© Shant Dolbakian

ABOUT ME

I'm originally Armenian, grew up in Italy and based in Toronto. I have over 10 years of experience in the industry as a director, editor and motion designer. 

My mission is simply to tell stories.​ An idea, a concept, a masterpiece is only as powerful as the message it is able to carry. I work alongside my team no matter the limitations of time and budget. I seek to inspire and be inspired, and build the best work possible.

As a film director I wrote and directed 3 short films, one of which was accepted at the Cannes Short Film Corner. I then brought my passion for film into the commercial world and I worked with international brands like Chevrolet, Nestea, Durex and Dr. Scholl. In the meantime I helped countless storytellers and brands bring their vision life through video editing and motion design. Although I never pursued a career in acting I once appeared in a music video with K'naan and Nelly Furtado called "Is anybody Out There".

Currently, I work independently on a variety of projects as a Director, Producer, Editor and Motion Designer. I produce work for production companies, advertising agencies, local businesses, international brands and government agencies.

If you are interested in a new project or collaboration don't hesitate to contact me.