Al Leader - DOP/Director
Al travels the world telling compelling stories. His travel experience reads like a National Geographic: Antarctica, China, Argentina, Indonesia, Croatia, USA, Bolivia, Yemen, UK, Nigeria, Cayman Islands, Australia, Ecuador, Panama, Japan and Vietnam, to name a few.
Al brings 27 years of professional experience as a DOP / Director and visual storyteller in the television and film industry. He is a member of the prestigious CSC- Canadian Society of Cinematographers, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, National Press Photographers Association and Alberta Media Production Industries Association.
His work has been recognized by professional organizations such as the Academy Awards, Canadian Screen Awards, Canadian Society of Cinematographers, National Press Photographers Association, Houston International Film Festival and Alberta Media Production Industries Association Awards.
Michelle Gayse - Producer
With a passion for storytelling, Michelle Gayse began her diverse media career nearly three decades ago. Michelle worked in newsrooms across Western Canada as an Anchor, Producer and Reporter until 2002. She excels as a journalist, host, production coordinator, producer and director.
Michelle is the co-founder of Leader Production Services, along with Director of Photography Al Leader. She is also a proud member of the Alberta Media Production Industries Association.
Her work includes producing and directing for broadcast clients such as Discovery Channel, NHL Network and Vice TV, and corporate partners including Enbridge, ATB Financial and Shaw Communications. Michelle is also sought-after for voiceover projects and as on-camera talent for television commercials.
Michelle has been recognized as an accomplished storyteller by AMPIA and the Houston International Film Festival.