Aeternitas

Aeternitas What would you risk for all the time in the world? PROJECT INFO Humans are on the brink of time travel. After successful tests, a team of scientists are about to send the first human back in time. “It’s an idea that has excited me for years: exploring the heroism shown by the historic…

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…

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…

Smooth Moves

Smooth Moves Tensions rise when a flirtatious game of one-upmanship turns an office into a battleground. PROJECT INFO Tensions rise when a flirtatious game of one-upmanship turns an office into a battleground. Written and Directed by Chris Beauchamp & Cris Seppola-Podsada, Smooth Moves was filmed as a student project on a shoestring budget in Grande…