For·age : A wide search over an area in order to obtain something

Make Hay Media was founded from a seed of an idea. Our seed? We believe all great companies, non-profits, startups, and entrepreneurs all have stories to tell, and we can help them go deeper to create a story with more intention.

Make Hay Media is a full-service film and video production agency that can help you take your project from the seed of an idea, all the way to a finished film ready for any screen you need. Our team is comprised of filmmakers who are as passionate storytellers, as they are passionate about their crafts. If we didn’t love it, we wouldn’t do it, so every project is an opportunity for us to learn something new, push our skills, and grow our perspectives to create an amazing story for you.

It all starts before the cameras ever roll. We take the time to understand the why behind every story we tell. We want to get to know you, learn your challenges, and understand what problems you are trying to solve, whether that's with your product or in your own business. Whether it’s over coffee, beer or a simple conversation, we want to build lasting relationships that foster creative collaboration to create thoughtful, intentional and meaningful stories.

Our philosophy is simple: the best stories are foraged for, not told. With our process of discovery, understanding, and communication, we can ensure you know what you can expect when we deliver the final project. Simply put, we want to tell great stories.  And together, we will all have a story that you're proud to show your audience.


Our Keywords

For each film we make we create keywords to guide the purpose of the project. We've also found that we can guide the kinds of projects we create by creating out own brand keywords. 

Curiosity - To be curious one must listen, learn, explore and inquire. We believe that curiosity is the essential ingredient to telling an authentic story. Curiosity fuels our passion, our creativity and our process. We strive to find what moves us in each story we uncover before the cameras ever roll.

Story - Unfortunately, it's become a bit of a buzzword, but that's because there is nothing more human than a story. Story is engrained in culture, it holds our history and it allows us to build connections with people and characters we've never met. It's rarely easy, but each time, it's worth the journey. 

Authentic - Our curiosity always leads us to people first because people have real stories to tell. We as human beings connect and relate more directly to other people. We let our listening and hearts lead so we can find and tell stories that we genuinely want to tell. 

Connected - The stories that stick with us always have something that we connect to. An experience, a character, an emotion or a situation that represents something deep in our own experience. We want to find a meaningful, real, authentic story that gives the audience an opportunity to connect.

Grow - Each film starts with journey of discovery. As filmmakers we're constantly challenging what we know and broadening our perspectives. Each film we make, we also want it to give your audience the same opportunity. 


Creative Collaborators

 

We are a member of a global community of marketing experts called Communo. Beyond our Production and Story capabilities, we can leverage Communo to scale your project through access to a vetted community of marketing services professionals. We have access to world-class talent in brand strategy, digital advertising, web development, copywriting, graphic design, UX design, HR strategy, Art Direction and so much more. This model enables our clients to gain access to all the resources of a Madison Avenue holding company at a reduced cost and speed. 

Together we are transforming the global marketing services industry.

 

Avenue Strategy is a creative collaboration that will build teams to meet your needs. Led by Kathleen Vollebregt, they focus on Brand, Marketing, and Research. Kathleen has served as the Director of Marketing for Queen's University, as well as has experience working at some of the world’s most prestigious advertising agencies as a strategic planner including TBWA/Chiat Day and Young & Rubicam. Whether you are a small business doing marketing off the corner of your desk or a larger organization that needs additional support Avenue Strategy can provide you with high-level marketing expertise.

 

 is a music and sound production company that specializes in commercial work, TV and 6˚’s work has garnered Emmy and Gemini nominations, along with numerous local and national advertising honours. Credits include work for ABC, TSN, ESPN, Shaw, Wind Mobile, GM, Volkswagen, Telus and WestJet.  6˚ is comprised of artists, composers, producers and engineers.  Our work is driven by a love of sound, a desire to tell stories, and a desire to champion the work of Canadian artists and composers on a national and international level.