Taylor G McConnachie
With over 15 years in the film industry, Taylor has edited, colour corrected, and post supervised a number of projects for broadcast, web streaming, and theatrical release. Delivering to a variety of networks such as ABC, Disney, Hulu, Discovery, APTN, CBC, Super Channel and beyond, she has offered a genuine approach to story telling, creating awareness and providing connection between people across the globe.
"I pride myself in my work. There's honestly not a project that I've worked on that I haven't invested myself 100% in. I think that says a lot about who I am as a person but also the love I have for my craft and therefore my company. I started Coma Edits in 2011 and I have learned a lot growing alongside it but most importantly I have seen the ways in which post-production can come to a crippling halt as well as the ways it can flourish.
Coma Edits is a place you can bring your post-production needs and be confident you will have great talent developing a top quality product, with all deadlines guaranteed, led by someone well versed in the industry and has a knack for solving problems before they happen. We're creating a new standard for post production here at Coma Edits."
Katie Flach has delivered as an editor, as well as a co-owner of a post house to networks including ABC, Disney, Hulu, Discovery, APTN, and CBC. No matter how all encompassing or singular the role, she thrives in the edit suite. With a particular touch for the finesse of a fine cut, and a strong sense of story in a rough cut, she is a force in her craft.
"I've been drawn to film & television for as long as I can remember. Escaping into another world via story has been a place of solace for me, regardless of the topic or nature of each tale. As I solidified my career as an editor, I realized that documentary very much intrigued me. The journalistic approach of telling real stories, paired with the ever broadening artistic integrity of documentary as a genre, was a place I knew I could excel. I find it's the perfect mix of creative and being technologically inclined, as well as being a bit of a perfectionist.
Building a post house has only strengthened my inherent tendency to bring people together and support them. As a collective, we mentor and support one another no matter our place in each of our careers. Sharing real stories, amongst creatives that have found themselves within the format for various reasons, reminds me that I've found my true purpose in life. A calling I never knew I had but needed to follow, and a team that has a familial sense of connection and unity."
Jane MacRae is an award-winning editor with over 15 years’ experience in feature films and series. In addition to her regular projects, she provides development, editorial, and post-production consultation services for both scripted and documentary productions through her company Fast Hat Films.
“My first few years were spent in machine rooms, troubleshooting tape decks and Avid systems, converting camera formats and frame-rates and QCing broadcast masters. In the time since, I’ve brought a technical mindset to all of my projects, smoothing out workflows to ensure that the creative side can thrive.”
Nakita is a film editor that doesn’t gravitate to any one genre. She thrives on the promise that every project is unique and offers a new set of challenges and inspiration, pushing her to refine her craft every single day.
“While working in a variety of genres sharpens my skills, topics relating to culture, anthropology, natural sciences and environmental issues worldwide really speak to me. I am particularly inspired when a documentary truly provides the audience with a fresh perspective and an enthusiasm for the content. I love collaborating and seeing all the hard work come together in the end is the best part of my work.”
With a background in philosophy, literature, and social services, Danielle has a deep appreciation for the power that sharing our experiences and ideas has for transforming the world. Endlessly curious, always wandering down new avenues and finding connections between the unexpected, she loves to see all of the pieces come together to create authentic stories that resonate.
"Working behind the scenes to support an amazing creative team that is just as passionate about good storytelling and amplifying new voices that challenge our perspective, I take a birds-eye view to smooth out inefficiencies in coordination and communication so that each member of our team can focus on applying their considerable talents to achieve the highest quality possible."
Jimi (James ) Leigh Kinistino, is an indigenous Toronto based cinematographer, director, CSA award winning editor and filmmaker.
"I love being the conduit between a clients idea and the final product. Getting their ideas from their head onto a screen in the way that they had imagined gives a special type of satisfaction."
Mathijs Kriebel is an audio engineer/musician with over 7 years experience in music production, recording, sound design, and mixing. Whether it be producing music, developing soundscapes, or mixing and editing podcasts, Mathijs’ skillset is extensive and adaptable to any audio related projects.
“Audio can be the make or break element for many creative projects. Having a detailed and high-quality audio component is essential to getting the most out of your project and delivering your content in the most impactful way possible. Sound is the foundation for any strong creative endeavour to stand on.”
Aniket is a video editor hailing from India, having worked in the TV/film industry in Mumbai and Toronto. His expertise lies in offline and online editing with a knack for colour grading and cinematography.
"I enjoy editing as it presents an opportunity to bring an idea to life and showcase one's creative vision on the silver screen.
I also like to fix things in post."
Olive is an editor with over five years of experience across many aspects of post production; online and offline editing, motion graphics, and story editing. With a passion for documentary, Olive is very interested in personal and meaningful storytelling.
"I love the creative side of editing and using narrative mediums to help people and communities tell their stories. Sharing personal experiences through film can be incredibly powerful and the edit is key to how those stories are handled and told."
Inuk artist, Caelin Holmes (a.k.a. The Inuk Crook) started editing through making skateboarding videos for friends and social media. After a brief stint at OCADU and time spent in various training programs, Caelin is focused on bringing his skills into Toronto's growing film scene
"I come from a line of skilled tradespeople, so filmmaking has supported my family financially for years. Film as a form of expression wasn't something that was obvious to me, for a long time I thought making movies was just for paying bills. I feel privileged to have been able to explore the artistry within the industry, and I'm glad to say that film keeps me fed physically and spiritually.
Also shoutout to Mark Igloliorte."
Born and raised in NYC, Rory brings with him a degree in Arts, majoring in English Literature, as well as a decade working in tech and film/animation distribution. Rory's approach to editing encompasses a creative conviction for the visual narrative as well as strong focus on technical details. His interest are wide, weird and wonderful, and he sees every project as an opportunity to immerse himself in a new topic.
"Being able to fully immerse myself in the post production workflow is intriguing and exciting to me. It's truly where everything comes together and it's clear how each technical workflow compliments the next. Translating my skills into editorial allows me to participate more in the story evolution and stitch every element together to create something meaningful. Each day is something new and I can't wait to learn
Melody was born in Shanghai, and now lives and works in Toronto. She's a director, cinematographer, and editor whose work explores themes of interpersonal relationships, identity, and separation. Whether she's in front of the camera or behind the scenes, she always applies her passion for storytelling to every project.
"Film, as an audiovisual medium, is so captivating for me because it tells stories, captures life, and conveys meanings. Editing specifically is fun because it's like sewing pieces of fabric into clothing. I can sit in front of the computer for a whole day editing without noticing the time passing."
Colin has always been obsessed with movies, TV and technology. This lead him to study Interaction Design in college, where he was first introduced to video editing and motion graphics. He was asked to create a video for an app he made for his thesis, and loved every second of the process. He's been at it ever since, honing his craft and helping to illustrate complex machinery, interesting stories and engaging the viewer that little extra bit.
"I pride myself on figuring out problems, repairing things and optimizing. When someone pitches an idea to me, I'm as enthusiastic to figure out how to accomplish it as they are. I love what we do and can rarely wait for the next project."
Daniela is a graphic designer/artist, art director and photographer with a passion for all aspects of the creative process. A self-starter with a strong entrepreneurial spirit. She has experience in the fields of design, advertising and video production.
"My creativity has always been my passion. I love working on all kinds of creative projects, with diverse clients and delivering the best results to suit both a desire to express my creativity and satisfying clients' needs."
With over 25 years experience in the industry, Mike has seen it all...well, ok, most of it. From orchestral record to sound design to the final mix, Mike has worked with the best and delivered. He's had films at TIFF, HotDocs and festivals around the world, and delivered to major broadcasters, CTV, CBC, PBS, Discovery, TSN, National Geographic, TVO, Global, ARTE, NHK, and on.
"Sound is a big part of the story. When done well you may hardly be aware, but is is shaping mood and immersing you in the story.
I love what I do for a living, and I believe it shows in the work. Years of experience allows me to sense direction and texture and todays' advancing tech helps get me there in a hurry. I still get excited when the mix comes together and begins to work with picture, taking things to the next level."
Wolfram Kurz is a multi-instrumentalist that has been composing, sound designing, and mixing for over two decades, and playing music for three.
"Music is the matrix that composes the soul of our world. Audio as a whole moves and affects us in ways that very few other things can. Our audio department is able to craft precision soundtracks to fit any instrumentation or genre requirements to your project may entail.
Designing custom tailored aural environments in which your vision can live and breathe is a practice that is close to our hearts. Warm audio mixes and unique sound design married with original music rounds out the full score of audio abilities we can offer."
Matthew O'Halloran is a composer and songwriter who combines both worlds to create original music. With a fondness for unorthodox instruments and modern soundscapes, he brings a non-classical approach to TV and film scores. As a songwriter and performer, he has travelled the world playing keyboards, guitar, drums and vocals.
"The thing that's great about composing for picture is that you're never starting with a blank page. It's a true collaboration with everyone and everything. There's already months and years of artwork in place to inspire you. You're often given these deeply unique characters inside a well constructed story arch and a visually captivating set; while the lighting and cinematography is capturing the atmospheres and performances. The picture edit, foley and dialogue have already created this great structure and pace.
All these elements come together to influence new musical themes and soundscapes that would never exist without them.