Hey, I’m Marco! I’m the anglophone here at Sharp Strategies and here’s a little story about myself:
My passion as a filmmaker and photographer comes from a life-long obsession of storytelling and freezing moments in time. My grandfather always had a camera in hand when the family was together or when we were on vacation and I believe my love for cameras stems from that period in time. I still have all of his old photography gear displayed on my shelves, reminding me of why I got into this space in the first place. It first became a hobby back in high school, when I realized that creating video projects were actually fun for me. I would film school projects, sport and travel videos on a small GoPro and edit them to a cool song in imovie on my now ancient iPhone 4.
Fast forward a few years, I was in cégep at Champlain College, not loving the marketing program I was enrolled in and trying to figure out what to do with my life. Soccer & hockey had taken over my life but becoming a professional athlete was out of the question. I thought long and hard about what I would love to do as a career and eventually, the idea of becoming a videographer, photographer and editor quickly became a realistic goal. I enrolled in a filmmaking school downtown Montreal, shooting and editing videos & photos on my free time and eventually got noticed by someone who wanted to pay for my services. After a few paid gigs and coming to a realization that this could be my actual job, I decided to leave the film school and work full time in the space. It wasn’t too long after that moment, in 2017, that I reached out to Alex at Sharp Strategies to work as a part time content creator and the rest is history!
Nowadays, I’m employed full time at Sharp Strategies as the content director, working directly with everyone on the team. When I’m not on location or editing behind my computer screen, you can catch me taking photos of my dogs while exploring local mountains and trails. Throughout the years, I came to a conclusion that my purpose was to be a documentarian and I love it. Being behind the camera and documenting what’s happening in front of me, wether it be professionally or personally, brings me joy and a sense of fulfillment! But my life does not revolve around cameras only, you can find me in the kitchen cooking up some new recipes with my girlfriend and some buddies while sipping some fine wine or an old fashioned! And let’s not forget that i’m cheering on all my favourite sports teams as much as I can! Some of those squads include the Montreal Canadiens, Manchester United, Canadian men’s national soccer team, Toronto Raptors & a few more!
Thanks for reading and I hope we get to work together soon on an important project!