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Our Team

Cinematographers. Filmmakers. Storytellers. 

We are passionate about everything that we do.  You see it in our films.  We're a fun bunch, working together to create your story.  We are a Marketing Communications agency that understands your needs, right from the start!

 

Whether it's a Commercial for TV, the Web, a Corporate Video, Web Video for your business, we can meet your every need.

 

In studio there are writers, graphic artists, 2D and 3D animators, sound mixers, Blu-ray authors, and editors.  Out of studio, an entire crew will meet your every need.

The process is truly collaborative.  That means that there is a shorter turn around for produced videos because everyone works together.

 

It's better this way.

You're now ready to meet the creative beasts

who work tirelessly to produce the

videos of your dreams.

Darren Sager from 5Gear Studios

DARREN SAGER

Studio Owner / Director

LIKES

The Toronto Maple Leafs

Aruba

Steak, but only Ribeye Certified Angus

English Breakfast Tea


DISLIKES

Flight delays

Vertical cellphone video files

Mosquito bites

Toronto traffic


FACTS

Darren's voice has not changed since he was a baby

Darren can gourmet cook

He can parallel park any vehicle

Nico Alcalde from 5Gear Studios

NICO ALCALDE

DOP / Cinematographer

LIKES

Smiling

Salsa Dancing

Tupperware

Camping, and being at one with nature


DISLIKES

Negativity

Line Dancing

Greasy Junk Food


FACTS

Nico can bench press his own body weight

Nico once smiled for 2 weeks, without a break

He was born in Argentina

He won third place in a salsa-eating competition

Gavin Morgenthal from 5Gear Studios

GAVIN MORGENTHAL

Cinematographer, First AD

LIKES

Happy people

The Toronto Blue Jays

Being told his shots are the "best"

iPhone apps

His Iced Coffee

DISLIKES

Slow moving traffic

Being tickled

His Birthday

Long Airplane Flights


FACTS

Gavin loves the Village People 

He loves to Cruise

Gavin prefers his subs cold

He can't relax on holiday

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MONICA KROESEN

Studio Coordinator

LIKES

Good Coffee

Her Blackberry

Trains over planes

Organized people


DISLIKES

Chaos

Long Lines

Pasta al dente

Deceiving weather


FACTS

Monica has lived in over 5 countries

Monica can change a flat tire

She speaks various languages and accents

She can read minds

Nicolas Muller from 5Gear Studios

NICHOLAS MULLER

Editor / Animator / DaVinci Colourist

LIKES

His wife and baby boy

Recycling

Italian Sodas

Chewing Gum

The Simpsons


DISLIKES

Family Guy

Loud people

Re-edits


FACTS

Nicolas gives a great massage

He can arrive at work with no one knowing

His dream is to be a contestant on America's Got Talent

KATE SHUMAKOVA

Editor / 2D Animator

LIKES

Painting Art

Camping

Nature

Rock Climbing


DISLIKES

Change

Loud people

Re-edits


FACTS

Kate's real name is Ekaterina

Kate plays Basketball better than you!

Kate learns at incredible speeds

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PATRICK KARPIERZ

Editor

LIKES

Cottage Life

Magic Bean Water

Long Walks with Raza

Trail Mix

Skiing

DISLIKES

Highway 401

Bad Speakers

Winters with no snow


FACTS

Patrick makes gourmet meals over camp fires

No one can pronounce Patrick's Last Name

Patrick rocked a Blond Afro when young

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RAZA HUSSAIN

Editor / 3D Animator

LIKES

His wife and baby boy

Spicy Food

Coca-Cola, but only the original

3D Animation

Cold days without a jacket


DISLIKES

Being scared

Loud people

When Adobcrashes

Snow


FACTS

Raza can hold his breath for 66 seconds

Raza can speak 13 languages

Raza is often confused with Jimmy Fallon

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LEE BERG

First Assistant Director/ Writer

LIKES

Double chocolate stuffed cookies

Speed Dating

Anything to do with the Movies

Mini Skirts

Colombian Coffee


DISLIKES

People who are late

Excuses

Overcooked Spaghetti

Disorganization


FACTS

Peter has written 4 novels

He once acted in The Great Pumpkin

His favourite holiday is President's Day

Peter can run a mile in 5 minutes

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LAURA STUBBS

Senior Writer

LIKES

Stephen King Novels

Hand Gliding

Movies

Medium steaks

DISLIKES

Impatience

Airports

Phony people

Hyperbole

FACTS

Laura was once an anchor in New Zealand

Laura can count to 10 in less than 2 seconds

Laura can juggle 4 balls at once

Laura likes Purple Lolipops

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CHRISTO KALAYDZHIEV

Movi / Steadicam Operator

LIKES

His wife and two sons

Johnny Walker Black

Bulgarian and Russian Cinema


DISLIKES

Domestic Beer

Strong winds on his Steadicam

Being late for anything

Snow Storms


FACTS

It's impossible to pronounce his last name

He performed a Shakespearean play in German, even though he doesn't speak any German

He can speak Hebrew, Russian & Bulgarian

Dan Moshe from 5Gear Studios

DAN MOSHE

Cinematographer

LIKES

Breakfast specials

Avocado, but not the pre-packaged kind

Grimace, the purple McDonald's guy

Bagged salads

Game of Thrones


DISLIKES

Used towels

Toilet paper that is put on the wrong way

People who ignore the recycling bin

Being touched


FACTS

Dan has attended over 200 Phish concerts

He's comfortable lifting 50lb containers of cheese

He once drove nonstop to Vegas - only got 1 ticket!

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