Chief Executive Officer
With more than 20 years as a respected, award-winning documentary and commercial editor, Chris is also a director of photography with dozens of projects under his belt. Chris’ understanding of the production process and the importance of client relations is a valued asset at FRANK Digital. And while much of his time is spent behind the scenes as CEO, he still makes a point of directing projects or picking up a camera and shooting for the day. This “hands on” approach allows him to keep current with the technology… while also helping him nurture his love of production.
President, Executive Producer
For more than 20 years now Jeff has been working with brands to create internationally distributed long and short form content, installations and advertising. Clients include Coca-Cola’s NOS Energy Drink, Walmart, Verizon, MTV, and the Government of Canada. Jeff has also served as Executive Producer on longer form projects like Cadbury Canada’s “Wheels of Change”, “Forever Changed” for The Canadian Museum for Human Rights, the Gemini Award winning “Peter Jordan’s Grey Cup Adventure” for CBC Sports and more recently as producer on “Fuelled By Passion: The Return of the Jets” for CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada and “The 13th Man” for TSN. Jeff is an integral part of FRANK Digital. Valued for knowledge of convergent media and his never ending passion and energy for our industry and our clients.
Bill has designed, created and directed a number of award-winning TV commercials and short format videos for clients such as The Canadian Museum for Human Rights, The Government of Manitoba, Cambrian Credit Union, furniture and appliance retailer Dufresne, and Manitoba Hydro. Working hand-in-hand with a talented pool of animators and designers Bill constantly strives to push the creative boundaries with each project he undertakes.
Chief Financial Officer
Adeline joined us in April 2008. Prior to joining Frank’s team, she was a part of Winnipeg’s film community in the role of production accountant for 12 years; working on a wide range of award winning productions. Adeline’s attention to detail and efficient work help keep projects running on time and on budget.
Director, Post Production
Lawrence has more than 32 years experience in both film and broadcast television. He's been involved in the creation and production of many local, national, and international television commercials and promotional videos. Some of the clients who will work with no one but Lawrence include The Canadian Curling Association, Oreck and Hummer Productions.
Gord brings extensive industry experience to FRANK Digital, including TV station operations, news, and programming production in both studio and field settings. Current responsibilities include supervising FRANK's duplicating department in an ever evolving and complex multimedia world.
Gord strives to deliver an unparalleled level of customer service to our local, national and international clientèle whether they require broadcast deliverables or retail ready DVD and CD packages. Before working in the film & television industry Gord spent 5 years in the Canadian Armed Forces serving primarily with 17 Wing at CFB Winnipeg as an aerospace technician.
As an experienced Motion Graphics Artist, Brad has been designing and animating computer graphics for more than 25 years. With an extreme attention to detail, Brad has honed his skills on a wide variety of projects; ranging from corporate videos, for companies such as Bristol Aerospace, to documentaries, including Secrets of the Dinosaur Mummy (Discovery Channel). Brad's Visual Effects skills seen him work on over 12 Hollywood movie projects; creating digital matt painting, compositing, motion tracking and rig removal.
For more than a decade now, Donalee has been expertly developing relationships with many corporate and commercial clients. She has successfully produced campaigns for clients such as Fusion Communications, ChangeMakers Marketing & Communications, the Canadian Tourism Commission and the Manitoba Government's Communication Services Department. Donalee has a solid understanding of the needs of corporate and commercial clients and she's proven that with the right team, an outstanding production can be pulled together, no matter what the time-line or budget.
As the Head of a department of a broadcasting company in the UK, he spent a number of years leading a team of technical operators and developing departmental strategy. With years of experience within the production side of media as a coordinator, key-production assistant roles, David has no problem balancing the needs of a number of staff/crew and accomplishing the assigned goals within the production.
Lorraine has over 30 years experience as an Executive Assistant. Her experience in the television industry began in 1991, working for MTN in Portage la Prairie. Along with her duties as Secretary to seven department managers, she also wrote all public service announcements for the station and appeared in various commercial campaigns as well as Station Promotion ID’s. If you're looking for an answer Lorraine has got it.
Denise moved to Canada from Brazil in 2008 to pursue a career in 3D Animation & Visual Effects. She is an honours graduate of River College's 3D Computer Graphics Program. Right after graduating in 2009, Denise was invited to join the Frantic Films team. There, she honed her skills in 3D modelling, texturing, rigging, animation, lighting & rendering, compositing and motion graphics. Denise's work has been awarded two Summit Creative Awards, and three local Signature Awards. She is very excited to join the new team at FRANK Digital, and embraces this opportunity to take her skills to the next level.
Jamie has been working in the film and television industry for the past 15 years in Toronto and Winnipeg. As both an editor and director of photography, Jamie has been involved in numerous projects ranging from documentaries and corporate videos to commercials and feature films. As a director, Jamie has also made numerous short films, corporate videos, commercials and music videos. Jamie has a true passion for story telling and loves to be part of the creative process.
Courtland has been in the motion picture industry for more than 39 years. Courtland works as a duplication technician and is experienced with Photoshop and Illustrator for DVD label design.
With over 10 years experience in project management for television production and the arts sector. Tina has managed the production of television commercials and short format videos for clients like Manitoba Public Insurance, Pollard Banknote, and the Canadian Centre for Child Protection.
Tina holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours from the University of Manitoba, as well as a Degree in Media Arts, Animation from Emily Carr University of Art + Design.
Tina was also the Supervisor of Promotion Production at Teletoon, where she managed the execution of all on-air and online promotions for the both English and French networks, working with such clients as General Mills, Hasbro, Nintendo, 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros.
Chief Audio Engineer
Howard is Frank’s chief audio engineer, sound designer and mixer. With more than 30 years experience in the music and post-production industries, his skills and knowledge have brought him accolades in both. Including his most recent industry nod---a 2013 Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Sound in an Information/ Documentary Program or Series for the doc "Smarty Plants", a Merit Motion Pictures production for CBC Television's The Nature of Things. Having been a part of both the Vancouver and Winnipeg production communities, Howard has put his creative touch on hundreds of projects, including award winning albums, documentaries, TV services and films.
Senior Online Editor/Colourist
Andrew is a very experienced post production editor and colourist with an interest in all forms of technology who has worked with hundreds of corporate, commercial, and film clients provincially, nationally, and internationally. For more than 14 years, Andrew has been at the forefront of post production technology from digital standard-definition to high-definition to ultra-definition (4k & 5k). An expert in AVID, Final Cut Pro, DaVinci Resolve, RED, Arri Alexa, Sony and Panasonic; Andrew has been able to consult and design efficient digital film workflows for numerous feature film studios like FOX and Universal. Whether you need conforming, offline / online editing in AVID / Final Cut Pro, colour correction in DaVinci Resolve, finishing in AVID, versioning, QC, HDCAM SR output, delivery to any broadcaster, studio, distributor or festival, **GASP** Andrew is your guy.
Manager, Web & Interactive
Kyle Sierens is a web design, development and multimedia specialist. Working in the production world since 2002, Kyle’s experienced in both audio and video production. This makes him a great addition to Frank Digital’s team, and help his multimedia and web skills stand out in the industry. Driven by his attention to detail and desire to get the job done right, Kyle will find a multi-media solution that works for every client and every situation.