Our Story


Thunderbird Entertainment is a multi-platform media production, distribution and rights management company headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. Our award winning programs cover multiple genres with a significant focus on kids and family entertainment, scripted comedy, drama and factual/non-scripted content.

Thunderbird’s projects include Highway Thru Hell for Discovery, Oscar winning Blade Runner 2049CSA winning Kim’s Convenience for CBC and Netflix, and the animated Emmy winning series Beat Bugs for Netflix. Additionally, Thunderbird’s animation company, Atomic Cartoons is producing Last Kids on Earth based on the New York Times best selling book series for Netflix and is in development on Eerie Elementary and Princesses Wear Pants.

Great Pacific Television

Factual Production

• Vancouver based

• Founded in 2011

• Leader in factual TV, focused on the development, production, co-production, and financing of factual, documentary, game show and reality television

• Led by TV veterans Blair Reekie and Mark Miller

• Shows have aired on networks such as Discover, HGTV Canada, W Network and Netflix

• Great Pacific had 5 shows in production in Q3 2019: Highway Thru Hell (Season 8), Heavy Duty 401 (Season 4), $ave my Reno (Season 2), High Arctic Haulers and Worst to First (Season 2)

Atomic Cartoons


• Vancouver based

• Founded in 1999

• Full-service animations studio that creates, produces and finances animation for television series, commercials and music videos

• Atomic is recognized internationally as one of the top animation studios in North America

• During Q3 2019, the Company was in various stages of production on 11 animated television programs reflecting a blend of both proprietary and service-based series, including The Last Kids on Earth (IP), Max & Ruby (IP), Molly of Denali (service) and 101 Dalmatian Street (service), among others

Scripted Production

• Vancouver based with offices in Los Angeles, Toronto and London, UK

• Creates award-winning scripted programming in film and television with genres ranging from sci-fi to drama to comedy which have earned international acclaim

• The Company continues with production on the fourth season of its award-winning comedy series Kim’s Convenience during the quarter – Kim’s Convenience airs on CBC in Canada and is available on Netflix worldwide

Thunderbird Releasing

Theatrical Distribution

• London, UK based

• Founded in 2002

• Leading film distribution company that specializes in indie and award-winning features and documentaries

• Content library consists of more than 300 titles

The Logo

The Thunderbird is a mythological creature born from the rich narrative tradition of Canada’s First Nations people in the Pacific Northwest. The Thunderbird is often carved at the top of totem poles, which bring communities together to illustrate their stories.

The artwork, which depicts abstract elements of the Thunderbird legend, was commissioned from First Nations artist Corrine Hunt for Vancouver-based television production company Thunderbird. Hunt, also the co-creator of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic medals, captures the story of the company’s namesake, while honouring her roots and cultivating a refreshing artistic expression.