What We Do

Goldstrike films makes daring, unexpected, award-winning feature films, original series and digital content. Between collaborating with Hollywood mainstays like Universal Pictures, Sony, eOne Entertainment, and ThinkFilm and getting in on the ground floor with Amazon, Apple, YouTube and DailyMotion, Goldstrike Films has always made innovative entertainment for industry-leading platforms

We believe indie sensibilities help productions on all levels, and that, at the end of the day, having the right key people who are exceptional at their jobs beats a large, inefficient team every time.

Whether at Mann’s Chinese Theatre, on your Instagram feed, or sitting around a campfire, storytelling is at the heart of who we are. That’s why at Goldstrike Films we draw on the legacy of classic cinema, and harness new ways of storytelling across platforms, engaging audiences on all levels.

We make things you’ve never seen before. Just watch us.

Who We Are

Matt Campagna

I’ve been making movies ever since I was 10 years old, and hooked up two VCRs to re-edit Star Wars.

After graduating from Ryerson’s illustrious Radio and Television Arts program, I made my first feature documentary, which was accepted into some Oscar-Qualifying festivals where it competed against films like March of the Penguins. With the profit from that doc, I built an online video studio and then made my first feature film, an indie western that sold in a quarter-million dollar bidding war.

From there, I went down to Hollywood, where my indie film sensibilities were put to work for companies like Universal and Sony. But as much fun as LA is, I love Canada and I love indie film, so I set my next two features and a comedy series in Ontario, and I’ve been making film, TV, and digital originals back home in Canada and selling them to the whole world ever since.

I love innovating. The Internet has allowed storytelling to return to the intimate conversation that it was before film, tv or radio. As a storyteller, my audience is right there, talking to me, reacting and a part of the story.

The opportunity for innovation there excites me.

 

Melissa D’Agostino

When I was a teenager, I was obsessed with MGM Musicals. So I started a dance company and began creating my own shows. Audiences loved them. Critics loved them. And best of all, I loved them.

Since graduating from the esteemed acting program at the University of Windsor, I’ve produced over a dozen live theatrical productions, earning a Dora Award and 2 Toronto Theatre Critics Awards, and a Canadian Comedy Award nomination. While I was making my mark in the theatre, I was also honing my filmmaking skills, writing and story-editng shows for Slice, WE TV, and Travel and Escape, and I have served as a consulting writer and script doctor on multi-million dollar and independent feature films.

I’ve produced several short films, including  Man of Steel Song, which won the Silver Dragon at Dragon Con in Atlanta, and then the original series Tactical Girls, now streaming on Amazon Prime, for which I won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Actress in a Digital Series.

Creating something from the ground up is where I thrive, and I use my skills, experience, tenacity and joy to create work that gets people excited and engaged.

Our Current Slate

Six Guns for Hire – Scripted Feature Film in Pre-Production

Band Ladies (Season 1) – Scripted Digital Series in Production

Renaissance – Scripted Feature Film in Post-Production

Hype Night (Season 3) – Unscripted Web Series in Production

Your Geek News (Season 7) – Unscripted Web Series in Production

Six Days to Die (Season 1) – Scripted Digital Series in Development

Tactical Girls (Season 2) – Scripted Digital Series in Development

Female Front – Scripted Feature Film in Development