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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
Group Account Director: Gail Dhruv
Account Supervisor: Kim Lazer

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

Dave De Carlo’s VFX and Editorial Is The Right Mix for Anomaly and Bud Light Radler

Dave De Carlo’s visual effects expertise is just as impressive as his editorial skills. When the creative for Bud Light Radler dictated the need for an on-set visual effects supervisor, Dave De Carlo provided the perfect combination of technical VFX and creative storytelling for Anomaly and client Bud Light.

Client: Bud Light Radler
Name of Commercial: Juice

Agency: Anomaly
Partner & ECD: Dave Douglass
Partner & ECD: Pete Breton
Creative Director: Neil Blewett
Creative Director: Gary Westgate
Senior Copywriter: Jeff Collins
Senior Art Director: Anton Ratinsky
Senior Producer: Sharon Kosokowsky

Production Company: Holiday Films
Partner/Executive Producer: Derek Sewell
Director/Cameraman: Ryan Gibb
Producer: Jeff Darragh

Post Production Facility: Rooster Post Production
Visual Effects Supervisor: Dave De Carlo
Editor: Dave De Carlo
Assistant Editor: Mikaela Bodin

Colour Facility: Alter Ego
Colourist: Wade Odlum

Finishing: Fort York VFX
Lead Flame Artist: Paul Binney
Flame Artist: Justin Lee, Ernest Mordak, James Marin
Flame Assistant: Luke White, Melissa Vasiliev

Audio: Imprint Music

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

2014 Cannes Lions Salutes CannesCon: Rooster Post Projects Pick Up 3 Awards

Canada Party at the 2014 Cannes Lions

Canada Party at the 2014 Cannes Lions – photo credits, Marni Luftspring, Spy Films

Earning an early Canada Day celebration, Rooster Post Production projects picked up 3 Cannes Lions at the 2014 Cannes Advertising Festival.

Winning a SILVER Lion in the Branded Content & Entertainment category and a BRONZE Lion for the Film category, Branded Entertainment for TV & Cinema was Red Urban & Volkswagen Canada’s “Once More: The Story of VIN 903847” directed by Untitled Film’s Hubert Davis and edited by Rooster Post’s Paul Jutras.

Izzy, Yumi & Melissa

Rooster Post’s Izzy, Yumi & Melissa

Proving that everyone loves a good Canadian, Molson Canadian “Beer Fridge” won a BRONZE Cyber Lion for Rethink and Molson. “Beer Fridge” was directed by Partners Film director Jonty Toosey and edited by Rooster’s Marc Langley.

A big round of congratulations to everyone who worked on these wonderful projects!

Once More: The Story of VIN 903847 Silver, Branded Content & Entertainment, Bronze, Branded Entertainment for TV & Cinema


Molson Canadian “Beer Fridge” Bronze Cyber Lion







Editor Marc Langley Cuts ‘Ron Jeremy’

This revealing little film, directed by Brian Lee Hughes (OPC & Skunk), features adult film star, director and producer, Ron Jeremy, whose films have (sadly) been rejected by the Toronto Jewish Film Festival. The spot was crafted by Rooster Post Production editor, Marc Langley.

According to the Toronto Jewish Film Festival website, “only the best of Jewish film” makes the cut. Sorry Ron.

Client & Product: Toronto Jewish Film Festival (TJFF)
Title: Ron Jeremy
Director: Brian Lee Hughes
Production Company: OPC/Skunk
Director of Photography: Jason McCormick
Executive Producer: Donovan Boden/Harland Weiss (OPC), Matt Factor (Skunk)
Line Producer: Jen Rose
Post-Production Company: Rooster Post Production
Editor: Marc Langley
Assistant Editor: Nick Greaves
Editing Executive Producer: Melissa Kahn
VFX/Animation Co: Fort York VFX
Online Editor: Paul Binney
Colour: Alter Ego
Colourist: Eric Whipp
Audio Company: Pirate
Recording Studio: Pirate
Audio House Director: Steve Gardner
Audio House Engineer: Jared Kuemper
Audio Executive Producer: Kate Fried
Music Supervisor: Chris Tait

Editor Marc Langley Rules Again For IKEA

Second one’s a charmer: Rooster Post Production senior editor Marc Langley again teams up with Leo Burnett and Partners Film director Martin Werner for client IKEA.

“House Rules”, the latest spot in IKEA’s brand campaign, tells the very charming, personal story behind all those little rules that truly make a house a home.

“House Rules”
Client: IKEA
Agency: Leo Burnett
Creative Director: Judy John
Art Director: David Federico
Copywriter: Morgan Kurchak
Agency Producer: Franca Piacente
Production Company: The Partner’s Film Company
Director: Martin Werner
Post Production: Rooster Post Production
Editor: Marc Langley
Assistant Editor: Nick Greaves
Online: Fort York VFX
Online Artist: Ernie Mordak
Colourist: Eric Whipp @ Alter Ego

Rooster is Golden at the 2013 Bessie Awards


This year was the 50th anniversary of the Television Bureau of Canada’s annual awards show – The Bessies and the theme; “It’s Good To Be Golden.”

Mick Griffin took home Gold or rather, a Gold Jacket for The Heart & Stroke Foundation spot, “The Last Ten” for agency Lowe Roche and creatives – Sean, JP, Simon and producer Sandy Cole. Directed by The Dempseys for OPC/Family Style.

Mick was also recognized as a Finalist in the Editing Craft Category for the “The Last Ten” spot and Rooster Editor Marc Langley’s editing skills got the nod for DDB’s Manulife spot “Working Kids”.

Mick edited the Newfoundland & Labrador Tourism commercial, “Most Easterly Point” for agency Target and Director Alar Kivilo. The spot took another gold jacket in the Craft Awards for Colour – Colourist was Eric Whipp at Alter Ego.

In the campaign category Agency Red Urban’s efforts for Volkswagen where singled out with two campaigns as finalists, the first for “Butcher” & “Horse”, and the second for “Cabin” & “Rear Seats”, both edited by Paul Jutras.

Congratulations to all the Gold Jacket Winners!
Click here for other Bessies Winners.