A production veteran with more than 13 years of experience in film and television, Elise has loaned her talents to all types of projects, from features to commercials, live shows to corporate videos. Her eclectic resume highlights technical and logistical roles with some of the strongest companies and productions in Alberta.
Elise started her film and television career with world-renowned Karvonen Films, contributing for five happy years as production coordinator. While working with that famed natural history company, she also had the honour of handling the enormous stock footage library. Elise’s love of nature and passion for the environment made this a perfect partnership. Before Karvonen Films closed its doors in 2009, Elise had the chance to work as an editor, cutting pieces for Alberta Education as part of an interactive program designed to bring the outdoors into the classroom.
For the second chapter of her career, Elise acquainted herself with life on-set and trained as a script supervisor. She was fortunate to spend a few years getting to know the casts and crews of Alberta in the trenches of low-budget films and corporate videos. The 16-hour days in –30 C weather were not enough to deter her and – craving the thrill, chaos and camaraderie of production – she still enjoys taking script and AD gigs on the side. She most enjoys working with the extremely skilled and spirited crews and the passionate, personable wealth of acting talent found in Edmonton.
Most recently, Elise served as the digital media project manager for the Gemini Award-winning series Blackstone. There, she gained expertise in social media and web design and helped to spearhead creative initiatives that brought thousands of fans to Canadian television. She coordinated a massive cast autograph session at West Edmonton Mall and piloted more than 100 behind-the-scenes video pieces for the extremely successful dramatic series.
Elise brings her unique combination of production experience to her position as project manager at Mosaic Entertainment. Mosaic is entering its most exciting phase as a rapidly evolving organization and the pace is furious. Her role with the company has been described as “the big wheel that keeps all the other cogs moving.” Like a boss.