Helping Businesses Create Original Marketing Content That Effectively Engages Targeted Audiences.

Life Outside Studio is a media production company using creative writing, film production, and commercial photography to help connect your brand with your target audience. Storytelling is the foundation on which we build all of our projects. Whether that's a local commercial shoot or an international marketing campaign. Good stories can break through any barriers. We look forward to helping you on your next breakthrough. Whether your project is in the coldest and most remote region on the planet, or uptown in the local microbrewery, we can't wait to work with you on your next campaign.

Life Outside Studio is the David and Goliath of media production. Our approach is fast and light, while our projects our larger than life. Instead of getting bogged down in the field, we're blazing the trail. Executive producer Ryan Richardson has built his life around the outdoors. Director of Photography Hailey Playfair is more comfortable on a knife's edge mountain ridge than her living room. The ambitious duo have trekked self-supported across Iceland to film for conservation, chased athletes across the entire Namib desert for education,  swam underwater with orca for sustainable tourism, filmed run-and-gun ultra-stage races around the world for philanthropic NGO's. You don't accomplish any of these things without constantly pushing the envelope. Using these hard earned experiences, Ryan and Hailey drive Life Outside Studio, and its' projects toward authenticity, and genuine relationships. 

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Ray Zahab

Canadian Adventurer / Founder of non-profit I2P / RCGS

Explorer in Residence and Fellow of the RCGS

Connecting students to my adventures is why I go on extreme expeditions around the world. The tools I've used and the ways I've connected to the classrooms has evolved a lot over the years. With the acceleration of social media and content creation, Ryan at Life Outside Studio has been able to capture, create, and share important content as it's happening - from some of the harshest places on the planet. I completely trust Life Outside Studio to nail all their shots, allowing me to focus on what I need to do.

Our Promise

We create marketing materials that directly reflect your business' mission, vision, and identity.

You will receive world-class professionalism on every step of the process, from conception to delivery.

You won't ever have to worry about your marketing campaigns falling flat. Our deliverables will always be exciting, engaging, and fresh.

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View Our Work

We'll just let the work speak for itself.


1. Message us for a free quote today.

2. Allow us to create your custom media plan.

3. Let's create your visual marketing materials together.

Management Partner / EP / Director Ryan Richardson

Partner / DP / Business Manager Hailey Playfair

Legal / Accounting / Licensing / Insurance Based in Calgary, AB

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+1 587 225 7921



Calgary, Alberta 

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