Peter acquired Dufferin Gate Studios in 2019 and focused on expanding the studio business to accommodate film and television industry needs at the highest level. Concentrating on the industry’s demand for more production space, Peter has expanded DG’s footprint across the city to 15 locations. He possesses a strong understanding of client needs and insists on being a phone call away. Peter is a graduate of University of Toronto Engineering and is involved in many charities and philanthropy throughout the greater Toronto area and globally.
Peter’s favorite movie quote:
“Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around, he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?” – Clarence Nobody, It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) directed by Frank Capra
Noël has played an integral role in the success of Dufferin Gate Studios. Her academic background in Media Studies led to a successful tenure with Pinewood Studios Group where her versatility and commitment provided value to her team and was foundational to professional growth. Joining DG in 2016 as General Manager, Noël leads overall sales and operations for each facility within the company’s portfolio ensuring a team-based approach to top tier service. Her passion for film and television is exhibited through her continued success as service provider to the industry and desire for 100% customer satisfaction.
Noël’s favourite movie quote:
“This crew is good. You know what they’re looking at? Us. The L-A-P-D. Po-lice Department. We just got made.” – Vincent Hanna, Heat (1995) Directed by Michael Mann
From her long-term volunteer tenure at Rogers Communications to acquiring a diploma in Media Communications in 2016, Sarah followed her passion for all things film and television and joined the team at Dufferin Gate Studios in 2018. Sarah has a solid understanding of client needs and will make you feel like you’re right at home while providing quality service at our main studio lot. From office furniture set up to IT related inquiries, Sarah ensures you will leave the studio knowing the DG team is here to support you.
Sarah’s favourite movie quote:
“Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need…. roads!”– Dr. Emmett Brown, Back to the Future 2, (1985) directed by Robert Zemeckis
Chaffie joined Dufferin Gate Studios in 2020 and brings with him vast knowledge of all trades. Chaffie is DG’s Head of Maintenance and has a motivated interest in learning the latest technology. He carries a strong sense of client knowledge and a devotion to customer satisfaction. Chaffie is responsible for maintaining all Dufferin Gate Studios facilities and equipment to the highest standards. If you see Chaffie on any DG lot, he’s likely working with a smile on his face to resolve issues efficiently and quickly.
Chaffie’s favourite movie quote:
“You asked me what I saw when I looked at you. What do you see when you look at me?” – Dante Marcus, The Equalizer (2014) directed by Antoine Fuqua
Amanda joined Dufferin Gate Studios in early 2022, celebrating her 10th year working in the film and TV industry. Hailing from a media obsessed family, no one was shocked when she chose to pursue a life behind the camera by studying at Humber College, graduating in 2013 with a Bachelor of Film and Media Production. Previously having worked in Production, Publicity and Distribution, she brings with her a plethora of film industry experience and knowledge. Responsible for the day-to-day client and vendor events and communication for all DG facilities, Amanda is always ready to help in any capacity necessary. Rest assured all your production needs will be met in a timely manner with Amanda working on your side.
Amanda’s favourite movie quote:
“Compromise where you can. Where you can’t, don’t. Even if everyone is telling you that something wrong is something right. Even if the whole world is telling you to move, it is your duty to plant yourself like a tree, look them in the eye, and say, ‘No, *you* move’.” – Peggy Carter, Sharon Carter, Captain America: Civil War (2016) directed by Anthony & Joe Russo.
Aldo joined Dufferin Gate Studios in early 2022, adding a wealth of experience and skill to many technical disciplines around the company. Always eager to tackle facility maintenance requests, he quickly and effectively resolves issues and challenges. Tools and technology go hand in hand for Aldo, with determination he constantly researches and implements the up-to-date technology in his methods in order to keep our facilities at the leading edge of the industry.
Aldo’s favorite movie quote:
“It comes down to a simple choice, really. Get busy living or get busy dying.” – Andy Dufresne, Shawshank Redemption (1994) directed by Frank Darabont