I’m an award-winning digital producer, interactive designer and documentary filmmaker based in Toronto, Canada. Trained in Interactive Design at the Canadian Film Centre’s post-graduate Media Lab program I’ve developed and produced content and design experiences through website development, web series production, short form videos and feature length documentaries to interactive games. With clients spanning multiple industries from education, entertainment and healthcare, I have specialized in healthcare design for the past 8 years, creating good design and engaging content for the healthcare sector in Canada.
As a Digital Specialist I’ve married two careers, one in web/ interactive production, the other in television/ video production where he’s concentrated on building meaningful engagement with multi-pronged digital production skills. I work as a Digital Specialist in the SickKids Learning Institute, focused on virtual healthcare education, a position that bridged my previous 8 years as a Digital Health Specialist with Sinai Health System.
A post-graduate in New Media Design from The Media Lab/ Canadian Film Centre, I’ve worked with organizations such as the CBC, Vision TV, Corus, TCDSB, The Richard Ivey School of Business, DotSpots, UNESCO , artist Jake Clemons (*E-Street Band) and more.
My 10+ year background as an award winning documentary TV producer, writer, videographer and video editor, developed my skills in crafting engaging, emotional story with measurable impact.
My scholarship for my post-grad residency at The CFC Media Lab produced the interactive prototype GAKU: interactive digital picture frames that talk to each other. GAKU digitally augments real world relations between distant grandparents and grandchildren.
An evergreen explorer and learner in digital media, in 2011 I produced the HTML5 Hypervideo Music Documentary “Scooter and the Big Man” ( http://popcornjs.org/demo/scooter-and-the-big-man ) through my participation in The Mozilla Foundations “Web Made Movies” project.
Social good and a passion and deep knowledge for the delivery of high quality healthcare plays a significant role in my work. I have a deep communications history producing compelling, effective and award winning material for not-for-profits and charities on a national and international scope.
I am a deeply experienced advocate for the developmentally disabled, with a long term membership affiliation with the international charity L’Arche. My work has been presented at the UN, and is used as curriculum in the Ministries of Education in Ontario and Saskatchewan.
Samples of our Feature Documentaries and Music Videos
McLuhan Way: In Search of Truth
Feature Length Documentary
Winner of the John Culkin Award for Media Ecology from Fordham University, New York
Broadcast license with A&E Biography Channel & International Licenses
Spoon Man: The Story of John Smeltzer
An extension of the original short documentary, “Where’s Your Home? The Story of John Smeltzer”, part of a series of the documentary series “Prophets of Peace” profiling and celebrating the lives of individuals living with developmental disabilities living in the community of L’Arche Daybreak and their profround impact of their lives on the lives of their caregivers and community.
Jake Clemons: Love’ll Never Change
Music Video for Jake Clemons EP “It’s On”
Revel in the Light: The Story of Rebecca Beayni
Documentary on the life of Rebecca Beayni, a young women born with Cerebral Palsy who is living a life of great purpose and impact.
Presented at the UN before a committee developing a UN Convention for inclusion and self-determination of people with disabilities.