Andrew Nisker – Take Action Films
Andrew Nisker is a filmmaker, author, activist, and a husband and father. He graduated from York University’s film school and then signed a first-look deal with Broadway Video. His screenplay Death, Family and Religion, a black comedy, was optioned by Broadway and entered development during the early 1990s, as Nisker began producing television pilots. He also wrote, directed, and produced several documentary shorts.
After working in New York, Nisker returned to his native Canada, and became a director for lifestyle and documentary television for networks including CBC, CTV, Chum Television and Global and TVO. He also began producing and directing full-length documentary films of his own, many of which focus on environmental issues.
In addition to film, Nisker is an interactive entertainment producer, having worked in several interactive entertainment mediums, including games. Nisker has been a class instructor at OCAD University in Toronto. He is also the founder of the film distributor Take Action Films and a board member for Planet In Focus and Film Festival.
David is a veteran editor of many award winning environmental documentaries. He had the good fortune of beginning his career with “The Nature of Things” series where he edited programs like Sea of Slaughter, the feature documentary made from Farley Mowat’s seminal account of the decimation of marine life on Canada’s east coast. David also edited many natural history programs for the “Canadian Geographic Presents” series on the Discovery Channel.
David has contributed to many other landmark documentary programs and series for both Canadian and international broadcasters. He recently edited The Photograph one of the documentaries for the “Engraved on a Nation” series which won for Best Documentary Series at the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards.
Iain Robinson – Endless Films
Director of Photography
Iain obtained his honours degree in Film Studies at Ryerson University in 2001. He is an accomplished videographer, an artist with a computer and is constantly updating his knowledge of emerging media formats, motion graphics, non-linear editing software, digital filmmaking, online video and interactive mobile content.
In his 11 years with Endless Films, Iain has filmed and edited numerous video projects including documentaries, music videos, commercials, industrial videos and animation.
He has filmed videos in crazy environments, from the top of mountains to the bottom of oceans and his keen eye as a videographer has earned him recognition from the Canadian Society of Cinematographers, Technicolor Canada and William F. White.
Iain is passionate about his work and always brings contagious excitement to a project, no matter the size.
Erin Tee – Endless Films
Producer extraordinaire, Erin Tee is a Montreal native who moved to Toronto to earn her degree in Film Studies in 1997. She has been with Endless Films as key producer and project manager since its inception in 2000 and has successfully managed and produced over 100 projects. Her work ranges from documentary production, promotional and corporate video to public service announcements and animation. Aside from her considerable talents as a producer, Erin is also a trained editor with a multitude of edited video projects in both official languages under her belt.
Erin’s incredible organizational skills, creativity and dedication, ensure projects are always completed on time and on budget earning her the admiration of our clients and the love of the gang at Endless Films. In short, she’s awesome!
Since 2006, Tobin’s creativity, skill, and intuition have helped production companies secure development commissions and contributed to story content for series on Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, Rogers Media, CBC, and Shaw Media.
Before entering the film world, Tobin worked as a college instructor and as a Natural Heritage Educator at Algonquin Provincial Park.
Tobin is a graduate of York University’s MES program; he also holds an ERS Bachelor degree from Trent University and a Bachelor of Arts (Popular Culture) from Brock University, St. Catherine’s.
Alex Galeote – Endless Films
Born in Mexico City, Alex immigrated to Canada in 1991. He earned a diploma in Screenwriting and Creative Writing at George Brown College in 1997 before completing his degree in Film Studies at Ryerson University, where he met his two business partners, Erin Tee and Iain Robinson.
Since 2000, Alex has filled the roles of Director and Principal Writer at Endless Films and has written and directed a variety of award-winning projects including short documentaries, promotional and educational videos and animation.
All his years of creative experience have given Alex a unique perspective on how to bring a client’s vision for a video to life.
Alex loves two things in life: eating Timbits and making videos. And he’s all out of Timbits.
Phil Prieur – Take Action Films
An Ottawa native, Phil knew he wanted to be a filmmaker when he began making videos in high school – once he figured out how to work a camera the rest took care of itself.
He graduated from Humber College with flying colours in Film and Television Production and began working at Take Action Films not long after, where he jumped right in and began his documentary career, helping to shoot and edit Chasing Fortune, the production company’s 2013 feature, which lead to Dark Side of the Chew.
Documentary work has brought him across North America: whether it’s been filming amongst hordes of zombies in Florida; documenting a rock band’s first show at the legendary Stone Pony in Asbury Park, New Jersey; or following a cyclist through the Rocky Mountains and across the prairies on a world record attempt; you could say it’s been an exciting journey so far.