Whether creating a documentary, a corporate video, or an engaging story chronicling the history of a family business to increase its brand awareness and drive traffic to the company, Toronto Producer Giulia Frisina visualizes your story, then reins in the talents of local filmmakers and videographers to complete the vision.

Giulia

Giulia Frisina

Giulia Frisina is the founder of Storya Productions where she is the principal director/producer and writer. With over 20 years’ experience in media, Giulia has held various roles in both content marketing and production, with a background in news-room journalism.  Giulia began her career working for Toronto’s well-known media organizations including CityTV, Toronto Life and National Post. She later used her experience to launch DiningOut Toronto, a restaurant guide with a strong editorial component that ran successfully for several years.
Building on her BCOMM in Marketing and Communications and her post-graduate studies in both Journalism and Film, Giulia went on to produce stories for CTV National News and many independent production companies across Canada.
Through Storya Production, Giulia’s insatiable passion for information combined with a keen sense of framing and narrative allows her to do what she loves most: Bringing stories to life through film making.
James

James Sidney

James Sidney is a Toronto filmmaker and frequent collaborator with Storya Productions. He started his career as a still photographer, and in the subsequent 25 years has traveled to every continent with his craft. James has also authored two books: Images of Our Inheritance, published in 1999 by Whitecap Books, and The Warrior’s Path, published by Key Porter Books and Shambhala in 2001.
At around the same time as his books were being published, James began working in film and television, building his reputation as the go-to Toronto videographer and filmmaker. He was Director of Photography for 10 seasons of The New Fly Fisher TV show, seen on PBS and WFN, as well as episodes of Guided with Mark Melnyk, and WFN’s own prime time magazine news show.
In 2014 James completed his first feature-length documentary, OTOUSAN, The Life of Masami Tsuruoka, followed by Kea Can Dance in 2016. For almost 20 years James has photographed and edited short promotional films and documentaries for a wide array of clients, and is currently recognized for his cinematography excellence.