Sonance Media was borne out of our love of telling stories, our background in television production and our obsession with listening to podcasts. Our goal is to create the kind of podcasts we want to hear. Engaging stories with great sound, high production values and solid storytelling.We are television production veterans – Marty as a sound engineer and studio owner, and Laurie as an editor, producer and executive producer. Together we bring decades of production experience to podcasting, and the transition has been liberating. By leaving the television cameras behind, we can focus completely on the story to create compelling content for our audiences.Our extensive connections in the television and film industry give us ready access to a vast pool of story producers, talent and creative minds. We are dedicated, experienced and truly excited about creating podcasts. This genre opens up so many possibilities for brands, talent and story to come together to bring amazing content to the world.
Partner / Producer
Over the past 25 years, Laurie has acquired an impressive and diverse range of television production credits. She’s sat in the edit chair for Dick Clark Productions, she’s directed for TSN and countless corporate clients, produced for CBC, Discovery, National Geographic and CTV, and held the series producer reigns on one of the most successful shows on Global Television – “Border Security: Canada’s Front Line.”
Throughout the course of her career, which has primarily focused in documentary film-making, she has been responsible for managing partnerships with various stakeholders including civic, provincial and federal bodies, union groups, multi-national corporations, small businesses, charitable organizations like HOPE International, well-known personalities and of course television networks. She’s become an expert at diplomacy and can always find ways to work any personality.
Be it for television or podcast, Laurie’s strength lies in building solid teams, supporting their vision and calmly finding solutions within the unpredictable production process.
Partner / Mix Engineer
With over 30 years experience mixing for television and radio, and as co-founder of the Mix Room Studios, a boutique, full-service audio post facility in the heart of Vancouver BC, Canada, Marty has brought award winning creative to countless documentaries, reality and episodic TV series, MOW’s, children’s programming and TV and radio spots. He has been meeting and exceeding the high standards and vast deliverables of broadcasters like Discovery, History, HGTV, Food, Red Bull and the CBC for over 25 years.
While Marty has worked on a wide variety of programming over his career, documentaries have always been his passion, and he has more recently brought his technical and sound-supervision expertise to the world of podcasting. A professional streamlined approach, exemplary client communication, and years of experience cleaning, restoring and mixing dialogue has made the transition from broadcast to podcast a natural for Marty. He makes the technology disappear and allows the project to tell its story, no matter the format.
Mark’s taste for travel and adventure began with a trip to his mother’s birthplace in Jabalpur India at the age of ten, where he learned to ride a bicycle. An outdoor focused high school education spent dog sledding, and paddling voyageur trade routes, led to a ten-year career as a guide and regional manager for the world’s largest adventure travel company.
Mark has bicycled, hiked and paddled in thirty countries on five continents. Among others, his self-propelled journeys have taken him down India’s west coast and Australia’s east, above the Arctic Circle in Scandinavia, and through the mountainous spine of central Asia. Living and working overseas have provided him with invaluable experience dealing with the realities, and subtleties of many cultures, as well as a unique insight into the global human condition.
A penchant for compelling stories from the field led Mark to a career in film and television, where he has been a key creative and production team member on critically acclaimed, Gemini Award-winning series, and documentary films. These productions have been broadcast and distributed both domestically, and internationally on CBC, CTV, PBS and Discovery Channel, as well as being official selections at the Toronto International Film Festival, International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, and South by Southwest.