Copywriting & Screenwriting
A few well-chosen words engage your customers and search engines. A clever slogan, an evocative product description, a memorable company name; all call out to human and electronic eyes
Sometimes your message needs to live off the page. A script is the template that brings your vision to light as words are transformed into sound and imagery that tell your story.
Editing & Proofreading
Perfection is within your reach. A second opinion and a fresh pair of eyes help you make the best of your print and online visual and written collateral.
Event & Editorial Photography
You’re throwing a party and you want the world at your door, but space is limited and there’s a strict guest list in effect. Event photography not only lets you share the thrill with those you couldn’t invite, but it also provides an excellent souvenir for the people who were there.
Whether you’re making or breaking the news, capture your achievements and share them with the world. Editorial and news photographs enhance your web presence and your press kit, and are the fastest way to tell your story.
Portraits & Headshots
It’s easy to look your best. But portraits and headshots aren’t just about looking good, they’re about capturing who you are and building a relationship of trust between subject and photographer.
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When potential homebuyer Kevin Carbone visits an abandoned New Hampshire farmhouse and peeks through a window, he makes a startling discovery: the body of a middle-aged woman lying on the living room floor next to some scattered notebooks. Her name is Linda A. Bishop, a middle-aged homeless woman who suffered from bi-polar disorder and psychosis.[…]
Raving Iran starts with a nighttime drive through the streets of Tehran. Walls and billboards everywhere are festooned with images of religious and political leaders. Our protagonists, Anoosh and Arash, are stopped by police, who search their car but find nothing. The two young men then laugh at having fooled the cops by concealing their[…]
If you have ever doubted the power of music, take a look around you today. Marvel at the conversations and stories you are sharing with your friends and loved ones. Take some time to wallow in your sadness. (It’s not a bad thing.) Listen to some songs and embrace the impact of music in your[…]
A few days ago, as I was exiting the last Toronto IMAX screening of Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, a few hundred fans were lined up for an advance screening of Captain America: Civil War. The stylized S on my t-shirt was met by an army of starry shields. I half-jokingly asked if anybody[…]
With a flourish reminiscent of 70s prog rockers Yes, Janelle Monáe opened her Toronto concert last night with a recording of Richard Strauss’ Also Spracht Zarathustra (the opening music from Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey). A white-suited bow-tied attendant straight out of 1940s film noir then took to the stage and urged the crowd[…]
Sometimes it’s hard to review a concert. The experience is so emotional and immediate that it’s hard to put into words, and any attempt to render it on the page is of necessity reductive. Such is the dilemma I face as I try to describe Prince’s late show last night night at the Sony Centre.[…]
Matthu Placek moved to New York City at the age of 17 to study at the School for Visual Arts and to work with photographer David Lachappelle, initially as an intern and then as an assistant. But as Lachappelle shifted his practice and attention to Los Angeles, Placek found himself in need of employment and[…]
Every once in a while when you’re covering an event, you capture something something special. Last night at the Producers Guild of America reception at Toronto’s Spoke Club, these two gentlemen reunited after thirty years. It was a poignant reminder of what a small world the film community can be.
An Open Letter to DC Comics and Amy Jenkins, Senior Vice-President of Business and Legal Affairs: Honouring 5-Year Old Murder Victim Jeffrey Baldwin is Honouring the Legacy of Superman
Dear Ms. Jenkins I was dismayed to read this afternoon that DC Comics is refusing to allow the use of the Superman shield on a statue commemorating 5 year-old murder victim Jeffrey Baldwin. The statue was commissioned by Todd Boyce of Ottawa, who did not know the child or the family, but was so moved[…]
The Antidote Oliver Burkeman Faber & Faber, 2012 256 pages The Power of Positive Thinking, Personal Power, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, How to Make Friends and Influence People. These classics of the self-help genre have sold millions and have spawned an industry of personal growth gurus and motivational speakers that promises to[…]