Stories

News, project launches and thoughts from our team.

PROJECT LAUNCH: Premier Tech Home & Garden

This past November, Double Barrel partnered with Premier Tech Home and Garden to bring you ‘From the Garden Shed’ ~ a bite-sized branded content series featuring Canada’s top gardening experts Mark Cullen (‘The New Canadian Garden’), Owen Reeves (Marilyn Denis Show)  & Albert Mondor (Le Tour du Jardin).

This  series of 16 videos cover a vast range of topics ranging from de-weeding and spreading seed, to growing grass, herbs, vegetables and flowers throughout the different seasons. It was fun learning these proven tips and tricks directly from the pros!

Crafting the “From The Garden Shed” series was an homage to the fact that we actually spent 3 days shooting in Mark Cullen’s garden shed! It was such a great experience working with Premier Tech Home & Garden and our amazing cast and crew. We actually filmed all of these in the winter, so that we would be able to showcase them in the coming summer months. Finding the necessary props needed to stage certain scenarios was an interesting challenge, but we were able to pull it off!

Premier Tech Home & Garden had a robust video strategy which was really helpful in orchestrating these shoots. We had each video shot in french and in english and we created 1 minute and 30 second versions for social media. We’re so excited to begin rolling out this content so stay tuned for more in the coming months! We hope these videos are as helpful to you as they were to us!

Project Launch: Hamilton – Burlington SPCA

With nearly 10,000 hits in one day, this could be our biggest launch yet! SO excited to share this hilarious little piece we produced for an amazing cause – the Hamilton/Burlington SPCA!!

Thank you so much to Diana Frances and Jennifer Goodhue for lending their time and talents to this project ~ and to the Mulberry Street Coffeehouse for letting us grab one shot of their exterior. Thank you also to Shawn Lovering Photography for the excellent cinematography, Alex Last for the fabulous hair & makeup, and all of our extras (both human and feline) for keeping a straight face!!

Project Launch: Family Enterprise Exchange

At Double Barrel, we love working with organizations that inspire. So we were thrilled when Burlington advertising agency PLAY asked us to collaborate on this animated launch video for the Family Enterprise Exchange – an organization that supports Canadian family businesses through shared wisdom, expertise and education.

FEX is dedicated to empowering Canadian family businesses with all the knowledge and resources they need to propel their enterprise to greatness. Find out more at: https://family-enterprise-xchange.com/

“I have worked with many production film companies here and in the UK. But I have really enjoyed working with you and your team on this launch video. You are attentive and responsive and you are nice folks to boot. Its been a pleasure and the clients have been impressed with the final output. Thanks for all your collaboration, this work kicks off a new national brand across Canada focused on helping guide the many sme’s who keep our country ticking.” – Neil Woodley, Creative Director

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Project Launch: Team Unbreakable – 30 Second Spot

Team Unbreakable is a therapeutic teen running group operating out of Hamilton, Ontario. Their goal is simple: to decrease anxiety and depression among our teen population by providing access to a proven mood-booster: exercise! Running has been proven to decrease depression and anxiety by suppressing stress hormones, while boosting feel-good hormones like endorphins.

 

The Hamilton Family Health Team is looking to add to its roster of runners and volunteers for this program, and would like to spread the message to #HamOnt teens. If you or anyone you know would benefit from either volunteering or running with this amazing organization please reach out!

 

We are proud to say that this piece will be screening in clinics across the City of Hamilton. Thanks to the Hamilton Family Health Team for involving us in such a great project!

 

**This piece is an accessible, shortened and animated version of the longer three minute promotional video we produced back in 2016.**

Project Launch: City of Hamilton West Harbour Redevelopment Video

“The West Harbour is what first attracted the world to our shores, but we’ve come a long way since then. Introducing the next chapter of the Hamilton West Harbour story!”

We were thrilled to collaborate with the City of Hamilton on this video project, bringing their vision of the West Harbour’s future to life through the power of animation! This $140 million dollar redevelopment project will create a vibrant hub for community and more useable waterfront space for Hamiltonians.