THE BLOG

17
Apr

Shelter Point Distillery – Campbell River, BC


Producing this project with Shelter Point Distillery was fantastic. Patrick & James approach the work they are doing with an energy and zest for life and learning. When you’re around them it feels like anything is possible. It didn’t take long to get us inspired and creative in how we were going to tell the story of Shelter Point Distillery. And we had a great time doing it!
We loved filming the sights and sounds of the wildlife that live and thrive on the farm; capturing harvest shots from a 40ft lift and getting covered in chaff as the combine roared by our cameras during the barley harvest in September; feeling the heat of the copper pot stills as they transformed foaming frothing barley brine into distilled alcohol in October; ducking for cover from the spray of an overfilled whisky cask during barrelling in mid November; and hearing the unique sounds of traditional Scottish cooperage tools in action as they opened an aged whisky cask to show us the copper & oak infused colors of liquid gold in December.
 Most of all, we loved watching Patrick and James work with excellence and a sense of adventure as both farmers and whisky distillers.
Shelter Point Distillery is located on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. It is blessed with a near perfect mix of fertile soil, sunshine, abundant fresh water and mild weather. These ingredients are here to produce a true ‘Field to Flask’ single malt whisky.
shelterpointdistillery.com

Filmed by Paul Christopher
Directed by Paul Christopher
Edited by Paul Christopher
Music licensed with themusicbed.com

18
Mar

30 years Of The Filberg Festival – Comox, BC


‘A Shape In Time’ was commissioned by the Canadian Heritage Information Network.
The Filberg Festival brings together the finest Canadian Artisans and performers for this 4 day event held on BC Day long weekend. In 1983, the first Filberg Festival was launched as a fundraiser for the Filberg Heritage Lodge and Park Association whose task it is to preserve and manage this municipal heritage site. This is a vibrant and entertaining community event that has risen to National popularity.
The Filberg Heritage Park and Lodge are located in Comox, British Columbia, Canada

Filmed & Directed by Paul Christopher
Second Camera by Melanie Dea
Edited by Paul Christopher
Music Licensed though themusicbed.com

24
Feb

Alecia & Rob Wedding Film – Comox Valley, BC


Alecia + Rob were a real pleasure to film. We had a great time with them on their pre-wedding shoot and on their wedding day as well. The wedding ceremony length broke records – and was finished in under 8 minutes…8 minutes!! Between Robs nerves and Alecia’s veil almost falling out of her hair twice, the ceremony was full of laughter and tears. Alecia looked fantastic, and Rob stayed standing…ha! Love you guys!
Friends mean everything to these two – and their support and love was evident throughout the whole weekend. Refurbishing the clubhouse @ Sunnydale with about 100 framed portraits of Alecia and Rob along with hand made floral decorations created a cozy space for a lively reception. Everyone pitched in to make this day really meaningful.

Alecia + Rob were married at Crown Isle Resort in Courtenay, BC
Reception was held at Sunnydale Golf Course in Courtenay, BC

Filmed & Edited by Paul Christopher Films
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21
Feb

Ashlee & Alan Wedding – Duncan, BC


It could be said of Ashlee and Alan that the value of having the support and love of wonderful family and friends are worth more than precious gold and silver. Their decision to have a destination wedding on Vancouver Island meant depending on this community to travel great distances, help decorate, and arrange last minute details all within 24hrs – and they made it look easy. Being part of the experience of watching everyone pull together and have so much fun doing it was amazing. We wanted to focus our cameras on the real unfolding story of the events of this beautiful sunny Thanksgiving weekend, and capture the true love and support of the entire community celebrating Ashlee and Alan’s decision to spend the rest of their lives together – putting each other first, with God in the center of it all.
Some of the images we captured of the couples joy and personalities tell a far better story than what we can write here, and we feel privileged to have been asked to be the visual scribes of this important life changing day for two beautiful people. We are thankful to you Ashlee and Alan – for your friendship and for trusting us to capture your day. Thank you too to Dana, Nik and mom Gillespie – for contacting us – and giving the precious gift of this wedding film to Ashlee and Alan.

Wedding took place @ Providence Farms in Duncan, British Columbia

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Filmed & Edited by Paul Christopher Films

16
Feb

40’s Good – Vancouver, BC


Some moments are absolutely worth catching on film…and when Brandon wrote us and asked if we would come out to Gastown (Vancouver, BC) to catch his wife’s 40th birthday, we jumped at the chance. The small studio was transformed into a quaint and perfectly lit space, reminiscent of an old art gallery…the ideal atmosphere for a gathering of family and friends. And amidst the great food, wine and laughter Nadine’s smile reminded us it’s not bad growing older either.

filmed + edited by us.
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18
Dec

Alecia & Rob Pre-Wedding Film – Comox Valley, BC


Alecia and Rob are another amazing couple. We met about 9 months ago to talk about their wedding and discovered they were planning to get married on a particularly awesome date : January 12th (hey! that’s our anniversary date!) So cool….We could tell they were very much in love and while we were getting to know them they had this really cute moment where Alecia began regaling us with Rob’s talents as a golfer, soccer player, and Call Of Duty expert…, and then Alecia says “me…not so much.” Lots of laughter followed.
We loved that they were such an easy going couple and yet – ready for adventure at the same time. We were even more excited when they decided to book us for the whole experience and get a pre-wedding film made along with their wedding film.
So this is it…the pre-wedding film. As always, the purpose of our pre-wedding films are to tell a story about our couples. It was great fun shooting little moments of these two doing what they love to do. Playing soccer, cozy walks, and loving their faithful companion Odie, their beloved dog. Rob recently became the owner of a golf Pro Shop and naturally he and Alecia spend many hours working the business and also playing golf together. These two enjoy lots of outdoor activities, which we love!
We filmed their prewedding film on a crisp cool sunny Fall day in October. They were quite nervous, but Mel and I have a way of having fun, keeping things casual, and sharing our approach to shooting. Very quickly Alecia and Rob forgot about the cameras and started having fun, playing soccer, and cuddling to stay warm (super cute). When it came to the interview parts I had an idea to let Alecia interview Rob and Rob interview Alecia. The interview clips you see were shot by our couples holding the camera which created a unique experience for both of them as they were able to look past the camera at each other while sharing honest answers about their hopes and dreams. The day flew by, and in the end we got some fantastic moments from a very wonderful loveable couple. We feel part of your lives now guys! We can’t wait to capture your wedding day story in January.

Created by Paul Christopher Films
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01
Sep

Comox Tourism – Vancouver Island


I am proud to live in the beautiful Town of Comox….so when I was asked to produce a short promotional film that captured all that our town has to offer, I knew it would be a great experience. There’s incredible local cuisine, breathtaking views, and a golf course just blocks from the ocean. You should come for a visit.

Produced by Paul Christopher
Edited by Paul Christopher
Soundtrack by Paul Christopher

13
Jul

Erin Wallis Photography – Vancouver Island


We love stories. There’s purpose in the good ones. Some have life lessons and some have a way of wrapping around us and motivating us to change or to move or to think again. These are the films I pursue. To tell stories of real people with a purpose and determination for why. People who take risks and grow through adversity. People you would like to meet in real life. People you can believe in. I believe that you can’t sell your business apart from selling yourself. People want to see who you are and feel that they are getting to know something about you that is important, honest, and real – and this experience will go a long way in helping them decide what they will do next. Visit you in person. Pick up the phone. Goto your website. Even, add to cart.
When I met Erin I knew she was full of purpose and that she knew why she was creating photos for people. Being able to bring her passion to film and show people what is so attractive about Erin Wallis is the whole reason I am a storyteller and film maker. To come alongside people and lift them to higher heights.
Find out more about Erin @ erinwallis.com

Filmed & Edited by Paul Christopher Films
Music licensed through withetiquette.com

03
Jul

Comox Valley Farmers Market – Comox Valley


The Comox Valley Farmers Market provides the best of foods grown or made by the local farmers, bakers, and butchers from our valley. I wanted this film to be a fun and informative look at how a farmers market is made each week and what you might experience if you come to one…so play this film for the kids and see if they want to go!
The Comox Valley Farmers Market has begun a fundraising campaign to build a permanent farmers market structure for hosting the market each week year round. I am proud to partner with the Comox Valley Farmers Market and I hope this film will help make a significant impact in reaching their goals. For more information on how you can get involved please visit comoxvalleyfarmersmarket.com/legacy.shtml

Filmed, Directed, Edited by Paul Christopher
Music composed by Paul Christopher

12
Mar

Beauty Queen + Bee Keeper


Dan has a pretty cool little business called BigD’sBees. He makes the best honey from thousands of bees each year and is a real gentle giant. Some say he’s numb to bee stings, and that he once wore a hornets nest as a helmet on halloween.
Justine is fun and very detail minded which is our favourite bridal combination. She was miss International Canada a few years back…and that means she likes to smile on camera – which is always a good thing. She is also a great singer. Her latest work is in public relations for Watoto Canada and she cares deeply for people and has a great sense of humour. We think everyone needs honey, singing, and humour – so when we met with them we knew it would be a delight to make their wedding film.
We really look for a natural connection with our couples when meeting for the first time. It’s so important to us because a connection with our couples is going to translate well onto the screen. Justine and Dan became our friends…and it shows.
Thank you Justine and Dan – for being yourselves and trusting us to make your wedding film and trailer.

Filmed & Edited by Paul Christopher Films

Song: God Gave Me You by Dave Barnes
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