We make films with narrative clarity, cinematic quality and creative soul in sunny, soggy squamish BC.
We are known for creating meaningful documentaries, branded films, and commercial content with narrative clarity, cinematic quality, and creative soul.
We collaborate with studios, brands, agencies and directors to create raw and authentic films. Our award-winning team of storytellers empower clients to share stories with a bold voice, offering audiences entertainment with emotion.
As a team we bring decades of editing and directing experience to every project. We approach each creative endeavour with the core principles of vision, communication and energy, a mindset that drives us to create work that matters.
Jen Randall is an editor and director who aims to empower, entertain and challenge viewers with emotive narratives and a quiet sense of fun. She loves to dig deep into character and make films with a message.
For over a decade, Jen has specialized in unearthing the unique creative threads that make intimate, character-driven stories powerfully authentic and universal. She firmly believes in championioning female voices and has repeatedly done so in the adventure documentary world where, for her, adventure sport provides a stellar backdrop for very human stories.
Jen’s films have been distributed across international cinemas, awarded major prizes at mountain film festivals, sold for broadcast, and gained large online followings. She is currently most excited about editing, directing and story development work, with goals that include taking her skills and passion to the wider documentary arena, creating work with an environmental slant, and helping more marginalized voices find their platform.
In her own time, Jen can be found climbing and skiing with a stills camera in hand, trying to learn the piano in her living room or taking slow walks with her beloved, elderly rescue dog, Crux.
If you have an idea or story you’d like to explore with Jen, drop her a line!
Over the past decade, Jay Macmillan (aka Jay Mac) has immersed himself into the art of film editing, a passion which has led him to work with some of the most influential artists, athletes, and brands in the industry. Jay thrives on stories that involve creative risks, unlikely heroes and an abyss of media. During years filled with month-long render benders, Jay has evolved from a nuanced editor into an experienced director, often co-directing films with his peers from concept to completion – ensuring all facets of post-production are harmonized. Films Jay has edited and directed have garnered numerous Vimeo staff picks, festival awards and amassed over 10 million views online. Recently, Jay has directed his first independent documentary, which released in Fall 2021 to critical acclaim.
When he’s not editing, you’ll find Jay skiing and or boarding, walking Maggie (his dog), watching classic films, spinning vinyl, and...sleeping.
Tim started his career editing in Soho, London. Cutting his teeth in Post houses across the capital, building a robust technical knowledge. His career took him into the commercial world, at the award winning Mother London, working on large international campaigns. The skills he honed in the advertising world, translated well into outdoor adventure filmmaking. Tim has had the honour to work on some of the biggest projects and names within the industry. Tim has won multiple awards, both freelance and as part of the team at Sherpas Cinema.
Specializing in documentary, branded and commercial work, Tim would classify his style as "Tight". Whether short form or long, Tim's ability to hold the viewers attention with compelling story, seamless cutting and creative choices, puts his clients in safe and experienced hands. With over 15 years in the industry and a list of diverse clients, Tim has the experience needed to guide a project from concept to completion, always understanding the needs of the venture.
Tim cites the work of editors Tom Cross, Joe Walker and Paul Rogers as inspiration. He hopes to emulate their unique abilities to add their personal style whilst remaining almost invisible.
Though Tim loves to work in the edit suite, he shares that passion with ultra marathon running, snowboarding and mountain biking.
If you would like to work with Tim, please contact him at email@example.com
Jen's editing has style and flow, and she brings a director's knack for story and character to her work. She is a joy to collaborate with, implementing notes with agility, improving upon her own ideas and continually pushing to explore and accentuate themes, develop pacing around integral plot points and find the human moments that make a film special.”
Peter Mortimer, Sender Films
Jay Mac has a rare combination of not only natural storytelling talent but also the heart and soul to see it all through with meticulous detail in the edit bay. His collaborative vision on our NatGeo / Sony Everest film The Ghosts Above kept evolving with fresh ideas and positivity to the very end, so much so we named him a co-director!”
Renan Ozturk, National Geographic photographer + Co-founder of Expedition Studios
Tim is a masterful editor and great collaborator. He has a deep understanding of story and an uncanny ability to layer in the nuance required to make a project shine."
Andrea Wing, Origin Outdoor Director of Content & Co-Founder Well Travelled Collective
Watching one of Jen’s films back in 2016 I knew I had to work with her. The style, the creativity, the humour, the thoughtfulness… I worked with Jen on a multi-year, feature length documentary project which was very personal to me. From the start, I felt I was in safe hands, but definitely not boring, predictable ones, which safe often means. Jen is daring and bold in her visions, uniquely creative and masterful at threading so many elements together seamlessly and professionally. I highly recommend Jen - she is a joy to work with.”
Sarah Outen, Adventurer
The best Canadian film this year is one that was unanimously acclaimed by the judges across all of its categories. Director Jay Macmillan leads the viewers so eloquently into his personal journey that his experience transcends the screen and becomes the viewers’ own. The editing is nothing short of brilliant, mixing deeply personal archival footage and soundscapes in a way that is so deeply moving that it will stay with you forever. Stunning cinematography, patient storytelling, and an unbelievable story make Sonder one of the most compelling films of this year’s festival.”
Darcy Hennessey Turenne, Vancouver International Mountain Film, Jury 2022
Tim and Jay are the complete package. Incredible storytellers. Unbelievable problem solvers and an absolute joy to work with. To put it simply, they are one of the most talented teams I’ve ever worked with.”
Ron Goldenberg, NBA Marketing and Business Solutions
Banff Mountain Film Festival, Best Adventure and Exploration Film 2019
Banff Mountain Film Festival, Best Climbing Film, 2017
VIMFF, Best Climbing Film 2018
VIMFF, Best Mountain Culture Film 2016
Mendi Film Festival, Best Adventure and Exploration Film 2019
Mendi Film Festival, Best Script, 2018
Kendal Mountain Festival, Best Adventure and Exploration Film 2019
Kendal Mountain Festival, Best Climbing Film & Peoples’ Choice 2015
Royal Television Society, Best Undergraduate Drama
National Geographic Short Film Showcase
Vimeo Staff Pick x 6
Best Canadian Film - 2022 - Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival
Special Jury Mention - 2021 - Banff Mountain Film Festival
Best Mountain Film - 2020 - Kendal Mountain Film Festival
Best Mountain Culture Film - 2019 - Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival
Best Mountain Culture Film - 2018 - Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival
Best Short Film - 2018 - Powder Awards
Best Editing - 2016 - Powder Awards
Grand Prize - International Alliance For Mountain Film - 2014
Best Editing - IF3 - 2013
Vimeo Staff Pick x 2 Best of The Year Winner
Vimeo Staff Pick x 6 Awards x 2 Best of The Month
Cannes Silver Lion - 2017
Clio Gold award - 2017
Banff Mountain Film Festival Finalist x 7
Banff Mountain Film Festival - 2017 - Best Snowsports Film
Powder Awards - Best Short Film - 2018
IF3 - Best Short Movie 2017