Whiskaye Films is a Vancouver-based boutique Film and Television production company founded in 2008 by David Kaye and Jameson Parker. Whiskaye Films strives to develop and produce internationally recognized and fiscally responsible properties that are in line with their mandate to tell stories that entertain and matter to us.
For Whiskaye Films he has directed music videos for local and international artists including – the now third co-owner of Whiskaye Films – Anami Vice, The Simpson Brothers Band and his video for Fake Shark Real Zombie’s single Girls can be seen on Much Music. In 2014 he directed “The Price is Precise”, a sketch written by 3 time Canadian Comedy Award Winning sketch duo Peter N’ Chris for internet comedy giant CollegeHumor. Whiskaye Films has also produced music videos for The Zolas, Frederick and the short film Eye of the Beholder, which made it’s way around the short film festival circuit. He spent 3 years interning at No Equal Entertainment for the award winning Writer/Director/Producer/ J.B. Sugar before being hired on full-time as the Executive Assistant to the President Larry Sugar – whose successful 35 year career has seen him producing film and TV such as Dead Man’s Gun, The Collector, Nightwatching and jPod. As well as specializing in the international licensing, marketing and distribution of feature films for such media giants as Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, Lorimar, CBS and Republic Pictures.
As an actor Jameson has appeared across Canada in: the hugely popular new musical Ride the Cyclone (National Tour/Atomic Vaudeville), Red (Belfry Theatre/MTC), Goodnight Desdemona Good Morning Juliet (Belfry Theatre), Blood Brothers (Arts Club), Death of a Salesman (Vancouver Playhouse), the world premiere of Prodigals (Twenty Something Theatre), Singin’ in the Rain (TUTS), Romeo in Romeo and Juliet (Theatre at UBC) and a Jessie Richardson award for The Bomb-itty of Errors (Twenty Something and Temporary Thing).
On film he can be seen in The Party Never Stops (Lifetime Television), Little Women and as a supporting lead in Terry Miles’ upcoming film Even Lambs Have Teeth.
Founder / Producer
David Kaye is a 26 year old actor/producer living in Vancouver, B.C. David has been working in film and TV since he booked his first role in Legends of the Fall at the age of four. At the age of eleven, he began working as a voice actor as well in cartoons and video games. As he continued to grow and work in the industry, he developed a keen interest in the role each individual played on set. As he got older, he became more aware of the intricacies of the ‘movie making machine’, it was much larger than he had ever imagined.
In 2007, after taking an introductory course to film production, David realized a new passion and in 2008, he started a small film production company with Jameson Parker while enrolled at the University of British Columbia. David graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in Acting.
In 2011, David teamed up with Director Adam Bogoch to produce a semi-autobiographical short film about Alzheimer’s disease entitled Eye of the Beholder written by Vanessa Parent. Eye of the Beholder had its world premiere at INDIE FEST USA 2012 and has screened at both the Toronto Independent Film Festival and Atlanta Shortsfest.
In 2013, David teamed up with North of Now Films Inc. and has been working alongside Tyler Funk, producing web commercials and branded content for companies like AT&T, Chevrolet, Ford, San Disk, Axe, and Bud Light to name a few.
By 2015, David had a hand in putting together over 50 productions including music videos, short films, web commercials, and branded content, and web series. Since the spring of 2015, David has been working on developing and animated series, a feature film, and a hip hop musical.
Imagine if Robbie Williams were trapped inside a “rapper”, never dated the chick from All Saints, and decided to take on a new direction and genre. Anami Vice’s songs, while undeniably of the hip-hop variety, are known for infectious hooks and being heard as “songs” rather than “tracks”. At times sarcastic, Vice’s tone is nevertheless optimistic. His lyrics are cleverly disguised confessions, the contents of which most can relate to. Therefore, if the listener does ever make it past a chorus, (and they might not) there is plenty more song to explore. Vice has quietly crafted his third studio album; however, having recently signed to 604/Universal Records, this latest project will mark his first commercial release.
Along with his band “The New Future”, Anami’s live show has developed a reputation for charged up renditions of the studio tracks using a solid back up of instrumentation. He avoids the typical rap bravado, preferring to use his smile and wit to connect with an audience. The show gears up quickly and doesn’t slow down to drop you off. Vice flawlessly reproduces his vocals without a backtrack and as he would put it, “no hype- man”.
Self described as “reluctant to make rap music”, Anami Vice prefers boots and a collar to Air Force Ones. Moreover, he has found a way to be hip-hop without becoming a cliché.
(Anami Vice Photo Credit: Lucas Morgan Photography)