(11.24.2017) - The Manulife Bank "Mortgage Truth" campaign I directed won Gold (Digital Financial) and Silver (Advertising Financial) at the 2017 Canadian Marketing Association Awards. Congratulations to Manulife, DentsuBos, Nimble Content, my crew, cast and post-production teams for all of their hard work!
(11.01.2017) - Manulife Investments had me out for a second "Truth" campaign now in circulation online. It was produced over the summer for DentsuBos. I then rolled into a two month project for Google, coming soon.
(03.23.2017) - The new year started off with two more RBC 150 spots airing now.
And we've just delivered a bold new campaign for Manulife Bank, scheduled for release on April 5th. I say "we" because of the incredible collection of talent assembled for each step.
Next up to bat...birthday cake...
(12.12.2016) - I directed six more RBC 150 TV spots for the 2017 World Junior Hockey Championship featuring members of Team Canada. It's been great to spend the last month and a half traveling to communities in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.
(09.19.2016) - I'm back from the east coast with some fun little doc stories for the RBC 150 campaign. New updates coming to the website later this week with commercial work from Ford, General Mills and Spin Master.
(06.17.2016) - Busy couple of months. Just wrapped a spot for General Mills Edge cereal with Cossette. And finishing post on a series of Ford spots through GTB (formerly Blue Hive). All go to air sometime in August. My team at Nimble Content has been amazing.
(03.17.2016) - Lots of writing this year so far, but my new commercial for Infants' Tylenol was just released. A director's cut will be out shortly. Here's the official release: VIDEO.
Next: post has begun on two TV spots and a print campaign I just wrapped for the Canadian Association of Optometry. It was fun to incorporate visual effects on this one. Coming soon...
(11.02.2015) - Thrilled to announce that I'm now represented for commercials by the brains at Nimble Content/Holiday Films.
(10.27.2015) - Finally! The Madison Violet (Ultra Records) video "These Ships" (Matt James remix) that I directed with DoP Jesse Blight has been released. This one involved lots of math and post work, but it was a labour of love. Huge thanks to editor Gerrit Van Dyke and colourist Clinton Homuth (Alter Ego), as well as dancers Ana Claudette Groppler, Riley Sims & Sarah Fregeau. WATCH HERE.
(09.16.2015) - The Molson Canadian 'O Canada' Beer fridge stocked up on new wins and noms--short listed for a CLIO in the Out of Home Ambient category, with two wins from the Advertising & Interactive Awards for Advertising Non-Traditional Single and Experiential/Event. UPDATED: on Nov. 19, the ADCC Awards handed four silvers and a merit to the team.
(08.28.2015) - Shooting wrapped on a doc spot for GoodLife Fitness and one for HSBC featuring the NextTv Formula E race team testing at Donington Park in Derby, UK. Shooting this week, a music video for Madison Violet of Ultra Records.
(08.06.2015) - New work, short and sweet. As online attention spans become...efficient (?) so must the creatives. Recent work includes :10 second Instragram spots for McDonald's, and a series of 15x :05 second (yes, five) spots for Student Price Card. It's been a fun exercise in fast storytelling. Links coming soon.
(07.31.2015) - Strategy Magazine wrote about a spot I recently directed for Scotiabank that involved a real marriage proposal. Turning real people into actors...
(06.25.2015) - Award season. The Molson Canadian O Canada Beer Fridge spot was short listed for a 2015 Cannes Lions Cyber award, and received a 2015 Marketing Award nomination for TV single over 30 seconds.
(04.09.2015) - Ontario Travel premiers the new :30 second Invade campaign for the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games. WATCH
(03.25.2015) - Ontario Travel premiers the new Invasion campaign for the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, directed by Jesse Blight and I. Find blog postings on the initial :15 second Instagram release HERE
(02.14.2015) - The Fountain Tire GROW commercial I shot and co-directed debuted today. Produced for One Advertising. WATCH
NEXT UP, shooting this week...the Invasion's second wave...
(02.06.2015) - Truly honored to be among the 2015 Bessie Award nominees for TV single, TV campaign and digital single for Molson Canadian's Beer Fridge O Canada spot. Co-directed/shot with Jesse Blight for ReThink Canada. http://thebessies.ca/2015/
(01.07.2015) - Production of PhotoSensitive: Field of Vision nears completion. The doc features key photojournalists and collaborations over the agency's 25 years. Recent interviews include Steve Simon, Kevin Van Paassen and Pulitzer-winner Paul Watson. It's been an honour. www.photosensitive.com
(11.03.2014) - Just wrapped production on three commercial spots shot in Vancouver for Huawei, China's largest telecom. It was an incredibly gratifying experience working with this fantastic cast and crew.
(09.12.2014) - Projects for SPC Card wrapped this week for ReThink Canada. The first VIDEO broke 200,000 YouTube views in its first week.
(09.11.2014) - It was a true pleasure shooting the Toronto unit of JUST A BAND, a feature doc from directors Anjali Nayar and Wanuri Kahiu, and producers Morgan Neville and Himesh Kar.
(08.23.2014) - Developments. This year has been busy including work for clients such as Molson Canadian, Microsoft, FCB and Samsung. There's an announcement around the corner. Stay tuned...
(01.31.2014) - 2013 was a pivotal year for me. Thank you to my clients: PhotoSensitive, Draft FCB, Fulcrum Media, Wickware, Brand Müller, Zebra Studios, OLG, Cervélo Cycling, Valley Blades, Manulife, Kiddology, Bramalea City Centre, Bright Almond, Metroland and Nike Canada.
(11.13.2013) - IT'S TIME TO RE-BUILD MY SITE. PLEASE STAY TUNED...
New work will be posted soon from clients such as Nike Canada, Kiddology, Cervélo Cycling and Valley Blades.
(06.12.2013) - Currently in post-production on a series of video portraits for Cervélo Cycling featuring their pro-triathletes training in Boulder CO. The videos were produced and shot on location with my partner, Jesse Blight.
(06.11.2013) - A photograph I made while with the Winnipeg Free Press is included in PhotoSensitive's group show, Picture Change. The exhibition explores how various works by Canada's photojournalists have the power to cause significant change. Grand opening is 11am on July 16 at the Royal Bank Plaza Terrace in Toronto.
(03.08.2013) - Production began this month on an online documentary series, PhotoSensitive: Field of Vision. Release is set for September 2013.
Other 2013 productions are in post-production include videos for Manulife Financial, Nike Canada, Bright Almond and Japanese skincare co, Hada Labo. Links coming soon.
(01.15.2013) - Pre-production begins on a new documentary series for PhotoSensitive. The 18 x 5 minute multimedia stories will chronicle nearly a quarter century of the agency's work examining social change with Canada's top photojournalists.
(01.01.2013) - I'm grateful for 2012 - challenging in all the right ways. 2013 will bring a mix of projects in documentary and commercial and whatever else the universe rolls my way. All the best to everyone.
(11.02.2012) - First post-contract assignment with the Record published today. Photo story and multimedia, Mission Demolition, which I produced for Greg Mercer's story on demolition derbies.
(09.18.2012) - A lot has happened. Updates/revamps coming as soon as my head clears. Contract with Waterloo Region Record has ended. The staff and stories will be greatly missed. Though more stories yet to be published in coming weeks. Stay tuned!!
(06.14.2012) - Prep begins on commercial spot for Hearing Source shooting next week. Red Scarlett and Red One packages booked.
Meanwhile... The Filler Magazine fashion video I shot a few months ago can be seen in the June 2012 issue. Watch it HERE
(04.13.2012) - Overseas for the rest of the month to prep a tv-series shooting fall-2012 in the far east.
(03.25.2012) - Started a six-month contract as a staff journalist with the Waterloo Region Record.
(03.12.2012) - Shot a fashion spot for Filler Magazine featuring dancers from the National Ballet of Canada. Coming soon...
(03.05.2012) - Completed the 2012 CSC Digital Camera Assistant Course, covering the most current digital and 35mm cinema camera technology including the digital workflow from prep to delivery.
(01.02.2012) - Various projects complete including shoots for Photosensitive, Our Kids Media, Upper Canada Soap, and a series of portraits of the Small Town Radio executive board members.
(11.29.2011) - New portrait commissions to be posted soon.
Photosensitive's Energy Project opens at Toronto's Brookfield Place. I shot a short piece on the launch with staffer, Melissa Tait.
(11.24.2011) - Still finding flecks of fake snow in my car after wrapping production on two CFC shorts; Jeremy Ball's POLARIS (1st Assist Camera) and Svjetlana Jaklenec's WINDOW WATCHING (camera operator) with cinematographers Ray Dumas and Maya Bankovic.
(10.24.2011) - Production wrapped on the video for Ali Matthews new single 'Carry Me Home' directed by Jesse Blight. Matthews won four 2011 GMA Canada awards including Female Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year. Watch the video HERE
(09-2011) - The fall edition of Watershed Magazine hits stands with my piece on the Ganaraska Railway Modelers Club housed in Canada's oldest working train station.
Four brilliant months wrap up with the Waterloo Region Record. My sincere thanks for such a warm welcome from the newsroom and photo department: Rod, Robert, Matt, David, Phil, Peter, Arnie, Jennifer, Melissa and Brent.