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David, Helen, Chris, Carlie, Andrew, Rachel, Kyra, Lucy, Cameron


TEAM MERCURY
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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, as well as the films Black Code, Long Time Running, and Anthropocene: The Human Epoch. When he’s not at the office you might find him 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 two 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 started working with Mercury Films in post-production on Black Code, 2016. He’s also had the opportunity to work on Tragically Hip: Long Time Running (2017), The Anthropocene Project (2019) and other various short-form projects. Over the years he’s been an editor, 360 video editor, motion graphics artist, assistant editor and cinematographer. Independently, Andrew writes and directs music videos for local artists.
You can view his work here: beachouse.ca

Rachel McLean started working with Mercury Films in the summer of 2016, producing Long Time Running. She began her film career working as a location sound recordist in 2007 after graduating from Toronto Metropolitan University's Radio and Television Arts program. She found her way into production in 2011 and enjoys the teamwork and creative problem solving involved with working on documentary films.

Kyra Church started with Mercury Films in 2017 as an intern on The Anthropocene Project. She later worked as the marketing and materials coordinator on the project. Most recently, she has worked as head of research and research coordination, as well as visual research coordinator, on Into the Weeds. Kyra earned a BFA in Film Studies from Concordia University in 2019 and a MFA in Documentary Media from the School of Image Arts (Toronto Metropolitan University) in 2021.

Lucy Cameron began working with Mercury's production team in 2020 on Into the Weeds. She is currently working in production on a new series with the National Ballet of Canada, executive produced by Jennifer Baichwal and Nicholas de Pencier.

Cameron Saville joined Mercury in 2021 as a camera assist and assistant editor on the Summit 72 project. Cameron graduated from The University of King's College in 2018 with a degree in philosophy, and completed Vancouver Film School's 1-year film production program in 2019. Away from the office, Cameron works locally as a writer, director, and assistant director.



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