marblemedia is pleased to announce Johnny Kalangis as the newly appointed Creative Director for the Interactive Division.
Kalangis will be responsible for creatively spearheading all aspects of marblemedia’s online projects, focusing on storytelling across all platforms and collaborating with the sales team to integrate new business opportunities. Johnny brings a wealth of experience to marblemedia’s creative team, where he will lead the interactive design process. He looks forward to building and maintaining existing relationships with broadcasters, portals, publishers, distributors and partners and acting as an ambassador at conference and industry events.
“This is a great opportunity to work with an award-winning new media production company and the team behind it,” said Kalangis. “I can’t wait to jump in with the creative department to explore fresh new ways of telling stories.”
Kalangis is a feature filmmaker and interactive producer whose works have been presented internationally. His most acclaimed film, Love is Work, received numerous awards including the American Express People’s Choice Awards for Best Feature Film, and the special jury prize at the Canadian Film Festival. It was also featured as the inaugural film for the National Film Board and Canadian Academy of Cinema and Television’s Critic’s Choice screening series.
Projects under Kalangis’ direction at marblemedia currently include: Skatoony, an innovative animated/live action children’s quiz show; The Dating Guy, an animated television series centered around the sometimes strange, always funny, and definitely amusing dating life of a 20-something male lead; Stoked, developed by Toronto-based Fresh TV Inc., is a character-driven animated sitcom about six teenagers who come together one summer to work (and surf) at the world renowned Surfer’s Paradise Resort and Just Like Mom … and Dad, a fun family game show that teams up parents and their kids in two rounds of family-related trivia plus a frenetic bake-off challenge.
Prior to joining marblemedia, Kalangis worked for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation as Executive in Charge of Online Original Programming, and producer for high-profile projects including Barney’s Version, The Mercer Report, Opening Night, Doctor Who and Being Erica.