Big Sky Film Production

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Bring together the best master-level Producers, Directors, Cinematographers, Brand Builders and Technical Innovators in the business. Apply that considerable collective experience to consistently deliver benchmark results for every client's project - regardless of size or budget. Then, go beyond End-to-End production and offer additional services like Roadhouse/PSP, Cost/Viability Consulting, Breakdowns and Freelance Project Management…and do it all at a reasonable cost in a nimble and collaborative environment.

Production Reel





  • SPORT CHEK: Mark de Jonge
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    Media: Cross Platform
    Client: Sport Chek
    Edit Director: Devon Burns
    DOP: Devon Burns
    Producer: Big Sky / Kristi McNeil
    Editor: Devon Burns/Matt Sutherland
    SPORT CHEK: Ryan Cochrane
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    Media: Cross Platform
    Client: Sport Chek
    Edit Director: Devon Burns
    DOP: Devon Burns
    Producer: Big Sky / Kristi McNeil
    Editor: Devon Burns/Matt Sutherland
    SPORT CHEK: Rosie MacLennan
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    Media: Cross Platform
    Client: Sport Chek
    Edit Director: Devon Burns
    DOP: Devon Burns
    Producer: Big Sky / Kristi McNeil
    Editor: Devon Burns/Matt Sutherland
    University Health Network
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    Media: Web, Corporate
    Client: University Health Network
    Director: Devon Burns, Steve Couzens
    DOP: Devon Burns
    Producer: Kristi McNeil
    Production: Big Sky
    PC Black Label "Easter Ham"
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    Media: Broadcast TVC
    Client: Loblaws
    Director:  Viktor Cahoj
    DOP:  Viktor Cahoj
    Producer: Kristi McNeil
    Production: Big Sky
    PC Black Label "Sponge Cake"
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    Media: Broadcast TVC
    Client: Loblaws
    Director:  Viktor Cahoj
    DOP:  Viktor Cahoj
    Producer: Kristi McNeil
    Production: Big Sky
    The Balconies: “WAR”
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    Media: Music Video
    Client: The Balconies
    Director: Sasha G. Avramov
    DOP: Sasha G. Avramov
    Producer: Golomb Productions
    Production Roadhouse: Big Sky
    Johnson Crook: "Minnedosa"
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    Media: Music Video
    Client : Johnson Crook
    Director: Sasha G. Avramov
    DOP: George Willis , csc
    Producer: Kristi McNeil
    Production: Big Sky Film Production

    Reels


    Devon Burns DOP Reel 2016
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    Editor: Devon Burns
    Devon Burns: Sports Reel 2016
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    Editor: Devon Burns
    Devon Burns: Food Reel 2016
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    Editor: Devon Burns
    George Willis csc, sasc Demo Reel
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    Media: Demo Reel 
    Producer: Steve Couzens
    Editor: Sasha G. Avramov
    George Willis Food Reel One
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    Media: Demo Reel -Food
    George Willis Food Reel Two
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    Media: Demo Reel -Food


    HSIT “High Speed Imaging Test”
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    Media: Technical, Corporate, Web
    Client: William F White
    Director: George Willis
    DOP: George Willis 
    Editor: Sasha G. Avramov
    Producer: Kristi McNeil/Dan St. Amour
    Production: Big Sky / William F White
    Country Day School
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    Media: Web
    Client: Country Day School
    Director: Jamie Way/Devon Burns
    DOP: Devon Burns
    Editor/Graphics: Devon Burns 
    Producer: Marc Whitehead
    Roadhouse: Big Sky
    Credit Canada "Dignity"
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    Media: Broadcast TVC, Web
    Client: Credit Canada
    Director: Jamie Way
    DOP: Jeremy Benning
    Production: Big Sky
    Producer: Kristi McNeil
    Bartlett Guitars Web Promo
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    Media: Website Promo
    Client: Bartlett Guitars
    Director: George Willis
    DOP: George Willis
    Production: Big Sky
    Producer: Kristi McNeil
    Editor: Sasha G. Avramov
    Hank to Hendrix Guitar Web Promo
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    Media: Website Promo
    Client: Hank to Hendrix Guitars
    Director: George Willis
    DOP: George Willis
    Production: Big Sky
    Producer: Kristi McNeil
    Editor: Sasha G. Avramov
    "Stay Awhile": Documentary 
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    Media: Documentary Feature
    Client: Jessica Edwards
    Director: Jessica Edwards
    DOP: Vinit Borrison
    Producer: Kristi McNeil (line)
    Production: Big Sky
    Mandir: Aerial Project
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    Media : Web, Internal Broadcast
    Client: BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
    Aerial Director: Steve Couzens
    Edited: Sasha G. Avramov
    Bridgepoint: Aerial Project
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    Media: Web, Corporate
    Client: Bridgepoint Active Healthcare
    Director: Greg van Riel
    Aerial Director: Steve Couzens
    Producer: Greg van Riel
    Edited: Sasha G. Avramov
    Credit Canada "Reverse the Blues"
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    Media: Broadcast TVC, Web
    Client: Credit Canada
    Director: Jamie Way
    DOP: Ian Leech
    Production: Big Sky
    Producer: Kristi McNeil
    SPORT CHEK: Damian Warner
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    Media: Cross Platform
    Client: Sport Chek
    Edit Director: Devon Burns
    DOP: Devon Burns
    Producer: Big Sky / Kristi McNeil
    Editor: Devon Burns/Matt Sutherland
    Cola Heads "Die Young"
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    Media: Music Video
    Client: Cola Heads
    Director: Alison Honey Woods
    DOP: Sasha G. Avramov
    Producer: Golomb Productions
    Production PSP: Big Sky
    Carsen Gray "Supernatural"
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    Media: Music Video
    Client: Carsen Gray
    Director: Alison Honey Woods
    DOP: Justin Beattie
    Producer: Golomb Productions
    Production PSP: Big Sky


    Dulux: "Best Practice"
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    Media: Corporate, Web
    Client: Dulux Paints
    Director: Devon Burns
    DOP: Devon Burns
    Editor/Graphics: Devon Burns
    Production PSP: Big Sky
    Powerade: "Power Through"
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    Media: Broadcast Feature
    Client: TSN/Powerade
    Director:
    DOP: Devon Burns
    Editor/Graphics: Devon Burns
    Producer: TSN
    Production PSP: Big Sky
    Bliss Ball
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    Media: Web, Corporate, Live event
    Client: The Dilawri/Foundation/Sick Kids Hospital
    Director: Devon Burns/Steve Couzens
    DOP: Devon Burns
    Editor/Graphics: Devon Burns/Jeffrey Nesker
    Production: Big Sky
    Producer: Kristi McNeil
    CIL Paint "Paint Chips For Men"
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    Media: Cross Platform, Web, Social Media
    Client: CIL Paints
    Director: Jamie Way
    DOP: Devon Burns
    Producer: Kristi McNeil
    Production: Big Sky
    AWARD: Bronze CLIO
    LePage Super Glue "Family"
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    Media: Broadcast TVC
    Client: LePage/Henkel
    Director: Jamie Way
    DOP: Dylan MacLeod
    Producer: Kristi McNeil
    Production: Big Sky
    LePage PL Premium "P.O.V."
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    Media: Broadcast TVC
    Client: LePage/Henkel
    Director: Jamie Way
    DOP: Dylan MacLeod
    Producer: Kristi McNeil
    Production: Big Sky
    VH "Life Unjarred": Episode 16
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    Media: Cross Platform, Web, Social Media
    Client: VH Sauces/ConAgra Foods
    Director: Brett Heard
    DOP: Ian Leech
    Producer: Kristi McNeil
    Production: Big Sky
    VH "Life Unjarred": Episode 14
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    Media: Cross Platform, Web, Social Media
    Client: VH Sauces/ConAgra Foods
    Director: Brett Heard
    DOP: Ian Leech
    Producer: Kristi McNeil
    Production: Big Sky
    "Hi Honey" Short Film
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    Media: Short Film
    Client: Black Box Films
    Director: Pete Henderson
    DOP: Brett Van Dyke
    Producer: Kristi McNeil
    Production : Big Sky/Steam Films
    TSN: Puck Over Glass
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    Media: Broadcast Channel Feature
    Client: TSN
    Director:
    DOP: Devon Burns
    Editor/Graphics: Devon Burns
    Producer: TSN
    Production PSP: Big Sky

    Bios




    Kristi McNeil - Executive Producer
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    Kristi is a highly regarded and award-winning Executive/Line Producer in the Toronto Film industry, leading creative productions for over 25 years. Her comprehensive expertise has been built on producing more than 600 TV Commercials, award-winning digital Web Content, Web Serials, Documentaries, Branded Content and multi-platform Digital Media.
    Steve Couzens – Head of Production, Aerial Director
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    Steve is a veteran First Assistant Director with 30 years’ experience, which led to the formation of Big Sky Film Production Inc. Steve has worked all over the world with countless Producers, Directors and Cinematographers, and with Clients as diverse as there are products to shoot. He has worked on over 800 Broadcast TV Commercials and numerous Digital Web Media projects, as well as co- produced and managed award-winning Independent Short Films.
    George Willis csc, sasc – Director, Cinematographer
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    George Willis is one of Canada’s most prolific and gifted Director/Cinematographers. Widely recognized as a technical innovator, he has a classic cinematic style that consistently defies and outlasts trends. George has a true love for his craft, and has the skill and vision to turn it into art. His work is recognized internationally with Cinematography Craft awards from New York and South Africa and with Clios and Bessies here in Canada. George is currently president of the Canadian Society of Cinematographers. 
    Devon Burns – Director,Cinematographer,Photographer, Editor
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    Devon is a visual craftsman with a gift for the creative process who consistently elevates productions to a higher level. As a seasoned veteran, he has won numerous awards for his cinematography; including the Edmond Long CSC award for Excellence and shares a Bronze Clio with us at Big Sky. Recent projects include directing, shooting and post-production for a 100-video Web Series for President’s Choice Black Label brands, and a collaborative series for the Canadian Olympic Committee and TSN.
    Andrew Hall – New Business Development, Producer
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    Andrew has 20 years’ experience in brand marketing and development and is a seasoned Marketing professional with a solid track record of results in brand management and strategy. Well-versed in the mechanical production process from both the “client” and “agency” perspective, Andrew brings a proven ability to deliver business objectives on-time and on-budget with an uncompromising attention to detail.

    Awards




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    Clients




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    Contact


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    Kristi McNeil
    Partner
    Executive | Line Producer | PM
    416.806.2449
    kristi@bigskyfilmproduction.com


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