Bryan Bakker CV (CAVCO# BAKB1181)

Writer | Producer | Director | Editor | Project Manager

PERFORMANCE SUMMARY

Bryan Bakker has over thirty years of experience writing original scripts and nearly twenty years producing films for the corporate sector. Before video he worked in a plethora of industries from farming, to construction, to manufacturing to service provider and union steward. Since, he’s had films screened in international film festivals, won video contests for clients (one with as a prize of over ten thousand US dollars) produced two local Rogers TV Shows and worked on huge international events for Tourism London including directing and editing the 2013 international Figure Skating Championship legacy video. He has produced video content for several local media companies including "Elgin Update" for 'The Weekly News' in St. Thomas and client content for 'Municipal World' on an ongoing basis. In 2003 He won the nomination to run as a candidate in the Ontario provincial election and in 2013 and 2014 he created and ran an internationally successful horror fantasy festival, remaining board chair of the Tom Zombie Historical Society to this day. In 2011 He founded Bizbio and has been helping corporate clients on a full-time basis ever since. 


PUBLIC SCREENINGS

  • Wrote, directed & edited the November 14th, 2019 screening of "Ancestry.com Parody", in the Toronto Shorts International Film Festival.
  • Wrote, directed & edited the July 21st, 2019 screening of "Ancestry.com Parody", in the Toronto Lift-off Film Festival Online.


SCREENWRITING RECOGNITIONS

  • Wrote a feature film screenplay entitled "Local Curse" nominated in the best screenplay category of the Toronto Independent Film Awards.


SUMMARY OF SKILLS

Writer:

  • Original concept development for pitches and treatments.
  • Script writing, development and storyboarding.
  • Strong oration and storytelling skills.
  • Detailed knowledge of archetypes & story structure.
  • Author of two unpublished (as yet) manuscripts.
  • Author of five unrecognized (as yet) screenplays.


Director:

  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Intuitive pattern recognition skills.
  • Time management skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of video production equipment and editing software.
  • A creative eye for composition and lighting.


Editor:

  • Advanced knowledge of post-production editing software and computer hardware.
  • Advanced knowledge of post-production special effects and artistic design.
  • Skilled in graphic design, resource management and development, and branding.
  • Well rounded understanding of politics, business and marketing.
  • High emotional intelligence and a strong understanding of cognitive human behaviour.


Project Management:

  • Established, developed, and maintained relationships with diverse client groups, including corporate, health care, government, and small business.
  • Developed innovative and creative strategies to market brands through video.
  • Have always successfully met client vision and budget goals.


INDUSTRY WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Owner - Legacy Video Services (1999 – 2011)
  • Owner - Bizbio Creative (2011 – Present)
  • Director/Editor/Interviewer - LC Productions (2016 - Present)
  • Director/Editor/Interviewer – Motion Cinematics (2013 - 2018)
  • Director/Editor – Compel Media (2015 - Present)
  • Producer/Director/Editor – CroCanada.com (Tourism London, 2013)
  • Producer/Director/Editor - The Weekly News (Elgin Update, 2014 & 2015)
  • Producer/Director/Editor - Her Stories (On Rogers, 2019)
  • Producer/Director/Editor - Parallels (On Rogers, 2014)


CROSS-OVER WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Farm Hand - tobacco, tomatoes, potatoes, livestock (1983 - 1989)
  • Construction Labourer - concrete, framing, drywaller, roofing, etc. (1989 - 1994)
  • Retail Service Worker - customer service, union steward (1993 - 2009)
  • Provincial Candidate - Candidate in Elgin-Middlesex-London in 2003 provincial election
  • Event Organizer - St. Thomas Tom Zombie Festival (2013 - 2014)
  • Board Chair - Tom Zombie Historical Society (2015 - Present)
  • Owner - Railway City Improv (2017 - Present)


EDUCATION AND TRAINING

  • Business Diploma through Elgin Business Resource Centre 
  • Graduate of the Ontario Self Employment Program
  • Adobe Production Suite Certification through Lynda.com


REFERENCES AND PORTFOLIO

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