About Us


InformAction is one of Canada's leading documentary production companies, with television documentaries that explore major contemporary social and political issues or focus on human stories, art and culture. Many of our films are personal and point of view documentaries by some of the best documentary filmmakers in Canada. Several are international coproductions. InformAction also produces work by emerging filmmakers and in 2008 undertook to develop auteur projects in fiction.

Created in 1971, InformAction has gained international recognition for the quality of its audiovisual productions. The company is still controlled by its three founders, producer Nathalie Barton, director Jean-Claude Bürger and director Alain d'Aix, who under his real name, Gérard Le Chêne, also heads Vues d'Afrique, the Montreal-based festival of African images.

Today, InformAction is run by a team of three producers: Nathalie Barton, Ian Quenneville and Ian Oliveri.

Through the engagement of Nathalie Barton and Ian Quenneville with the Quebec Producers' Association (APFTQ, Association des producteurs de films et de télévision du Québec), and Nathalie Barton’s work as Chair of the Documentary Network (l'Observatoire du documentaire), InformAction is also involved in the collective effort to ensure Canadian broadcasters and funding agencies continue to support documentary production, in particular auteur documentary.