Filmmaker - Writer - Designer -
App Developer - Instructor
What’s going on?
• I'm co-directing, writing and editing a documentary about internet trolls.
• I'm developing a documentary about Kawasaki Disease, which affected my son a year ago.
• I'm readying a huge update of my "Skeleton Dance" app with Busy Brain Media.
• I am working a a board member of Kawasaki Disease Canada.
• I'm teaching two courses in the University of Waterloo's Global Business and Digital Arts program.
• I'm re-designing this website.
I co-wrote, edited and did some shooting for "Infestation", a riveting four-part documentary series about invasive species produced by Stornoway Productions. This clip is the bed bugs segment; not for the squeamish! My son is featured.
Click here to watch the whole series on iChannel.
COMMERCIAL / CORPORATE
I designed, co-wrote, shot and edited this 'walk-around' video for Tigercat Forestry. Field footage shot by Tigercat personnel was integrated.
"Radiant City" has attained a kind of cult status in the documentary genre. It won numerous awards including the Genie for Best Documentary. Gary Burns and Jim Brown directed and I edited. Watch the trailer (right) or watch the entire film at the National Film Board site.
I have cut several full-length concert films that aired in Europe and on PBS in the States. This clip is of "RAIN", the world's best Beatles tribute band performing "Hey Jude".
CMT's "Pick a Puppy" is a really fun, high-energy show that was a pleasure to edit. I've been amazed to learn just how big an audience it has, but I suppose that shouldn't come as a surprise; puppies are irresistable.
I have edited several feature films and earned a "Best Editor" nomination at the Gemini Awards for one of them. My most recent film was the dark, quirky comedy "Unlucky" directed by Ian Robertson. Warning - this clip contains some filthy language!
Ian Tyson is deeply introspective and honest as he looks back at his life and career in "Songs from the Gravel Road." I managed to tell the story without narration, which was a challenge given the multiple storytelling threads that had to be woven through. It is one of my favourite projects to date.
CORPORATE / INFORMATIONAL
I wrote, directed, shot and edited this how-to video for Wright Landscape Services. I believe in direct, succinct communication and that really comes across here.
I have edited and written several wildlife documentaries. "Wild Horses of the Canadian Rockies" was by far the most ambitious, following the first year in the life of a wild foal. I edited, co-wrote, shot footage in the field and directed the shoot with the wolves.
Selected clips, film and television
A quirky beer commercial for "Lazy Mutt Farmhouse Ale." I edited it and composed/performed the music.
I produced, directed, shot b-camera and edited this promotional video for the Stratford Festival's Prologue Series.