OUR PEOPLE

 

Ron Gallant

President | Owner

President and owner of Affinity since 1994, Ron is known in the industry as a man of his word.  Passionate about providing top-of-the-line service, encouraging skills development and in his spare time riding motorcycles and driving cool cars.

Jamie Banks

Vice President | Senior Producer

Jamie loves her job, all aspects of it… clients, freelancers - putting the right team together. She still has a passion for cracking the whip. Meow.

Dale Weber

Office Administrator

Affinity’s longest fulltime employee (she’ll win a special award), Dale is known for paying bills before they’re due. Our freelancers adore her.

David Zimmerly

Post Supervisor | Editor | Consultant

Buzz. Click. David is a tech guru who knows more than anyone has a right to about all things post.

Chris Gillissie

Production Services Manager | Lead Equipment Technician

Chris brings a lot to the table - he’s a renaissance man. Passionate about wildlife, music and animated films, you’ll often find him cooking up an elaborate meal, or hidden away at a campsite in the backcountry.  He’s a detail guy - always making sure that you get the best service from our Production Services Department.

Chris Coote

Senior Editor | Colourist

Chris has been working at Affinity since before the internet was a thing, working his magic in the edit suite on hundreds of episodes of broadcast television as both editor and colorist.

Sarah Karina Kryszak

Producer

With more than 15 years of experience working in video production, Sarah Kryszak brings a lot to the table. Accomplished producer, production coordinator, make-up artist, actor and voice-over artist, she can do it all in both French and English. In her off-time she’s a self-professed storm watcher.

Gayle Nakamoto-Jancewicz

Office / Production Manager

Gayle loves being in a production office and tying up all aspects of the business side of production into a neat package.  Her love of teaching, fostering dogs, and paper/lights sculpture might come up if you stop in for a chat.

Diane Camelin

Administration / Production Manager

Diane’s dedicated approach to her work shines through with her quirkiness and attention to detail. It’s rumoured around these parts that she has only ever been seen with a smile on her face. We're waiting …

Thomas Blake

Editor | Motion Graphics I Post Production Coordinator 

From graphics to backups to editing, Thomas uses his versatile skills in post-production, going from edit suite to edit suite, always ready to get it done!

Jordy Bell - Affinity Audio

Head Audio Engineer | Sound Designer | Mixer

If it's audio, Jordy can do it. Whether it's ADR, Dialogue Recording, Sound Design, FX Editing or Mixing, he will make sure the end product will be something you're proud to show off.

Jordan Ladisa

Editor | Motion Graphics

Jordan Lad-is-a hard working individual who is has been enlisted to help out with our Navy contract as well as anything else we need to throw at him. Enjoys a good pun here and there. He owes a lot to the sidewalks.  They’ve been keeping him off the streets for years….

Richard Venasse

Equipment Technician

With skills that would make McGyver jealous, Richard is industry renowned as the man who can figure anything out gear related. Sensei.

Sammy Lewis

Equipment Technician

A graduate of Algonquin College’s Film & Media Production Program, Sammy brings a lot to our Production Services Department.  He’s rock and roll – rocking multiple instruments in bands and rolling his first documentary at the 2021 Ottawa Canadian Film Festival. Oh, and he knows his way around all equipment!

Dylan Hunt-Weeks

Equipment Technician

Dylan has been around cameras since he was a kid. The son of a documentary filmmaker and a graduate of Ryerson's Film program in Toronto, Dylan brings a wealth of experience, both on and off set. On his downtime, you can find him on the slopes of Whistler or scaling a mountain a continent away.

Serge Coté - Affinity Audio

Composer | Audio Engineer

By day, Serge is an award winning composer for TV, Film and all media. By night, he seems to do the same thing. Maybe if he didn't care so much...

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