Ian Carleton

In case you haven’t met our fantastic director of photography, this is him. Ian Carleton.
Not only is he a really nice guy, he’s a great shooter, so if you haven’t tried him, you should.


Ian’s Film Hunter Green Launches Trailer


Our very own director of photography at Asylum Artists, Ian Carleton shot a spooky and unsettling film back in 2012 that released it’s first trailer today.

“Hunter Green is a well-intentioned, self-delusional man living in Niagara Falls. The film explores his lack of comfort, his frustration with strangers and his obligation to the city as he tries to make sense of his life and why so many people choose Niagara Falls as a destination for suicide.”

We’re looking forward to seeing more!

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Shooting the 2014 Stratford Festival

Asylum was lucky enough to be shooting the 2014 Stratford Festival Promos again this year! If you have never been to Stratford ( home of the Beibs!) or have never gone to see a play then you are seriously missing out. This place is so charming and magical and perfect even for a quick weekend getaway! Here’s a quick behind the scene on set shooting Alice.

Stay tuned for more 😉

Stratford Festival 2014

Absolut Inspire


Asylum just recently collaborated with the good people over at Isobar to bring you the worlds first art experiment of its kind! We had 2 Absolut artists creating street art live and all inspired by you the audience! Needless to say it was a huge success. Check out the video below for the play by play!

ABSOLUT Inspire – Live Stream from Asylum Artists on Vimeo.


An exciting project with Jam3, for Denon

Ambitious creatives from BBDO New York approached Jam 3 to create an unique visual experience to promote their four lifestyle centric headphones for Denon. Requiring a 3 pronged approach, Jam 3 called upon Asylum Artists expertise to capture Still, Motion, and 3D Depth Mapping simultaneously. 

To see all the action as it happened, don’t miss our case study.

To experience the final results, head over to the Denon website, here: 

Martin Short Screening

One of Canada’s greatest comedy treasures, Martin Short, paid a visit to The Second City on Mercer St. on Tuesday night to reconnect with his family, the family who helped create the CBC comedy special I, Martin Short, Goes Home, which he shot in Hamilton last summer. Don and Shereen had the awesome opportunity of doing the stills for this production.




New Orleans Jazz Safari!

New Orleans, lives on large after Katrina. Music is the life blood of the city and everywhere you go the infectious beat of optimism prevails.

The food is phenomenal and that combined with a live every moment  attitude of the locals make you feel like you have just arrived home after an extended hiatus.


Agency Wars

Everyone should come check out the Agency wars!! Watch your fellow ad shops duke it out it the ring. This not-for-profit event brings both men and women, from over a dozen different ad agencies around Toronto, giving their all for three 2-minute rounds. Be there and witness my good friend Michelle ‘ Give Em Hell ‘ Repasky kick some ass!

When: Wednesday January 26, 2011
WhereArcadian Court, 401 Bay Street, Simpson Tower,
8th Floor, Toronto, ON M5H 2Y4
Cocktails: 6:00 p.m.
Dinner: 7:00 p.m.
First Bout: 7:45 p.m.

Read more: http://agencywars.ca/main-event/#ixzz1B1MuTWUo