Cinematographer & Director

Associate Member of the Canadian Society of Cinematographers

Instructor – Cinematography; Raindance Toronto (raindance.org), Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (lift.ca) & Presenter (Profusion, DMG Lumiere, Canon)

CONTACT:  info at artsandrec.ca


INSTAGRAM: @artsandrec


Born and raised on a farm in southern Manitoba, and through various circuitous routes, ended up in Toronto, Ontario (as well as Paris, France and Vancouver, BC) in the early 2000s.  First as a professional musician, then later a rock climbing guide, Dale found a home in film production by way of lifestyle television.  Early success in documentaries progressed into commercial and narrative filmmaking.  Concurrent with shooting, Dale worked as a gaffer for some of the country’s best cinematographers.  Now helming cameras full-time, Dale brings his decade of lighting mastery along with his organic and nostalgic style of filmmaking to commercial, corporate, and narrative creative partners.  Before anything Dale is a visual artist and has devoted his life to the craft of creation.  A world of creation where empathy and emotion are central to his body of work.

Festival & Distribution

Night Shoot, Short Narrative Film

2020 Myrtle Beach Film Festival

2020 T.O. Short Film Festival

2020 North Europe International Film Festival

2019 Charlottetown Film Festival

2019 Forest City Film Festival

2019 St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival

Shaman, Fashion Editorial Film

2019 La Jolla Fashion Film Festival

2019 International Fashion Film Awards

2019 Chicago Fashion Film Festival

2019 Chelsea Fashion & Film Festival (NYC)

Nominated for three awards at the IFFA:

Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Music

Impermanence of the Ordinary, Short Documentary

2013 Hot Docs Intl. Documentary Film Festival – Toronto, ON

2013 EBS Intl. Documentary Festival, Seoul, S. Korea

Acquired for broadcast, EBS TV. – Asia Market

2016 Short Shorts Film Festival – Toronto, ON

The Right Man, Short Narrative Film

2014 Orillia Film Festival – Home Grown Award – Orillia, ON

2014 Unscripted New York Festival, NYC

2015 Funny Women Los Angeles Festival, LA (Finalist)

2015 Special Feature on Funny or Die

Le Roi de Glace, Short Documentary

2012 Bicycle Film Festival, NYC

2012 Bicycle Film Festival World Tour (Moscow, Hong Kong, Sydney, Montréal)

2013 Filmed by Bike Festival, Portland, OR

2013 Warsaw Bicycle Festival, Warsaw