RT! has quickly become one of Canada’s most successful and prolific film directors since debuting on the music video scene only a few years ago. His knack for dreaming up creatives that tap into youth based cultural demographics, manufacturing deeply immersive visual worlds, and his classic cinematic style of photography has made him one of the most sought after taste-makers in North America today and the most awarded music video director in Canada.
Over the course of eight years RT! has been awarded 11 International music video awards, including Director of the Year, two years consecutively at the MuchMusic Video Awards, and has been nominated for more than thirty film and television industry awards. He is responsible for giving the world new looks at great International music artists Snoop Dogg, Sean Paul, Mariana’s Trench, Kardinal Offishall, & Simple Plan to name a few. No stranger to the commercial world, RT! Has directed spots for NIKE, SONY, RIM for their recent Blackberry Torch launch & most recently Nickelodeon for the groundbreaking short musical campaign for the 10th season of DEGRASSI.
As Executive Director of The NE Inc. RT! supervises over 30 film based productions a year in addition to directing his own creatives. He is actively developing several film and television properties slated for later this year. Outside of the film medium, RT! has also worked extensively in television serving as a Story Producer on SunTV’s Multi-ethnic profile series ECHO for its entire run and as an Assistant Producer for MuchMoreMusic. He is a regular industry expert on a variety of television programming appearing on Etalk daily, ET Canada, MTV live, and MuchMusic to name a few.
In addition to his industry experience RT! currently serves on the board of directors of THE REMIX PROJECT, a non profit cultural incubator that targets underprivileged youth and empowers them with media based training. In the Fall of 2009 the Remix Project partnered with Team Seven Productions and Temple Street Productions to create CITYLIFE, a new educational initiative that aimed to create short films from the voices of inner city youth. RT! is the Director of Programs for CITYLIFE which included running workshops aswell as serving as a directing mentor to the participants.
AWARDS AND ACCOLADES:
-1 win 2010 Much Music International Video Awards
-1 win 2009 Much Music International Video Awards
-Best Video at the 2009 International ReelWorld Film Festival
-Video of the Year 2008 ECM awards
-1 win 2008 Much Music International Video Awards
-2 wins 2007 MuchMusic International Video Awards
-4 wins 2006 MuchMusic International Video Awards
-Best Short at the 2004 Urban World Film Festival (Manhattan, NY)