Sea Glass Films
Hi there! I'm Lexie, owner and creative eye behind the scenes here at Sea Glass Films & Photography. As you can see, I found my passion for being behind the camera at the age of 2!
I’m a writer, a dreamer, a storyteller and an animal lover. I love fairytales, reading and adventure. I find inspiration from original stories, creative filmmaking and people who step out of the box.
Ever since I learnt how to write, all I wanted to do was tell a story. I went to Canterbury Arts High School where I realized I could turn the words on a page into a visual story in photographs or, my favourite, in film.
I graduated from the Media Foundations program at Humber College where I discovered my passion for film and photography. I then graduated from the Film and Television Production program where I learnt the art of cinematography, directing and scriptwriting.
Sure, cinematography and directing make sense, but how does scriptwriting tie into creating films for couples and small businesses you may ask?
I don't dream at night, I dream at day, I dream all day;
I'm dreaming for a living.
- Steven Spielberg
Filmmaking and storytelling are not just my business, they're my passion, and I love working with other passionate people to create something special.
Stories don't have a middle or an end anymore. They usually have a beginning that never stops beginning.
- Steven Spielberg
The art of scriptwriting is not only learning how to format a script but understanding the elements of story, how to pace them, and how to use them to create emotion.
Plot. Character. Conflict. Resolution. Action.
These are the elements of storytelling that I've studied since I was twelve years old, and if you told me I would one day be able to apply them to a formula for creating videos for small businesses, I would have thought you were crazy, but it WORKS!
Stories bridge emotional connections between your audience and the mission of your brand, service or product.
But not just any story.
Good storytelling can make you crumble over in laughter; it can make your heart race and make you cry like a blubbering fool. There are hundreds of ways to tell one story, but only a well-told story will connect your brand with your target audience, create trust, loyalty and inspire action.
Scriptwriting not only taught me how to format scripts, but how to create a story people care about.
I would love to help you create a powerful story to promote your business.
Nearly every wedding photography and videography website you visit today mentions storytelling.
Photographers talk about how they will tell your story with photographs and videographers emphasize the use of storytelling in their videos.
Why Sea Glass?
When I first started making movies, I was 16. I wanted a name that meant crushing through the boundaries of what’s been done and doing the impossible, so “Shattered Glass” became my first home. When I realized that name was taken, I struggled to think of something else that had the same sort of meaning and came across the idea of sea glass.
As fate would have it, sea glass begins as ordinary shattered glass and, over time, is smoothed over by the ocean until each piece is original and uniquely beautiful. I believe the training, research and experience I’ve gone through have transformed me from that 16 year old dreamer making movies with whatever I could get my hands on, to a filmmaker turning passion into career. It wasn’t only the process I’ve gone through as a filmmaker that I felt the name was perfect for me, but the process of my films undergo. Where sea glass is made by time, with water smoothing it over until it is perfect, my mission is to make each film original and unique in a way that embodies the stories they tell.
While keeping a consistent cinematic style, I strive to take your story and weave that into the essence that makes your film and photos unique.