A former juggler and magician, I studied theatre at the University of Ottawa before heading to Toronto to work in film and television. In the past 23 years, I've worked on over 40 films and television series, from no budget Canadian films to ridiculous budget Hollywood films, in virtually every job imaginable behind the camera. During my first few years in the industry, I spent a lot of time assisting producers and directors to learn the craft. Even when I was working my way up the ranks of bigger projects, I was always working hard to create my own projects, and over the years I've amassed a producer resume which includes a half dozen award winning and nationally broadcast shorts; three documentary series; commercials for clients such as Cineplex and the Toronto International Film Festival; and even a series of exercise videos. In 2010 I produced my first feature film, The Untitled Work of Paul Shepard, which toured the world on the festival circuit and has since moved on to broadcast and VOD after a successful theatrical release. I made my directorial debut in 2009 with the short film Broken Hearts Club #1 for Bravo, and I've since been a director on two documentary series – The Land Between, an environmental history series that aired on TVO in 2013 and A Desert Between Us and Them, a three part series about the War of 1812 which aired on TVO in 2014. In March of 2016 I completed a contract as the filmmaker in residence for the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine Standardized Patient Program, where I produced, directed, and edited 43 short films and interviews in just 8 months as part of a multimillion dollar Health Canada funded initiative. Recently I was associate producer of an 8 part series for TVO about Canada’s Biosphere Reserves entitled Striking Balance which was broadcast in the autumn of 2016, and I wrote and directed a series of 10 heritage minutes for Haldimand County Museum's Canada 150 Celebrations. In 2017 I directed all the re-enactments on a 3 part documentary series entitled The Bruce, about the Bruce Peninsula. In 2018 I founded a not-for-profit film company called Reciprocity Media Collective
with a mandate to create quality media for other non-profits and charities.
And in July of 2019 I finished post production on a documentary I wrote and directed about music and dementia called MusicIsLife which now begins it's festival life.
I haven't made a reel for myself yet. I mean let's face it, I've barely made a website. So here are a bunch of clips and trailers from many of the projects I've worked on so you can watch whichever ones you want in any order. Think of it like a Choose Your Own Adventure reel. And if you're not bored by the time you've watched them all and want to see more clips or full versions of anything, let me know and I'll send them your way.