Filmmaking has been an obsession for Courtney since childhood. The passion is encoded in his DNA and is an expression of the artist and businessman he has become. Since graduating from McMaster University with an Honors BA in film and Drama – Courtney has spent the last 20+ years Courtney honing his producing, writing, and directing skills in the corporate and film/television world.
Courtney always wears multiple hats. He began his career as an Actor, as a full-time ACTRA member. Over the years he has worked in various roles on Hollywood sets including but not limited to Actor, Stuntman, Photo Double, PA, AD, Producer and Director. Having access and knowledge to this process, has led to further insight and experience into video production.
Courtney founded Admit One Productions in 2007 with the creation of his award winning feature documentary (NXNE 2013 official selection); The Global Groove Network (GGN). GGN was sold to CBC in Canada and is being distributed globally through Amazon, Hulu and Vimeo. Another award winning GGN project includes “Life is but a Dream” also in global distribution. GGN has become a music history brand for EDM and the underground with 14,000+ Twitter followers, 8000+ Facebook fans and over 180,000 views on YouTube.
As a creator Courtney has broaden his scope of projects with his new comedy web series -The Fursona Files (Best pilot nomination – Webfest Montreal / official selection TO Webfest 2016 & Web Series Global 2017) and has several film and TV projects in development for 2017. Storytelling comes naturally to Courtney and it’s looking to be an exciting year of new projects planned… stay tuned!
Jen is a certified Executive Coach, providing coaching and leadership to individuals, small and medium sized businesses. She is a strategic marketing, branding and business operations thought leader. Her strategic coaching and leadership are focused in these areas of excellence. Jen is also a Six Sigma. Her passion for efficiency, process, and project management can be matched by her love of the creative. This unusual combination has been a strong point of differentiation for Admit One and an asset for our clients. With over 18 years under her belt, Jen has spent much of her career working in senior leadership roles in marketing strategy both on client and agency side at companies with the likes of Wal-Mart Canada, MDC Partners, and Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.
Admit One Productions was born in 2007 with Jen focusing on building the marketing strategy, business operations and being in the role of Executive Producer. The first project, The Global Groove Network (GGN) was sold to CBC in Canada and is being distributed through MVD (Music Video Distributors) in the US, and globally through Amazon, Hulu and Vimeo. GGN was an official selection at NXNE, 2013 and is more than just a film, it has become a brand. The newest GGN film 'Life is but a Dream' won the silver award for best independent documentary film of 2015 at the Atlanta Documentary Festival and is currently being distributed through Vimeo and Amazon.
Jen moved into the role of Producer as the company has grown. She is Producer on the company’s comedy series The Fursona Files, upcoming Horror movie feature, Raveage and web series, The Miew. The Fursona Files has a nomination for best pilot (webfest Montreal) and an Official Selection at TO Webfest festival (www.fursonafiles.com ). She has also produced the projects in our Corporate portfolio, most recently working with Revera Living to execute some internal videos for their staff training on their new Customer Experience.