Media Producer + Writer
Founder + Managing Partner at Crafthaus
Twenty year veteran of the Canadian media industry
Creator of Gemini-nominated content
Proud partner of Tammi Orescanin
Father to Emmy Louise and Oscar, our cute little Puggles
Dedicated Foodie + Coffee Junkie + Fanatic
Living in #HamOnt and loving it.
Harperman: A Dissident Serenade
Film by Cody Lanktree (Documentary) Producer
Film (short) by Christoph Benfey (Drama and Sci-Fi) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Amidst runaway climate change, a young couple is forced to confront the reality of leaving everything behind for the chance at a fresh start.
Film (short) by Alan Powell (Drama) Producer, Editor Docudrama: Rather than tell high school students what to do this video holds a mirror up to the current attitudes of secondary students towards dating violence in their schools while at the same time a true story of one female student victim unfolds in dramatizations. It's not a 'what to do' but rather a 'who we are' video for students. It reveals how uninformed they are about the facts of the issue as well as demonstrating the catastrophic results of their inactivity due to peer pressure. Written by HATS
Television (Reality-TV) Editorial department Show revolves around a group of first year culinary students and their trails and tribulations at the prestigious Stratford Chef School.
Television (Documentary) Editorial department Over 13 episodes, the production tracks high school teacher Paul Finkelstein as he struggles and more often than not succeeds in getting the best out of a group of kids who make up the culinary club.
Inside Noah's Ark: More Tales of the Desert
Film by Tim Knight (Documentary) Producer In More Tales of the Desert, Gus flies two rare Kalahari black-manned lions into his Tswalu Reserve. Then there's the endangered rhino and cheetah that have to be captured and checked for disease. Finally, he searches for the two lions he flew in earlier and discovers them with cubs, healthy and hungry. Originally aired on Discovery, Animal Planet, PBS and 15 international networks.
Inside Noah's Ark: Tales of the Desert
Film by Tim Knight (Documentary) Producer In Tales of the Desert, Gus is hired to run the Tswalu Kalahari Reserve, the newest, largest, private wildlife reserve in all Southern Africa. His job is to "return the Kalahari to itself" by reintroducing indigenous wildlife. Among the animals are endangered cheetah, rhino, wild dogs and sable antelope. Originally aired on Discovery, Animal Planet, PBS and 15 international networks.
Inside Noah's Ark: Tales of the Grassland
Video by Tim Knight (Documentary) Producer, Production manager African wildlife reserves sell themselves as sanctuaries where animals roam free, safe from human interference. In fact, they're managed like giant ranches - with lions as supervisors.
Television (Talk-Show) Producer, Editorial department, Writer, Director
Fairytales and Pornography
Film by Chris Philpott (Drama) Producer
Film (short) by Tanya Maryniak (Music) Producer A captivating, edgy and emotional journey through urban, spacious and watery dancescapes where the featured dance company express an escape from everyday monotony with dance.
Film (short) by Tanya Maryniak Producer, Editorial department An illustration of the hidden art of tap. Depicted through the rhythm created by the tappers to enhance other musical elements as well as the tap adding its own layer to urban acoustics emitted by the city soundscape.
9-11: The Teens' Perspective
TV Movie by Sharyn Joffe (Documentary) Editorial department Teenagers from Toronto, New York, Washington D.C., Hong Kong and Pakistan discuss their views on the terrorist events of September 11, 2001
Film (short) by Ryan Hanna Producer, Writer Awakened after a long sleep, a wood sprite must come to terms with the fact that its home has been buried under the steel and concrete of Toronto.
Wind at My Back
Television by Kevin Sullivan (Drama) Producer, Writer The bankrupcy of their hardware store forces Jack and Honey Bailey to move their young family to New Bedford, a small town where Jack's affluent family owns a silver mine. When Jack is killed in an accident soon after their arrival, his mother informs Honey that she is no longer welcome in the Bailey home. Knowing that she cannot support her three children on her own, Honey is forced to leave them with her mother-in-law while she looks for work in a nearby town. Set in Ontario in the 1930s, "Wind at My Back" follows Honey, her children and the Bailey family through the era known as the Great Depression. Written by Orson Wright <email@example.com>
The Sun, Moon and Waves
Film (short) by Ryan Hanna Producer, Writer Traditional Indian dance meets modern Western dance during this exploration of tantric symbolism and the timeless bond between woman and man.
Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story
TV Movie by Stefan Scaini (Drama, Family and Romance) Producer, Writer It's September, 1915. Anne Shirley and Gilbert Blythe have been engaged for some time, but life seems to always get in the way of them actually getting married. They eventually want to resettle back in Avonlea, Prince Edward Island, despite Green Gables' dilapidated condition and the fact that they do not own it. But their latest detour takes them to New York City as Gilbert's tenure at Bellevue Hospital has been extended. Anne, who has resisted moving to New York City in the past with him, decides to go this time. While pursuing her writing career, she gets a job as a junior editor at Winfield Publishing, where she meets the company's star writer, Jack Garrison, who aspires to write more serious works than the pulp fiction he is required to churn out for Winfield. But not only affecting Anne and Gilbert's life but that of everyone they know, World War I takes hold and further complicates matters. Their respective war efforts separate the couple. As Anne tries to reconnect with ... Written by Huggo
Film (short) by Marni Banack (Drama) Casting department
Film by Aaron Berardi (Comedy) Producer