Colin developed his communications skills as a writer and director in the advertising industry.
His work in all media - radio, television, print and web - has won numerous national and international awards for diverse clients such as Volkswagen Canada and NB Adoption Foundation, Co-op Atlantic and Moosehead Brewery.
Three of his television commercials for Co-op Atlantic and Volkswagen are in the permanent collection of the Canadian Archives in Ottawa.
After twenty-five years in advertising, he decided that he was making too much money and began working in long format television for half the salary - “but twice as much fun.”
The story telling discipline he acquired in advertising gives his work strength, style and focus. “Anyone can tell a story in 90 minutes. Try telling one in 30 seconds.”
For the past four years he has written and directed documentaries and biographies for CBC Atlantic, Canal D, CTV's Travel Channel and APTN . He is currently writing a bio-pic on Yvon Durelle, the Fighting Fisherman entitled “Knockout”.