stories behind brands

At Cillema we believe that crafting engaging stories is key for any organization or company desiring transparency. Through video storytelling, we are able to draw viewers in and leave them with a better understanding of one's core values.

Since its inception seven years ago, Cillema has worked with over 30+ international brands, including Kit&Ace, Burton, Daiya, Nature’s Path Foods, and helped startup like Vessi raised over $3M on crowdfunding campaigns.

We love meeting passionate people and learning about their values,  
stories and positive impact they provide in the communities we live/work/play in.

meet the team

Amy Hemmerling
she/her
Line Producer / Photographer

Amy is the friendly Manitoban every team needs. As a multidisciplinary artist and overall kick-ass human, she is the glue holding Cillema together.  Humbly taking on multiple roles, her favorite being the main point of contact with our clients and building dependable relationships with our collaborators.

Alex Beaucage
he/him
Director / DOP / Editor

Alex’s career unknowingly started over 15 years ago from his first passion, snowboarding. Cinematography is his outlet of expression to connect with people and subject matters. His hope is to move and influence people through his work, and pass on his knowledge to others to do the same.

Jonathan Ramos
he/him
Motion Designer / 2D Animator

Jon is Cillema’s on demand digital swiss army knife. Throw any lemon ideas at him and he’ll turn them into a sparkling lemonade.

Ryan Dutchak
he/him
Creative Genius / Golden Voice

Ryan is Cillema's sounding board and creative monk. He's always looking at the deeper meaning in everything he touches.
You can find him talking to his kale inside his greenhouse, working on his next script for Cillema's clients.

cillema at its core

In a nutshell

We create timeless content for brands aligning with their mission and core values.

the big idea

Fostering long term relationships with brands & people developing new ways of doing things.

our forte

Clear communication throughout production for full transparency & promptly deliver within budget.

Pre-Production

  • RESEarch + Ideation
  • scriptwriting
  • storyboarding
  • location scouting
  • Casting
  • Props SHOPPING

Production

  • Direction
  • Cinematography
  • Location Sound
  • Photography
  • Styling

post-Production

  • Photo Editing
  • Video Editing
  • Animations + Graphic Design
  • Color Grading
  • Sound Design/Mixing
Our common grounds
Ucluelet, B.C.
"People of the safe harbour"
Traditional territory of the Tseshaht and Hupacasath First Nations of the Nuu-Chah-Nulth
Nelson, B.C.
Traditional territories of the Sinixt (Lakes) and Ktunaxa (Kutenai) peoples
Victoria, B.C.
AKA "The Garden City", Traditional territories of the Lekwungen (Songhees), Xwsepsum (Esquimalt), and the WSÁNEĆ (Saanich), peoples of the Coast Salish Nation.
We operate with
geo-location responsibility

We have a deep respect for nature and sacred lands that we dwell and work upon, so we collaborate with organizations that support the conservation and protection of wild places preserving our local food systems.

For us, living by nature is not just a lifestyle: it’s a call to action. One way you can support us in this mission is visiting our store. 50% of the proceeds are diverted to local non-profit organizations we love and donate our time to.

@livinbynature is a place for us to create, with no limits.
Practicing our reconnection to the land, its people and a slower way of living.

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Our clients

Daiya Foods
Kit & Ace
Patagonia
Nature's Path Foods
Rumble Supershake
QuePasa
EnviroKidz
LoveCrunch
Birkenstock
Vessi
Sharp Magazine
Telus
Storyhive
Tom Lee Music

CreativeBC
NSI
Simply foods
Strathcona BIA
Burnaby Heights BIA
Capilano mall
Container Brewing
Shorba Bone Broth
SmartBites
Spud
&humanity
My Loud Speaker
Target
Panago

Blundstones
Lululemon
Norco
Vancouver Career College
Reeves College
Jot
Tribute Boardshop
Burton
Hook + Ladder
Analog-Digital
VCAD
CDI college
LUSH
Magidome

PacBrake
Arkadia
Employ to Empower
Redd Fish Restoration
Barter design
Backroads Brewing
Baan Thai wok + bar
Kuma eyewear
Little Donkey
Blossom Dim Sum
RYU
Buddha full

Cillema is a one-stop-shop, from ideation to digital delivery.

We don't cut any corners, we smooth them instead.

Take a look at Our process