FILMMAKER / WRITER / PHOTOGRAPHER / ADVENTURER
Stories speak to me. In 2017 I graduated from Ryerson University with a degree in journalism. I focused my studies on documentary filmmaking and feature writing. Telling stories with depth, unraveling themes, and truly understanding people became the focus of my work.
To pay for school, I worked as a swim and strength & conditioning coach (still do part-time as the owner of Swimming Stronger) where my interests drew me into the world of elite endurance performance. Moving past traditional sports, my interests followed the stories of explorers who had traversed wild landscapes.
These stories were the fuel that inspired my own exploration where I developed both technical skills in a variety of outdoor terrain. I threw myself into multi-day trekking trips in the mountains, climbed to the summit of Mont Blanc, spent six days bikepacking across the Yukon, and completed several multi-day canoe trips and winter snowshoe trips in my home province of Ontario. A 12-day mountaineering course with Alaska Mountaineering School in Denali National Park taught me technical survival skills in glaciated terrain.
Through my adventures I also developed a deep connection to our planet. By combining my technical outdoor skills with my storytelling background, I’m working to tell in-depth stories that inspire people to get outside, forge a connection with the natural world, and protect it.
After several years of working for social and environmental non-profits I started North Country Media House to focus on helping a variety of non-profit, tourism, and environmentally conscious for-profit organizations share stories about our connection to nature.
When I'm not camera in-hand, you can find me relaxing in the wilderness, listening to old blues music, cooking new recipes, training for some crazy goal, and enjoying the simple moments of life with the people I love. Read on to learn more about my work and style.
I create expedition and impact films, write features and take photos.
Invite me along to capture your expedition or demonstrate the impact of your organization.
Producing a documentary of your expedition is one of the best way to convince funders to support your ambitious goal and capture the experience to inspire others. You need someone who can not only deliver an exceptional film, but someone who can be an asset in varied terrain and has the fitness to join in on the fun. My wilderness experience and technical training in crevasse rescue, glacial travel, and mountaineering make sure that I can support your team in any corner of the globe and deliver an authentic film that captures the reality of your journey.
IMPACTFUL STORIES FOR ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL NPOs
Having the opportunity to explore wilderness areas across the globe has given me a deep sense of environmental stewardship for our beautiful planet. Environmental NGOs that advocate for conservation, sustainability, and protection need to share the incredible work that they do in order to sustain and expand their impact. After working in the non-profit sector for two years, I know that economic barriers discourage organizations from sharing their stories. I'm working to support environmental and social non-profits that are empowering community change to share their stories at flexible and affordable rates.
STORIES THAT ENCOURAGE ECO-TOURISM
Sharing stories that promote eco-tourism will help people find, explore, and restore their connection to nature. I love finding and telling stories from remote places featuring the people that live there. Working with tourism regions and agencies I create impactful pieces that encourage eco-tourism.
STORIES FOR ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS ADVENTUROUS BRANDS WITH A POSITIVE IMPACT
I love brands that use their success to encourage environmental stewardship and support community initiatives. These brands have a bigger mission, and I want to tell stories that support that mission and impact positive, local, change.
IN-DEPTH CHARACTER-DRIVEN STORIES
At the heart of any great story is the subject. When I'm directing a film, I work to develop a rich character-driven narrative that creates emotional resonance. I find it to be the most effective storytelling style to creating a strong emotional connection that delivers impact. For me, storytelling is all about depth. I pride my work on the art of crafting a great story by unravelling themes, characters, and narratives to their cores and displaying it visually with creative cinematography.
My work combines the craft of in-depth storytelling with the art of cinematic filmmaking. I use the world around me to draw connections and amplify meaning. You can expect docu-style and documentary pieces with strong stories and visuals that match.
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