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Based in Stratford ON, our studio offers camera and gear rentals, teleprompter, editing and audio production services. The top film and television production company in Southwestern Ontario, we specialize in: Documentary, Commercials, Music Videos, Live Streaming, Aerial, 360 & VR cinematography.

The Ballinran name has its roots in Northern Ireland, a culture where the art of storytelling is highly-prized – fitting, because creating and sharing stories is what we do best.

The company was founded in 1995 by Craig Thompson, a journalist and broadcaster, who traces his family roots to County Down, where the village of Ballinran once stood.

Ballinran Entertainment celebrated  its 25th anniversary in 2020 and we are pleased to continue our role as a key player in Canada’s vibrant film and television industry.

Scroll down to see our team, and check out some of the talented people we have had the pleasure of working with.

Our Team

Meet the Team

Craig Thompson

Executive Producer

Decebal Dascau

Creative Director

Koi Thompson

Executive Producer

Andre Deplonty

Production Director

Lingxi (Luna) Cui

Senior Editor

Mac Kropf

Editor/Livestream Tech

Aidan Boyle



Meet the Team

Rick Whelan


Julian Wierzbicki


Anna Jane Edmonds

Associate Producer

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