Category Archives: Inspiration

CKX / Hidden Harvest Ottawa

This video tells the story of how Ottawa’s Hidden Harvest harnesses the power of community knowledge by accessing open data from the City of Ottawa to plot the location of more 4000 of the city’s food-bearing trees and then using that information to plan their harvests, which deliver fresh local food that may otherwise to […]

BRD: MMXVI

A pleasant little sizzle reel of select works up to 2016, or MMXVI if we’re using Roman numerals 😉 Music: “Louretta” by Agnes Obel. “MMXVI” (2016)  

“The Lovers” (Live from Rehearsal) by Nine Inch Nails

A beautifully shot and edited video of nine inch nails performing their song “The Lovers” at rehearsals from this past July. The track “The Lovers” is from the recent EP “Add Violence,” buy it here. The physical component is very cool and is very much within the historic Nine Inch Nails album art cannon. Which […]

Olivia Chow: My Journey

A promo video I got to make in support of Olivia Chow ‘s autobiography “My Journey,” published by HarperCollins Canada in 2014. The creative on it was deliberately mirrored from the “I am the Layton Legacy” videos from the 2012 NDP Leadership Convention Tribute Showcase to Jack Layton, because one of the things I felt […]

Things Worth Knowing

Short film I was DoP on that we shot in 16mm, back in 2006. “Things Worth Knowing” (2006)   Credits Written/Edited/Directed by Felix Chan Tabitha Orchard Jean Calvert (R.I.P. 1919 – 2012) Tessa Orchard Brynne Kennedy Narrator John Shipman Director of Photography Benjamin Dickerson Gaffer and Key Grip Jeff Bai Camera Assistant Gerald Grisson Music […]

I am the Layton Legacy:
Nation Builder

Brian Mulroney, Jean Chretien, Danny Williams, David Miller and more share their admiration for Jack Layton. “I am the Layton Legacy” was the showcase tribute to Jack Layton made for the 2012 #NDPldr Convention held in Toronto, Ontario ‘s Metro Toronto Convention Centre on March 23rd & 24th. The convention attracted record numbers of delegates, […]

I am the Layton Legacy:
Equality & Justice

I love the music and the pace of this piece. I also love how we approached this one. Everyday Canadians across the country sharing their memories, pride and affection for Jack. “I am the Layton Legacy” was the showcase tribute to Jack Layton made for the 2012 #NDPldr Convention held in Toronto, Ontario ‘s Metro […]

Lindsay the Alchemist

Synopsis: Lindsay (Pip Dwyer) is a twenty to thirty-something locked in a basement with nothing to accompany her aside from the bare essentials for survival and a Video Camera for a companion. Lindsay has done this because she is changing into something. She has little information as to what she is becoming, though she believes […]

I am the Layton Legacy:
A Progressive Canada

The 1st video from the tribute showcase, one that outlines the momentum, the charisma and Jack’s shared vision of Canada where no one is left behind. “I am the Layton Legacy” was the showcase tribute to Jack Layton made for the 2012 #NDPldr Convention held in Toronto, Ontario ‘s Metro Toronto Convention Centre on March […]

I am the Layton Legacy:
Family

My favourite of the showcase videos, this pays homage to Jack through the lens of who he was to his son Mike Layton and Daughter Sarah Layton. “I am the Layton Legacy” was the showcase tribute to Jack Layton made for the 2012 #NDPldr Convention held in Toronto, Ontario ‘s Metro Toronto Convention Centre on […]