TEAM MERCURY                                              

David Schmidt had his first chance to work for Mercury in 2012 when he acted as key assistant editor on the film Watermark. He has continued to lend his skills as an editor, helping to create Dr. Mike’s health focused web series, concert tour projections for The Tragically Hip and Rheostatics, and the films Black Code and Long Time Running. When he’s not at the office you might find him plodding away at a piano or lacing up at the local hockey rink.


Helen Bucknell has worked at Mercury Films since 2010 helping with all things administrative. She moved to Canada from Australia over 20 years ago, has 2 teenage kids, loves the ocean, and good coffee [and movies].


Chris Niesing joined the Mercury team in 2011, during post-production of Payback. Since then, he has contributed to Mercury projects in a variety of roles, including everything from set construction to camera assist & DMT. More recently, Chris has taken on the production accounting for Mercury Films Inc. and all of its projects.


Carlie Macfie began working as an assistant editor at Mercury in 2015, during the post-production of Black Code. Since then she has

continued as an assistant editor on the films Long Time Running and Anthropocene. She graduated from York University with a BFA in Film Production in 2016.


Andrew Beach began his journey with Mercury Films in 2016 during the post-production of Black Code. From motion graphics to 360 editing, Andrew has since worked on Long Time Running, and most recently, short VR films for the upcoming Anthropocene project. After hours, Andrew spends his time writing, directing [editing] and producing music videos, and other short-form projects.


Sara Naimpour started working as an assistant editor at Mercury Films in the summer of 2018, during the final months of post-production of The Anthropocene Project. Born and raised in Tehran, Naimpour received a BFA in Photography from the University of Tehran in 2010, and an MFA in Documentary Media at Ryerson University in 2018.


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