Starting with a story...
This is our motto, simply put - we are storytellers by trade. We want to move you, make you think, make you feel and change the world around us; we believe all of that starts with a good story. At Blackout Media we aim to push the boundaries of conventional cinema to tell the most compelling story possible.
Born and raised in Burlington, ON. Karl Janisse has been working professionally in film and television from the age of 18. He now works as a Cinematographer and Independent Producer in Toronto. He values above all else, the importance of a meaningful story, and the impact it can have on people. He is constantly pursuing how the art of filmmaking can expand our minds; and strives for unique photography that can tell a captivating story. His notable work includes feature films such as Dead Rush and The Hexecutioners. And commercial clients like Tesla and Coca-Cola, and is an associate member of the Canadian Society of Cinematographers
Anna Jane Edmonds
Producer/Development and Production
Anna Jane (AJ) Edmonds is an emerging leader in the film industry, working in Toronto and Los Angeles as a producer and idea creator for movies with an edge. She is leveraging every opportunity to garner as much knowledge and experience she can while developing and showcasing her acuity of vision, eclectic breadth of experience and administrative prowess. Through personal and observed experiences she is developing a keen interest and insight into lives lived and is looking to find ways to communicate these experiences with her own touch and finesse.
Charlie Hamilton is an Ottawa born, Toronto based, award-winning filmmaker. From an early age, a manic obsession with horror films lead to the discovery of his passion: Writing and Directing. After a degree in Screenwriting, Charlie studied Directing under one of the founding pillars of independent film in Canada, Larry Kent. This instilled in him the fire to go against censorship and create the stories he wants to tell. He loves to mesh genres with his personal favourite, blending them with other styles to give a realistic feel with an 80's aesthetic. He cites his inspirations to be Kubrick, Carpenter, and Lynch. Charlie’s short film, NEXT STOP, won the grand jury prize at Dances with Films and LARIAT his collaborative short with the Zachary Ramelan won Best of Toronto.
Zach Ramelan is an award winning independent filmmaker from Ontario, Canada. From the age of 17, Zach has pursued his passion as a full time filmmaker through editing and directing. He has created several awarding winning short films, music videos and feature films. His music videos have enabled him to collaborate with international artists such as Sixx AM and FlyLeaf. After the success and global distribution of his feature film, DEAD RUSH, Zach is looking forward to working on his next big project.