Never under estimate the power of a story….
The Blend is a company that almost never was…
it’s two principals met when Tim interviewed for a job
at the hospital where Kathilee was on the panel
of interviewers. She voted against Tim.
Lucky for everyone – Kathilee lost the vote,
Tim got the job, and the rest is the stuff of fairy tales.
Someday they may tell you the whole story but for now…
Owners, Kathilee & Tim, fell in love, blended their family,
combined their professional expertise and harnessed
their passions to create the Blend.
Our media company uses story to translate knowledge,
foster connections and spark engagement to change
the trajectory of lives.
Believing that you can change the world is
the first step towards making a difference.
Writing, producing, directing for television and educational clients has garnered Kathilee
over 50 international awards.
Programs broadcast around the world on networks specializing in childrens, health and education are recognized for their high production value, creative approach and effective messaging.
As a visual artist Tim understands how to paint with light. On a personal level Tim’s years as a medical photographer/videographer and newspaper photographer has honed his ability to make our subjects feel comfortable and confident in front of his lens.
“What a wonderful end product we received which has already received many positive compliments.”
Frances Abela-Dimech, RN
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, CAMH
“It was my pleasure to work with you two and the whole crew this past week.
You have a very special way with children and the folks of the early childhood world.”
Carolyn Parkes, Seeds of Empathy
“The video was very effective in clearly communicating the importance of the study.
It also effectively addressed important teacher concerns about confidentiality
and how much administrative work would be involved for them. You did a great job.”
Laura Duncan, Ontario Child Health Study, OCHS/SMHS
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During these difficult time we are working with organizations to help get important messages to the right audience.
At it’s heart the Blend is based on the belief that we can accomplish greater things together than we can on our own. By combining our strengths, with the knowledge of our clients and partners, and the talents of our team, what we create can help to change the world.
“The ones who are crazy enough to think they
can change the world are the ones who do.”
There is power in art, the application of creative skill and imagination. There is power in story. Scientists explain that our species is literally hard wired for storytelling. We seek experiences that spark our imaginations and kindle the spirit. Stories are the pathway in and digital technology has created universal access.
Great innovators understand that the real potential for transformation lies in the way that ideas are shared. Silos don’t create change connections do.
One in a series of short videos to demonstrate games to play with children created by experts in child development.
A Community Health Centre’s information and fundraising video.
A video series where Dr. Clinton speaks about specific topics regarding babies, toddlers and teens.
A short video for a Fundraising Campaign for the new Special Care Nursery.
A public service announcement was part of a promotional campaign the Blend consulted on with a consortium of health organizations and Statistics Canada. The project included strategy, communication plan, editorial work, web consultation, radio spots, social media consultation and five videos.
Let’s Talk Science is a non-profit science advocacy organization that wanted to create a vehicle that teachers could use to stimulate conversation around the importance of staying in high school science. A series of videos humorously brought to life the disastrous consequences of dropping high school science for a puppet called Flash.
MEHRI was created as a cutting-edge cognitive and social neuroscience centre and preliminary results showed promising effects. Stuart Shanker asked the Blend to create a video that could be used to help potential investors understand the potential value and impact of the study.
Every year the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation awards students for writing and creative arts. This is one of the winning profiles.