519 Films is an award-winning film production company with over 60 years of combined experience. 519 Films produces content from feature films to small private productions with our diverse and scalable team.
Andy is one of the founding partners of 519 Films and acts as the creative director and technical lead on most projects. Andy began his love for film and multimedia in high school where he began writing and directing plays and short films. He went on to study film at Ryerson University, as well as, architecture and the impact of the media on the community at the University of Waterloo where he graduated with Dean’s List honors. His thesis project and subsequent television show, The Active City, involved the marriage of his multiple disciplines and won him the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2013, recognizing him as a distinguished Canadian.
Andy’s ability to weave heartfelt storytelling with commanding visuals has led him to provide sought after content for numerous organizations such as the CBC, Bell Media, Rogers Television, White Pine Pictures, the University of Waterloo, Osteoporosis Canada, and the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto.
Stephen has been working in the film and television industry since his graduation from the University of Windsor’s Honors Bachelor of Commerce Program and the Vancouver Film School in 1997.
Stephen received his start in the industry after being granted a spot in the CFTPA National Mentorship Program with Forefront Entertainment working as their Assistant to the Executive in Charge of Production.
Since then, Stephen has worked with numerous independent film and television production companies including White Pine Pictures, 9 Story Entertainment and The Nightingale company in a variety of roles including Vice President of Business Affairs, Head of Production and Executive in Charge of Production.
Andrew is a multi-talented composer and musician based just outside Toronto, Canada who specializes in music for film, television, and media. He began his music career at age 12, releasing his first album at age fourteen and following with sophomore and junior releases in subsequent years. In 1992, Andrew attended Mohawk College majoring in musical composition.
Andrew’s continuous writing, teaching, and live performance experience has enabled him to combine elements of orchestral, acoustic, electronic, and synthesized music in order to weave compelling and immersive film soundscapes that add further layers and complexity to the storytelling process.
Over the past decade Andrew has written the music for several short films, television documentaries, corporate videos, and web-based commercials.
Originally from Belleville, Ontario, Sarah Michael is an Associate Producer and Canadian Screen Award nominated Researcher based in the city of Toronto. She also has a passion for Photography, Graphic Design, Social Media and is a Graduate of Loyalist College Television, Filmmaking & Digital Content Creation Program.