Ascent Films Inc. is an award-winning documentary film production company and a post-production boutique with locations in Canada and Spain. We are passionate about storytelling, nature, arts, and people. Our projects include film and television documentaries, commercials, and corporate films. We work internationally and are fluent in English, French, Slovak, and Czech.



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Jiri Bakala

Jiri Bakala

Director / Cinematographer

Documentary director and cinematographer Jiri Bakala has been making films for more than 25 years, winning numerous awards for his work. He has worked internationally and created content for National Geographic, AMI, Knowledge Network, Discovery Times, ABC, NBC, Czech Television, and many others. Jiri is also a DaVinci Resolve editor and experienced drone pilot.

Lucie Bakala

Lucie Bakala

Producer / Editor

Lucie is an award-winning documentary film producer, photographer, location sound recordist, and editor. She has travelled extensively, and as a photographer, she is drawn to landscapes, cultures, and people she sees during her travels. Lucie’s recent work includes documentaries about a river watershed for the Washington State Department of Ecology, independent award-winning documentary “The Biggest Wish”, and several TV documentaries for Accessible Media Inc. television network.



  • Sony PXW-FX9
  • Sony Alpha α7RV
  • GoPro


  • Sony FE PZ 28-135mm f/4 G OSS Servo Zoom
  • Sony FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS
  • Sony FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS
  • Sigma 16-28mm F2.8 DG/DN Contemporary
  • Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS


  • Eight track field recorder / mixer Zoom F8n
  • RF microphone systems
  • Shotgun microphones
  • Studio voice microphones


  • DJI RS3 Ronin Stabilizer Gimbal
  • Indie Dolly with straight and curved tracks
  • Sachtler tripod
  • High hat
  • Rhino 4’ slider
  • LED lighting kit
  • Walkie-talkie and UHF/VHF radios

Aerial Cinematography

  • UAV / RPAS 6k Aerial Imagery System
  • Advanced Operations Pilot Certificate Canada-wide
  • Registered with FAA in the USA


  • Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Adobe Suite
  • 4k mastering with 5.1 surround sound audio monitoring
  • Closed captioning services

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


   Demo Reel 2019

   Demo Reel 2021

   Demo Reel: Accessible Media Documentaries

   Corporate Film – Winemaker’s Cut

   Travel Promo – Belize

   Corporate – KGI Axles

   Documentary: Of Man & Machine

   Commercial – Nixon

   Documentary Trailer – Behind the Notes

   Demo Reel – Olympic Games

      Music Video – A Dance with Angels

   Documentary Trailer – A River Film

   Demo Reel – Post Production

   TV Series Trailer – Double Happiness

   Corporate – Pogo Mine (Volvo Trucks)