Client Quote:
I wanted to hire a video production company that would be able to creatively promote our BIA in a way that truly represented this part of the city. We wanted to get the viewers ‘inside the doors’ of some of our hidden gems in International Village. Roz and her team were a pleasure to work with. They were extremely professional and accomplished a finished product that was both timely and beautifully filmed. My board and I would highly recommend Double Barrel Studios for any future production projects.
Susie Braithwaite, Executive Director

International Village BIA

Promotional Vignettes continued

We’re beyond excited to have the opportunity to continue our journey through the International Village BIA while exploring new businesses and speaking with the pioneers of this exciting and ever changing district. Here is a continuation of our series of vignette’s that we started back in 2014!

Hamilton is a city in the midst of renaissance. Nowhere is that more apparent than the downtown core, where new businesses are emerging at a breakneck pace. A new company cracks open its doors seemingly every single day.

At Double Barrel, we live and work downtown too. So when the International Village Business Improvement Area asked us to help tell their story, we jumped at the chance.

Our challenge was substantial. First: to showcase the changing face of the downtown core. Second: to spur interest and get people excited to pop downtown to shop.

Essentially, we wanted to get people out of their comfort zone and into these blossoming boutiques. Old habits die hard, and with so much going on for all of us on the daily, it’s just too easy to pass these new stores by. We admire the frontages but never actually venture inside, choosing instead to zip up to the cozy confines of our closest shopping mall.

Through the creation of 1:30 second vignettes, each one focusing on a different shop and story – we helped the International Village BIA show the greater public that the tapestry of the downtown core is changing. Every single entrepreneur has a story of their own to share, and a reason why for them – right now – downtown #HamOnt is the absolute best place to be.

Thanks to Susie Braithwaite and the International Village for inviting us to explore!

Project Date

November 2016

Video Length




Target Audience

Potential International Village shoppers, general public

Production Team

Roz Allen, Producer/Director
Clayton Burns, Producer/Director
Dean Campbell, Producer/Director
Lee Hillman, Sound Recordist
Zakk Di Sabatino, Camera Op/Editor
Tyler Tekatch, Camera Op
Christoph Benfey, Camera Op
Taylor Heres, Camera Op/Asst. Editor
Vanessa Crosbie-Ramsay,Asst. Editor