Projects

A selection of projects I'm proud to have been involved in. Get in touch with me here to talk about creating your next film.

Classic LifeCare Overview

Client: Classic LifeCare

Role: Full production

About: After producing several videos for CONNECT Communities that were very well received, their sister company Classic LifeCare contracted me to produce an overview video. We chose to highlight the human stories behind the clients and employees of Classic, as well as the positive work environment and connection they have with each of their clients.

 

RBC GranFondo Silicon Valley 2018

Client: RBC GranFondo

Role: Full production

About: RBC GranFondo was looking to highlight their inaugural Silicon Valley event this year. This meant building a storyline around the beautiful visuals in California, new riders taking on the challenge, as well as capturing the spirit of the event and the riders as they finished the Fondo. We were able to source a California based drone operator for some of the epic beachfront visuals you see here.

 

Changes To Car Insurance Explained

Client: ICBC

Role: Animation, voice-over recording and mix

About: ICBC wanted to communicate a number of complex changes that are happening in British Columbia with respect to how car insurance is administered. This video implemented feedback from a number of stakeholders and simplified the narrative into an easily understood short video.

Meet Sreymech: Recruitment Video

Client: ICBC

Role: Full in-house production

About: We travelled to Victoria to produce this profile on ICBC Customer Contact Representative Sreymech. She was a great personality and a pleasure to work with. This video is one in a series of work-life-balance profiles I produced to round out a recruitment campaign highlighting ICBC's unique employment value proposition.

CONNECT: Life Redesigned

Client: CONNECT Communities

Role: Full production

About: After working with CONNECT a number of years ago on a video for their program, they hired me to create a video that covered their unique model in a more in-depth way. This video was utilized to assist in explaining the model as they expand their brain injury care communities into Ontario.

 

The Intrepid Stage Ride 2018 Overview

Client: The Intrepid Stage Ride

Role: Full production

About: This is the fifth year I've worked with The Intrepid to produce 3 nightly edits for riders to enjoy, as well as this full overview video to recruit customers for the next iteration of The Intrepid. This year's event was a great success and a pleasure to work on in beautiful Penticton, BC.

 

Tacteris Maestro Launch Trailer

Client: Tacteris

Role: Edit, graphics

About: Tacteris was looking for a captivating launch trailer for their military planning software. I sourced engaging trailer music, stock footage and worked with their software engineers to capture live usage footage and cut it all together.

 

Bike To Work Week Commuter Challenge

Client: ICBC

Role: Full production

About: This video was a ton of fun to produce. I suffered through a car commute from New Westminster to the North Shore to race my colleague Adam on a bike. ICBC's communications department was happy with the engagement rates this video achieved organically and the personable voice it gave the corporation.

Travelling Safely With Your Pet

Client: ICBC

Role: Full in-house production

About: This spot was a fun piece produced in conjunction with the BCSPCA, helping pet owners to safely secure their pet while travelling. Fun fact: I voiced the dog!

Enhanced Online Claim Services

Client: ICBC

Role: Full in-house production

About: This spot highlights ICBC's new enhanced online claim services tool. It gives a friendly, approachable voice to the recently updated service, and encourages customers to file claims online. This spot was a joy to produce, given the great talent we had on the project.

 

The Intrepid 2017 Overview

Client: The Intrepid Stage Ride

Role: Full production

About: I produced this overview video, as well as 3 nightly 'day-of' edits for the riders on the event. This year featured some beautiful visuals from the Osoyoos area as well as the Watermark Resort.

 

Dawn of War Cinematic Showcase

Client: Relic Entertainment

Role: Cinematography and post-production

About: This cinematic showcase was a large reveal of the Dawn of Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III cinematic styles and reached hundreds of thousands of fans via several prominent online Gaming publications.

 

#OperationBigDumbRide

Client: Personal Project

Role: Full production

About: I put together this video on a weekend cycling trip with some friends. It was shot on an iPhone 5 and features some visuals from Vancouver to Hope, Boston Bar, Lytton and Lillooet.

 

The Intrepid Stage Ride 2016 Overview

Client: The Intrepid Stage Ride

Role: Full production, 3x 'same day' edits

About: This is the 4th annual Intrepid Stage Ride that I've covered. I provided 3 'same day' edits for the riders to view each evening after dinner, as well as this final overview video. This year's ride began and ended each day at Predator Ridge and featured some of the Okanagan's most spectacular riding.

GF Strong Driver Rehabilitation Program

Client: ICBC

Role: Full in-house production

About: I created this spot for ICBC and the GF Strong Driver Rehabilitation program. ICBC donated a heavily modified van to allow the program to train disabled drivers across the province.  I wanted to highlight the contributions while still maintaining the human interest story at the root of the program.

 

Fort Berens' Climb to the Vines 2016

Client: Fort Berens Winery

Role: Full production

About: I was tasked with creating an overview of this first annual cycling event for Fort Berens Cycling team, as well as the winery itself. The spot showcases the rugged beauty of the Lillooet area along with the great food, wines and atmosphere of Fort Berens.

 

You Can't Hear That

Client: ICBC

Role: Full production

About: This PSA was shot as part of a road safety campaign targeting driver awareness of pedestrians while turning.

 

Doors Can Be Deadly

Client: Personal project

Role: Full production

About: In fall of 2015, I embarked on a solo journey up the Southern Coast of Vancouver Island. Things went well until they didn't go well.

Solo: An Ill-Fated Bikepacking Adventure

Client: ICBC

Role: Full production

About: This PSA was shot as part of a road safety campaign targeting driver awareness of cyclists when exiting their vehicles. 'Dooring' of cyclists is a huge problem, and this video was meant to educate and inform British Columbians of their responsibility when exiting a vehicle.

 

The Intrepid Stage Ride 2015 Overview

Client: The Intrepid Stage Ride

Role: Full production, 3x 'same day' edits

About: This is the 3rd annual Intrepid Stage Ride that I've covered. I provided 3 'same day' edits for the riders to view each evening after dinner, as well as this final overview video. This was another spectacular project and a pleasure to shoot, as we made our way through some of the Okanagan's most beautiful settings.

 

'Ride Jasper To Banff' 3 Minute Spot

Client: Mountain Madness Tours

Role: Full production

About: I travelled to Alberta to produce this spot for Edmonton based bicycle touring company Mountain Madness Tours. This spot highlights the beauty of the Rockies and what a Jasper to Banff tour entails.

 

'Experience the Canadian Rockies by Bike' 45 Second Spot

Client: Le Domestique

Role: Full production

About: I was brought on to highlight the mathematical approach of Le Domestique, without using overt interview footage or narration to explain the process. This was a uniquely challenging spot, but turned out extremely well.

 

Le Domestique Shop Profile

Client: Mountain Madness Tours

Role: Full production

About: This spot is a shorter high concept teaser evoking the quiet beauty of the Rockies by bike.

 

Unleashed! A Dog Dancing Story

Client: Unleashed! A Dog Dancing Story

Role: Director, co-producer & editor

About: This has been my largest undertaking to date. It is my debut theatrical film, and has been an ongoing project for the past 5 years. It premiered in February of 2014 at The Thin Line Film Fest and later played at Flagstaff Mountain Film Fest. The film has been covered by CBC, CTV, Metro, Perez Hilton, Vancity Buzz and more. It's currently in distribution talks and should be publicly available in early 2015.

 

The Intrepid Stage Ride 2014 Overview

Client: The Intrepid Stage Ride

Role: Director, cinematographer, stills photographer & editor

About: I was brought on once again for the 2nd annual Intrepid Stage Ride to shoot video, photos and create day-of edits for the riders to take in each evening after completing the day's stage. I also created this official overview video for promotion of next year's event.   

 

RBC GranFondo Whistler 2014 Overview

Client: Whistler Gran Fondo

Role: Full production

About: I was brought on to produce a short recap video of the Whistler Gran Fondo experience. Seeing thousands of riders and a full on shut down of the Sea to Sky highway, this was an absolutely massive event to capture. I had the pleasure of shooting the event from the rear of a motorcycle.

 

B-Team Superprestige Aldergrove 2014

Le Domestique - LDSIA

Client: VCXC

Role: Cinematographer & Editor

About: Full disclosure, sometimes I ride bikes around in the mud and fall a bunch. This was one of those days, and I set out to capture some of the mayhem before it was time to take part in the suffering. Additional cinematography was provided by fellow cyclist Matt Sipple.

 

Client: Le Domestique

Role: Editor

About: I was commissioned to create a gritty, unlicensed spot for Le Domestique's LDSIA bottle release. I sifted through hours of archival cycling footage and carefully lifted a number of moments of pure agony. For the uninitiated... STRESS INDUCED ANALGESIA: A naturally occurring mammalian pain suppression response that occurs during or following exposure to a stressful or fearful stimulus. SIA is often found in endurance athletes such as nordic skiers, long distance runners, and cyclists

 

STOP HIV Bathhouse Program

Client: Vancouver Coastal Health

Role: Full production

About: I was brought on to create an engaging video on the sensitive topic of HIV testing in some of Vancouver's bathhouses. This program is led by the STOP HIV team within Vancouver Coastal Health.  

 

CONNECT - A Better Way After Brain Injury

Client: Connect Communities

Role: Full production

About: I was brought on to create a compelling narrative around the care and unique approach that CONNECT Communities provides for brain injury survivors. We shot the project in Kelowna, Langley and Vancouver

 

Trundling The Coast

Client: Personal project

Role: Full production

About: Earlier this year a friend and I spent several days trundling Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast by bicycle. Traversing some 330km and 3700m of vertical, this is a short account of our travels.

 

The Intrepid Stage Ride 2013 Overview

Client: The Intrepid Stage Ride

Role: Director, cinematographer, stills photographer & editor

About: I was brought on for the inaugural Intrepid Stage Ride to shoot video, photos and create day-of edits for the riders to take in each evening after completing the day's stage. I also created this official overview video for promotion of the following year's event, which saw a massive increase in attendance.   

 

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