Ascent Films Inc. is an award-winning Canadian film and TV production company and a post-production boutique located in Kelowna, British Columbia. Our projects include documentaries, reality TV, commercials, and corporate videos.





Jiri Bakala

Jiri Bakala

Executive Producer

Jiri is a award-winning producer, director, and cinematographer. A former CBC director, Jiri founded his production company Ascent Films over a decade ago with the aim to focus on TV and commercial production. Since then, he has produced or worked on a wide variety of projects including television documentaries, EPKs, music videos, commercials, life events, and lifestyle TV. Jiri is also a active commercial and art photographer.

Jiri Bakala is an active voting member of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television in its director, cinematography, digital, and sound divisions.

Ron Mullins

Ron Mullins

Senior Producer

A film and television production maestro for over four decades, Ron has produced and directed award winning films and television for a broad range of domestic and international clients.

His work in the industry includes the development, management, production and direction of dramatic and musical television series as well as more than one thousand commercials and hundreds of hours of corporate television. His talents as a respected writer, producer and director are further enhanced by a keen cinematographer’s eye.

Ron continues to work globally on a wide variety of projects for a broad range of blue-chip clients.

Steven Antturi

Steven Antturi

Post Production Supervisor

An award winning editor, Steven has worked in all aspects of Broadcast TV in Europe and North America for last 23 years with a focus on post production.
In recent years, he has been involved in creating immersive 360 videos such as the Black Eyed Peas’ single “Time of my Life/Dirty Bit”, the commercial “Dolce Vita” for the French energy giant Gaz de France, as well as Intel Ultrabook’s “12 Cities, 12 Collaborations” immersive video projects, among others.

Most recently he was involved in creating 360 video content for the Samsung GearVR.



  • Sony PMW-F5
  • Nikon D800
  • GoPro


  • Canon CN7x17 KAS Cine-Servo
  • Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8
  • Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8
  • Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8
  • Samyang 8mm f/3.5 Ultra Wide fisheye


  • Sound Devices 302 field mixer
  • Sennheiser Evolution RF systems
  • Sennheiser ME66 shotgun microphone


  • Indie Dolly with straight and curved tracks
  • Sachtler tripod
  • High hat
  • Rhino 4’ slider
  • Marshall 7” LCD monitor
  • Litepanels lighting kit
  • Tungsten lighting
  • C-stands
  • Walkie-talkie and UHF/VHF radios

Aerial Cinematography

  • 3DR Drone
  • 3 axis stabilized gimbal


  • Mac-based editing systems
  • Avid Media Composer
  • Blackmagic DaVinci
  • Adobe Suite

Please, inquire about a full detailed list of our production equipment and its rental availability and pricing.