Beauty, emotion & experience in every frame

Who we are


Mountain Lake Films is headed by award winning filmmakers Wendy Ord and Glen Samuel. The duo have a combined 45 years in the Canadian film and television industry.

Ord was the first female First Assistant Director in Canada and began directing in 1994.  Her debut feature,  Black Swan, which she wrote and directed was theatrically released by Lions Gate Films in 2003. Since then she's helmed multiple critically acclaimed projects.

Samuel is an award-winning writer and editor. With a back ground in high tech electronics, he became a steady cam operator in 2010 and recently added Aerial Cinematography to thier slate. Fully licensed by Transport Canada, they've flown cameras for several feature films, TV movies, series and commercials.

Aerial Sky Cinema

We have the equipment
We have the know how

What we do

Drama & Documentary

From budgeting to writing, directing, shooting & editing, we can produce projects from start to finish. With Glen's technical expertise and Wendy's on-set experience, we are writers first so our focus is always on story.

Music Videos, Commercial & Corporate

We work with clients to create video that is fresh, exciting and beautiful. Any project, big or small, we find the extraordinary.

Aerial Cinematography

We own and operate heavy lift drones and the latest in hand-held gimbaled camera technology. We create stunning aerials and soaring visuals for feature films, tv commercials, music videos and corporate clients.

Select Accolaides & Awards

TO THE WORLDS was produced for CBC Docs POV with assistance from the Canada Media Fund and the Rogers Documentary Fund. 

It was written, directed and co-produced by Wendy Ord and shot and chopped by Glen Samuel,

To The Worlds garnered the highest ratings of the year for Docs POV and rave reviews from the esteemed Anna Maria Tremonti "The Current" and Globe and Mail's John Doyle amongst others.



You can download the Globe & Mail's full review here
"There are remarkable scenes, especially those of a woman, 76, pushing herself over and over to not only compete, but do it with grace and good humour. It is moving at times but is careful never to be sentimental. It’s about ambition and, while the CBC website says it is about ‘the power of female friendship and the pursuit of happiness,’ it is actually about friendship itself. It’s just that the women featured in the program rarely get the attention they get here. It is also about transcending the expectations culture puts on you, me and others. It’s about joy. But, watch until the end and you’ll find out that this journey, wonderfully chronicled for us, isn’t about a lark at all. It’s about winning.”––John Doyle
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  1. Screenplays
    Screenplays
    Feature film script, "Rock Bottom" was a finalist for the Inaugural China Canada Gateway at Whistler Film Fest. "Charley's Fire" won Best Screenplay at Music & Film in Motion & "The Dark Side" was runner up at WIFT's genre competition.
  2. Black Swan
    Black Swan
    Wendy's feature film opened at the Atlantic Film Festival, won Best Director and Best Film at Music & Film in Motion Festival. It won Best Actress and Best Cinematography at the New York Film & Video Festival & played around the world
  3. Tora
    Tora
    Written, directed & produced by MLF, TORA was invited to over 20 festivals. It won the Moving Images Award WIFT-VFF & the Golden Palm Award, Mexico Int’l FF as well as multiple nominations. TORA was acquired by CBC TV.
  4. Other Awards
    Other Awards
    MLF won Media Artist of the year Award -Central BC. Wendy was Winner of the Women in the Director’s Chair Banff Award, the Canadian Film Centre’s Go West Lab & the Visionary Award from WIFT-Toronto.