Surface Rights – Stringam, LLP

Surface Rights Client: Stringam, LLP ADDITIONAL VIDEOS PROJECT INFO Stringam, LLP sought to increase brand awareness for their Surface Rights Department, with the goal of reaching landowners who might be approached by land agents to lease portions of their land for various industrial uses. Important to Stringam was introducing the team, specifically Darryl Carter and…

Fly Home by Mohsin Zaman

Fly Home by Mohsin Zaman If we could see the journeys of other people’s lives, we’d find there’s more in common than we think. Fly Home is made possible with a STORYHIVE grant from TELUS Optik Local and is available for free on demand on TELUS Optik TV. PROJECT INFO We rented a bus! Over…

Chris Beauchamp

Chris Beauchamp    Biography Chris Beauchamp is a filmmaker, photographer and writer based in Grande Prairie, Alberta. His background includes journalism, communications and marketing. His photography work has included corporate, public-sector, and personal clients, as well as leading Canadian editorial publications.  Since 2012, he has written, directed, and produced several short films and commercial video projects.…

Gordie Haakstad

Gordie Haakstad    Biography An award-winning feature film writer and director, Gordie Haakstad’s directorial debut, ABEL’S FIELD, starring Kevin Sorbo and Samuel Davis, was released by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. It garnered Best Film, Best Feature, Best Actor, and Best Director at The Attic Film Festival. Gordie gained his directing background as a filmmaker specialized…

EMS Heroes

REMS Foundation: Heroes It’s easy to call them heroes. But it’s harder to support them.  PROJECT INFO Filmed on location in the City and County of Grande Prairie, AB, Canada. The Regional EMS Foundation contacted Chris Beauchamp about a video project to showcase what the foundation does in an emotionally powerful way. After consulting with…

Abel’s Field

Abel’s Field Sometimes the hero is on the sidelines. PROJECT INFO Directed by Gordie Haakstad, produced by Tore Knos through Covenant Road Entertainment, and distributed by Sony Home Entertainment and Affirm Films. Abel’s Field won Best Film, Best Feature, Best Directing, Best Male Performance, and Audience Choice at The Attic Film Festival. Left motherless by tragedy…

Making of a Museum

Making of a Museum Introducing Grande Prairie’s groundbreaking dinosaur museum. Narrated by Dan Aykroyd and Donna Dixon Aykroyd. PROJECT INFO 300 million years in the making, the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum treats guests with an exploration of paelontology via cutting edge exhibits and breathtaking fossil finds. Commissioned by the County of Grande Prairie, No. 1, Gordie Haakstad documented the…

Cold Decision

Cold Decision When a winter outing goes awry, the cold weather and a harsh decision forever changes a life. PROJECT INFO This project pushed the limits of the small but dedicated cast and crew. Filming took place during the winter and the team felt temperatures drop to -27F (-33C) and winds gusts to 55mph (~ 90kph). Shot…

Shine Your Light

Shine Your Light Shine a light on suicide prevention. Together We Can Push Back the Dark Grande Prairie’s Suicide Prevention Resource Centre launched its annual Shine Your Light campaign with an original song and uplifting video, so they enlisted the help of Distillery founders Gordie and Chris to oversee production of the audio and visuals. The…

Arnie the Viking

Arnie the Viking A Viking in a car dealership.  PROJECT INFO This multi-video campaign project was developed in 2014, three years before the Distillery was founded, by Grande Prairie’s leading marketing agency, nine10 Inc. Distillery founders Chris Beauchamp and Gordie Haakstad led the creative effort, in close collaboration with the nine10 team and the client. At the time…