Category Archives: Film Festivals

“Giants of Africa” Set To Premiere Tonight At #TIFF

Editor-Dave-De-CarloWe’re very excited about tonite’s #TIFF red carpet World Premiere of “Giants of Africa” a documentary film directed by Untitled Films‘ Hubert Davis and edited by Dave De Carlo.

The film centers around Toronto Raptors President and General Manager Masai Ujiri’s work to inspire and create opportunities for youth in Africa through the sport of basketball. Hubert’s first film, “Hardwood” was nominated for an Academy Award® in 2005 in the Best Documentary (short subject) category. Dave De Carlo’s documentary work for VICE, “Cloning the Woolly Mammoth” recently won 2 awards at the 20th Annual Webby Awards; The People’s Voice Award for Best Online Science and Education Film plus a Webby Win for Online Film.

Rooster Post Production Projects Shine at The Advertising and Design Club of Canada Awards Show

It was a big night at the Advertising and Design Club of Canada’s annual awards show where the best in advertising, design and interactive media went toe to toe. When the dust settled, projects that Rooster Post Production collaborated on won a stellar 6 GOLD ADCC awards, 5 SILVER awards and 2 MERITS!!.

A big congratulations to everyone involved on these award-winning projects!

Passport Beer FridgeA big winner at the ADCC’s was Rethink Toronto and Molson Canadian for “Passport Beer Fridge” running off with 3 GOLD awards (Advertising Out of Home Enhanced Single/Advertising Ambient Single/Interactive Digital Installations, and 1 SILVER (TV Single, 30 Seconds). The campaign also won a Graphic Design MERIT. Partner’s Film director Jonty Toosey helmed the project with editorial by Rooster Post’s Marc Langley.

Watch the spot here


VW GTD BelliesRed Urban and client Volkswagen GTD won 2 GOLDS with a win in the TV Campaign category for “Bellies” and “Ice Cream” and a second GOLD win in the Broadcast TV Single category for “Bellies”. Chris Parkins was the editor for both “Ice Cream” and “Bellies” directed by Untitled Film’s Curtis Wehrfritz.

Watch the spots here


Another Red Urban project for Volkswagen, “Once More: The Story of VIN 903847” had an excellent showing, winning GOLD in the Advertising Integrated Campaign category and a SILVER in the Interactive Online Film/Video Single category. “Once More: The Story of VIN 903847” was edited by Paul Jutras and directed by Untitled Film’s Hubert Davis.

Read more about the project here


“Cowboy” a DDB Canada and Tribal Worldwide project for the Toronto Jewish Film Festival won 2 SILVER awards (Broadcast Cinema, Single/TV Public Service, Single) with quick draw editoral by Marc Langley, directed by Suneeva’s Shelley Lewis.

See the spot here


Another DDB Canada and Tribal Worldwide entry, “Ron Jeremy”, also for the Toronto Jewish Film Festival, took home a Broadcast SILVER in the TV Public Service, Single category. “Ron Jeremy” was also edited by Rooster’s Marc Langley, and directed by Brian Lee Hughes out of OPC & Skunk.

See the spot here


Rooster editor Paul Proulx capped off his evening with 3 wins for collaborative projects. A campaign edited by Proulx and directed by Chris Sargent for Grip and client the Sunnybrook Foundation, took home a SILVER in the Broadcast TV Campaign category and another SILVER award in the TV Single, 60 Seconds or More category. Proulx’s film collaboration with director Tamir Moscovici, “KAZ: Pushing the Virtual Divide” also won a MERIT in the Interactive Online Film/Video Single category.

Watch the Sunnybrook Foundation “Michelle”

Watch the trailer for KAZ

A third Red Urban project, again for Volkswagen, walked off with an Interactive MERIT in the Online Film/Video Single category for The Beetle 3-Track “WOTE” all three of which were musically edited by Rooster’s Dave De Carlo and directed by Wendy Morgan from Untitled Films.

Only The Best Make The Cut For The Toronto Jewish Film Festival

Only the best of Jewish films make it to the Toronto Jewish Film Festival. To promote the Festival, DDB Canada art director Jake Bundock and copywriters David Ross & David Horovitch collaborated with two of the best: Suneeva director Shelley Lewis and Rooster Post Production editor Marc Langley. You’ve heard of spaghetti westerns? Meet a Hebrew cowboy. Saturday night’s not alright for fighting when it’s the day of the sabbath, in this well-timed, comedic spot.

Agency: DDB
Creative Director: David Ross
Art Director: Jake Bundock
Copywriter: David Ross, David Horovitch
Producer: Caroline Clarke

Production Company: Suneeva
Director: Shelley Lewis

Editing Facility: Rooster Post Production
Editor: Marc Langley
Assistant Editor: Nick Greaves

Finishing: Fort York VFX
Lead Flame Artist: Ernie Mordak

Audio House: Pirate Toronto
Producer: Steve Gardner

Colour: Alter Ego
Colourists: Tricia Hagoriles