New TV spot for Boston Pizza I shot and directed in Capetown, South Africa earlier this year.

Behind-the-scenes images and blog post HERE.

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Client: Boston Pizza

Agency: Taxi
Creative Director: Darren Clarke
Art Director: Scott Johnson
Copywriter: Chris Duffett
Agency Producer: Megan Flett

Production Company: Kith & Kin
Production Service: Gatehouse
Director / DOP: Goh Iromoto
Executive Producer (Kith): Courtney Boyd
Executive Producer (Gatehouse): Bev Green
Producer: Allan Glogauer / Milly ‘Zelda’ Scher
Junior Producer: Brooke Wedlocke
Production Manager: Wikus de wet
Production Co-ordinator: Chloe Ellis

Assistant Director: Westley Durand
Assistant Camera : Jason Kraus
Gaffer: Cesar Soldenhoff
Props Master: Damian Ruthersand
Wardrobe Stylist: Chantelle Burger
Wardrobe Assistant: Zoe Prinsloo
Hair & Make-Up: Anette Keet
Casting Coordintator: Ulrich Fritz

Editor: Danica Pardo @ Saints Editorial
Colour: Cem Ozkilicci @ Alter Ego
Online: David Whiteson @ Smith

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Earlier this year, I set off to Cape Town, South Africa to shoot and direct a TV spot for Boston Pizza.  It was quite the shoot and adventure with a very large cast, multiple locations and a restaurant studio build!  Check out these images by Brooke Wedlock who did an incredible job capturing the behind-the-scenes moments.

See more of Brooke’s work at brookewedlock.com

See the final spot HERE.

 

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I’m honoured and priveledged to have received two awards recently. ‘We Are Possibility’ won best motion (single category) in the 2015 Applied Arts Photography & Illustration Award, while the short film ‘Pull’ won the same award as well as best video in the 2015 PDN Photo Annual Award. Really cool to see these works amongst some incredibly talented artists.

A huge thanks to everyone who helped! Kith & Kin, Courtney Boyd, Jay Kraus, Brooke Wedlocke, Upstate Post, Notch, Toronto Sound, Reverie Music Group, Ontario Travel, Northwest Ontario Tourism.

You can view the projects at the links below:
We Are Possibility & Pull

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A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to capture one of the most extraordinary night sky’s I’ve seen to date for Ontario Travel. The Torrance Barrens Conservation and Dark Sky Reserve is the world’s first permanently designated dark sky reserve and located near Gravenhurst, Ontario. The area has minimal light pollution and if you go on a clear sky (and make sure there is none or little moonlight), the sky lights up with stars like never been seen before.

I arrived in the late afternoon and spent a few hours setting up and scouting the area while it was still light out. Once it got dark, I ended up staying up all night (barring a few hours before dawn) checking on the cameras and moving around the set-ups to get different angles. It took a bit of math and testing to get the shots right, but once set, the results were pretty incredible.

While it was a cold and dark (and a bit lonely) night…it was an experience to remember for sure. The reserve is only a few hours drive from Toronto. I highly recommend heading up this spring/summer on a clear day to go check out the night sky.

 

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“We must remember…that in the end…nature does not belong to us, we belong to it.”

This film explores the visual beauty of the Boreal forest landscape, but also delves into Ray Mears’ reflections on nature and his mastered skillset in bushcraft. Follow Ray Mears – a renowned traveller and British TV Personality – as he journey’s into the heart of Wabakimi Provincial Park in Northern Ontario, Canada.

The film was produced by North West Ontario & the Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation.

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Starring: Ray Mears

Director / DP: Goh Iromoto

Original Music: Michael Hyer
Sound Recordist: Kaydi Pyette

Editor / Colour: Goh Iromoto
Assistant Editor: Jason Kraus
Motion Designer: Jason Smith @ Upstate Post
Re-recording Mixer & Sound Editor: Joe Barrucco @ Timeline Audio

Logistical Coordinator: Steve Bruno

Location & Guide Support:
Wabakimi Canoe Outfitters
Bruce Hyer
Margaret Wanlin
Michael Hyer
Brenda Zwicker
Bert Zwicker
Becky Mason


Special Thanks:
Paul Pepe
City of Thunder Bay
Northwest Ontario
Ontario Parks
Rapid Media
Scott MacGregor

This film was produced by:
Northwest Ontario
Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation

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Last month, I released a short film titled “Pull” which focused on dog sledding in Northwest Ontario. I wanted to post some behind the scenes images from the shoot. I couldn’t believe the incredible feedback and reception the short film received. It even got published in a number of online publications including Cool Hunting & Get Leashed Magazine. Here’s an excerpt from Cool Hunting’s article by Hans Aschim below.

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In climates where the winters stretch on and piling snow is not the exception, but the rule of the day, embracing the cold is the only way of coping. For his latest short film “PULL,” Toronto-based director and photographer Goh Iromoto captures one unique personality in the wilds of Northern Ontario—Burton Penner, a dogsledding guide who lives and breathes winter. Highlighting Penner’s unique relationship with the roughhewn yet pristine landscape and his trusty 43 dogs (yes, he remembers all of their names), “PULL” is a quietly beautiful portrayal of a rich, close-to-nature lifestyle.

“I met Burton on a commissioned photoshoot for Ontario Tourism the previous winter,” Iromoto says. “You get a sense of him from the film, but he’s a very talented artist (painter) as well, and there was something about his way of life that seemed to fit the romantic ideal of living in the wild north.” Born and raised around the remote lakes of Northern Ontario, Penner wandered long worn hunting trails as a youngster and now shares these places he holds sacred with visitors from around the world.

Where many nature photographers and filmmakers focus purely on the wilderness, for Iromoto it’s the personalities that thrive in the bush that draw his creative interest. “Despite the beauty, the landscape, the peace… I really must say I’m quite drawn by the people who interact with nature,” Iromoto says. “It’s their stories and their drive that really inspires me in many ways. It often teaches something about myself. It gives me another perspective in life. It allows me to see the world in a different light and shifts my paradigm—sometimes a little, sometimes a lot.”

 

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“Dogsledding lives at the intersection of skill and chaos…”

PULL is a short documentary film that delves into reflections on journeying the cold Northern Canadian landscape by dog sled.

Behind-the-scenes images and blog post HERE.

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Musher / Trapper: Burton Penner @ Borealis Dog Sled Adventures

Director / DP: Goh Iromoto
Camera Operators: Goh Iromoto & Courtney Boyd
Producer: Courtney Boyd @ Kith & Kin



Editor: Tom Mountain Jr. @ Upstate Post
Motion Design: Jason Smith @ Upstate Post
Colour: Goh Iromoto


Post Mixing & Sound Design: Quewin Warnasuriya @ Toronto Sound
Music Composition: Aaron Gaistman & Cory Revesz @ Reverie Music Group

Special Thanks: Paul Pepe @ Northwestern Ontario Tourism

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Huffington Post writes an article on Water Born. Was quite impressed and gracious about the piece. Pretty darn cool.

Read the full article HERE.

Behind-the-scenes images and blog post HERE.

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Agency: DDB Canada
Creative Directors: Paul Wallace / Josh Fehr
Art Director: Rebecca May
Copywriter: Domenique Raso
Agency Producer: Matthew Sy

Production Company: Kith & Kin

Director / DOP: Goh Iromoto
Line Producer: Courtney Boyd

Camera Assistant: Jason Kraus
Gaffer: Terry Kim
Location Sound: Ian Jones
Wardrobe: Tara Valente
Hair & Make-Up: Pam Silvey
DIT: Mike Tanassee
Casting: Sean Milliken

Talent: P. Lynn Johnson / Fred Keating / Bob Stewart

Editor: Raj Ramnouth @ Saints Editorial
Colour: Conor Fisher @ Alter Ego

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Received an Applied Arts Award for the United Way project I shot and directed. A huge thanks to everyone that helped!

You can watch the project HERE.