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Peace takes helm at Rolling North production and multimedia firm

Rolling Pictures Community Relations Director stepping down from current role
2022-08-10 - Robert Peace
Rolling Pictures Community Relations Director Robert Peace will be pivoting positions to become President of Rolling North, a new corporate production and multimedia business coming out of the Sault.

Rolling Pictures Community Relations Director Robert Peace will be pivoting positions to become President of Rolling North, a corporate production and multimedia business coming out of the Sault. 

Peace has been involved with the growth of Rolling North for six months, in which the company has been "growing significantly," according to a news release issued today. 

“This is an exciting opportunity to become more creative in helping the north develop to its potential.” says Peace. “There are so many businesses and organizations that we have already worked with to get their message delivered in a professional way without having to go to Toronto agencies.

Peace is joined by creative director Esteban Macias whose design and creative approach has helped deliver several unique projects.

“The corner of Queen and Spring has and will continue to grow to be one of the cultural centres of the city,” says Peace. I plan to continue my work with the community in my new role and we will continue to work out of the same wonderful space.”

For more information, see the full press release as follows: 

Rolling Pictures Community Relations Director Robert Peace will be stepping down to become President of Rolling North, a new Sault based corporate production and multimedia business.

The growth of Rolling North which Peace has been involved with now for 6 months has been growing significantly.

“This is an exciting opportunity to become more creative in helping the north develop to its potential.” says Peace. “There are so many businesses and organizations that we have already worked with to get their message delivered in a professional way without having to go to Toronto agencies.

Peace is joined by creative director Esteban Macias whose design and creative approach has helped deliver several unique projects.

“Arriving from Ecuador to a new city and a new life was a challenge but I found a wonderful home here at Rolling North with Robert,” says Macias .

Peace joined Rolling Pictures in 2020 when the company opened its doors in the Sault. He has gotten Rolling Pictures deeply involved in the community through creating and hosting various cultural events, partnering with other groups to address the mental health and addiction issues, and has developed significant relationships within the indigenous community. Peace also recently travelled to Ukraine for 6 weeks on a humanitarian mission which took him to the front lines of the war to deliver aid.

“The corner of Queen and Spring has and will continue to grow to be one of the cultural centers of the city,” says Peace. I plan to continue my work with the community in my new role and we will continue to work out of the same wonderful space.”

Partner and CFO of Rolling Pictures George Levai suggested the move to further invest in the community. “I did not want Rolling Pictures in the Sault to simply be a satellite office for our Toronto operations,” says Levai.  I have known Robert for over 30 years and I knew he would make things happen for us and he has. We are also expected to grow our business significantly in Sault Ste Marie in the coming years and Robert has set the stage for that.”

Peace is passionate about the long-range future of business in the north.

“Giving our youth a reason to stay and participate in the community will also be a priority as Peace works with local organizations such as the Sault Career Center, Sault College, Algoma University, local film and television businesses and agencies to develop a local skilled labour force for the production and post production business locally.

“I want to take our collective needs and bring that into the high schools to show youth the opportunities here in the Sault. We need their help to grow the businesses we are starting today,” says Peace

Peace recently helped organize and host a career fair with these partners at Rolling Pictures that drew over 100 people.

“The new role is going to free up time for me to further help pursue my goal of helping the community grow through celebrating the success and dreams of other businesses and organizations in the north,” says Peace.