With Director of Photography Joel Van Haren. Photo Credit: Josh Rushing.


What Escapes Production was founded by Andréa Schmidt as a means of extending her commitment to visual journalism and filmmaking to collaborations with other media-makers.

We make documentaries and series for broadcast across platforms, linear and digital, as well as for theatrical distribution. We are committed to impassioned and incisive storytelling, challenging people and ideas, and working in complex environments around the globe. 

The production company is based in Toronto, Canada.