Aaron Hancox is the vice-president of Markham Street Films in Toronto. He gained notoriety earlier this year when Catwalk: Tales from the Cat Show Circuit, a documentary he produced and co-directed, was sold to Netflix and subsequently went viral.
“I love what I do, we produce all kinds of content that celebrates people and communities on the fringes of the mainstream,” says Hancox, noting he wouldn’t be where he is today if it weren’t for the time he spent at Concordia.
“The courses I did required me to work quickly and efficiently, and forced me to speak and think critically about my work and defend my creative choices,” Hancox says.
“All of this prepared me for what I do now: working for a private production company and being an entrepreneur. I rely on my experience from Concordia.”
Today, Hancox looks fondly back on his time at the university.
“I was fortunate to have mentors and be in an environment where it was acceptable to make mistakes. Montreal, and Concordia, specifically, is where you want to do your BA! There’s a vibrancy to the city and university that’s hard to beat. I met many great friends and future collaborators during my time in Communication Studies.”