The Full Story

Passionate Producers & Creators

We help our clients' businesses grow by creating thought provoking and engaging content to share their story, connecting their clients with the principled values and core beliefs of their business. From a call to action, to the promotion of a new product, we create the why, so our clients can sell the what.

VISION

Our people first approach and attention to your needs allows us to create projects that speak to the essence of what your company stands for. We provide a competitive, cost effective and diverse range of services, while ensuring top level quality in everything we produce. We remain flexible while meeting and exceeding our customers needs. 

MISSION

We founded our business with one goal in mind: creating beautiful, unique, and thought-provoking projects in every genre and industry. Thanks to our professional and passionate approach, we’ve been lucky to collaborate with a fountain of great people and companies alike. Once you begin working with us, you’ll understand the Innovation Road Production difference. With our skilled team members and freelance artists, we will leave no stone unturned until your project is completed to your satisfaction. If you’d like to learn more about our production services, get in touch today.

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Stefano DiMatteo

Meet our director.

Producer - Director - Writer

Since I began my business, I have been working with one goal in mind: creating beautiful, unique and thought-provoking videos and visual content. Thanks to my professional approach, I have had the privilege to work with some of the biggest names in the industry. I am passionate about creating engaging stories for audiences around the world to enjoy. We work closely with our clients, to ensure that we understand their needs to best serve there branding.  Check out some of our work to learn more about what Innovation Road Productions can do for you,   CLICK TO VIEW

Cinematography & Editing Team

Lucas Cesarone
Cinematographer - Chief Editor

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A cinematographer and editor based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. For the last decade he has been in the film and television industry working on corporate and commercial productions that have taken him around the globe. Using the camera and lighting to engage the audience and tell a captivating story. From a young age, he vividly remembers watching all sorts of shows and films with my family. As he grew up, he found that having an artistic outlet was the perfect way to express his thoughts, creativity, and imagination. He quickly fell in love with filmmaking and hasn’t looked back since, committing himself to a career as a professional Videographer - Lucas has worked for major companies across North America such as Cineplex, Air Canada, Hudson’s Bay, LCBO, and dozens more!

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Isabel DeNardo
Lead Photographer

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With close to a decade of experience on all kinds of shoots, Isabel is constantly pushing the boundaries to discover new ways to capture the visual art of story. Specializing in studio, conceptual, corporate, product, and music production photography, she infuses her work with her signature delicate touch and perceptive eye. She believes every individual, company, and story should feel emboldened by the camera, having their very core highlighted by the lens. Her goal is to capture dreams, and in so doing to bring them into reality.

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Tim Ashley
Editor - Content Creator

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Tim Ashley is an independent filmmaker based in Toronto, Ontario Canada. During high school, Tim always wanted to be involved with film. He got his start during post-secondary by volunteering for companies such as Darius Films, OPC (under Radke)), Epik Productions, and the Toronto International Film Festival. After finishing at both York University and Seneca college, Tim appeared in competitions before working as a video editor for a local media start up company called Ribbet Inc. 

 

With a few years of experience under his belt, he ventured off on his own to start freelancing and pursued his ambitions of creating thoughtful and engaging video content for large and small businesses and local artists. Having worked for several years behind the camera, Tim still continues his pursuit of working with others and telling their stories, always looking forward to his next project.

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​Justin Yaroski
Camera Operations

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Justin Yaroski is an experienced creative with a developed eye for visual storytelling. He spent the first decade of his career honing his skills as a lighting & grip technician on a wide variety of productions of all budget levels before making the switch to cinematography.

 

Justin has travelled to five different continents filming content for the web, for television, and for educational programs. He also has worked with some very large corporate clients to bring their stories to life. On the creative side, he specializes in thriller, retro, and mystery filmmaking, aiming to one day direct and shoot feature films. 

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James' passion for storytelling and video production started young. He’s created his company, PRCPTN, to produce media designed to elevate each clients’ story through video production, live streaming, and corporate event projects. His motto is that perception is everything. Discussions, keynotes, debates, and podcasts are all examples of people coming together to cast light on subjects that foster connection between people. He believes the world needs expressive avenues of discourse to help us engage, grow, and most importantly, find community with one another. Now having the opportunity to work with some of the biggest brands in the company, his goal is to assist these organizations in strengthening their stories through a suite of media production services.

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James Yigitoz
Filmography & Photography - Creative Editor

Henry Shephard
Drone Operations - Camera Operations

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I ventured to Canada from Ireland many years ago to start a family and business. Now, with a fulfilling career, marriage, and two wonderful little girls, I think it's the best decision I've ever made. I'm the lead cinematographer for my own company, HenjoFilms, and also freelance my services, making sure everything looks right in front of the lens. I love making people laugh and will do my best to make you feel as comfortable as possible on your shoot.

 

Although I’ve been doing this for over a decade now, I still get excited about each project I film. No two jobs are the same. Every story, tradition, and brand gives us something different to work with!

 

I focus on capturing real moments. Candid. Raw. Honest. And downright genuine, and moments for hilarity along the way. That’s how I like to work.

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Special Effects

Jason Tennant
Motion Designer - Lead Animator

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Jason is a Motion Designer, Cinematograher and Creative Genius. Having more than 15 years experience crafting award-winning graphics for major brands, there's few tasks he's incapable of completing. He's a jack of all trades when it comes to media and has a full suite of skills to carry any project from ideation to completion.

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Lydia Cain
Special Effects - Animator

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I am an Illustranimer- a word I just made up to describe myself as someone who illustrates, animates and designs.

 

When I’m not illustranising I love going on adventures in hopes of meeting and petting your dog. When my canine needs are fulfilled I tend to engage with other creatives and colleagues to inspire new and ambitious endeavours.

Lydia graduated from the Sheridan Illustration program in 2016. While she was there she was conditioned to think conceptually, intuitively and critically when she designs and illustrates.

 

Lydia has become very versatile in her work tackling narrative and editorial projects as well as motion design and animation.

 

Since graduating she has worked as the lead design for multiple start ups, developing their overall identities and providing comprehensive brand packages.

 

For the last 2 years Lydia has worked with Varipix INC; a multidisciplinary design studio. Here she has had the opportunity to lend her creative design skills to brands such as Honda, CBC, Acura, History Television, and more.

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Support

Christy Davis
Coordinator - Writer - Copyeditor

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Christy Davis has an unusual combination of strengths that come in handy when managing an unusual cast of responsibilities. She’s organized, creative, loves administration, and has been having an ongoing love affair with words since she was very young. She can pick out an improperly punctuated appositive from a mile away, and you’ll never catch her capitalizing a common noun. She also loves working with people, including liaising between and coordinating lots of partners on dynamic projects. She loves pink, always wears a smile, and has never met a cup of coffee she didn’t like.

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Gabriel Venneri
Grip - Editor

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Gabriel has been working in the industry as an actor for the last 10 years. His extensive knowledge in front of the camera, has helped him leverage his role as an Editor. Understanding the arch of a story and creating creating a narrative is pivotal for an editor - a job he relishes in bringing to life.  From assembly to tear down, Gabriel is your guy. The grip is the most unappreciated talent on the floor, but without which nothing would get done - they are the engine that helps drive our machine. 

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Ava Amello
BTS Photography

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Ava Amello honed in on her passion for the film industry and content creation long before she finished high school. She constantly put herself in positions to work with other professionals and hone her skills in editing, production, and photography.

Making herself available as a behind-the-scenes photographer, editor, and production assistant has propelled the start of her career forward.

She's worked behind the camera and in front of it, and as she pursues studying in film and television creation, she'll soon find a vital role in the entertainment and content creation industry.

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