MacKinlay Media


Based in Toronto, MacKinlay Media is a home for independent filmmaking that prioritizes discovery, champions original voices, and favours the bold. Founded in 2018 by award-winning producer Lauren MacKinlay, our boutique production company tells stories with an auteur focus that are constantly redefining genres and perspectives. We create commercially viable films that appeal to an international audience and feature strong, unapologetic voices.

Team Members

Lauren MacKinlay - Producer




  • Romantic Comedy by Julia Rowland
  • Executive Producer: Matt Code, Wildling Pictures
  • Supported by Harold Greenberg Fund
  • Status: In Development
  • Selected for the Whistler Film Festival Producers Lab

In Vein

  • Queer Thriller by Writer/Director James Fanizza
  • Executive Producer: Lauren Grant, Clique Pictures
  • Broadcaster: Crave/Bell Media
  • Distributor: Raven Banner
  • Sales Agents: WaZabi
  • Supported by Harold Greenberg Fund
  • Status: Seeking Financing

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