Discover Calgary From Above, Below, and Within is a commercial we were hired to produce for Rocky Mountain Sidecar Adventures and The Calgary Tower in cooperation with Tourism Calgary and Travel Alberta.

The concept is simple enough — see Calgary from a whole new point of view. Take a trip in a motorcycle sidecar with professional drivers and tour guides and see Calgary up close and personal. You’ll be invited into places you may never have been before, like quaint coffee shops, patisseries, breweries, and even distilleries, and then finish the day high above Calgary on the glass floor of the Calgary Tower.

This production included two weeks of pre-production, one solid day of filming with an aerial unit, ground unit, and mobile unit — along with pickups from stunt drivers — resulting in 34 hours of footage which had to be cut down to 60-seconds over the following three weeks of post-production.

The owners of Rocky Mountain Sidecar Adventures, Warren and Nicole were lovely to work with; and the team of Katie, Adam, and Camron at The Calgary Tower were amazing; also everyone at Travel Alberta were exceptional and always available for feedback; Jessica at Ol’ Beautiful, Andy and the team at Gravity, and Jeremy at Bridgeland Distillery were extremely accommodating and outstanding to work with (you should go give them a visit). Also, we could not have pulled this off without Lissa, Jolayne, and Luke at Calgary Economic Development.

Produced by: Make More Creative | Dropbear and Panda Productionz

Written by: Michael Dean Dargie and Jennifer MacLean

Directed by: Michael Dean Dargie

Assistant Director: Candace Schmidt

Director of Photography: José Luis González

Aerial Cinematography: Darryl MacDonald 

Continuity Director: Jennifer MacLean

Set Safety Director: Jennifer MacLean

Edited by: José Luis González

Sound Design: Chad Blain

1st Assistant Camera: Noelle Fuchs

Assistant Aerial: Joanna Williams

Assistant Aerial: Asher Hodgson

Production Assistant: Miren González

Photographer: Colleen MacLean

Motorcycle Wrangler: Warren Cummins

Motorcycle Wrangler: Nicole Egli

Actor 1: Abi Guerra

Actor 2: Troy Fyhn

Driver 1: Liam Rathgeber

Driver 2: Shane McAllister

Voice Over: Doug de Nance

Bartender: Jeremy Connell

Location 1: The Calgary Tower

Location 2: Gravity Espresso & Wine Bar

Location 3: Ol’ Beautiful Brewing Company

Location 4: Bridgeland Distillery

Neighbourhoods: Inglewood, Eau Claire, Kensington, Downtown Core, Bridgeland, and special thanks to Supreme Men’s Wear for the adding “Rediscover Calgary” to their excellent and always positive store signage!

Launch Discover Calgary Video (with Titles)
Launch Discover Calgary Video (with Narration)

Behind the Scenes Photography