FilmPEI would, firstly, like to thank our current Technical Coordinator Alexander Cairns for being so amazing and helping us through our huge transition. Alex came on as a student hire and delivered skill, knowledge and leadership well beyond what we could have ever hoped for. We are in such great shape as an organization in large part because of Alex’s problem solving skills and love for technology/filmmaking. He will definitely be missed by the staff here and by the membership but happily he’ll still continue to be an active member of FilmPEI!
Alex is handing over the reigns to well-respected member of the tech community, Thomas Mears. Thomas has more than a decade of experience working in the pro audio department at Long & McQuade Musical Instruments. He enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, photography, and repairing vintage electronics. Over the coming years he’s looking forward to growing with the film industry on PEI.
Thomas has spent some time with Alex to learn the system and find out what we have. He is a quick learner and will adapt to the position quickly. We are super excited to welcome him to team FilmPEI starting Tues, September 4th.
From Monday to Friday tech hours will now be switching to 9 to 2 and director hours will be from 10am to 5pm. Equipment will be able to be picked up and dropped off anytime between 9 and 5 but for specialty tech information and problem solving you can speak to Thomas from 9 to 2 daily during the week.
We hope you’ll support us during this transition and welcome Thomas to the FilmPEI family!