Francisco "Kit" REYES
Producer | Director | Writer
Philippine-born Canadian filmmaker and producer Francisco “Kit” Reyes is always on the go. And he likes to be surrounded by creative, fun and smart people who expect him to be as creative, fun and smart as he can be.
With a keen eye for all things cinematic and arresting, and an ability to make people extremely comfortable, he is a natural leader that can not only conceive and execute an audio-visual plan faster than he can finish a pint of beer, but he can also take you to the moon and back with his work. This guy can do it all.
Whether he is documenting an African hill tribe, or an interview with Jose Carreras, Kit is able to produce projects that make one feel as if they are part of the experience. He believes an image is nothing without a story behind it, which is also why he loves writing his own scripts. Through his visual and written work, one can see the amount of thoughtfulness, dedication and eagerness he has for documenting the world in detail and simply creating. He feels very strongly if he's not interested, challenged, and engaged.
So far Kit has been to 110 countries. 111 if you count the Republic of Shutter.
When he’s not working he's probably eating ramen.
He can play “Bohemian Rhapsody” on the piano. Yes, even the a cappella part.
You can view some of Kit's photography here. Sorry, no selfies.
Cinematographer | EDITOR
Stefan Herbruger is a filmmaker and a slave to shutter speed, aperture, and exposure. His passion for the record button has taken him around the world to capture its splendour in frames per second, resulting in images that stir and inspire.
For him, every frame is a metaphor, every movement is a timelapse, and every moment in life is as beautiful as bokeh. Stefan is a master in capturing the perfect scene, and does it effortlessly with cutting-edge technology and an out-of-the-box approach to visualization. But he can still shoot with a 35mm Arri film camera if you want him to. And he can shape light like a true artist.
Born and raised in Guatemala before moving to Canada in 2008, Stefan studied Cinematography at the Centre d’Estudis Cinematogràfics de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain and Photography at the Instituto Europeo di Design in Milan, Italy.
Stefan does not know what mediocrity means, both in English and Spanish. His experience spans many genres and continents and that exceptional talent has made him one of the most admired cinematographers today. You know he's got it when clients say, "that guy definitely loves his work." He will do anything for the shot. Anything.
When he's not working he's probably sleeping. And while he loves travelling the world, he still can't understand why it's hard to find good Mexican food outside of the United States and Mexico.
He’s quirky. But he’s also a nice guy. Check out his work. Let him wow you.
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