Back in 2007, Mathew was an artsy drifter from the West, with a growing reputation for documentary filmmaking in the Ocean City. He finally got a dishwasher installed in his kitchen and that gave him more time to write a business plan for Journeyman... imagining a better way to help organizations tap the power of story. When Oren joined he was a North End Halifax Liberal Arts grad and hipster-in-denial, with many audio talents and no children. (Now he has three!) Then Nic contacted us out of the blue, and brought with him from England his buttoned-down hybrid James Bond/family man ability to forge connections.
In the past decade we’ve grown from the kitchen table to a beautiful custom studio we own, with ambitions to continue growing until we are recognized as one of the best content marketing studios in Canada.
Why do we do what we do? Telling a story and making an impact is a beautiful thing. And we know it takes hard work and digging to find the nugget of a good story, no matter how small. Story can transform the teller as much as it can move the audience. This was as true in the beginning as it is today.
But we have evolved from our start-up days. Clients like the fact that we’re personal, but we’re organized and professional. As a larger team, we have systems and processes to make sure our client partners don’t have to worry about us taking care of the important details. Larger clients with long term content needs trust a team that has been around for a while, with infrastructure in place to manage valuable video assets. Clients also like the fact that they are part of our team, and they can learn about the production process while working with us. They like the fact that we can have fun, and be present.
We take on projects that require passports, bear awareness training, high standards for safety, tolerance for weather, offshore helicopter escape training, ability to work in other languages, and always, the ability to find a story and build some trust.