Category Archives: Commercial Films

Editors Marc Langley & Michelle Czukar Celebrate National Canadian Film Day 150

On April 19th, to help promote and drive participation in National Canadian Film Day 150 in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, Reel Canada, the non­profit that hosts NCFD, is launching a Canada-wide campaign developed by Leo Burnett Toronto.

The campaign kicks off with two cinema spots that came together with the help of Canadian film industry icons. “The Woman Who Can’t Lie” was directed by Don McKellar and stars Sandra Oh. “The Man Who Was Always Late” was directed by Atom Egoyan and stars Vinay Virmani. The spots are edited by Marc Langley (“The Woman Who Can’t Lie”) and Michelle Czukar (“The Man Who Was Always Late”). This was a fun project, one that we’re proud to have played a part in.

Names of commercials: The Woman Who Can’t Lie, The Man Who Was Always Late

Client: Reel Canada (National Canadian Film Day 150)
Agency: Leo Burnett Toronto
CEO/CCO North America: Judy John
GCD/Writer: Steve Persico
GCD/Art Director: Anthony Chelvanathan
Group Account Director: Richard Bernstein
Executive Producer/SVP Director of Production: Franca Piacente
Assistant Producer: Sabrina De Luca

Executive Producer: Dan Ford
Production Company: Skin + Bones
Directors: Don McKellar (The Woman Who Can’t Lie) Atom Egoyan (The Man Who Was Always Late)
Director of Photography: Doug Koch
Line Producer: Marie Walsh
Production Manager: Peter Vanstone

Editing Facility: Rooster Post Production
Editors: Marc Langley (The Woman Who Can’t Lie) Michelle Czukar (The Man Who Was Always Late)
Assistant Editors: Joey Whitelaw (The Woman Who Can’t Lie) Colin Murdock (The Man Who Was Always Late)
Finishing: Fort York VFX
Lead Flame Artist: Andrew Rolfe

Audio House: SNDWRX
Audio Producer: Didier Tovel

Colour: Alter Ego
Colourist: Eric Whipp

Izzy Helps DDB Canada & Dairy Farmers Of Canada Cry Over Spilled Milk

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This latest creative effort for DDB Canada and Dairy Farmers of Canada takes us to a fancy dinner party where the guests are frozen in time, but their tears are very real. Editor Izzy Ehrlich and OPC director Matt Devine collaborate, slowing down the narrative time while keeping the visual narration flow steady and dynamic. The camera weaves its way down the dinner table, revealing each guest as they cry over spilled milk.

Client: Dairy Farmers of Canada
Name of commercial: The Dinner Party
Agency: DDB Canada
Chief Creative Officer: Cosmo Campbell
Creative Director: Paul Wallace
Art Director: George Lin
Copywriter: Alex Manahan
Agency Producer: Stef Fabich/ David Smith

Production Company: OPC
Director: Matt Devine
Cinematographer: Adam Marsden
Executive Producer: Harland Weiss/ Donovan Boden
Line Producer: Ian Webb

Editing Facility: Rooster Post Production
Editor: Izzy Ehrlich
Assistant Editor: Taylor McWade

Colour Facility: The Vanity
Colourist: Andrew Exworth

VFX / Finishing Facility: The Vanity
Online Artist: Naveen Srivastava

Audio House: Vapor RMW
Producer/Music Supervisor: Kailee Nowosad

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

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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