Shivani Naidoo
Founder + Creative Producer

I am a storyteller at heart. From the time I first picked up my father’s Hi8 camera as a child, I knew that video-making was for me. I’d spend days recording everyday life, skits, and short films in and around my parents’ homes in South Africa and Singapore. I’d later teach myself how to edit, and eventually go on to study visual media – print, video and web – at the University of Toronto. As a proud citizen of the world, I’ve spent my formative years carefully cultivating the different ways in which to tell stories. At last, I found a home in visual content.

Over the course of my professional media career, I’ve produced hundreds of videos for a variety of industries. My background in visual culture and communications have informed my media production knowledge. From startups to Fortune 500 companies, I’m as comfortable in the boardroom as I am on set. My passion for content ultimately led me to create Teeva Media, a full-service video production agency that aims to tell honest, professional, and compelling stories.

Our goal? To find the heart of each story and bring it to life.

KEN NG (WOO)
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY

Ken Ng (Woo) is a cinematographer and camera operator based in Toronto who has worked with Emmy and CSA winning documentary filmmakers. His diverse roster of credits which have aired globally include: 26 episodes for the History Channel’s biblical archeology series, The Naked Archeologist and the Discovery Channel’s documentary series Mighty Ships.

Ken has shot three documentaries that have been featured at TIFF: Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story, Tales of the Organ Trade and Prosecuting Evil. He has also traveled around the world for National Geographic Channel’s documentary series, Dive Detectives. Scotia Bank, American Express and Philips Canada are a few of his commercial and branded content clients.

MICHAEL LAVERS
DIRECTOR

Michael is a 10 years experienced director as well as a 9 year experienced editor and self-shooter with experience in branded content, commercial, corporate, broadcast and film. Positive and enthusiastic, he’s passionate about pretty much whatever he points a camera at.  Oh – and he’s British, so he might call you ‘mate’. Recent clients have included Enbridge Gas, LifeLabs, Panasonic, OREA, the Toronto Zoo, Canadian Tax Foundation and the Canadian Government.