President / Director / Producer
With nearly 10 years experience as a producer and director, Geoff is familiar with all forms of filmmaking. He’s directed and produced numerous national ads within Canada as well as overseas for the United Arab Emirates. Some of his accolades include two Best Film / Best Directing / Best Cinematography Awards for two indie films.
Winning five other experiential awards, including a Promo Award, for ad agencies competing against Canada and US productions. His visions are carefully crafted and his understanding of post-production, allows him and his crew to shoot effectively and efficiently. Creating original content, executing shoots on time and under budget while getting the best work out of his crew are only a couple of the qualities Geoff brings to the table.
Geoff is currently at the helm of two TV shows as producer and director.
Producer / Production Management
Marcus has spent more than a decade working as an entrepreneur and filmmaker. Since making his transition into the world of film and television, he has been a creator, producer and collaborator on a diverse selection of original and imaginative projects including dramatic feature films, music videos and corporate spots.
He is an integral part of dynamic studio team that has garnered numerous international awards in documentary and digital media. He’s currently producing alongside Geoff, on two TV shows set to air in June.
Tony Edgar is a gun for hire. Generally, he is the lead cinematographer on almost all of RIP’s shoots. His skill as a camera operator is only matched by his skill at painting a set with light. Tony has shot films, TV pilots, commercials and music videos around the world. He’s used to extreme environments where the “run and gun” approach to filming is the only option. Environments like Playa Del Carmen, Dubai, Costa Rica and Hawaii to name only a few.
Tony has become a voice for the new age cinematographer. His voice and words can be read in Canadian Society of Cinematographers magazine, where he and Geoff Davidson were featured as they were sent to Dubai to shoot two commercials for the United Arab Emirates as well as a film for Saudi Arabia.
Tony has also shot commercials for RBC, Toyota, Callaway, Canon, Russel Peters and a feature documentary for HBO with Dan Akroyd.
Post Supervisor / Cinematographer
Curry’s unique ability to edit, allows him to shoot exactly what he needs.
Having an understanding of how things are cut in post, is absolutely crucial to any director and camera operator. Curry, not only specializing in Final Cut Pro, Premiere, Motion, After Effects and Color to only name a few, also has a diploma in visual effects. He has edited broadcast commercials for Cervelo, NBC, Versus as well as handled VFX work for both the film “Legion” as well as the hit TV series “Fringe.”
He was assistant editor on Bruce McDonald’s feature doc “Music from the Big House” and was the lead cameraman for Kensington Tours in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Ethiopia. RIP has proudly employed Mr. Leaman since 2010. Curry is lead post on two upcoming reality TV shows RIP is producing.
Director / Audio
David is a man of many trades. His background as an audio recorder/mixer is something to marvel at.
In the 4 years he’s been out of his post-grad, David has worked as the key sound mixer for XBOX commercials, corporate ads and shorts, short narrative films as well as several TV shows and a number of independent feature films.
He’s also produced/directed two DVD series for Bootycamp Fitness as well as a TV pilot that shot in Mexico.
Director / Gaffer / Electric
Mark, a man of many talents, has over 25 years experience in the film industry. Mark’s resume boasts directing, producing, writing, and gaffing to only name a few.
He’s also been a professor at the Toronto Film School, teaching camera and directing to the up and coming filmmakers. Mark has worked all over the world but primarily works between California and Toronto. Mark has been involved with gripping / gaffing and electric in over 25 feature films (X-men, Hulk, Love Guru, Lucky Number Slevin to name a few).
He was dubbed MacGyver for his “in the nick of time” resourcefulness. No matter what the issue may be, give Mark a tweezers, a match and some string…he’ll figure it out!
Director / Audio / VFX
Ian Thomson is an award winning director, writer and creative producer.
He has worked on projects ranging from film festival winning short films, to commercials and stereoscopic 3D productions.
A specialist in automotive filmmaking and Stereoscopic 3D, Ian is versatile, creative and driven. With a flair for excitement and excellent comedic timing, Ian excels with any project that allows him to have fun on set, and try new things.
Director / Producer / Editor
To know where Davin Black is going, is to find out where he has been. His love for live music carried him through eight years of inspirational travel and has fostered his dedication to the creation of visual compliments to music. Davin quickly absorbed production knowledge and now operates within all aspects of the film industry. His unique perspective and experience has led him to become an esteemed and award winning music video and commercial director and a feature film producer. Juno nominated and winner of the MuchMusic Best Rock Video Award, Davin Black has produced more than 200 music videos and directed over 50 with multiple award wins, Best Director nominations and #1 videos. Davin’s film sets are a common venue for interviews and behind-the-scene specials for multiple national media networks. Regarded as a respected expert within the music video industry, Davin has been featured on MuchMusic’s shows “Discovered” and “Disband”. He has presented his candid and practical advice to viewers and has assisted in the growth of emerging careers. Priding himself on developing bonds with artists and clients in order to collaboratively cultivate visual imagery, Davin continues to strive to create emotionally inspirational images. His ability to generate a versatile range of styles makes Davin Black a unique director who continues to push the limits of artistic impression.