Client Quote:
I recently had the good fortune of working with Roz and Lee from Double Barrell studios. We hired them to develop a video that we will be using to teach children with special needs a safety skill. From the first moment I met with them they were focused on meeting our needs. The videos themselves were exactly, if not better, than we were expecting. They highlighted the critical elements necessary to teach the population it is intended for. Aside from the quality of the videos Roz and Lee were extremely professional for the entire process. Always quick to respond to questions and amenable to changes even after final approvals for things like the script had been made. I would highly recommend them and would seek them out for any future work that would require their expertise.
Sarah Kupferschmidt

Special Appucations

In-App Videos

Work that warms the heart is our favourite kind to do. So when Sarah Kupferschmidt and Nancy Marchese came to us in November 2013 to ask for help in creating videos that would educate children with autism – we couldn’t get casting fast enough.

Truly our first foray into the world of interactive video – these short, 30 second pieces are actually embedded into a mobile app that Special Appucations is creating with the help of Hamilton’s own Weever Apps. The end result will be an educational game that teaches children and their care providers many skills. Among them, what to do when a child gets lost.

Educational messaging was provided by Special Appucations, with scripting done in-house at Double Barrel. By reaching out to the community we were able to cast five talented Hamilton children, with Springy’s Tot Shoppe graciously offering us the use of their Upper James store for the day! Truly a homegrown #HamOnt project.

We were thrilled to be brought on board to help create such an important multimedia project. Thanks Sarah and Nancy for involving team Double Barrel!

Project Date

December 2013

Video Length

30 seconds to 4 minutes


Educational Videos


In-App / Interactive

Target Audience

Autistic children, parents

Production Team

Roz Allen, Director
Lee Hillman, Producer/2nd Camera
Tyler Tekatch, Director of Photography
Rob Rush, Sound Recordist
Ernest Gibson, First A.D.
Jason Dick, Casting
Vanessa Crosbie-Ramsay, Editor & Graphics

Special Thanks to:

Springy's Tot Shoppe