Melani Wood travelled to Tanzania, Africa to make her first documentary at age 18 where she was immediately hooked. Melani is now an award-winning Producer of documentaries, narrative films and commercials. She has worked for several seasons on popular television shows including CBC’s prime- time comedy “Mr. D”, HBO Canada’s “Call Me Fitz” and has Production Managed documentary series for Discovery and History Channel. In 2015 Melani was one of eight recipients in Canada to be granted the Hot Docs: Documentary Channel “Doc Accelerator” scholarship. Inspired by a desire to learn, travel and meet people who are following their passions, Melani continues to follow her own dream of sharing worthwhile and encouraging films with the world.
Kevin A Fraser directs and shoots documentary films and also works as a cinematographer of commercial and narrative work. Kevin has shot commercials for clients including Toyota, Marvel, Tim Hortons, Sport Chek, GoodLife, Nova Scotia Tourism and Newfoundland and Labrador. He has lensed documentary and series work for the Comedy Network, Discovery, CBC, Documentary, W Channel, Super Channel and others. Films Kevin has directed include two TV hour length documentaries: “More Blood, More Heart” (distributed by Mongrel) and “The Haunted Truth about Haven” (distributed by eOne). The most recent short documentary he directed and shot earned him a nomination at the 2015 Canadian Society of Cinematographers awards for “Best Documentary Cinematographer”. Kevin has had the great pleasure of making moving images in every Canadian Province and over 25 countries while traveling with collaborators he is fortunate enough to call friends.
Thanks for stopping by. We are kevin&melani, a Canadian film production duo who create moving images about the endless topics that inspire us.
Our past work includes projects like this SportChek ad featuring Sydney Crosby which was the most watched ad on YouTube in Canada and narrative films like “Foam Drive Renegades” which took home a collection of awards including the National Screen Institute Award for Best Comedy. Online the film was selected for Vimeo Staff Picks and also voted one of Vimeo’s top picks of 2014.
Short documentary “Twenty Eight Feet: life on a little wooden boat” screened at over 40 film festivals on five continents. Upon release online, it was awarded Vimeo Staff Picks and received recognition from sites including Short Of The Week, Film Shortage, Adventure Journal and The Documentary Network as well as online magazines including Outside Magazine, Wooden Boat Magazine and National Geographic.