Client Quote:
"Working with Double Barrel Studios was a great experience. They were highly organized, professional in their approach, and extremely responsive. And it all shows in the final product with which we’re so pleased."
Michael R. Marini, Coordinator, Marketing - City of Hamilton

City Of Hamilton

Broadcast Commercials

Hamilton is a city in the midst of a renaissance. From its scrappy Steeltown roots to present day leadership in healthcare, cultural and entrepreneurial innovation. No one knows this better than the folks in charge of re-inventing and re-imagining the City’s image.

We met with Michael Marini in early October 2013. His goal was to produce a series of commercials on a tight budget that would work equally well across platforms – theatrical, television and web. We wanted to focus on each of Hamilton’s big ‘3’ – software, medical technology and creative entrepreneurship.

Armed with this information we approached our three stars – Dr. Mehran Anvari from the Centre for Surgical Innovation, Amy Gringhuis & Christopher Godwaldt from Cafe Oranje and Kevin Browne from Software Hamilton. Each piece had a different story to tell, but all three came together with the brand tagline “It’s Happening Here.”

It was our absolute pleasure to work with the City of Hamilton to just a few success stories – it’s what we love to do most. Having it premiere nationally on CHCH and in theatres all the way to Toronto – just a bonus. :)

Thanks for inviting us along Michael!

Project Date

October 2013

Video Length

3 x 30 second spots


Broadcast Commercial


Television, Web, Theatrical

Target Audience

Entrepreneurs, Creatives, Professionals

Production Team

Roz Allen, Director
Lee Hillman, Producer
Kitestring Creative, Writer
Tyler Tekatch, Director of Photography
Vanessa Crosbie-Ramsay, Editor
Jeff Fowler, Editor