To kick off 2016 and an exciting new year of RealWorld production, we are pleased to launch this new and improved website. Like our brand, in this version of Realworldmedia.tv, our content does the talking, illustrating the unique range, style and quality of documentary and factual content we produce.

Whether you follow us online, on your phone, tablet or social media, Realworldmedia.tv integrates the latest web technologies, better establishes our brand and streamlines our marketing message. Throughout 2016 and beyond, we’ll be posting ‘News’ items that features insights on our work, shows you films from our documentary archives, and gives you an advance screening of some of our latest projects. Stay tuned!

Timed for the global on location requirements of our second season of Native Planet, RealWorld makes a substantial leap forward in our camera acquisition and postproduction capabilities.

A new 4K camera and drone will accompany our current HD package to all six Native Planet shoots. We’ve also acquired expanded audio, lighting and camera stabilization systems that will add tons more production values to our location shoots through 2016.

Completing our 4K migration, a new networked Avid postproduction server and online suite is being installed that significantly enhances the speed, capacity and integration our four dedicated Avid edit suites.

Based on the success of season one’s six one-hour documentaries, RealWorld is now in pre-production on a second season of our international doc series Native Planet. Beginning January 2016, Host Simon Baker will again be travelling the world to explore the unique connection indigenous peoples have with mother earth, and their will to protect it.

With episodes planned for South and Central America, Africa, Australia and south east Asia, our second season of Native Planet will also feature a new and expanded website that gives our viewers a more immersive experience into the fascinating communities, cultures, characters and issues we encounter. The new Nativeplanet.tv is scheduled to launch May 2016 with six new hour-long episodes set to premiere Fall 2017.

Season one is currently being broadcast in Canada, USA, Australia and available on demand in the US and Canada. Watch Native Planet’s Facebook page for sneak peeks at our upcoming stories.

As part of RealWorld’s annual charitable commitment, we donated our creative time and a portion of our production and postproduction services to create a public service announcement about domestic worker abuse in Canada. Produced for the West Coast Domestic Workers Association, this PSA relies on a documentary approach to illustrate the types of abuses foreign Nannies are subject to.

For 2016 we are looking for a deserving charity or non-profit that we can help through by donating our production services. Any ideas? Let us know.

In a nation obsessed with the game, RealWorld is about to take you into the locker room and onto the ice in this revealing, season long story of a Peewee hockey team. In what may be the first time in Canada that a youth minor hockey team has been documented, we follow the real life story and season of the Semiahmoo Raven’s to see how the game of hockey teaches them much more than what they learn on the ice.

Semi Pro – a Hockumentary is our labour of love, a non-commissioned/non-funded documentary that seeks to understand the values that minor hockey provides Canada. For more background on the project, have a look at our crowd funding video…