Directed by Jennifer Abbott

Co-production of the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), Cedar Island Films and Flying Eye Productions in association with the TELUS Fund.

The Magnitude of All Things explores the themes of grief and hope in times of profound loss and change by drawing remarkable parallels between the illness and death of the director’s sister and the experience of living in a world transformed by climate crises. 

Perhaps the most visceral reasoned call to action for humanity since An Inconvenient Truth

- Tammy Bannister, VIFF Programmer


There is something profoundly affecting about a director whose film about the terrifying threat of climate change starts from the grief she is experiencing at the loss of her sister to cancer.

- Nick Holdsworth, Modern Times


Jennifer Abbott’s new film approaches climate changer from a unique and personal perspective. […] Environmental docs often favor fist-shaking rage or hopeful optimism to inspire audiences to act. The Magnitude of All Things taps into a new emotion: grief. […] Magnitude resonates with its quietly poetic power […] and is is equal parts philosophy and catharsis. […] It’s as poignant as provocative.

- Pat Mullen, POV Magazine

FESTIVALS: Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM), International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), Planet in Focus, VIFF

AWARDS: Best Canadian Feature Film at Planet in Focus

TV productions:


Television movie written by Claudia Kratochvil and directed by Sascha BiglerA FFP New Media production in association with Cedar Island Films for ARD/Degeto German Television.


The third instalment of the primetime TV format was filmed on Vancouver Island, BC and will be aired at Germany's Channel 1 (Das Erste) on January 4, 2021.


Feature documentary written and directed by Patrick Payne

A Shaman Films production in association with Cedar Island Films for CBC's Documentary Channel

Available at CBC Gem

FLUSS DES LEBENS: YUKON - RUF DER WILDNIS (River of Life: Yukon - Call of the Wild)

Television movie written by Gernot Gricksch and directed by Mia Spengler

A Schiwago Film production in association with Cedar Island Films for ZDF Germany

The seventh installment of the primetime TV format was filmed in the Yukon Territory, Canada and was aired at Germany's ZDF (Channel 2) in September 2019.



Directed by Mirjam Leuze 

Co-production with the National Film Board of Canada (NFB), Busse & Halberschmidt, ZDF/ARTE and TOPOS Film.

The story of a pair of whale researchers that takes place against the backdrop of a unique natural paradise amidst social, political and environmental conflict.

Mirjam Leuze's hauntingly beautiful documentary illuminates the divergent interests and issues that unite Kitimat,

BC and the whales that thrive in its fjords.

- Doreen Nicoll

The importance of nature and biodiversity are highlighted in The Whale and The Raven, a spectacularly shot tale of industry vs animal

- ProBono Australia

FESTIVALS: DOK.fest, Planet in Focus, DocPoint Helsinki Documentary FF, San Jose Cinequest and other
AWARDS: Best Feature Film at DRIFF in Durham, ON; Winner of the WIFTV Artistic Merit Award at VIFF 2019 – Vancouver, BC; Recipient of the 2019 Science Communication Award at the CineMare Int’l Ocean Film Festival in Kiel, Germany; Special Mention in Documentary at 2020 Dhaka International Film Festival in Dhaka, Bangladesh and other

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