Dave De Carlo Nominated for Best Editing at the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards for Giants of Africa

dave_de_carloIt’s what many editors aspire to. We’re thrilled to offer editor Dave De Carlo a big round of applause for his nomination at the 2017 Canadian Screen Awards. Dave is in great company, being nominated with some amazing editorial talent in the category of ‘Best Editing in a Feature Documentary’ for the film, “Giants of Africa”.  Congratulations Dave. We’ll have our fingers crossed for you! Read more about Giants of Africa.

Congratulations also to DOP Chris Romeike for his nomination for “Giants of Africa” in the ‘Best Cinematography in a Feature Length Documentary’ category.

Links to the full list of nominees are below.




Editor Paul Jutras On TIFF’s Essential Works List For C.R.A.Z.Y.


In celebration of Canada’s turning 150, TIFF has released their list of 150 Essential Works In Canadian Cinema History. We’re thrilled to congratulate Paul Jutras and director Jean-Marc Vallée on making the list. Their feature film collaboration, “C.R.A.Z.Y” made the list at #10. If you haven’t seen the film, C.R.A.Z.Y is about a gay youth growing up in Quebec in the 60’s and 70’s, and how he has to deal with homophobia, 4 brothers, and a conservative father.

In 2015, the Toronto International Film Festival placed C.R.A.Z.Y. in the Top 10 Canadian Films of All Time   Photo courtesy of Marc Langley


  1. The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, Ted Kotcheff (1974)
  2. Archangel, Guy Maddin (1990)
  3. Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner, Zacharias Kunuk (2001)
  4. Back to God’s Country, David Hartford (1919)
  5. Bar salon, André Forcier (1974)
  6. The Bitter Ash, Larry Kent (1963)
  7. Black Christmas, Bob Clark (1974)
  8. Les Bons Débarras, Francis Mankiewicz (1979)
  9. Le Chat dans le sac, Gilles Groulx (1964)
  10. C.R.A.Z.Y., Jean-Marc Vallée (2005)
  11. Calendar, Atom Egoyan (1993)
  12. Dead Ringers, David Cronenberg (1988)
  13. Le Déclin de l’empire américain, Denys Arcand (1986)
  14. La Femme de l’hôtel, Léa Pool (1984)
  15. Goin’ Down the Road, Donald Shebib (1970)
  16. La Guerre des tuques, André Melançon (1984)
  17. I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing, Patricia Rozema (1987)
  18. J. A. Martin, photographe, Jean Beaudin (1977)
  19. Jésus de Montréal, Denys Arcand (1989)
  20. Léolo, Jean-Claude Lauzon (1992)
  21. Life Classes, William D. MacGillivray (1987)
  22. Loyalties, Anne Wheeler (1986)
  23. Mommy, Xavier Dolan (2014)
  24. Mon oncle Antoine, Claude Jutra (1971)
  25. Mourir à tue-tête, Anne Claire Poirier (1979)
  26. My American Cousin, Sandy Wilson (1985)
  27. Nobody Waved Good-bye, Don Owen (1964)
  28. Les Ordres, Michel Brault (1974)
  29. La petite Aurore, l’enfant martyre, Jean-Yves Bigras (1952)
  30. Rude, Clement Virgo (1995)
  31. Sonatine, Micheline Lanctôt (1984)
  32. The Sweet Hereafter, Atom Egoyan (1997)
  33. À tout prendre, Claude Jutra (1964)
  34. Tit-Coq, Gratien Gélinas, René Delacroix (1953)
  35. Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould, François Girard (1993)
  36. Videodrome, David Cronenberg (1983)
  37. La Vie rêvée, Mireille Dansereau (1972)
  38. Le Vieux Pays où Rimbaud est mort, Jean Pierre Lefebvre (1977)
  39. La Vraie Nature de Bernadette, Gilles Carle (1972)
  40. Water, Deepa Mehta (2005)

Marc Keeps Things Moving with Red Urban & Subaru

Subaru Impreza

Editor Marc Langley continues to impress with work that is full of energy and surprises, this time for Red Urban and client Subaru Impreza. Directed by Tantrum Productions Jake Mavity, the film features a visual range of creative expression to help demonstrate the 2017 model. The cut flows with the narrative, a riff in honour of those restless individuals who improve themselves by never sitting still.

Client: SUBARU Canada
Executive Creative Director: Christina Yu
Senior Creative: Patrick Shing
Copywriter: Angeline Parsons
Art Director: Meagan Patry
Agency Producer: Anna Tricinci

Director: Jake Mavity
Cinematographer: John Houtman
Executive Producer: Will Waters
Line Producer: Ben Sullivan
Production Manager: Sarah Gardner
Service Company: SKIN AND BONES FILM
Executive Producer: Liane Thomas
Production Manager: Simon Dragland

Editor: Marc Langley
Assistant Editor: C. Hilary Smith
Executive Producer: Melissa Kahn

Colour Facility: ALTER EGO
Colourist: Eric Whipp

VFX / Finishing Facility: FORT YORK
Online Artist: Paul Binney
Online Assistant: Luke White

Audio House: VAPOR RMW
Music Producer: Ted Rosnick
Executive Producer: Jeff Cohen

Michelle Czukar: New Work for john st. and President’s Choice

The craft of editing can take you to places you’ve never been, or take you on an emotional journey that you were never expecting. Such is the case with this collaboration from editor Michelle Czukar and Radke director Michael Clowater for john st. and client Loblaw Cos. Ltd. A highly creative editor, Michelle knows how to take storytelling to the next level. Through the magic of editing, she brings us into an apartment hallway, while sharing the story of a group of neighbours from different backgrounds who come together for an impromptu meal.

The 2-minute-and-thirty-second film was shown this past Sunday, during the National Hockey League’s Centennial Classic game, when Loblaw bought out an entire commercial break on Sportsnet after the first period. The message of this emotionally-storied film is about how food can help create unity and community-building when people #EatTogether.

The film is getting lots of praise on social media. The unexpected (for a food retailer) use of emotional storytelling is a lovely, yet a subtle bit of flag-waving to help kick-off Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation this year. Did you see the article in the Globe & Mail? 

Advertiser: Loblaw Cos. Ltd. President’s Choice
Title: “Neighbours”

Agency: john st.
Creative Director: Stephen Jurisic
Creative Director: Angus Tucker

Copywriter: Jesse Wilks

Art Director: Gerardo Agbuya
Producer: Brittani Wilcox

Production Company: Radke Films
Director: Michael Clowater
Director of Photography: Mauro Fiore
Executive Producer: Miriana DiQuinzio, Scott Mackenzie

Producer: Jeff Darragh

Editing Facility: Rooster Post Production
Editor: Michelle Czukar
Assistant Editor: Joey Whitelaw

Colour: Alter Ego
Colourist: Eric Whipp

Finishing: Alter Ego
Online Artist:  Eric Perrella

Audio House: Vapor RMW

Paul Proulx Works In Perfect Harmony For Freedom Mobile & Isaac Reputation Group


When it comes to getting everyone singing from the same songbook, editor Paul Proulx demonstrates how he and Circle Productions director Nick Spooner worked in perfect harmony, delivering new work for Freedom Mobile and agency Isaac Reputation Group.

Advertiser: Freedom Mobile
Titles: “Speed”, “Change”
Agency: Isaac Reputation Group
Creative Director: Bob Goulart
Creative Director: Dave Hamilton
Producer: Katherina Villa

Production Company: Circle Productions
Executive Producer: Karen Tameanko
Director: Nick Spooner
Director of Photography: Barry Parrell

Editing Facility: Rooster Post Production
Editor: Paul Proulx
Assistant Editor: Colin Murdock

Colour: Alter Ego
Colourist: Eric Whipp

Finishing: Alter Ego
Lead Flame Artist:  David Whiteson
Audio House: Imprint Music

Jeff Poremba Helps McCann New York Make Co-Workers Merry For Office Depot OfficeMax

office-depot-office-maxCo-workers are usually the hardest to buy for. But that’s in the past, thanks to McCann New York and Office Depot OfficeMax. In this pool of comedic spots, Editor Jeff Poremba and directing duo Ben/Dave from Partners Film team up to bring some honesty to holiday office gift-giving with “The Co-Worker Collection”.

Advertiser: Office Depot OfficeMax
Titles: Neat Freak/Needy Colleague/Microwave/Pen Chewer/Enigma
Agency: McCann New York
Creative Director: Danny Rodriguez
Copy Writer: Adam Koehler
Art Director: Mikey Harmon
Producer: James Lawson

Production Company: Partners Film
Director: Ben/Dave
Executive Producer: Gigi Realini

Editing Facility: Rooster Post Production
Editor: Jeff Poremba
Assistant Editor: Aaleya Waslat

Colour: The Vanity
Colourist: Andrew Exworth

Finishing: Fort York VFX
Lead Online Artist: Ernie Mordak
Flame Artist: James Marin
Online Assistant: Melissa Vasiliev

Audio House: SONIC UNION
Audio Producer: Justine Cortale

Marc Langley Gets Tim Hortons To Go For Ogilvy


Marc Langley’s edit for Tim Hortons and Ogilvy tells the story that not every kid takes from their parents without giving back. In this spot, directed by Partners Film’s David Harner, a Mom gets an unexpected surprise from her son who is away at school.

Client: Tim Hortons
Title: First Semester
Vice President, Brand Marketing: Julie Unsworth
Manager, Marketing Communications: Yvonne Leung

Agency: Ogilvy
Chief Creative Officer: Alex Furrer
Creative Group Head, Art Director: Joe Morris
Creative Group Head, Copywriter: Steve Muzzin
Producer: Revital Grunberg
Account Director: Claudia Pereira
Account Supervisor: Taylor Pawsey
Account Executive: Connor Leach

Production Company: Partners Film
Director: David Harner
Executive Producer: Gigi Realini
Producer: Todd Huskisson

Editing Facility: Rooster Post Production
Editor: Marc Langley
Assistant Editor: Hilary Smith

Colour: The Vanity
Colourist: Andrew Exworth

Finishing: Fort York
Online Artist: Paul Binney

Audio House: Imprint Music