About Bee Video

Brigitte Sachse

Founder + Executive Producer

Brigitte’s twitter bio sums her up pretty well:

“Founder and Exec Producer at Bee Video + wife, hockey mom x 3, friend, neighbour, volunteer, patriot, news junkie, lover of life.”

But here are a few more things you might not know about Brigitte:

  • She has almost 20 years experience in the production industry.
  • She oversees every project with passion and integrity.
  • Her strength is in bringing a client’s vision to reality, on time and on budget.
  • Her favourite part of the production process is picking the music.
  • Her favourite show is Game of Thrones.

Leah Tomlinson

Production and Sales Coordinator

Leah is a graduate of Queen’s University. She coordinates our shoots, keeps our schedules updated, and manages our sales and marketing campaigns. She is very adaptable and steps in wherever we need the help. Whether it’s as hair and make up or sound recorder on set, or updating scripts and storyboards, she brings positive energy to every project.

Patrick Simas

Designer, Illustrator + Animator

Patrick has a post-graduate degree in animation from the prestigious Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro. He is a very creative artist with over 20 years of experience in both Brazil and now in Canada. His work can be seen on the animated projects we did for CBC – #Caremongering and Trickster- as well as many of the explainer videos we’ve done for corporate clients. Patrick loves spending time with his family and building wooden bikes.
Santiago Belalcazar

Producer + Motion Graphics Designer

Santiago Belalcazar is a Toronto based producer and motion graphics designer. Trained in visual arts in his native Columbia, and then in production at Sheridan College in Oakville, he brings our clients stories to life, full of visual impact and emotion as well as precision and attention to detail. His work is infused by his passion for animation and design.
Brooke Walker

Second Camera

Brooke has a BA in Cinema Arts from York University. She is a talented camera operator and audio specialist. She has worked on many Bee Video projects and always brings her A game. Clients love her positive attitude and keen work ethic. She is a fantastic technician who knows her equipment inside and out.

Gursimran

DOP

Gursimran has a BFA in Film Production from UBC and a BA in Cinema and Media Arts from York University. He is a talented Director of Photography who has worked on countless Bee Video shoots, including Ontario Teachers Pension Plan, Voximetry, various conferences and training videos as well as our documentary series with TVO. He has a passion for storytelling. He is great at coming up with creative solutions on the spot, working with clients to deliver a look and feel that reflects their brand. He loves what he does and it shows.

Edgar Alvarez Mantilla

Motion Designer

Edgar is a graduate of both Fanshawe College in London (VFX and Graphic Design) and Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in his native Columbia where he got his Bachelor of Arts in Film/Cinema/Video Studies (same school as Santiago!). Like Santiago, he has an artist’s eye for colour and structure that allows him to bring a creative flare and professional polish to any project. He has worked on projects for CAMH, Kids Help Phone, City of Richmond Hill among many others.

Joel Mens

Second Camera 

Joel recently completed studying film and TV at Humber College with a primary focus in cinematography.

Joel excels in lighting and camera techniques, being very well-versed with industry-standard lighting, grip, and camera equipment. In addition to cinematography, Joel is also an experienced photographer, with a primary interest in shooting 35mm and medium format film.

Our Team

Video Producers

Our team of video producers combine high quality video storytelling infused with a knowledge of marketing, communications, and promotion to develop meaningful, differentiated, and authentic videos for small and medium sized companies.

Our core values are:

  1. Trust
  2. Creativity
  3. Diversity
  4. Integrity

We don’t just shoot cool videos; we help you craft a story that will reach your customer and make them fans. We’ve seen firsthand how the power of video can increase SEO, increase leads, build trust and relationships. We provide great videos and show you how to use them. The rest is up to you.