Very proud to have shot this spot for the World Wildlife Fund with director/producers Will and Jamie at Aircastle Films – alongside the two of them it was a pleasure working with the creative talent over at John St. again to bring this project together.
Special thanks must go out to Mikhail Petrenko for providing us with some truly adorable close ups on B Cam, and to Tony Smith and Max Putintsev for the fun we had lighting this dream location, an architect’s home in Toronto’s High Park neighbourhood.
For publishers/distributors Random House and Hazlitt, director Sarah Goodman came up with this brilliant video interpretation for the new book by Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco, DAYS OF DESTRUCTION, DAYS OF REVOLT. To create the piece we spent an afternoon shooting and chatting in Toronto’s historic Fox Theatre with students from the Etobicoke School of the Arts, capturing their thoughts on the book and the issues it explores.
Special thanks to Matt Steadman for helping me out with this shoot.
Here is a link to the final product:
Will and Jamie at Aircastle called me on the phone and said “Do you want to come and do a cat shoot with us? Cats on computers, cats roaming across desks, boardroom meetings with cats. Cats in costumes, cats fighting cats, cats cuddling with other cats.” Naturally, I said OF COURSE. So Mikhail Petrenko and I spent a wonderful day with Will and Jamie shooting this hilarious video for Toronto ad agency John St. We captured it all on 5D and 7D. Here’s a link to the finished product*:
*If you look closely, you might catch me and Jamie posing as cat filmmakers and doing a pretty bad job at keeping the talent under control. Oh yes, and a special mention must also go out to editor Chris Murphy for the awesome job he did with all that priceless footage.
The video has gone viral FAST, showing up on TIME.com, WIRED, The Huffington Post and Conan O’Brien’s Team Coco website.