The ENGAGED story…
They say the toughest thing to do in business is to make changes when things are going well…
The story of ENGAGED is the story of my 29 years as a professional videographer who started out in 1989 as Alta Resort Productions, shooting tourist ski videos in Banff and the surrounding area; I shot my first wedding film in June of that year and fell in love with the romance of a wedding day. Meanwhile, the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, which hosted a steady stream of high end companies — served as a focal point of my burgeoning corporate business by allowing me access to Fortune 500 companies.
Technological advances brought Alta Resort Productions through the late 90’s and into the new millennium. Digital video was the new buzz and I fully immersed myself into combining the features of digital editing along with travel to provide my services globally. The economic changes of 2008 spurred me to adapt, and Okanagan Digital Media was born, in our new home of Kelowna. It didn’t take long to decide I wasn’t going to toss aside the brand I spent 20 years developing, so I decided to operate both in Banff and Kelowna. Yet distance & four different companies created challenges, and a re-brand under one umbrella was in order… My name is John Thiessen and I’m very proud to own, operate and introduce you to Engaged Films.
“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them”
― Walt Disney
Engaged Films is a full-service media production company serving KELOWNA – PENTICTON – VERNON, BANFF – LAKE LOUISE – CANMORE, as well as companies and individuals WORLDWIDE. I specialize in both CORPORATE VIDEO PRODUCTION and professional WEDDING FILMS. Over the course of more than two decades, I have dedicated countless hours behind the lens and in the studio, producing a wide variety of content. Sure, the commute between the Okanagan and the Bow Valley can be tiresome, but producing films in the most beautiful places on Earth has been a dream of mine for as long as I can remember. Thanks for spending a few moments with me. Hopefully you will find a way to ENGAGE with me further.
TIME TRAVEL SPECIALISTS
I think the best thing about life is every morning you get a new chance to make a difference and impact others around you. These impacts and resulting ripples don’t need to be earth shattering to count. I get to capture moments in life that allow people to relive them through the latest technologies… I liken it to having a time travel machine… We can transport you back to being a 10 year old in one of our digital photobooths or transport you back via a wedding film to your wedding day and the moment when he 1st saw you in that amazing wedding dress…
WE ARE ENGAGED FILMS AND WE SELL TIME TRAVEL…
Make a difference
Make your life matter
Laugh often and Love always
– John Thiessen