Michelle Czukar: a Canadian Classic for Leo Burnett Toronto and Canadian Tire

What could be more Canadian than an outdoor rink? Editor Michelle Czukar and Soft Citizen director Mark Molloy team up on this emotionally compelling spot for Leo Burnett Toronto and Canadian Tire. Watch this spot to find out why this outdoor rink is even more special than most.


Brand: Canadian Tire
Title: First Skate

Agency: Leo Burnett
Chief Creative Officer: Judy John
Group Creative Director: Anthony Atkinson, Paul Giannetta
Copywriter: Graeme Campbell
Art Director: Logan Gabel
Executive Producer/Head of Production: Franca Piacente

Production Company: Soft Citizen
Executive Producers: Eva Preger, Rob Burns, Link York
Director: Mark Molloy
Director of Photography: Adam Arkapaw
2nd Unit Director: Zach Lowry

Editing Facility: Rooster Post Production
Editor: Michelle Czukar
Assistant Editor: Mikaela Bodin

Colour Facility: Company 3
Colourist: Tom Poole

Special Effects and Finishing: A52

Mnemonic: Fort York
Motion Graphics Design and Animation: Tony Ramayon

Audio House: Pivot Audio LA

Marc Shows His Comedic Side for Bensimon Byrne and Green Ontario Fund

It’s a new year and that means new work for Editor Marc Langley. In this 3-spot campaign for Bensimon Byrne and Green Ontario Fund, Marc collaborates with Untitled Films director Mark Gilbert. These lighthearted spots suggest that saving the planet may shrink more than your carbon footprint.

Agency: Bensimon Byrne
Creative Director: Joseph Bonnici
Copywriters: Aaron Peever and Alex Bonder for “Playhouse” & “Tiny Slippers”
Copywriters: Jason Sweeney for “Cozy”
Art Director: Erin Edwards, Chris Harrison
Associate CD: Chris Harrison
Agency Producer: Danielle Lyons/ Christine Pacheco

Production Company: Untitled Films
Director: Mark Gilbert
Director of Photography: Chris Mably
Executive Producers: Peter Davis

Editing Facility: Rooster Post Production
Editor: Marc Langley
Assistant Editor: Warren Goodwin

Colour Facility: Alter Ego
Colourist: Eric Whipp

Special Effects and Finishing: Alter Ego
VFX Supervisor: Darren Achtim
EP: Hilda Pereira

Audio House: TA2
Track Director: Tyson Kuteyi
EP: Dana Gadsden

Paul Proulx Keeps Things Moving for Grey Canada and Metrolinx

Editor Paul Proulx collaborates with Untitled Films director Phil Brown on this latest work for Grey Canada and Metrolinx. Phil Brown’s beautiful visuals are showcased by Paul Proulx’s editorial that keeps the story moving along.

Client: Metrolinx
Title: “Anthem – Greater”

Agency: Grey Canada
Chief Creative Officer: Helen Pak
Executive Creative Director: Joel Arbez
Senior Copywriter: Abeer Verma
Senior Art Director: Mike Lo Nam
Producer: Karen Ross
Vice President Content & CRM: Karen Lee
Account Supervisor: Kit Kostandoff

Production Company: Untitled Films
Director: Phil Brown
Executive Producer: Lexy Kavluk

Line Producer: Trudy Turner

Editing Facility: Rooster Post Production
Editor: Paul Proulx
Assistant Editor: Anna Catley

Colour: Alter Ego
Colourist: Eric Whipp

Finishing: Fort York VFX
Creative Director: Mike Bishop
Lead Flame Artist: Andrew Rolfe
Senior Producer: Erica Bourgault-Assaf

Audio House: Boombox
Music Director: Tomasz Zwirello
Executive Producer: Umber Hamid

Paul Proulx Edits New Work for John St. and Boston Pizza

Editor Paul Proulx teams up once again with Soft Citizen directing duo Aircastle on this holiday-themed spot for John St. and Boston Pizza. The creative features a holiday reunion and the realization that one of the group is wearing the same shirt that he wore last year.

Client: Boston Pizza
Title: “Shirt”

Agency: John St.
Executive Creative Director: Stephen Jurisic
Creative Director: Paul Little
Copywriter: Kohl Forsberg
Art Director: Dorota Pankowska
Producer: Sharon Langlotz

Production Company: Soft Citizen
Director: Aircastle
Executive Producer: Eva Preger
Executive Producer: Link York
Executive Producer: Rob Burns
Line Producer: Andrew Sulliman

Editing Facility: Rooster Post Production
Editor: Paul Proulx
Assistant Editor: Anna Catley

Colour: Alter Ego
Colourist: Wade Odlum

Finishing: Fort York VFX
Lead Flame Artist: Ernie Mordak

Audio House: Apollo Studios

Chris Parkins Edits the Latest Spot for Canadian Down Syndrome Society and FCB Toronto

FCB toronto

Editor Chris Parkins is incredibly proud to have worked with FCB Toronto and the Canadian Down Syndrome Society (CDSS) on “Anything But Sorry”, a new spot that builds on the success of FCB’s “Down Syndrome Answers” campaign. Read more about the talented people who worked on the full campaign hereAnythingButSorry.com  #AnythingButSorry

Read more about the campaign on Strategy Online

Client: Canadian Down Syndrome Society
Title: Anything But Sorry: The ‘S’ Word
Agency: FCB Toronto
Creative Directors: Nancy Crimi-Lamanna & Jeff Hilts
Copywriter: Marty Hoefkes
Art Director: Michael Morelli
Producer: Christine Michalejko

Director/DOP: Elias Campbell

Editorial Facility: Rooster Post Production
Editor: Chris Parkins
Editorial Assistant: Joey Whitelaw

Online Facility: Fort York VFX
Online Artist: Ernie Mordak
Online Assistant: Melissa Vasiliev

Colour Facility: The Vanity
Colourist: Andrew Exworth

Stock Music: Asche and Spencer
Mix: Grayson Matthews

ADCC’s Kick it off with New Mick Griffin Award for Editing

At the 2017 Advertising & Design Club of Canada Awards, The ADCC award for Editing has been renamed the Mick Griffin Best Editing Award, in honor of one of the best editors our industry has ever produced, for not only his talent but also for the influence of his work on several generations of editors.

This year’s inaugural winner is editor Marka Rankovic. Marka was recognized for his outstanding editorial on SickKids Foundation SickKids VS Undeniable out of Cossette.

Congratulations to all the winners at last night’s ADCC Awards!

Watch the tribute video below.

2017 Mick Griffin Best Editing Award Winners

Gold: Editor Marka Rankovic/Skin & Bones Film Company /SickKids VS Undeniable/Agency /Cossette

Silver: Editor Graham Chisholm/Married to Giants/Maple Leafs “Stand Witness”/Agency/Sid Lee

Merit: Editor Monica Remba/Married to Giants/James Raffan/Agency/Dot Dot Dash

Merit: Editor Marc Langley/Rooster Post Production/Where Am I?/Agency/ FCB Toronto

Leo Burnett & TD Bank Put Their Money On Michelle Czukar

Michelle Czukar teams up with Partners Film director Michael Downing in this fun spot for TD Bank out of Leo Burnett. There’s a great lesson to be learned here … it’s either that or don’t have kids.

Client: TD
Title: Financial Education – Reality Check

Agency: Leo Burnett
CEO/CCO North America: Judy John
Creative Directors: Chris Munnik and Kerry Reynolds
GCD/Writer: Steve Persico
GCD/Art Director: Anthony Chelvanathan
Executive Producer/SVP Director of Production: Franca Piacente

Production Company: Partners Film
Director: Michael Downing
Director of Photography: John Houtman
Executive Producer: Aerin Barnes
Producer: David MacDonald

Editing Facility: Rooster Post Production
Editor: Michelle Czukar
Assistant Editor: Mikaela Bodin

Colour Facility: AlterEgo
Colourist: Eric Whipp

Finishing Facility: Fort York VFX
Flame Artist: Ernie Mordak
Flame Assistant: Melissa Vasiliev

Audio House: Pirate