We have worked with local and international talent to make engaging, aesthetically-driven shorts, feature films, documentaries, music videos and installations since 2012. As producers, writers, directors and editors, we have deep connections with our subjects and our process, with a desire to tell timely, thought-provoking stories.
Kino Sum Productions was created by Gillian McKercher and Guillaume Carlier, who produce, direct, write, and edit video content.
Gillian is a Calgary‐based filmmaker and an Alberta Foundation For the Arts Young Artist Prize winner. She completed a BSc in Chemical Engineering at the University of Calgary while she practiced filmmaking at the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers. After she worked concurrently in film and engineering, she decided to focus on cinema. She notably directed the two-season web series The Calgary Collection, the short documentary Where the Sage Brush Grows, and music videos for folk-roots artist Amy Nelson. Her experimental film work on Super 8 and 16mm film is often incorporated into her projects, and heavily informs her aesthetic. Gillian’s feature film debut Circle of Steel, funded through the Calgary Film Centre, will be released in 2018.
Guillaume was born in Montreal and raised in Calgary. At an early age, he discovered film by working at The Uptown Theater and Casablanca Video. He returned to Montreal to complete a degree in English Literature at Concordia University, then moved to France to pursue winemaking. Realizing that film was his true calling, he returned to Calgary and has been making films since 2014. His DIY sensibility is combined with commercial campaigns like Alberta Treasury Branch’s A Seat at our Table and Unis TV’s Histoire de Chars. Guillaume’s work includes music videos, short narrative and documentary films, and his forthcoming feature film debut Everybody Altogether Now.
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