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Sara & Shiraz’ Wedding Film

Director/DP/Editor

There are some things in life that are worth a gamble. The odds of being called down on The Price is Right is roughly 1 in 36. The odds of finding a pearl in an oyster is 1 in 12000...
But what are the odds that two people should meet and then come to realize that they are forever better in each other's company? Maybe we'll never know the odds, but for Sara and Shiraz this past August, the beginning of their journey together was far from a gamble.

Although their expressed differences make them unique - and made for a few lighthearted observations - what shone through on their big day were all the things that draw them closer together. Between all the laughs shared with friends and family, and their stolen kisses under a firework-lit sky, their chemistry revealed something remarkable.

As we're sweetly reminded, "you know you're in love when you cant fall asleep, because reality is finally better than your dreams." And this loving certainty is what we celebrate as we present to you the love story of Sara and Shiraz.

Happiness Balloons x Coca Cola’s Open Happiness Project

Producer/Director/DP/Editor

Coke is one of those companies that has such inspiring campaigns, their current one being the 'Open Happiness Project', and I had the amazing opportunity to be selected as one of the film makers to be a part of it.

There's nothing I'm more passionate about in film than inspiring people to think beyond themselves and take action to make positive changes in the world around them. It was a really fun project and I couldn't have done it without a really great team of friends!

Check out some of the other great films from other film makers at Coca Cola Canada's Youtube Channel.

www.youtube.com/cocacolacanada

TeamBuy Travel – Where to next? My first Travel Video

Director/DP/Editor

Travelling gives me the opportunity to explore new cultures and connect with people in meaningful ways. More importantly, it helps me to explore myself as a person and be humbled by the vastness and diversity of the world we live in. In short, I believe that travelling is nothing less than an inspirational experience and once the travel bug takes it's reigns on your life, it has a difficult time letting go.

During my most recent trip to Macau, Hong Kong, and Japan, I was tasked with creating a commercial for TeamBuy Travel, and before venturing on my 2-week long journey I had a clear idea of what I wanted to achieve for this video. I wanted to encompass all of the emotions and awe that I felt and give the viewer that rush of excitement--of letting go of all your worldly possessions and commitments and giving in to the tide of the unknown.

With all my videos, I strive to give viewers more than entertainment, I want to give them substance and a desire to discover something greater than themselves. Even with something as simple as a travel video, I believe that you can inspire people to do great things.

www.teambuy.ca/travel

WHAT’S YOUR FIVE EIGHT? – THE LAUNCH TRAILER

Director/DP/Editor

It all started with a vision.

A few years ago I noticed that Toronto didn't have any dance film companies like Yak Films or Strife TV representing the local dancers and giving them a voice on the international stage. At the time I was still in school, and I didn't have any connections to the street dance community. Over the past 3 years through my passion for street dance I've been fortunate to meet so many inspirational and talented people in the community. It was only when I met Kristine and Vanessa that I finally knew I could bring my vision to life.

Coincidentally Kristine and Vanessa had the exact same idea, and from our first meeting in February 2013 we laid down the foundations for our mission to bring Toronto's dance community and diverse history to light. Flash forward 4 months to June 5th, 7:08pm and we've finally completed filming and editing the short films for our first 6 dancers.

Our vision is to create a platform for dancers to showcase their talents and share their stories on an international scale. There's so much hidden talent in Canada and we want to share it with the world. Today our mission starts in Toronto, but we hope to reach other cities in Canada, and eventually collaborate with artists, singers, and dance crews.

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What does "58" Mean? I'll let Vanessa explain:

"And 5,6,7,8...
You lose yourself and enter a world you've created away from reality, away from negativity, where nothing exists but you and your movement. These four numbers are the ignition of every moment you've ever felt exhilarated and one with the stage, one with your art. 5,6,7,8... and a flash of everything you've done to get to this moment runs through your mind. 5,6,7,8... your audience waits with bated breath. 5,6,7,8... and it's time. What's your five-eight?"

www.fiveeight.ca

Beverley & Paul’s Wedding Film

Director/DP/Editor

As a filmmaker i believe that wedding films should tell a story, not just about the day, but more importantly about the couple. Everything about this film is a part of Beverley & Paul's relationship, from the music, to the visuals, to the way they've been captured on their special day.

Creating unique films that touch, inspire, and move are ideals that I always strive towards. My favourite part of the wedding was when Beverley surprised Paul's Mom by playing her favourite song on the piano for her first dance with her newlywed son. Capturing the moment and using the recorded audio as the music for the film is what made this wedding story so unique to Beverley and Paul. It's the nuances of Bev's and Paul's personalities that make them who they are, and it was my goal to bring out through their film.


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