Free Society - Shanghoon

BRETT FROOMER

Director / DOP / Photographer
I’m happiest when seeing ingredients come to life, either in the studio, on location or in my kitchen. There’s an excitement for me when form, light and texture mix with our eyes to create a unique appetite appeal. This is where my career lives today.

DAVID SCOTT

Director / DOP / Photographer
David’s artistic vision is heavily influenced by his surroundings and his endless curiosity. He regularly works with high speed capture and motion control, telling stories that are notable for their elegant movement and beautiful cinematography and design.

SHANGHOON

Director / DOP / Photographer
Equal parts creative and technical, Shanghoon's enthusiastic passion for shooting brings him into the studio almost daily to test, investigate and experiment with different ideas and rigs. He specializes in liquid, food, tabletop and conceptual work.

Shanghoon is represented by Westside Studio for still images.

SHIN SUGINO

Director / DOP / Photographer
Shin is a creative and technical innovator who is constantly challenging himself. His specialties include cars, liquid, food, tabletop and animals. He has won numerous awards including 3 Cannes Gold Lions.

STUART PARR

Director
“It appeals to me to create interesting events and images from simple everyday objects or situations. I’ve found that just by subverting those objects and events by one degree, we can create something new, original and fresh. It’s why I love to shoot as much as possible in camera. This forces you to confront the subject in front of you, in a way that requires intelligence of thought and an original way of thinking. Often, it’s the smallest of changes that communicate the most."

TODD MCLELLAN

Director / DOP / Photographer
Todd has an inquisitive mind. He loves to focus his creative eye on the way things work using whatever artistic medium is best to express his vision. His Things Come Apart Project is currently with the Smithsonian Institute traveling exhibits.
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Studio Experience
At Free Society, we have everything needed for premium tabletop work including our Mamba robotic camera crane, 2 Phantom cameras, 3 Red Dragon cameras, a wide assortment of 35mm cine lenses, full grip and lighting, a professional prep kitchen and 3 in-house studio assistants.
WHY CANADA?
TV and film production has thrived in Canada for years. At 9.9 million square kilometers, Canada offers an incredible range of natural landscapes, a changing, seasonal climate, charming villages and world-class cities that can fit any production needs your vision requires. A magnificent country to shoot in its' own right, for many years commercial and feature-length productions have also capitalized on Canada's unique ability to double for numerous locations in Europe, the United States and even Asia.

With a current exchange rate of 77 US cents to 1 Canadian dollar, American companies can also find great savings on their production budgets without a sacrifice in quality. When you combine the benefits of a long-established production industry with savings of nearly 30%, there has never been a better time to shoot your next project in Canada.


WHY TORONTO?
Also known as "Hollywood North", Toronto has been a booming Film and Television production hub for decades. With a flourishing creative culture and highly skilled crews, it's no surprise that production in Toronto has grown into a $1 billion+ industry. Toronto is a full service production jurisdiction, employing over 25,000 [COLUMN] people and offering some of the best production and post-production resources in the world.

As North America's 4th largest city, Toronto is also one of the most racially and ethnically diverse locales on the continent, providing you with a rich talent pool of union and non-union options for your production.

Toronto's incredible skyline and urban setting offer amazing options for metropolitan area shoots (the city has doubled as New York in many productions) and just outside the city center are quiet suburbs, and beautiful forests, lakes, farmlands and natural parks. Combine this with 4 distinct seasons and Free Society's incredible [COLUMN2] service and facilities, and you have a near-infinite number of possibilities for your next production.

This creative and industrious climate is the one we grew up in, and instilled in us the skills, passion and expertise we bring to each project.


WHY FREE SOCIETY?
Free Society is Canada's premier Food & Table Top production company and represents the nation's best directors in this genre. With over 30 years combined experience producing in dozens of [COLUMN] countries, we've handled everything from shoestring to 7-figure budgets. We know how to execute complete production and project management, and how to quickly adapt to changing priorities and circumstances. We've worked with union and non-union talent, celebrities and professional athletes, and we bring our whole selves to the table to make your product come alive on the screen.

We provide clients with a complete, turnkey solution for their production needs. We are the only production company in Toronto with 2000 square-feet of dedicated production office space and a 3000 square-foot insert stage, fully stocked with the latest professional equipment and high-tech toys.

We also have a full commercial test kitchen perfectly suited to all manner of table top food-based storytelling.

We have the experience to service any type of commercial production, anywhere in the country. No matter how big or small your project, Free Society provides you with the ideal canvas to craft a finished project you'll be proud to show to your customers and clients.

Contact us today and let us share your product with the world.

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TONY DIMARCO
Managing Partner | Executive Producer
tony@freesociety.tv
+1.416.402.3109
vCardANDY MCLEOD
Managing Partner | New Business Development
andy@freesociety.tv
+1.416.737.8500
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Sharon & Perry

Sharon Swanson
sharon@sharonandperry.com
+1.773.456.4084TEXAS/SOUTHEAST
Sharon & Perry

Perry Tongate
perry@sharonandperry.com
+1.512.577.4997DAN ARKI
Producer
dan@freesociety.tvMITCH ROTH
Company Coordinator
mitch@freesociety.tvCHRISTINA BUCCI
Director of Client Services
christina@freesociety.tvAmanda Morrison
Office Manager & Executive Assistant
amanda@freesociety.tv501 eastern ave | toronto | m4m1c4 | +1.416.469.4588 | info@freesociety.tv
HOW BIG IS YOUR MAIN STUDIO?
65 FEET X 40 FEET AND 30 FEET TO THE CEILING. IT HAS A TWO WALLED CYC AND 2 X 175 AMP POWER SUPPLY.

WHAT DOES THE ORANGE LINE IN YOUR LOGO REPRESENT?
THE LEGACY OF SUGINO STUDIO.

HOW MANY KITCHENS DO YOU HAVE AT FREE SOCIETY?
SIX! THANK YOU FOR ASKING.

WHAT DOES YOUR FOOD STYLIST PREP KITCHEN LOOK LIKE?
LIKE THE KITCHEN JULIA CHILD WISHED SHE'D ALWAYS HAD.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO DO A LOAD OF DISHES IN YOUR COMMERCIAL DISHWASHER?
ONE MINUTE AND 19 SECONDS ... SERIOUSLY.

JUST HOW HOT ARE YOUR HEATED TOILET SEATS?
SOMEWHERE BETWEEN "JUST RIGHT" AND "PERFECT" :)

WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO ENJOY ANDY'S FESTIVE NUTS?
WITH A COLD BEVERAGE.

WHAT IS YOUR HOUSE RED WINE?
CHARLIE'S BURGERS CHIANTI. IT'S DELICIOUS. YOU SHOULD COME BY AND TRY SOME.

DO YOU HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION YOU'D LIKE ANSWERED?
WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU. MESSAGE US AT INFO@FREESOCIETY.TV
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