Director, cameraman, composer, audio guru. How could you not have an individual of John’s caliber on any project? With over two decades of experience, John’s credentials are far too expansive to list. The consummate professional, John is an extremely versatile Director, who is equally comfortable working with actors and everyday people. His accomplishments are astounding; he has directed commercials, television documentaries, television series, corporate videos, and music videos. He is Atlantic Canada’s only Bessie Craft Award winner for sound design and he is the audio mastermind behind our 7.1 audio mix facility. The experience John has gained while shooting in 30+ countries allows him to embrace the unexpected. John strives for the perfect execution of creative concepts and always adds those additional layers of his invaluable expertise to any project he touches.
Production & post manager, occasional editor, dog lover, font police. Whether you’re the talent, the crew, the agency, or the client, chances are you already know Ashley very well. When not exploring Canada’s backpacking playground, Ashley is tediously arranging for an exceptionally well executed project. An integral part of the RPM team, she is involved throughout a project from concept development to delivery. Smart, passionate, solutions driven, and always developing new skills. Whether it be a new editing software, or the latest social media trend, Ashley is on it.
A graduate from Saint Mary’s University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology, Ashley understands people and why clear communication is important. Ashley began her career in media through music, as a coordinator for the Halifax Pop Explosion, spent some time in the world of print and web media with The Coast, where she developed her love for design and production, and then in early 2010, moved on to video where she took a strong interest in digital marketing, technology, and post production.
Her biggest downfall is that she uses too many emojis in her emails. 🤠
Social commentator, techie, audiophile. Richard’s world has recently expanded into the realm of RPM tech support, media management, and equipment overlord. But make no mistake, his true calling, strength, and passion is that of sound engineering and design. A graduate from the Audio Engineering program at the Centre for Arts & Technology, he has worked on several television programs for CBC, Food Network, and HGTV including the award winning “French Food At Home”. Richard is poised and ready to record, mix, shape, and design your latest sweet sounding project.
Born in England, raised in the Arabian Gulf and finally settling in Nova Scotia, Steve is an experienced 2D/3D motion designer, animator, video editor, audio mixer, sound designer, colourist and electronic musician, just to name a few. He thrives on learning about the latest and greatest in computer graphics software, technology, and technique; and then using that to push your creative envelope on every project.
Steve worked in audio post-production for over 10 years; mixing, mastering and editing, and also writing music for various television shows (CBC, Discovery Channel, IFC, Teletoon), before making a switch to motion graphics in 2007, kickstarted by earning a diploma (with honours) in Interactive & Motion Graphics at the NSCC.
Before landing at RPM, Steve honed his skills in the freelance world, providing clients across the Maritimes and beyond with a “one-stop-shop” to bring their ideas from concept to completion and winning a couple of ICE Awards along the way.
Outside of work, Steve can be usually be found spending time with his family, hanging out at the cottage, playing drums with his jam band, and obsessing over his slowly growing collection of vintage and analogue synthesizers.
Graeme is RPM’s lead story editor, tech nerd, and the office’s daily lunch envy. He prides himself on having impeccable taste and know-how when it comes to crafting an engrossing tale. Whether it’s behind the camera or in the edit suite, his endgame is always the same: make people feel things. He’s also been diving into the directing world with great success.
Graeme is an active member of the NS film and TV community having worked on many noteworthy projects such as festival favourite documentary “Perfume War”, psychological horror film “The Child Remains”, CBC’s “Land and Sea” and “Canada’s a Drag“, and “Trailer Park Boys“. He has also edited a multitude of music videos including Classified, Gloryhound, Like a Motorcycle, and Christina Martin. Graeme’s biggest accomplishments however, are his beard and meeting John Cleese in an Atlantic Superstore.
Meaghan graduated from the Screen Arts program at NSCC, holds a Bachelor of Arts diploma from Mount Allison University in History and English, and a certificate in Applied Media and Communications from NSCC.
Bringing her fresh ideas and style to the team, Meaghan is always learning and pursuing new interests in the film and video world. Quite frankly, she doesn’t stop. Which is so important in today’s digital world. (What’s a bitcoin?)
Meaghan is full of valuable skills, on and off set, where her enthusiasm and endurance meet head to head. Meaghan continues to hone her skills, as she finds passion in the post-production realm. When her head isn’t in the clouds daydreaming about travelling the world (and cats), or with a bowl of popcorn watching the new Denis Villeneuve film, she will always be looking for new stories to tell and to capture.
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Drew has love for all facets of the production process. You’ll often find him working behind the camera and then jumping straight into the edit suite. It’s this kind of versatility that has led to him to directing seven seasons of a hunting and fishing show (“Best of Bull Run”) to questioning Jason Priestley on a ghost hunt (behind the scenes of “Haven”). Drew has seen and done a little bit of everything and has the skills to prove it.
A graduate from The Center for Arts and Technology with a degree in Digital Film, Drew has worked on a multitude of international and local projects such as, Hope For Wildlife, National Geographic’s “Deadly Journeys of the Apostles”, Smithsonian’s “Canada Over the Edge”, Love Nature’s “Wild Wild East”, and Amazon Prime’s “Clay’s P.O.V.”. With his love for music, Drew has helped create music videos for bands like Matt Mays, The Stanfields, and Zach Crose making him a versatile asset to the team.
When he’s not behind a screen, you can find him playing guitar, selling his portraits, or combing the beach with his metal detector looking for that one big find to help finance his next film project.