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Weirdos

Production Design

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Nominated for achievement in Production Design by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television

Just after the end of the Vietnam War and in the midst of the American bicentennial celebrations of 1976, runaway Kit and his girlfriend Alice hitchhike their way along the east coast of Canada.

“Abetted by outstanding costume and production design and period-appropriate pop-rock on the soundtrack (Harry Nilsson, Edward Bear, Gordon Lightfoot, Anne Murray), he perfectly balances nostalgia and in-the-moment drama. Weirdos is quietly alive with the sensuous detail of the road, the thrill of dislocation and the unknown territory of that once-in-a-lifetime cusp, being 15.”
– The Hollywood Reporter

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The Mist

Art Direction

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When the residents of Bridgeville, Maine find themselves engulfed by a foreboding mist containing a myriad of inexplicable and bizarre threats, their humanity is put to the test in THE MIST, a new 10 episode serialized drama premiering Thursday, June 22 at 10 PM, ET/PT on Spike.

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Polaroid

Art Direction

From the producers of the THE RING and THE GRUDGE and based on the award-winning short by Lars Klevberg, comes the next iconic and bold new vision in horror: POLAROID. High school loner Bird Fitcher has no idea what dark secrets are tied to the mysterious Polaroid vintage camera she stumbles upon, but it doesn’t take long to discover that those who have their picture taken meet a tragic end.

More media coming soon.

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Did He Do It? (tv)

Production Design

“Did He Do It?” is a docu drama crime show that airs on Discovery Channel Investigation. Here are some samples of the sets we created.

  • Interrogation Room
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  • Prison Hallway and Phones
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  • Prison Hallway
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  • 3D Previsualization
    Lure - Interrogation Room

LURE (film): Prison Sets

Production Design

These are some prison interiors that we created using an old abandoned school as our canvas. These sets play a crucial role in the movie with a good chunk of the story taking place inside them. It was important that the rooms felt old and used.

Photos by Scott Thorne
  • Pour House sign cut from aluminum panel and illuminated with LED lights and neon tubing
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  • Chalkboard art!
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SEED (tv): Pour House Branding

Art Direction

The “Pour House” was one of the main standing sets on SEED. Imagine it as the coffee shop on Friends – it was a place for all of the main characters to meet (and for Harry to work).

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  • 3D Previsualization in SketchUp
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  • Build Drawings
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HAVEN (tv): Sewer Set

Set Design

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You would never know when watching this episode of Haven, but we built this entire Sewer set inside our studio. The only thing missing: Ninja Turtles. Check out the “Making Of” video link to the right. We lucked out and had a behind the scenes crew there to document the planning and construction.

Two Penny Roadkill (short film)

Production Design

“Lou works for the city cleaning up road kill. One day he finds a mysterious purple high heel under a raccoon and his quest to find the shoe’s owner leads him to a woman who is just as quirky and solitary as he is.”

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  • Townhouse - Day
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SEED (tv): Studio Backdrops

Art Direction

I took the photos and facilitated the printing of these backdrops that we used in studio for SEED season one and two.

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HAVEN (tv): Diner Sign

Set Design

This was a really fun project. We wanted a classic old tubed neon ‘Diner’ sign but the sign was only going to be seen during the day. It allowed us to save some major cash by faking the neon tubes with plumbing pipes and fittings.

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SEED (tv): Logo

Art Direction

SEED on CityTV

“SEED” is a half hour comedy series that airs on CityTV.

HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN (film): Plague Arcade Game

Playback Design

One of my favourite tasks of all time: Create a fictional arcade game in the classic beat ’em up style for two of the most bad ass characters of all time, THE PLAGUE!

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    TORONTO, CANADA - MAY 12: James Reimer #34 of the Toronto Maple Leafs takes warmup before facing the Boston Bruins in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs May 12, 2013 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)
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    TORONTO, CANADA - MAY 12: James Reimer #34 of the Toronto Maple Leafs takes warmup before facing the Boston Bruins in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs May 12, 2013 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)
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    TORONTO, CANADA - MAY 12: James Reimer #34 of the Toronto Maple Leafs takes warmup before facing the Boston Bruins in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs May 12, 2013 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)
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    TORONTO, CANADA - MAY 12: James Reimer #34 of the Toronto Maple Leafs takes warmup before facing the Boston Bruins in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs May 12, 2013 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)
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    TORONTO, CANADA - MAY 12: James Reimer #34 of the Toronto Maple Leafs takes warmup before facing the Boston Bruins in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs May 12, 2013 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)

Optimus Reim Logo

Graphic Design

"OPTIMUS REIM" Globe and Mail article

James Reimer, goaltender for the Toronto Maple Leafs, was on fire when he burst on to the scene for the Toronto Maple Leafs. I created this logo to go along with his fan created nickname “Optimus Reim”. The graphic caught on like wild fire on social media and ended up appearing on SportsCentre, in the Globe and Mail and eventually on to several of James Reimer’s masks.

Check out Jay Onrait showing off the logo on SportsCentre.

GAME (short film)

Production Design

“An eight-minute exercise in action suspense, as a terrified woman flees through the woods, trying to evade three monstrous pursuers…”

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  • George Strombolopolous on Action News!
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  • Drake or Die
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  • Newspaper 2
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HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN (film): Graphics

Graphic Design

A selection of graphics I created for “HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN”.

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  • Getting hacked!
    BOK 1
  • U.S. Map
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  • Email arrives with video
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BREAKOUT KINGS (tv): Police Playback Screens

Playback Design

Breakout Kings was a television show on A&E. Convicts helped put escaped prisoners back behind bars using fictional super high tech computer tools like these. I made close to 45 unique playback moments, most of which consisted of animation and interactivity with the actors.

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ICE CASTLES (film): USA Lightboxes

Graphic Design

Spanning the entire length of a hockey rink, this is one of the biggest (and most stressful!) projects I’ve been part of. 32 unique 8′ panels printed on acrylic substrate each replacing an existing local advertisement.

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  • Puck Man
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  • The Fall of Motor City
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  • Vikingstad
    Vikingstad
  • What Would Wendel Do?
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  • PK Headlines
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  • In Soviet Russia, Goal Scores You
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  • Patrick Kane Playoff Mullet
    Patrick Kane Playoff Mullet
  • The Evolution of Kyle Wellwood
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  • Hackey Night
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Pucking Hilarious T-Shirts

Graphic Design

Visit Pucking Hilarious

I started a web site called “Pucking Hilarious” to sell funny hockey t-shirts. The site is still up but I can’t sell most of these because the NHL and NHLPA have no sense of humour! Here they are in all of their glory.