Our Team

Meet Bamboo Shoots

We are cinematographers and editors, writers and animators, directors and producers, hockey players and skating coaches, sports moms and volunteers – we may be film school grads, engineers, lawyers, accountants and MBAs.

We’re excited to be your next film production company.

  • Wally Start

    President & Executive Producer – Wally is a steadfast champion for prairie-made film & television and has been since he started working in the industry more than 30-years ago. He is driven to help tell stories that stick with people – whether they are fictional or true – and connect audiences through tears, laughter, insight, or all of the above. To us, he’s our captain, our visionary, and if we’re being honest, the man behind the curtain.

    Wally Start

    President & Executive ProducerWally is a steadfast champion for prairie-made film & television and has been since he started working in the industry more than 30-years ago. He is driven to help tell stories that stick with people – whether they are fictional or true – and connect audiences through tears, laughter, insight, or all of the above. To us, he’s our captain, our visionary, and if we’re being honest, the man behind the curtain. His dedication and passion shine through every project. From feature films and TV series to corporate videos and digital shorts, Wally works hard to promote the skills and talent of everyone he works with, including the client. His on-going efforts to enhance production companies and commitment to putting high-quality Canadian content in front of international audiences has already left a significant mark on the industry across the country, and he’s not done yet.
  • Daniel Ball

    Daniel is driven to create thoughtful content that moves audiences. After working in the industry for five years, he has fine-tuned an impressive skillset behind the camera and effortlessly captures moments in just the right light and from just the right angle. And if that wasn’t great enough, Daniel is usually accompanied by his dog […]

    Daniel Ball

    Producer & EditorDaniel is driven to create thoughtful content that moves audiences. After working in the industry for five years, he has fine-tuned an impressive skillset behind the camera and effortlessly captures moments in just the right light and from just the right angle. And if that wasn’t great enough, Daniel is usually accompanied by his dog Flint, who is a glutton for scritches and most recently accepted the position of official office greeter.
  • Tyler Baptist

    Tyler has been described as an editing ninja, but we think of him as a true virtuoso. With more than 25 years of experience, he’s developed an eye for the precise and uses his skills to deliver a final cut that is simply stunning, every time. He likes to hang out with his two cats, […]

    Tyler Baptist

    Editor & ColoristTyler has been described as an editing ninja, but we think of him as a true virtuoso. With more than 25 years of experience, he’s developed an eye for the precise and uses his skills to deliver a final cut that is simply stunning, every time. He likes to hang out with his two cats, Fitz and Melvin and is probably one of the last few people on the plant to collect VHS tapes – two of the most wholesome things we can think of.
  • Amanda Bosiak

    Amanda easily turns chaos into order, finding the common thread that brings everything together and helps to create a story you’ll never forget. She has a Media Production Communications diploma from Assiniboine Community College and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from USask. She is also a member of SMPIA and Field & Post. She’s a […]

    Amanda Bosiak

    Writer & Story EditorAmanda easily turns chaos into order, finding the common thread that brings everything together and helps to create a story you’ll never forget. She has a Media Production Communications diploma from Assiniboine Community College and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from USask. She is also a member of SMPIA and Field & Post. She’s a crafter, cat lover, and really digs the sci-fi and fantasy genre. She also throws an amazing party when the occasion calls for it.
  • Pam Capcara

    To some, the job of balancing the numbers is a lot like having to learn a new language. Fortunately for us, Pam is fluent in accounting, which makes sense because she’s been doing it for more than 20 years. Not only is she a financial genius, but she’s also proud to be part of a […]

    Pam Capcara

    Senior AccountantTo some, the job of balancing the numbers is a lot like having to learn a new language. Fortunately for us, Pam is fluent in accounting, which makes sense because she’s been doing it for more than 20 years. Not only is she a financial genius, but she’s also proud to be part of a team that works so hard to help clients bring their stories to the big screen. Aside from her love of all things numerical, Pam also lives on a farm with her husband and a whole zoo of creatures. We’re secretly hoping that one day she’ll bring one of her two donkeys or seven horses into the office for a visit.
  • Russell Cone

    Being able to capture the exact moment when something amazing happens is what Rusty does best and why he’s been a mobile producer with us for more than a decade. With 35 years of experience and an education in broadcasting, Rusty is always excited to be on the ground right in front of the action. […]

    Russell Cone

    Senior Mobile ProducerBeing able to capture the exact moment when something amazing happens is what Rusty does best and why he’s been a mobile producer with us for more than a decade. With 35 years of experience and an education in broadcasting, Rusty is always excited to be on the ground right in front of the action. When he’s not making the magic happen, you can find him out on the greens working on his handicap or stretching out and relaxing at the lake.
  • Tristen Cosens

    Tristen is one of those people who truly believe that variety is the spice of life, which is why he fits right in with our team. He’s got the know-how and skills to transition from one project to another with ease, meaning on any day you can find him working with our mobile crew, on […]

    Tristen Cosens

    Producer, Mobile Director & EditorTristen is one of those people who truly believe that variety is the spice of life, which is why he fits right in with our team. He’s got the know-how and skills to transition from one project to another with ease, meaning on any day you can find him working with our mobile crew, on a new corporate promo, or working on one of our original series. Tristen has a diploma in Media Production (with distinction, we might add) from Sask Polytech and brings a delightfully creative perspective to every new project he takes on.
  • Bobby Goulet

    Before finding his way into the film and television industry 13 years ago, Bobby studied Sports Business Management, giving him the knowledge and skills needed to be the best dang coach on our team. He knows how to get to the heart of what the client is looking for and with a deep understanding of […]

    Bobby Goulet

    Senior Producer, Production ManagerBefore finding his way into the film and television industry 13 years ago, Bobby studied Sports Business Management, giving him the knowledge and skills needed to be the best dang coach on our team. He knows how to get to the heart of what the client is looking for and with a deep understanding of each team member’s specific skillset, he builds a game-winning lineup that always leads to success. He’s also a massive music nerd and when he’s not being seen at the latest and greatest live show, he’s at home shredding the guitar with more gusto than his dog, Charlie, can handle.
  • Matt Holland

    After 15 years of experience in the industry, eight of which are with us, Matt’s excitement for telling engaging stories about real people and their culture has never waned – it’s pretty clear he thinks he has the coolest job on the planet (well, he’s not wrong). He’s a master at finding the right shot, […]

    Matt Holland

    Producer, Director & DOPAfter 15 years of experience in the industry, eight of which are with us, Matt’s excitement for telling engaging stories about real people and their culture has never waned – it’s pretty clear he thinks he has the coolest job on the planet (well, he’s not wrong). He’s a master at finding the right shot, and the right light so that every story told can find the audience it needs. If he’s not out adventuring somewhere amazing, chances are he’s off learning something new. He currently holds a BFA in Film Production, a Media Arts Production Certificate, and a UAV Advanced Certificate. We’re excited to see what he’ll learn next!
  • Matthew Hood

    With a stellar blend of technical skills and a solid creative spirit, Matthew is happiest behind the camera working to deliver elevated stories featuring interesting people, businesses, and real-world events. Even though he’s got a BFA in Film Production (with distinction), Matthew is a life-long learner; always ready to take on new challenges where he […]

    Matthew Hood

    Producer, Director & EditorWith a stellar blend of technical skills and a solid creative spirit, Matthew is happiest behind the camera working to deliver elevated stories featuring interesting people, businesses, and real-world events. Even though he’s got a BFA in Film Production (with distinction), Matthew is a life-long learner; always ready to take on new challenges where he can demonstrate and grow his skills. When he’s not working on the next big thing in our offices, he’s most likely out in the woods somewhere filming his own nature and wildlife documentaries.
  • Blake Horobin

    Blake loves…suspense. There, did we do it right? Probably not, but that’s why we have Blake and his 25 years of experience on our team. He’s a graduate of the Alberta College of Art & Design and is an ace with words. He crafts the dialogue and prose that will pull on heartstrings and leave […]

    Blake Horobin

    Writer, Director & Development LeadBlake loves…suspense. There, did we do it right? Probably not, but that’s why we have Blake and his 25 years of experience on our team. He’s a graduate of the Alberta College of Art & Design and is an ace with words. He crafts the dialogue and prose that will pull on heartstrings and leave an indelible mark on any audience. He enjoys the diverse range of content we produce and the opportunities it gives him to learn something new, including working with and learning about Indigenous communities across the prairies.
  • Hayden Kardash

    Hayden’s eagerness to explore his creativity and grow his skillset is darn near infectious. He joined our team after receiving his diploma in Media Production from Sask Polytech in 2022 and has since seen himself in the role of producer/editor but has had opportunities to try a little bit of a lot of things from […]

    Hayden Kardash

    Producer & EditorHayden’s eagerness to explore his creativity and grow his skillset is darn near infectious. He joined our team after receiving his diploma in Media Production from Sask Polytech in 2022 and has since seen himself in the role of producer/editor but has had opportunities to try a little bit of a lot of things from camera operation to online editor. If you ever get a chance to ask him about his favourite movie, The Thing, you should…just make sure you’re ready to learn everything about it!
  • Joel Kereluke

    Joel is the kind of guy who would much rather celebrate other people’s successes over his own. If you ask why he works in film and television, he’ll end up telling you about the people, talent, and stories he’s been able to film over his five years in the industry. But we know the truth: […]

    Joel Kereluke

    Producer, Director & EditorJoel is the kind of guy who would much rather celebrate other people’s successes over his own. If you ask why he works in film and television, he’ll end up telling you about the people, talent, and stories he’s been able to film over his five years in the industry. But we know the truth: Joel’s precision skill and diehard passion for the work he does is bar none and we’re happy he’s part of the team. On his off days, he works with friends to bring video games to real life for his viral YouTube channel, Blister Cinema.
  • JayDee Mazier

    As a true mover and a shaker, JayDee is always ready to navigate complex organizational systems and maneuver through complicated spreadsheets to meet a diverse range of stakeholder needs. He’s got a Bachelor in Accounting and a Master in Professional Accounting and is also a Chartered Professional Accountant, a Commissioner for Oaths, and, in case […]

    JayDee Mazier

    Chief Financial OfficerAs a true mover and a shaker, JayDee is always ready to navigate complex organizational systems and maneuver through complicated spreadsheets to meet a diverse range of stakeholder needs. He’s got a Bachelor in Accounting and a Master in Professional Accounting and is also a Chartered Professional Accountant, a Commissioner for Oaths, and, in case you need something with an official seal of approval from a super great guy, a Notary Public.
  • Stuart Merson-Davies

    Stuart’s belief that storytelling is one of the best ways to connect people has shaped more than 25 years of experience working in the industry. With a diploma in Video Technology from Durban University of Technology in South Africa he brings an enchanting mix of creativity and skill to each project so that every story […]

    Stuart Merson-Davies

    Producer, Director & DOPStuart’s belief that storytelling is one of the best ways to connect people has shaped more than 25 years of experience working in the industry. With a diploma in Video Technology from Durban University of Technology in South Africa he brings an enchanting mix of creativity and skill to each project so that every story told has massive impact. He’s a keen home chef, pianist, and loves all things musical. He also moved to Canada from a much warmer place and seems to be adjusting to the winters well…at least we think he’s adjusting well.
  • Aaron Michnik

    Aaron can usually be found in the editing bay where he works tirelessly to make things picture-perfect. Having earned a diploma in Media Production, Aaron knows that there are no two projects that are exactly alike, so he strives to give each job his all – no matter what. For Aaron, the best opportunities are […]

    Aaron Michnik

    Producer & EditorAaron can usually be found in the editing bay where he works tirelessly to make things picture-perfect. Having earned a diploma in Media Production, Aaron knows that there are no two projects that are exactly alike, so he strives to give each job his all – no matter what. For Aaron, the best opportunities are the ones that force you to try something new.
  • Jared Peace

    Jared is a man of few words – he’d much rather dazzle you with his talent and skills in visual storytelling and building edits that pop. He has a BFA in Film Production from the University of Regina, is a member of SMPIA, and thrives in creative spaces. He also finds a lot of joy […]

    Jared Peace

    Producer & Editor Jared is a man of few words – he’d much rather dazzle you with his talent and skills in visual storytelling and building edits that pop. He has a BFA in Film Production from the University of Regina, is a member of SMPIA, and thrives in creative spaces. He also finds a lot of joy in crafting the perfect trailer (and who doesn’t love a good trailer?). In his free time, Jared can be found playing the piano or rewatching old French New Wave Films.
  • Meagan Pyra

    Meagan makes things beautiful without having to sacrifice functionality. From developing onscreen graphics to finessing social media videos so they pop on any platform, she transforms each video from amazing to spectacular. She has nearly 15 years of experience and a broadcasting diploma from Mount Royal University, which makes her an asset on any project. […]

    Meagan Pyra

    Producer, Editor & GraphicsMeagan makes things beautiful without having to sacrifice functionality. From developing onscreen graphics to finessing social media videos so they pop on any platform, she transforms each video from amazing to spectacular. She has nearly 15 years of experience and a broadcasting diploma from Mount Royal University, which makes her an asset on any project. Meagan is also a fan of all things cozy including the perfect cup of coffee and a movie night at home with her pup and her husband.
  • Tracy Satre

    Tracy is the mentor, cheerleader, friend, expert, and stand-in mom we all need. She has a diploma in Office Administration (Accounting) from Sask Polytech and has been working in the film and television industry for nearly two decades, leading to a wealth of knowledge that allows her to simultaneously support the team and the client […]

    Tracy Satre

    Business Development ManagerTracy is the mentor, cheerleader, friend, expert, and stand-in mom we all need. She has a diploma in Office Administration (Accounting) from Sask Polytech and has been working in the film and television industry for nearly two decades, leading to a wealth of knowledge that allows her to simultaneously support the team and the client throughout any project. Her innate attention to detail and passion for finding the creative angle to any story is simply amazing. She’s also a self-professed closet nerd, often found playing video games with her family. When she’s not doing that, she might be found working on her latest watercolour painting with her two terrier dogs, Bonnie and Clyde, snoring soundly by her feet.
  • Jamie Roblin

    Look, we know that making wrangling creatives working on several different projects at once can be a lot like herding cats, but Jamie is a pro and we couldn’t be more grateful for her organizational skills. Having worked in accounting for more than 10 years, she helps keep our books balanced and our minds at […]

    Jamie Roblin

    AP & AR ClerkLook, we know that making wrangling creatives working on several different projects at once can be a lot like herding cats, but Jamie is a pro and we couldn’t be more grateful for her organizational skills. Having worked in accounting for more than 10 years, she helps keep our books balanced and our minds at ease.
  • Chandra Schatz

    Chandra Schatz is a business affairs and finance professional with over twenty years of experience in the Canadian film and television industry. Formerly a business analyst for the Shaw Rocket Fund, Chandra represents film and television producers in Canada and abroad providing guidance with production financing, tax credits, the Canadian television funding system, contract management, […]

    Chandra Schatz

    Business Affairs

    Chandra Schatz is a business affairs and finance professional with over twenty years of experience in the Canadian film and television industry. Formerly a business analyst for the Shaw Rocket Fund, Chandra represents film and television producers in Canada and abroad providing guidance with production financing, tax credits, the Canadian television funding system, contract management, international treaty co-productions and connecting Producers with national and international broadcast and production partners.

  • Todd Snider

    Todd has been amassing experience in almost every aspect of broadcast and video since 1991. As a producer at Bamboo, he relishes technical challenges like multiple live broadcasts (15 live Canada West Football Showcase football games for maxTV); his zen approach to herding cats is legendary in the industry. He’s also part of the MaxTron […]

    Todd Snider

    General Manager of Productions & OperationsTodd has been amassing experience in almost every aspect of broadcast and video since 1991. As a producer at Bamboo, he relishes technical challenges like multiple live broadcasts (15 live Canada West Football Showcase football games for maxTV); his zen approach to herding cats is legendary in the industry. He’s also part of the MaxTron team that puts the Riders on the big screen at Mosaic Stadium.
  • Garry Wanner

    Born and raised in Saskatoon, Garry is a graduate of SIAST and holds an Electronics Technician certificate. Before joining Bamboo, Garry worked for Prairie Mobile installing and maintaining radio telecommunication systems. From there Garry moved to Global TV Saskatoon as a Broadcast Technician, where he gained 5 years of live TV broadcast experience. Away from […]

    Garry Wanner

    Senior Broadcast EngineerBorn and raised in Saskatoon, Garry is a graduate of SIAST and holds an Electronics Technician certificate. Before joining Bamboo, Garry worked for Prairie Mobile installing and maintaining radio telecommunication systems. From there Garry moved to Global TV Saskatoon as a Broadcast Technician, where he gained 5 years of live TV broadcast experience. Away from work Garry enjoys building custom drones, mountain biking, and loud music.