PRESIDENT & EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Rolling along the streets of Toronto on his board, with a video camera in hand would prove a backdrop to Chris Grubisa’s emerging career in the content world.
Now, this unlikely combination of interests puts the co-founder of Chrilleks Productions among Canada’s Top 30 entrepreneurs/innovators/leaders under age 30 this past year, as chosen recently by Marketing magazine. Industry honors from the Telly Awards, winning for excellence in editing and cinematography among 13,000 entries from five continents. Grubisa has been pushing his creative boundaries for more than half of his life, which at age 29, represents about 16 years, so far. Chrilleks has opened a 2nd office in Los Angeles, the founding office in Toronto opened in January 2012.
His father captured home videos weekly, that early exposure captivated his curiosity and prompted him to borrow his dad’s Sony handycam so that he could start creating his own visuals.
VP & EXECUTIVE IN CHARGE OF PRODUCTION
Born in the film capital of Poland - Łódź, Aleks and her family immigrated to Canada when she was just five years old. Her ability to speak fluently in Polish and English has opened many doors and allowed her to work many media related jobs overseas. She had a successful start in the film industry after graduating from the Media Arts program at Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. Aleks first started working at Toronto's largest camera rental house, Sim Digital as a Camera Prep Technician, but changed directions within months after being offered a Production Coordinating position in Europe for a feature length documentary directed by Gemini Nominated Director Vladimir Kabelik. After returning to Canada Aleks decided to continue her path into the production world as an Executive Assistant for a Toronto Production Company. Aleksandra's technical knowledge and production experience has helped her stand out from traditional producers. In 2011 Aleks and her business partner Chris Grubisa began Chrilleks Productions Inc – one of Toronto’s very first digital production companies pushing social content. In 2016 Aleks was instrumental in the expansion of Chrilleks to Los Angeles and in September 2017 she launched her personal project Say Hello a podcast dedicated to the women who inspire us. We like to call her a “Mobile Producer” because she’s always on the road coordinating between our teams in both the US and Canada.
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