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So this happened...

More than a week later and I'm still in shock over Giver winning the 2018 Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Education or Informational Series. A true team effort and one that I was so happy and thrilled to be a part of as a producer/director/writer and co-developer of the series. Go team go! #letsgiver

How to Get to Sesame Street?

If you ask enough people for directions, you'll find out how to get to Sesame Street! I've loved making independent films for Sesame over the past year, and was invited to set to check out the magic- and got to meet these two loveys in the process. :) 

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Leeettttss Giver!

 

When I found out that Giver (Season 3!) was nominated for a Daytime Emmy I called my co-producer Rennata in a state of complete shock to figure out if it was real. Congrats to the whole team at Sinking Ship Entertainment on this and their other multiple nominations! What an honour for the little show that could with the help of thousands of great folks from around Ontario! Leeets Giver! 

 

 

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 Had such an amazing time directing the incredible Michela Luci (and her cast mates Nicola and baby Rayan!) and working with the super talented team at Dino Dana! Thank you to all who helped me along the way ❤️ ! Make sure to watch Dino Dana on Amazon Prime and TVO Kids! :)

Had such an amazing time directing the incredible Michela Luci (and her cast mates Nicola and baby Rayan!) and working with the super talented team at Dino Dana! Thank you to all who helped me along the way ❤️ ! Make sure to watch Dino Dana on Amazon Prime and TVO Kids! :)

 So so so excited for Furze World Wonders to launch on YouTube Red! I spent a bunch of my summer working as a story producer with this incredible team to bring  Colin Furze’s  amazing videos to a whole new level- and as part of a 22-minute show! I’ll post more as we get closer! 

So so so excited for Furze World Wonders to launch on YouTube Red! I spent a bunch of my summer working as a story producer with this incredible team to bring Colin Furze’s amazing videos to a whole new level- and as part of a 22-minute show! I’ll post more as we get closer! 

Math Styles- Episode 3! Use math to make an awesome hair net with this tutorial produced/directed by Jen and myself! 

Math Styles Episode 2! Check out how to make a spiral braid with this tutorial that Jen and I produced! We wanted this web series to show off how math and hair are related! Enjoy! 

Math Styles Episode 1!! Jen and I are so excited for our latest sweet little web series called “Math Styles” - combining math lessons in a hair tutorial style! <3 Enjoy! 

WOO HOO! Giver 150 (Season 4!!) launches today on TVOKids! 

I was lucky enough to direct three eps this upcoming season (BC/PEI, AB/SK and Newfoundland/Labrador) - and even got to do some construction on the mine play structure in the Northwest Territories section of the playground- lol.

Huge shoutouts to the whole team at Sinking Ship and especially producer Rennata López for making this incredible playground come to life!! It’s huge!! Go see it if you’re in Ottawa (at Mooney’s Bay!)

 Chica’s celebrating with Mac &amp; Cheese!   So pleased to announce that our team at Sunny Side Up (Sprout) has been  nominated for another Daytime Emmy Award  (for Outstanding Pre-School Program or Series!) Excited to attend the ceremony and celebrate this incredible nod from our industry peers! 

Chica’s celebrating with Mac & Cheese! 

So pleased to announce that our team at Sunny Side Up (Sprout) has been nominated for another Daytime Emmy Award (for Outstanding Pre-School Program or Series!) Excited to attend the ceremony and celebrate this incredible nod from our industry peers! 

YMA Nominations!

Fantastic news! Giver and MathXplosion have been nominated for Awards of Excellence from the Youth Media Alliance! Big congrats to all who were nominated!

The YMA holds a special place in my heart, as they totally let me volunteer at all of the galas in the past when I was a either a student, or a credit-less producer wannabe. <3

New year… new DIRECTOR’S REEL! Check out all the fun children’s media I’ve had the fortune of directing over the past couple of years- all compiled together in 2 and a half minutes! Enjoy enjoy enjoy! Props to Kelly Noussis for editing, and Ryan Bernis for the graphic title cards! 

Got the opportunity to write this little piece for Sterling K. Brown. I was inspired by the many emotions he portrays on “This is Us”. Emotions are an actor’s best friend! 

Happy Halloween! Had so much fun making this trick or treating video with the team for our “Spooky Side Up” stunt!  

Space Week is one of my favourite weeks at Sunny Side Up! Check out this awesome planets song we created for the occasion! Props to the whole team for making this out of this world! (Hiyo!) 

 Awesome news!  Look Kool  (a show about shapes/math I developed with the folks at Apartment 11 and wrote for) is nominated for an  International Emmy ! Congrats to the whole incredible team!

Awesome news! Look Kool (a show about shapes/math I developed with the folks at Apartment 11 and wrote for) is nominated for an International Emmy! Congrats to the whole incredible team!

Just in time for National Bow Tie Day! Jen and I released Mo’s Bows to the public! After over 35 film festivals from as nearby as BAM to as far away as Doha, Qatar - we’ve had a great time showing this incredible film off! If you love it, we’d love if you shared! :) 

This commercial for Comcast aired throughout the Olympics and included the one and only Chica getting a kiss from a kiddo from a shoot I directed! All of us at Sprout were thrilled! :)