Why Choose VR

We at Visually Reel have close to a century of combined film experience. We know how to get the best out of you and transfer that to film in a way which no one else is offering. Keeping your audience captivated while getting your message across in an interesting, clear and response generating way is what we know how to do. ... so, who are we?

Ross Clydesdale

Ross is co-founder and communications director of Visually Reel. Ross's commitment to your best results comes with 30 years of excellence in the film business. As a top casting director with over 500 commercials and 100 film and television credits, Ross translates his experience in "getting people hired for the job" to the business world through Visually Reel. Ross was also the President of the Casting Directors Society of Canada for 6 years and taught a much sought after course, "Acting for Film".

Karola Dirnberger

Karola is co-founder and Creative Director of Visually Reel. For the last 15 years, she has been responsible for making people look their best on camera. She has her Masters in Neuro Lingusitics and has taught various goal setting courses. Having owned 3 successful businesses, she enjoys all aspects of business, and bringing her film experience to the mix she is able to clearly articulate what it is you are looking to express through your business story. Communicating clearly and bringing out your natural business passions on camera is what she does best and is what keeps her passionate at Visually Reel.


Zdenka was born and raised in Montreal where she learned to appreciate joie de vivre. Being raised as an Anglophone in la Belle Province has contributed to her continued use of strange expressions such as "close the light". Zdenka lived in Calgary and worked for an IT firm that promptly transferred her to Toronto, which has been home ever since.

Switching her focus to Marketing, she worked for a major retailer in a variety of roles Promotions, Retail Operations, Project Management and Advertising.

Zdenka has a B.A. in Commerce and over the years has completed many Marketing, Management and Leadership courses. Being a staunch supporter of continuous improvement, she has continued to take courses and most recently received an Acknowledgement of Achievement in Arts and Sciences at the University of Toronto.

Marketing at Visually Reel has been a tremendous learning experience; video profiles are a new and media rich way of communicating the value you or your organization has to offer.

Today's digital world offers many possibilities and Zdenka has been enjoying the exploring and the creating of Visually Reel's digital presence and persona!

Kate Brennan

Kate Brennan has been earning Head of Department credits, on major film and television projects, for more than twenty years. “I bring a solid foundation in the film industry to Visually Reel as well as a clearly creative mind and eye. Commitment to her craft extends from mentoring and teaching, to active involvement with trade associations and volunteering. With a passion for professionalism, Kate loves to promote quality performance, by sharing her knowledge gained through hard-fought experience in a competitive industry.

Samantha Armstrong

Samantha Armstrong has been involved with the Film and Television industry for over 20 years as an actor, script supervisor, script writer and director.

Over the past fifteen years, she has worked on such films as The Hurricane, The Recruit, Jumper, Four Brothers, Fever Pitch and Killshot, and the popular television series Road to Avonlea, giving her the opportunity to learn from such filmmakers as Norman Jewison, Roger Donaldson, Doug Liman, Simon Kinberg, John Singleton, the Farrelly Brothers, and John Madden.

Samantha’s screenplay, The Witch Train, won the Audience Choice Award at the 2009 Female Eye Festival in Toronto. She directed a short film based on the first page of the script. She also directed and filmed a music video for popular Canadian singer/songwriter Katherine Wheatley entitled ‘Water Moves Me’.

What I love about directing - I see the whole story in my head and find it exciting to make the world of my imagination come to life on film.

Kris Brockman (KGB)

Kris Brockman (KGB) is a Motion Graphic Compositor / Art Director. Graduating from Sheridan College's Graphic Design Program & Post-Grad Computer Animation Kris has taken graphic design principles and brought them to life through compositing. Residing in Toronto, owner of 'Emotion VFX', Kris specializes in Branding, Commercial & Film Production. His resume ranges from Feature Film Compositing & Green Screen Supervision to TV Branding. With his partner Dave Roxborough (DRX) he is able to create a Three Dimensional Brand, where 3D and 2D unite to make a statement, that is "Real" in every aspect.