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 / Editor

Documentary director, cinematographer, and editor 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 numerous major broadcasters, as well as many corporate clients.

Jiri is a licensed drone pilot and an experienced aerial cinematographer.

Lucie Bakala

Lucie Bakala

Producer / Editor / Photographer

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 work includes numerous television documentaries, corporate, and educational projects.



  • Sony PXW-FX9
  • Sony Alpha α7RV
  • GoPro


  • Sony FE PZ 28-135mm f/4 G OSS Servo Zoom
  • Sony FE 24-240mm f/3.5-6.3 OSS
  • Sony FE 70-200mm f/4 G OSS
  • Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS
  • Sigma 16-28mm f/2.8 DG/DN Contemporary


  • Zoom F8n eight track field recorder / mixer
  • Sony & Sennheiser RF microphone systems
  • Shotgun microphones
  • Studio voice microphones


  • DJI RS3 Ronin Stabilizer Gimbal
  • Rhino 4’ slider
  • LED lighting

Aerial Cinematography

  • 4k aerial imagery system
  • Advanced Operations Pilot Certificate
  • FAA registration


  • Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve Studio
  • Adobe Suite
  • 4k mastering / 5.1 surround sound
  • Closed captioning

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

   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)