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Our Story

Laughing Cat Creative was born from over ten years’ experience in the arts and arts management. We are a progressive, female-owned creative enterprise producing high-calibre results with a focus on client satisfaction.


When you work with us, you work with people who understand value: communication, storytelling, and connection. The value of experience and expertise. In being seen and heard. Most importantly, the value of your time and money when you invest in video production.


We offer the unique benefit of our years of experience on both sides of the camera – performing and producing – as well as in business and entrepreneurship. These experiences mean that we understand the needs of small business and non-profits along with the technical and creative skills needed to produce videos. We also have the insight and talent that allows us to provide versatile on-camera direction to get the best results from anyone. Our experience in transmedia can help you tie in social media and real world experiences to better reach your audience through the excitement of experiential marketing. We bring the skills and tools needed to deliver portable production services with a crew that is appropriately sized for your project and budget.


We pride ourselves on being fun and easy to work with, and our intuitive process allows us to share your unique voice and message through every step of production. Our services are designed to resonate with clients who value one-on-one attention, honesty, loyalty, and a diverse skill set in the people they choose to work with.


We are committed to creating REVOLUTIONARY AWESOMENESS everywhere – in our unique content, in the world around us, and most importantly, in the lives of those we work with.

Our Founder

EMILY SCHOOLEY is a multi-disciplinary creative professional who enjoys crossing genres and boundaries in her work. At fifteen, she wanted to be a full-time veterinarian who also played starring roles in feature films – the only thing that’s changed between then and now is that calculus mercilessly kicked her ass in OAC, making one half of that plan very difficult. After graduating from the University of Waterloo with an Honours BA in Dramatic Arts, she quickly found herself immersed in the world of film, first as an actor and then moving behind the camera to directing, writing, producing, and production managing.  In 2010, she was a featured speaker at Notacon on the topic of independent filmmaking, and she continues to juggle roles both behind and in front of the camera as well as on stage.


Through working with the Toronto Business Development Centre, Emily added entrepreneurial skills to her Batman-esque toolbelt, and launched Laughing Cat Creative in 2014. When not working, she is probably nerding out to horror or sci-fi films, rehabilitating rescue cats, or enjoying craft ciders at her favourite Toronto watering holes.


You can find her creative film resume at:

The name Laughing Cat was originally inspired by a trip to Japan, specifically by the popular maneki neko figurines that are often seen in homes and businesses. These beckoning cats have quite a rich history and are said to bring happiness, good luck, good health, and good fortune. We aspire to bring these same magical qualities to our professional engagements.

Get Awesome.

Ready to get started on making magic with us? We’d love to hear from you.