About Us

Matter of Fact Media Inc. is a Toronto-based production company specializing in high concept documentary and factual programming. The company has developed an international reputation for projects that are intelligent, well-researched, with high production values and very popular with viewers.

Vanessa Dylyn


Vanessa Dylyn is a successful, Emmy-nominated and Canadian Screen Award-winning producer of high concept domestic and international factual programming.

Her recent documentary credits include Into the Inferno, a Werner Herzog co-production about man’s relationship with volcanoes for Netflix; Undercover Jihadi, for TVO, an international film featuring Mubin Shaikh, a reformed Jihadi whose court testimony sent eleven Jihadists to prison; UK co-production The Woman Who Joined the Taliban, for the CBC; Leslie Caron: the Reluctant Star, an arts documentary on the career of the star of An American in Paris, for ARTE and TVO.

Just released is The Divided Brain for the CBC’s Documentary Channel, a theatrical-length film featuring the renowned psychiatrist Dr. Iain McGilchrist, author of The Master and His Emissary.

Projects currently in development include: Did Marco Polo Reach America? A forensic, historical mystery, a co-production with France; Beast Hunters of Rome, for Germany’s state broadcaster, ZDF; documentary series Arctic Vets with Entertainment One; and dramatic mini-series, Charles Dickens and the House of Fallen Women, with Back Alley Film Productions, for Muse Entertainment.

Other notable credits are The Musical Brain, featuring Sting and other stars Feist, and Michael Buble, a highly popular film for CTV/Nat Geo International about how the brain reveals why music is so important to us. The Mystery of San Nicandro, a feature CBC documentary that tells the story of mass conversion to Judaism in a small town in Italy. Vanessa’s documentary Fixing My Brain, the story of educator Barbara Arrowsmith, who re-wired her own brain, was one of the highest-rated films in the history of CBC’s The Lens.

Previous to her television career, Vanessa was an actor and theatre producer who adapted works for the stage, including several novels by Booker Prize winner, Julian Barnes.

Vanessa holds graduate degrees from the University of Toronto and is fluent in Italian and French.







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