At Films.Solutions, every member of our film crew lives and breathes documentary & filmmaking. It’s more than a passion, it’s a way of life.
Every member of our film crew deeply respects and honours the art of filmmaking. We are constantly striving to reach new levels of expertise in capturing the light, expressing an emotion or telling a compelling story, right from the first shot. That being said, we also have a very no-nonsense, practical approach as we are mindful of the material reality and time sensitivity involved in moviemaking.
Efficiency – Authenticity – Integrity – Respect – Curiosity Team Spirit and Joy are words we live by and they are the pillars of our success.
Our film crew has worked together for so long that it feels like a second family, minus the sibling rivalry. Together, we’ve filmed, coast to coast, in the toughest of environments as far north as Nunavut and Yukon and all the way down south to more tropical locations in Mexico and Cuba.
We love getting out on the road for some great location scouting and finding that ideal site for the next shot. We geek out about having the best and only the right film equipment for the job and making sure every moving part in the production is in alignment with the vision for the film.
Years of experience have taught us that with a positive mindset each challenge or problem is an opportunity to take things to the next level. We’re master communicators, we are multi-lingual (We speak French, English and Spanish) and we’re known for being friendly and efficient. We’re extremely proud of what we can accomplish together as a team and we are eager to see what else is possible!
MEET OUR DOCUMENTARY & FILM CREW
Richard Duquette – Director of Photography and Chief Solutions Officer
Director, Fixer and Post Production Specialist
I’m responsible for deploying the production crew, managing the data wrangling and making sure information flows through the production pipeline between the production and post-production teams.
Alignment, Communications & Outreach
I’ve been aligning socially conscious entrepreneur’s words and actions, weaving links and connecting with fascinating people online since the first dot-com boom in the mid nineties. My passion for shining a bright light on multi-talented artists and co-creators of a better world has led me to the amazing films.solutions Crew. My mission is to support and honour the vision and dreams that fuel our films and to magnetize new opportunities for growth and expansion for our company as well as for our collaborators. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to connect with storytellers and filmmakers who share their passion and talents with the world and I’m looking forward to hearing from you!
Cameraman and Camera and Tech Maintenance Specialist
I started my career as a photographer, but when I walked onto my first film set in Paris, I discovered a true passion for filmmaking. I have many fond memories of times I spent experimenting with lighting, optics and depth of field in order to achieve a shot. Teamwork and cooperation are extremely important to me and I feel extremely fortunate to be a part of this industry.
Gaffer – Grip/Electric Specialist
I’ve been hanging around movie sets since I’m 13 years old.You could say the Film Industry has always been a passion of mine. I know all the tricks of the trade. I love working hard and getting things done.
Ongoing Education, Training and Specialization
Continuing education and training is paramount at films.solutions and we regularly conduct specialized workshops and training clinics to explore new techniques and learn to master the latest camera and filming equipment and tools at our disposal. It’s a great team building opportunity that allows us to strengthen our bonds, be acutely aware of our roles and responsibilities on set or on location and be ready expand our collective ability to deliver the results you need.