Electric Monk Media is in the business of sharing original stories through linear and interactive media. We make documentaries and films as well as video games and virtual reality experiences. Our experience in film making informs our approach to interactive projects. Our experience with new media technologies has changed how we look to make films.
Our team of business professionals and creative talent is focused on projects that blend a clever mix of film, game, and interactive elements to engage audiences.
Electric Monk Media has 10+ years of independent film production experience; we can coordinate fire and stunts, manage a cast and crew, and navigate post-production. Quality control is paramount, but we also strive to bring value to every production. We prefer a mix of small and large projects, and we insist on pushing boundaries and exploring the new.
At Electric Monk Media, our film projects are all over the map. We favour documentaries and genre film making, but we are as comfortable with music videos, television commercials, and corporate profiles. We seem drawn to stories about people who are steadfast in their beliefs and noteworthy for their strength, courage, and/or madness.
MEN WITH BEARDS | Documentary | 2014 | 80 min
Men with Beards is a feature documentary that weaves a strange tale of beauty and brotherhood. Journey into the souls of countrymen to experience the triumph and heartbreak of a world-class beard. Delight in their daring stories, futuristic looks, and proud traditions. Men with Beards is a celebration of inner strength and personal growth. Man up.
THE PRIVATE LIVES OF WILD CREATURES | Documentary | In-Production
Before tundra buggies and "The Polar Bear Capital of the World", Robert Taylor explored the Arctic with his camera. The Private Lives of Wild Creatures draws from his unseen archive of photography, 16mm film and video to tell a story spanning 60 years of Canada's natural history.
CURRENTLY IN PRODUCTION
Electric Monk Media creates virtual reality experiences that are educational and entertaining. The software we develop for VR goggles can incorporate motion capture and has exciting applications in training, health care, and heavy industry. Through our R&D work with the University of Manitoba, we are testing the human limits of the VR experience, while navigating the ethical complexities involved in these types of projects. Our goal is to use virtual reality to change the way we live in the real world.
Against this backdrop, Electric Monk Media delivers practical solutions in new media that are cost-effective and user-friendly. We build websites for businesses with an eye for design, manage social media campaigns, and create VR installations. We craft apps, games, and interactive experiences that will build your brand, augment your showroom, and add life to promotional events. Electric Monk Media will audit your business and collaborate with your team on a new media strategy like nothing you’ve ever seen before.
ManouVR Virtual Welding
We worked with Complex Games and the Centre for Education and Work (CEW) on the ManouVR Virtual Reality Welding application. This project involves both Virtual Reality and Motion Control technology to allow prospective welders to try their hand at it in a safe and comfortable way.
Electric Monk is part of a multidisciplinary team of researchers, partners and Indigenous organizations working on an unprecedented, multiyear research project to use new digital technologies to represent experiences of suffering in contemporary museums. Specifically, we are attempting to document and create a virtual Residential School experience from the perspective of survivors.
The Great Grey Owl Experience
To accompany the documentary "The Private Lives of Wild Creatures", which documents the life's work of wildlife photographer Robert Taylor as he gets up close and personal with Polar Bears and Great Grey Owls, we are building a virtual Great Grey Owl to allow people to get up close with the magnificent and rare birds.
"Electric Monk provided excellent technical service work for us in Unity. They helped us deliver on a challenging project, and we highly recommend their services."
Noah Decter-Jackson, CEO & Creative Director, Complex Games
"Electric Monk Media helped us enhance our mobile application with new key functionalities on time and on budget and provided great value and service to our team. They are easy to work with and able to make tight turns when need be to deliver the right results.”
Kemal Leslie, President, Fannex Live
"Electric Monk Media was professional and delivered a high quality project under strict timelines to an existing design. They were helpful and I could certainly recommend them to any company looking for help with their interactive projects."
Curt Wachs, CTO, PO-MO Inc
Headquartered in The Exchange District of Winnipeg, Electric Monk Media brings value to collaborative projects that experiment with story and storytelling. We are prairie folk, known for our work ethic and frugality.
Manitoba is becoming a new media hub because of aggressive tax credits and hiring incentives at the government level, plus industry support and specialized training from New Media Manitoba. Electric Monk Media is positioned to deliver innovation solutions on-time and on-budget with a creative flare and quality aesthetic.
Electric Monk Media is proud to call Winnipeg home, but like most Winnipeggers, we travel near and far for our work. See how our perspective can help grow your business beyond what you believed possible. For all business inquiries, please contact John Toone at firstname.lastname@example.org or 204-891-7552.
Dylan Fries is a programmer, game developer and filmmaker. Dylan has production and marketing expertise in multi-platform and cross-platform digital properties.
John has over 18 years of corporate and small business experience with expertise in finance, real estate, and acquisitions. He is also a poet, publisher, hunter and gatherer, home-schooler, and jack-of-all-trades.
Michael has over 10 years of independent film making experience as a director, producer, cinematographer and editor. In addition to his music videos, horror films and documentaries, Michael is also an experienced photographer and graphic designer.