Posts By jules

Tuesdays with Morrie

I recently had the opportunity to work on a short web promo piece for the legend Sir. Antony Holland, acting alongside Antonio Gradanti in the play ‘Tuesdays with Morrie’. Antony has been putting on shows of this play for quite some time, and his performance as Morrie stands as once of his most memorable roles in many peoples eyes, so I’m very happy to have had the chance to capture even just a moment or two of it. Antony’s approach to the play is extreme minimalism, so I wanted to shoot the same way. Enjoy!

I Live Here –

‘I Live Here ‘ is a raw and confrontational message from some of the coastal community residents who’ve been completely overlooked in the proposed changes to BC Ferries service that are to take place on April 1, 2014.

For more information and to join in on the conversation, go to

And don’t forget to follow the twitter hashtag #bcferriesfail for more stats and quotes!


A video made for the not for profit Island Futures project: GERTIE for their submission to the annual BC Hydro Community Champions competition.

With a special thanks to the amazing community support, we’re happy to announce GERTIE was awarded a $10,000 prize and is one of the 2013 BC Hydro Community Champions!

You can visit Gertie online at


Property Matchmaking with Carol Martin Ep.1

The first instalment of matchmaking parody video series “Property Matchmaking” with Gabriola Island realtor Carol Martin.

You can visit Carol’s website at

CBC’s Q in Victoria

CBC’s multi platform program ‘Q’ came to Victoria’s Royal Theatre on May 22nd 2013 and we were fortunate enough to work with the amazing Q team, operating a camera as well as capturing some behind the scenes footage of the Q team doing their thing! Serious pros, resourceful, clear and organized and really fun to work with!

Below are sample screen grabs from some of the footage I shot for behind the scenes.

Look for the Victoria interviews and performances in an episode of QTV in the near future!


TEDx Gabriola Release

Well, we made it! The post production work for TEDx Gabriola is done and the videos are now online!
The birth of our baby boy Luca right in the middle of it all was just the cherry on top.

The talks can be viewed on the TEDx YouTube channel and they are getting some pretty nice views so far!

*update July 2013: Sheila Norgate’s talk got picked up by TED and was featured on! Plus, check out the views on Wooten!

Here is the playlist of all the talks from the event, enjoy!

Demo Reel 2013

The Close to the Sun demo reel is long overdue for an update with so many great projects in the books for 2014 and 2015. We’re looking forward to showing you what else we’ve been up to, but for now please enjoy the 2012-2013 demo reel:

TEDx Gabriola Island

TEDx Gabriola Island has wrapped shooting on March 18! What a huge success!

A big thanks to all the event organizers, the speakers, participants and the truly amazing crew!

Close to the Sun Productions is proud to be involved!

We look forward to seeing the talks go viral!

*Photo by Dano Pendygrasse

The Wild Spirit

Check out the recently released video for Gabriola based artist Tammy Hudgeon