I'm a film, project, and art director. A trained classical cellist, my deep connection to music and rythym is responsible for my music video work receiving consistent critical acclaim and occasionally charting. As I cultivate an appreciation for a variety of genres in music and visual art, my work generally juxtaposes and brings together elements from unconventional sources of inspiration in striking ways.
My breadth of understanding across various disciplines positions me well to lead large scale, multi/inter-diciplinary projects that bring together design, tech/web/app development, art, single camera and muti-camera film production, marketing, and more. I curate a collective of talented leaders in various fields, who I assemble into teams consistent with the demands of a project. Currently I'm leading a project which involves building a custom IOS app to feature over 60 short form documentaries on a map-interface, as well as another project which reimagines what an online video player means for the purposes of video tutorial learning. If you're interested in hearing more, please contact me.
My company owns six cinema cameras, as well as many other film production and livestream technologies (indexed here). These resources are available to my clients at a rate consistent with operating budgets for artistic or grant-run organizations.
My clients include the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, The National Arts Centre (Canada), The University of Calgary, and the Canadian Heart and Stroke foundation. I’ve produced music videos for Grammy award winning and Juno nominated artists and composers like Dame Evelyn Glennie and Vincent Ho, for which I've received awards nationally and internationally. Other clients include Sinzere, Julie Olive, Darcy, and Compass.
🏆 Best Documentary Winner, Monaco International Film Festival 2019
🏆 Best Music Video, Calgary Music Awards 2022
🏆 Finalist, European Cinematography Awards 2021
🏆 Documentary Feature Winner, Amsterdam International Film Festival 2019
"I am always looking for original voices that will distinguish our creative projects. Emil is the type of distinctive creator I enjoy working with. His work looks and feels ‘different’ without being quirky or contrived. His films speak eloquently and clearly in a sophisticated but natural manner. They make me pay attention."
- Paul Dornian, President & CEO, The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra