The perfect team — For all your multimedia needs
Matt Miles - Creative Director
Matt Miles is an award winning documentary filmmaker and media producer based in Vancouver, BC. His work is a unique blend of cultural and social inquiry, focusing in-particular on remote Indigenous community building and insightful short form work about artists and craftsmen. He is also available for corporate and promotional video work and works frequently in this field.
Matt grew up in Oxford, England where he completed a degree in Creative Music Technology. In 2010 he established Approach Media shortly after emigrating to Canada. Music based documentary work and music video production have been a consistent feature and focus in the projects he has undertaken, and continue to be one of the areas which he finds most rewarding.
Jayce Hawkins, Cinematographer
Jayce Hawkins is a cinematographer and editor with a wide range of expertise ranging from skilled artistic cinematography to complex motion graphics. Having worked his way up through the industry over the past few years, Jayce has extensive experience on projects for a wide array of clientele including master carver Carey Newman, The City of Victoria, Viking Air, and Motorola. His passion for imagery and the human condition is reflected in his work, and has taken him to Canada’s most northern communities, and across North America.
Currently based in Victoria, BC. Jayce spent 17 years between Russia, Saudi Arabia, and Denmark. His travels have fuelled a desire to tell stories that help us celebrate, reflect, and learn, and he believes that cross-culture themes and a strong photographic eye will continue to help innovate and drive the world of motion work. Jayce was educated in Fine Arts and Writing at the University of Victoria.
Lindsay Stewart, Photography
Lindsay Marie Stewart is a National Geographic Young Explorer and student member of the New York Explorers Club Matt has worked alongside Lindsay for the Natural Connections Project; a short film series created to inspire more Canadian schools to take the lead in how they teach and document the best examples which benefit Indigenous students. This work has gained international recognition, receiving the Public Ethnography Award and numerous awards for the first documentary short in the project.
Andy Robertson, Scientific Liaison
Andy Robertson is a filmmaker and communications strategist living on Canada's west Coast. With fifteen years of experience as a digital media producer and filmmaker, Andy is passionate about communicating important social issues and scientific discovery to new audiences, while exploring new tools of communication. Andy's credits include "Reaching Blue" (producer/director) "Funding the Future, New York Times" (cinematographer), "Ghana: Project Tourism", (producer/director, "The Thaw: Behind the Scenes" (producer).
Eva Brownstein, Field Producer
Raised between the mountains of Northern India and British Columbia, Eva has always had a love for wild places and the people that inhabit them. With a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and a Graduate degree in Communications, her filmmaking practice has evolved through curiosity, determination, and saying yes.
Her diverse interests have lead her through a wide range of media landscapes – from music videos to narrative documentary to sinking islands off the coast of India.