We believe in the power of storytelling, it’s at the core of everything that we do. We create meaningful work of the highest artistic and production standards for web, television, cinema, and new media. Branded content allows a brand to authentically find new customers, build advocacy, and drive business impact at the intersection of culture and advertising. Businesses want to share their brand story in partnership with creators – creating authentic, resonant, and compelling creative that drives business results.
Stories That Drive Change
From feature films to music videos and branded content, our most important work is to inspire change. Regardless of medium, we connect brand, advertising and technology partners to premium content creators who marry vision with goals and outcomes.
We are deeply committed to storytelling and delivering an emotional proposition regardless of client, role, or platform. We carefully choose the right team to take your project from research and script development to planning and production, to post-production, and beyond. We share in and take ownership of the creative vision, pulling out all the stops to achieve highly crafted and artful films in a safe and inclusive workplace.
Every solution we build alongside our clients is custom to their needs and thoughtfully targeted to the right audience. We connect, inform, train, engage, and celebrate employees by helping to improve company culture, marketing new products and services, and attracting new investment.
We are proud to share that not once, but twice we have won the Canadian Country Music Association Awards’ CMT Music Video of the Year Award. We’ve also earned multiple other nominations and awards for artists like Corb Lund, Gord Bamford, The Road Hammers, and Dan Mangan. We love collaborating with artists and are always looking for the next project, the next voice with a story to tell.
In addition to our own work, we help produce television commercials and programming, feature films, branded content, music videos, promos, photography, and corporate projects for domestic and international clients.
Production Services, including but not limited to:
- Bidding, cost consulting, estimating, and quoting
- Production supervision, cost tracking, cost reporting, and budget accountability
- Complete prep, wrap, and production services including budget actualization, payroll, insurance, and consultation on co-production, tax credits, tax waivers, grants, and rebates.
- Logistics planning and scheduling, specializing in Calgary, Edmonton, Alberta, The Canadian Rocky Mountains, and across Canada.
- Location research and scouting.
- Best-in-class talent, crew, and suppliers.
“John is one of the most effective producers and talented directors I’ve worked with because he understood how to bring our vision to fruition…developing a product that was creative, planning the production and also meeting very tight deadlines.”
“While working with him and Crowsnest Films on a video series, I was impressed by John’s ability to convert what he saw in the script into a rich reality—all while operating in a completely collaborative and ego-free manner. John’s gifts as a filmmaker, which in concert with his obvious intelligence, authenticity, professionalism and passion, make him one of the best.”
“The work that I did with John and the team at Crowsnest Films is the work that I am the most proud of in my career. They helped to elevate our brand and tell stories that changed the way our audience looked at us.”