About Us

WHO WE ARE

About Us

WHO WE ARE

Our story

Octopi Media is a Vancouver based video production company founded in January 2017 by Chris Kavelaars and Ronny Kurland. We strive to help businesses of all sizes by providing creative, custom and comprehensive video packages designed to meet our clients’ marketing and development needs. We strongly believe in what we do, and strive to add value to our clients and the surrounding community.

Before the founding of Octopi Media, Chris and Ronny worked together on a range of different productions including short films, a 10 part independent television series, and several corporate projects. Throughout their collaborative journey, the pair realized their potential working together as a team, sparking the decision to establish themselves as Octopi Media in the corporate and promotional video world.

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Since its founding, Octopi Media has worked on a wide variety of exciting projects including corporate and promotional videos, live events, documentaries and short films. Throughout this journey Octopi Media has worked and collaborated with several notable clients such as Vancouver Coastal Health, RHD Building Science, the District of North Vancouver and the Arthur Erickson Foundation.

Working with our clients is always a great learning experience. Not only are we given the opportunity to help them get ahead, we also get to learn about all the cool and exciting stuff their company is doing in our community and beyond. Our team approaches any job with great excitement and determination to deliver everything imaginable and more. We truly love what we do.

WHO IS OCTOPI MEDIA

Meet our team

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Chris Kavelaars

Co-Founder

Chris Kavelaars is a filmmaker and camera operator from Vancouver British Columbia. His love for cameras and technology since a young age inspired him to step into the film industry. He approaches most projects in the role of Director of Photography and Producer, ensuring all angels of the shoot are captured on camera. Chris is a graduate from Queen’s University with a Bachelors of Applied Science in mechanical engineering and a Certificate in Business from the Smith School of Business. Applying his skills acquired through his formal education gives Chris the ability to approach every project through both a technical and artistic lens. Chris also has a basic operations drone license with Transport Canada, allowing the team to get some stunning aerial shots for their video projects. During his spare time, Chris likes to go mountain biking and skiing, as well as film and edit personal projects with his friends.

Ronny Kurland

Co-Founder

Ronny Kurland is a filmmaker and director from Vancouver British Columbia. From the age of 9, she knew she wanted to work in film after seeing her first film set. Ronny is a graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Film/Video Production from Capilano University’s Motion Picture Arts program. Before co-founding Octopi Media, Ronny has worked with several other production houses both filming and editing corporate and promotional videos. She also has prior experience filming live events designated for broadcast. Ronny likes being faced with complex and creative projects. In her time at Capilano University she has both directed and produced multiple award winning short films including Silvertusk Mountain and Two Best Buds and The Karate Beavers Agreement. For Ronny, film is both her profession and her hobby. When she is not working on a film project, Ronny likes to hike, cook and travel the world.

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Ronny Kurland

Co-Founder

Ronny Kurland is a filmmaker and director from Vancouver British Columbia. From the age of 9, she knew she wanted to work in film after seeing her first film set. Ronny is a graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Film/Video Production from Capilano University’s Motion Picture Arts program. Before co-founding Octopi Media, Ronny has worked with several other production houses both filming and editing corporate and promotional videos. She also has prior experience filming live events designated for broadcast. Ronny likes being faced with complex and creative projects. In her time at Capilano University she has both directed and produced multiple short films including The Socialite, Silvertusk Mountain and Two Best Buds and The Karate Beavers Agreement. For Ronny, film is both her profession and her hobby. When she is not working on a film project, Ronny likes to hike, cook and travel the world.

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