Tell Your Stories And Bring Your Vision To Life - Archipelago Productions
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Tell Your Stories And Bring Your Vision To Life - Archipelago Productions
Video Production Flow - Archipelago Productions
Tailored Videos That Meet Your Expectations. - Archipelago Productions
Video Production Process - Archipelago Productions
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Captivates Audiences & Leaves Lasting Impressions - Archipelago Productions
Spectrum Of Services With A Focus - Archipelago Productions
Passionate About Creating Content - Archipelago Productions
Video Production Aspect - Archipelago Productions
Captivates Audiences & Leaves Lasting Impressions - Archipelago Productions
Spectrum Of Production Services - Archipelago Productions
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Spectrum Of Production Services - Archipelago Productions
Creatives To Produce Artistic Videos - Archipelago Productions
Produce Innovative Videos - Archipelago Productions
Bring Your Vision To Life In Compelling Ways - Archipelago Productions
Captivates Audiences & Leaves Lasting Impressions - Archipelago Productions
Video Production Aspect - Archipelago Productions
Tell Your Stories And Bring Your Vision To Life - Archipelago Productions
Spectrum Of Services With A Focus - Archipelago Productions
Captivates Audiences & Leaves Lasting Impressions - Archipelago Productions
Video Production Aspect - Archipelago Productions
Tell Your Stories And Bring Your Vision To Life - Archipelago Productions
Spectrum Of Services With A Focus - Archipelago Productions

About Us

We're Archipelago.

Archipelago covers every aspect of the video production process to tell your stories and bring your vision to life in compelling ways. From concept to completion, we offer a spectrum of services with a focus on attention to detail to ensure your stories come alive with impact. With over six years of experience, we work with brands, agencies, and other creatives to produce artistic, innovative, and tailored videos that meet your needs and expectations. Our team of producers, directions, and editors are passionate about creating content that captivates audiences and leaves lasting impressions.

We aim to foster a comfortable work environment built on a culture of mutual respect, where every individual feels valued and empowered to produce high-quality work.

Our Team

Meet the People
Behind Archipelago.

Nicholas Ewart, Director - Archipelago Productions
Nicholas Ewart, Director - Archipelago Productions

In 2017, after completing his MFA in Film Production at York University, Nicholas established Archipelago Productions and has built a dynamic team of diverse and talented professionals. He is known for his ability to bring unique solutions and creative fixes to any project. As Lead Producer and Director of Photography, Nicholas’ diverse portfolio includes content for Google, Netflix, The CBC, Time Magazine, and Shopify. He has served as series Producer and DP on CBC’s three-part documentary series Devout + Out, and the series Content Farm with Lester Trips Theatre for CBC Gem. As an award-winning filmmaker, Nicholas’ work has been featured internationally by Telefilm’s “Not Short on Talent” initiative, and his most recent project “Fugly” that he wrote and directed is currently on the film festival circuit. Nicholas is committed to his clients’ success, and his secret to ensuring and surpassing their expectations is to “treat every client like they’re Google.”

Nicholas Ewart

Director | he/him

Jana Stackhouse Head Of Production - Archipelago Productions
Jana Stackhouse Head Of Production - Archipelago Productions

As a director, Jana is known for her ability to connect with on-screen talent to evoke authentic and grounded performances. As Archipelago’s Head of Production, Jana oversees each project from start to finish, while upholding a high standard for quality of work. Jana’s experience in the commercial industry has led her to work with notable Brands including Netflix, Shopify, Google, and APTN. Her work has been featured in film festivals internationally including TIFF, The Atlantic International Film Festival, and Los Angeles CineFest, winning her some of the country’s top awards like The Norman Jewison Award. Her short film Away Home, was selected for TIFF’s Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival. Jana directed the web series Note To Self for CBC, which has garnered over 2 million views and received a Canadian Screen Award Nomination. Clients can trust that Jana’s eye for detail and passion for storytelling will result in a meticulously crafted final product.

Jana Stackhouse

Head of Production | she/her

Maeve Kern, Head Of Development - Archipelago Productions
Maeve Kern, Head Of Development - Archipelago Productions

As our Head of Development, Maeve manages our eclectic entertainment slate from development through to completion. Her work as a producer has been broadcast and premiered at festivals internationally, including her short film, I AM, I AM, which premiered at TIFF in 2019. Her debut feature, Verona, was selected for Telefilm's Talent to Watch program and had its theatrical release in November 2023. Most recently, Maeve was selected for the Series Accelerator Program at TIFF 2023 alongside creator Preeti Torul in developing the dark comedy series, Demons. Inspired by meaningful storytelling, Maeve helped bring the documentaries Coppers (TVO, TIFF), Records (TVO, VIFF), Borealis (Hot Docs, TVO, NFB), and Writing the Land (CBC) to life. Passionate about bringing artists' visions to life, Maeve strives to foster a positive and inclusive environment where diverse creatives can collaborate on projects that are captivating, innovative and memorable.

Maeve Kern

Head of Development | she/her

Alex Josselyn-Hamilton, Head Of Brand And Non Profit - Archipelago Productions
Alex Josselyn-Hamilton, Head Of Brand And Non Profit - Archipelago Productions

Alex’s creative direction has the ability to transform the smallest of ideas into meaningful creations. He has produced branded videos with Google, Q4, York University, Singing OUT, Startup Canada, Mint Agency and Shopify. A queer-identified man, Alex is passionate about developing platforms and sharing stories from people in marginalized communities. He co-produced and directed the first episode of CBC Gem’s docuseries Devout + Out which has garnered over 100K views. Alex also directed a promotional video for the release of filmmaker Luna M. Ferguson’s memoir “Me, Myself, They: Life Beyond the Binary”. Prior to joining Archipelago, Alex had a career as Script Supervisor in Toronto’s film and television industry. Most recently, he co-created and starred in the independent vlog series, Queer Fear, which discusses the codified history of queer horror cinema. Alex’s thoughtfulness and first-class technical understanding of video production are invaluable assets to any brand he works with.

Alex Josselyn-Hamilton

Head of Brand and Non-Profit | he/him

Kayla Resendes, Production Coordinator - Archipelago Productions
Kayla Resendes, Production Coordinator - Archipelago Productions

Working as a Production Coordinator, Kayla ensures all projects run smoothly for both client and team. After earning her BFA in Film Studies at Ryerson University, she received The Norman Jewison Award for her short film, A Little Different. Her internship experience at the Berlinale and role of Production Coordinator for the feature film, Verona have helped develop her ability to work in fast-paced environments, while simultaneously producing quality work. Kayla’s attention to detail and passion for creative storytelling help to balance her skill-set and always ensure success.

Kayla Resendes

Production Coordinator | she/her

Zipporah Yohannes - Archipelago Productions
Zipporah Yohannes - Archipelago Productions

Zipporah is an Office Assistant who is highly adaptable and attentive to the needs of her team and clients. She holds an undergraduate degree in Media Production from Toronto Metropolitan University. With extensive experience in both on-set and office environments, Zipporah's wide skill set allows her to adapt and succeed in any scenario. She is passionate about storytelling and is always ready to assist with bringing projects to life.

Zipporah Yohannes

Office PA | she/her

Our Process

A Full-Service Approach to
Video Production.

In order to provide a high level of service, Archipelago takes a full-service approach to dynamic video production.

Our Service Approach To Pre-Production - Archipelago Productions

Pre-Production

Let's set your project off to a great start in pre-production. Our producers and directors will work closely with you to understand your goals, key messages, and vision, turning them into reality. You'll be given treatments, storyboards, scripts, budgets, schedules, and comprehensive reports so you're involved every step of the way.

Services Include:

• Concept Development
• On-Staff Writers
• Production Design
• Quote Generation
• Animatics
• Wardrobe Design and Consultation
• Storyboard Artist
• Shooting Schedule Generation
• Budgeting

Our Service Appoach To Video Production - Archipelago Productions

Production

Let us capture your vision with creativity and style. Our experienced producers and directors will work together to run a smooth production using professional-grade cameras, lighting, and sound equipment. We offer extensive services, from 4K resolution, time-lapse, live-streaming, production and wardrobe design, to aerial drone videography services.

Services Include:

• Directors
• Directors of Photography
• On-Staff and In-House Producers
• Production Managers
• Live-Streaming Specialists
• Certified Drone Operators
• Camera Assistants
• Gaffers
• Set Decorators
• Remote Video Village set-ups

Our Service Appoach To Post-Production - Archipelago Productions

Post-Production

Let us tell your story your way. After filming, our in-house editing team will craft your vision and provide a quick turnaround for your video. We offer various essential services for multiple platforms, including editing, colour-correction, motion graphic animation, and branding. We'll ensure the final cut reflects your vision and exceeds your expectations.

Services Include:

• Directors
• Directors of Photography
• On-Staff and In-House Producers
• Production Managers
• Live-Streaming Specialists
• Certified Drone Operators
• Camera Assistants
• Gaffers
• Set Decorators
• Remote Video Village set-ups

Our Service Approach To Pre-Production - Archipelago Productions

Pre-
Production

Our Service Appoach To Video Production - Archipelago Productions

Production

Our Service Appoach To Post-Production - Archipelago Productions

Post-
Production

The Answers to Some of the Best Questions

How long does the video production process take?

The timeline for video production varies based on the project's scope and complexity. It can take anywhere from a few days to several weeks. We work closely with you to create a detailed project plan that includes milestones, deadlines, and check-ins to ensure we stay on track. Our skilled and experienced team uses the latest tools and techniques to deliver the final product quickly and efficiently. We're committed to producing your video quickly without sacrificing quality.

Can you accommodate rush or expedited projects?

At Archipelago, we're happy to accommodate rush or expedited projects whenever possible. Our experienced team uses the latest tools and techniques to work efficiently and effectively on every project, without compromising on quality.

If you have a tight timeline, please let us know as soon as possible so we can assess feasibility and adjust our schedule accordingly. We're committed to delivering your final product on time and to your satisfaction, and we'll work with you to find a solution that meets your needs.

Do I need to have a script written before I approach you?

We're happy to execute your vision for the project if you've already gone through an internal scripting process. If that's not the case, our creative team would love to pitch, develop, and write original scripts based on your brand's objectives.

Do you handle all aspects of video production in-house or do you outsource any part of the process?

No. While we prefer to handle every aspect of video production in-house, there are some cases where we may need to outsource certain parts of the process. However, we work only with trusted partners who share our commitment to quality and excellence. We'll always be transparent with our clients about any part of the process that needs outsourcing. We'll ensure that the final product meets our high standards. At Archipelago, our priority is delivering the highest quality video production services possible, whether it's handled in-house or outsourced.