind remaining in the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya.






A short film on Caitlyn Jenner, who was one of the honorees of the 2015 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.


The documentary premiered on November 9th at Carnegie Hall in NYC. Watch it online here.







Jennifer Baichwal and Nick de Pencier’s Group of Seven-inspired video installation accompanied live performances by


Canada’s rock legends the Rheostatics at the AGO from September 4-6,  2015.



+ Darryl Varga's essay "On True Meaning(s) and the Impossibility of Documentary


in the Films of Jennifer Baichwal" is available here.


Published via Brno Studies in English - issue 2 - The Five Senses of Canadian Cinema





Best Documentary at the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards.



+ WATERMARK DVD is now available across Canada


In galleries across Canada: National Gallery of Canada, Royal Ontario Museum, Art Gallery of Ontario,

Art Gallery of Hamilton, Vancouver Art Gallery, Stephen Bulger Gallery, HMV,, on demand and on iTunes.


It will also be available through a company called Bond at the following link:




+ Thank you IMP Awards


WATERMARK is voted best Canadian movie poster of 2013.



+ The Barrie Film Festival presents Reel Stories, a series of real-life films from Jan. 31 to Feb. 2 at the Uptown Theatre.


WATERMARK is screening on Friday January 31st, 2014. Edward Burtynsky will be there for a Q+A after the screening.


Hope you can join us!



+ Join us for the European Premiere of WATERMARK at the 64th Berlin International FilmFestival.


February 6 to 16th, 2014! Schedule to follow at the end of January 2014.  Check out the official website for details.



+ WATERMARK named Best Canadian Film by Toronto Film Critics Association!


Globe + Mail, CTV News, The Hollywood Reporter



+ New Mercury Films video celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Human Rights Watch can be seen here.


Click here for more information on Human Rights Watch.







+ WATERMARK will screen in the USA!


One Films US has picked up domestic distribution rights. Check back for screenings near you in early Spring 2014!  Read more here.



+ WATERMARK filmmakers

Jennifer, Nick + Ed will be in St. John New Brunswick on December 4th for a Q+A with the TIFF Film Circuit!


Check out photos from our Docs for Schools event here.




+ WATERMARK CUBED at Scotiabank Nuit Blanche.


Footage from the film Watermark was projected on a Cube to tens of thousands of enthralled viewers at Nuit Blanche in Toronto.


Installation by Brian Moore of The Mustard Shop:






3 years of filming. 199+ hours of footage.


A year to edit. WATERMARK - directed by Edward Burtynsky and Jennifer Baichwal [Manufactured Landscapes]


Opens Sept. 27 at theatres in Toronto.



+ Check out these reviews for Watermark!


Watermark, Tapping into a big issue, By NORMAN WILNER


MOVIE INTERVIEW, Jennifer Baichwal & Edward Burtynsky



+ Watermark world premiere at TIFF,  Sept 6!


“Following their triumph with ‘Manufactured Landscapes’,  photographer

Edward Burtynsky and filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal reunite for a feature

documentary exploring the ways in which humanity has shaped, manipulated

and depleted one of its most vital and compromised resources: water.”




Sept 6 @ 7pm,  TIFF Bell Lightbox 1


Sept 8 @ 9am,  Scotiabank 13





+ WATER: “Without it we perish.” -E.B.


Introducing our new website with Edward Burtynsky:


Follow breaking news about the project on twitter:  @nickdepencier



+ Let It Come Down: The Life of Paul Bowles


To screen at the Bloor Cinema Monday April 1st as part of the Hot Docs 20 retrospective of audience favourites…



+ Jennifer Baichwal wins Special Jury Prize for Payback


At the 30th International Environmental Film Festival In Paris.





+ Shooting on location at the Kumbh Mela, Allahabad, India





+ At the Maha Kumbh Mela, Allahabad 2013



+ Jennifer Baichwal named Canadian Eco Hero by Planet in Focus Film Festival.

more info here




+ Live: a conversation with Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Burtynsky and Nick de Pencier


At Planet in Focus October 12.






+ Northern shoots


Northern Shoot 1


Northern Shoot 2


Northern Shoot 3



+ Payback is being released on DVD/VOD in Canada and the US today!


In Canada:


Itunes: click here


DVD: click here

In the U.S.: click here




+ Shooting at the U.S. Open of Surfing in Los Angeles




+ Las Vegas Bellagio Fountains shoot


Bellagio pump room and Filming Bellagio Fountains at night.



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