Downstream Pictures is a television and film production company based in Saskatoon, Canada.
Owned by Director and Director of Photography George Hupka, we also provide equipment rentals and freelance crews.
We produce and provide production services for television series and specials, documentaries, commercials, music videos, and corporate/industrial video production. Downstream Pictures operates fully-equipped EFP production packages, with legacy Standard Definition as well as current High Definition and Digital Cinema cameras.
For 4K and 2K acquisition, we have an Arri Alexa Classic, RED Epic Dragon & Scarlet Dragon, as well as Sony F-55 & FS-7 Digital Cinematography cameras. For low-cost and low-profile 4K acquisition, we also have the Sony PXW-Z280 compact camcorder syle camera, and A7Sii DLSR style camera.
We also maintain a variety of HD cameras, with theSony CineAlta F800 & PDW-700 XDCAM, and F900 R HDCAM, complete with colour viewfinders, onboard downconversion, cache/timelapse, and frame accumulator options. These are backed up by our Sony F3 XDCAM-HD (available with PL mount and Nikon mount lenses). And for the ultimate in portability and affordability, there's the CineAlta PMW-200 & EX-1 XDCAM-HD, compact 1/2" CMOS cameras, which record 1920x1080 to SxS memory cards.
On the film side, we have an Arri BL4 35mm motion picture camera package. Support gear includes a Stanton Triangle Jib complete with dutch head and remote wheels for film or video, Steadicam, dollies, Ronin, and a mini-jib.
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Downstream Documentary Productions Inc. is a production company formed by Tasha Hubbard and George Hupka. We previously collaborated on several projects, including the award-winning documentary Two Worlds Colliding and the short film Seven Minutes.
Our first project is the feature documentary, nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up.
The film is a co-production with the National Film Board of Canada, produced in association with:
HOT DOCS 2019 - Opening Night Premiere, WINNER - Best Canadian Documentary
WEENGUSHK 2019 - WINNER - Best Documentary, Best Director
MARGARET MEAD FILM FESTIVAL 2019, NEW YORK - Official Contender, Filmmaker Award
"George Hupka’s stirring cinematography completes one of the most consequential films ever to open Hot Docs, which went on to win the fest’s $10,000 Best Canadian Feature Documentary Award earlier this month"
George Hupka, Downstream Pictures Director/DOP, was proud to be honored with a 2015 Canadian Screen Award for Best Sports Opening/Tease, for the 101st Grey Cup on TSN.
The award went to:
Thanks to TSN for selecting us to be part of their CFL and Grey Cup coverage for the last several years!
In 2012-2013, Downstream Pictures was proud to co-produce the extremely popular Sportsnet / City TV series, On The Edge - The Road to the 2013 Mastercard Memorial Cup, with Toronto's Fadoo Productions and Winnipeg's Media RendezVous.
The series was a hit with viewers and fans, and was nominated as Best Documentary Series in the prestigious Cynopsis Sports Media Awards - the only Canadian production nominated; as well as two nominations in the Golden Sheaf Awards.
Downstream Pictures provided the camera equipment and crew for the series, including DP George Hupka and lead camera operator Mark Utley (who spent 8 months embedded with the Saskatoon Blades hockey club), Camera Operators Gary vonKuster, Denis Gilbertson, and Rob Wurzer, and sound recordists Lanny Westgard, Tracy Westgard, and Timothy Bender. Rounding out the crew was Assistant Editor/Production Coordinator Matt Garand.
For more on our recent work, please click on "Projects"
Last updated February 11, 2020