Mabel—A Short Film

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"Mabel" is a short film about the loss of a loved one after they pass. Dealing with a lifetime of memories in an empty home is never easy. This film is about the coping mechanisms we use to get through the pain and how being integrated back into society is necessary for recovery.

Written by James Alton
Directed by James Alton
Produced by Ark Films
Edited by Ark Films
Director of Photography Harrison Mendel


Child Advocacy Centre

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Currently in post-production, the Child Advocacy Centre is an initiative by Kelowna Foundation to help reduce the trauma felt by a child after they speak their truth. They are bounced from person to person, facility to facility, with no real care for their overall experience. With the backing of Health Ministry and RCMP, the CAC will be looking to change that and is raising $6 million to fund their facility.

Written by James Alton
Directed by James Alton
Produced by Ark Films
Edited by Ark Films
Director of Photography Harrison Mendel


The Adventures of Allen

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The Adventures of Allen is an advertisement turned TV show whose existence is in itself a paradox. Running away from the constraint of conformity & commercialization, he himself is a commercialized product, a character longing to conform. He has some dark secrets though, you might just have to tune-in to find out why.

Written by James Alton & Alex Vandelaar
Directed by James Alton
Produced by James Alton
Edited by James Alton
Starring Alex Vandelaar


Monique Angele—Hold On

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The Adventures of Allen is an advertisement turned TV show whose existence is in itself a paradox. Running away from the constraint of conformity & commercialization, he himself is a commercialized product, a character longing to conform. He has some dark secrets though, you might just have to tune-in to find out why.

Performed by Monique Angele
Directed by Edge Digital Media
Produced by Marc Nadeau
Assistant Directed by Chelsea Jade McEvoy
Art Directed by James Alton
Styling by Kim Appelt
Hair & Makeup by Jenny McKinney


Palace of Manufacturers

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Palace of Manufacturers is a pop-up art gallery whose ethos is to disrupt the art world by breaking safe boundaries so many are accustomed to.

My role in assisting them as come from video editing and event photography to help capture the essence of what they represent: a bad-boy, au naturel brand of disrupting artists.


Living in Balance

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Living in Balance is a women’s entrepreneurial group that helps focus business objectives and remove mental blockages so you can achieve your goals. It’s exclusive to women, has been running for over 30 years and features some of the most successful women in the Kelowna-Okanagan area. Interview videos about their experience was produced for them.


Directed by James Alton


Farm Bound

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Farm Bound is a community-supported agriculture program that distributes Okanagan produce & products across British Columbia, Alberta and Vancouver Island. It began with a residential fridge and turned into a multi-company success story. My job was to show Jayde in her essence, reminding everyone why she began this project in the first place.


Directed by James Alton


Candlelit Bathtub Photoshoot

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On my photoshoots, I often like to capture behind-the-scenes footage, a sort of “how it was made” ordeal. When Jody & I came together to make this photoshoot, we had no idea how powerful the imagery would become. We used rolling smoke from smudge sticks to soften the look while the candles flickered on Sara’s almond milk, henna-celebrated skin.


Co-directed by James Alton & Gypsy Jay Henna