Our mission is to offer you a very comfortable and creative working environment that gives you the ability to seamlessly integrate every aspect of your production while maintaining the highest level of quality and simultaneously networking with a community of industry professionals across all disciplines.
Our team is devised of industry professionals who have a range of skills and assets to assist in developing creative projects. At your command we have a wide spectrum of creatives, from seasoned editors, skilled cameramen, expert gaffers, hair and makeup artists to caterers to enhance your creative vision.
We have taken pride in developing a one-stop shop for all of our clients’ production and post-production needs. Our facility is complete with three full service studios, equipment rentals, online and offline edit suites, a 4k ready screening room and more.
Within our 25,000 square foot venue, our clients can find the offices of a multitude of industry professionals, from our extensive range of highly acclaimed television and film producers, to world renowned photographers, to the city’s most sought after casting agents.
Simply put; HangLoose Media is “More Than JUST A Studio”.
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Founder / CEO
Sasha crafted his production skills at New York Film School in New York City, and has worked on productions in the U.S., Canada, and parts of Europe. He has worked in several positions in the film industry, ranging from production to direction and cinematography. Due to his experience in the film industry, running around between studios and editing houses, he understood that there was a need for a production facility that treated clients more like guests in the hospitality industry. His mission has been to offer his clients a relaxed and comfortable working environment where you can create, execute and deliver your production while networking with a community of industry professionals across all disciplines.
Steven is an American transplant into Toronto and he is in love with the Canadian production industry. He attended New York Film Academy in New York City where he wrote, directed, and produced several short films, as well as, worked on several independent film sets post graduation. Steven is an asset to the HangLoose Media team, managing our three studios, edit suites, movie theatre and event space.
Director of Events
Mishka Balilty was born and raised in Toronto. After graduating from Brock University and New York Film Academy, she became the Co-Founder / Creative Director of Blackout Fest. Mishka has worked with artists in multiple mediums of art and has coordinated numerous events. When she isn’t working at HangLoose Media/ District 28, she is usually spending her time acting, writing or attending festivals.
Director of Marketing
Rachelle was born in Montreal where she attained her Psychology degree while hi-lighting in Communications Studies at Concordia University. Understanding that Digital Marketing was on the forefront of every growing company, she moved from her hometown and enrolled herself in the Digital Marketing Management Certificate program at University of Toronto. This social butterfly loves to immerse herself in the Canadian Film culture and never misses an opportunity to network’n’shmooze.
Head of Production
As Head of Production, Mitch takes a hands-on approach to ensuring the consistency, quality and timely delivery of all things production. His specialties include film and commercial budgeting, strategy, planning, production and account management. Mitch comes from the world of feature and television, with a CV that include credits such as Happy Madison’s “Pixels” (2015), MGM’s “Robocop” (2014), Sony’s “Total Recall” (2012), and television series such as “Suits”, “The LA Complex”, “The Firm” and “Degrassi”. Mitch has independently produced a multitude of corporate videos, producing content for brands such as PayPal, Gillette, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, and Warner Bros. amongst many others.
Yazmin was born in Toronto and raised in Cambridge, Ontario. She attended Ryerson University for Fashion Communications and attained her Bachelors Degree in Design. She has interned as a communications/design intern for the Aldo Group, marketing intern for jewelry designer Maryam Keyhani, and assistant stylist to Pauleanna Reid. She has done graphic design work for The Collections and comedian Nicole Arbour, and does branding for local Toronto designers, including Mary Young. Her love of clean, simplistic and witty design comes through in her graphic design work done at HangLoose Media.
Editor / Colourist
Maurici (Mauri) de Haro was born in Barcelona in 1989. He moved to Toronto in 2013 in search of better job opportunities and fairer weather. Although he definitely succeeded in his job search, he remains dissatisfied with his choice of climate. He started working for Hangloose Media since it's inception and is now head of post-production as well as HLM's in-house editor and colorist. His boyish good looks belie his superb ability to sync video and audio. He creates signature masterpieces that reek of his distinct foreign flavour. His hard work is not short-sighted: He uses his experience with the editing process as a stepping stone to climb the great mountain that peaks in the glory of becoming a skilled director. Outside of the office, you will find him cooking great mediterranean food for friends, watching FC Barcelona games or mixing chill electronic music.
Operations and Admin
Alex was born and raised in Mississauga but she tells people she’s from Toronto. She studied Optimization in school, which taught her how to be incredibly organized and anal-retentive. She uses these skills to ensure that HangLoose has everything in place to run smoothly from an administrative perspective. Also, one time she saw Michael Cera at a bar.
Taylor has worked as an operations manager for an adventure travel outfitter in South and Central America, where he began filming and photographing at a more regular pace. He moved to Asia to manage the company’s operations there and returned a year later, where he worked as roughneck on an oil rig to finance a documentary in Brazil regarding the forced evictions and human rights violations leading up to the World Cup in conjunction with Amnesty International and other NGO’s operating in the area. He then relocated to Toronto and began to pursue filmmaking and photography full time. He has worked as a commercial and fashion photographer/videographer, and is currently freelancing regularly as a DP for Vice News, as well as writing, producing and preparing to direct upcoming creative projects. At HangLoose Media Taylor manages the procurement of equipment and the logistics of rentals and in house productions.
“HangLoose Media is really more than JUST a Studio...It Is Totally Unique Within The Industry”
“It’s a beautiful integrated facility. It’s all here under one roof administered by bright, young, creative people.”
“In full transparency, I must admit that my first impressions were so positive, I rented my offices within the creative Hangloose Media hub”
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