Sports has been a passion and something I have loved my whole life.
Growing up as a child I would pretty much live outside and play any sport I could join. From soccer, to football, hockey, track & field, basketball , there was always something for me to do. As I got older I started to take sports very seriously and wanted to play at the university level. Focusing on basketball & devoting most of my time to it, I knew I could play at the University level. Not being highly recruited, since I was under the radar from not playing on competitive or travel teams, I had to find ways of exposing myself to these top schools.
I started to create my own highlight tapes which went on to help me get a university offer & after that a start to my professional basketball career.
After many years of experimenting and making my own tapes, I feel I have a great understanding of what coaches & scouts are looking for. With my experience & the help of my skilled team I am looking to help athletes reach that “Next Level”
While in high school, Peter started to pursue other interests and hobbies, one of which was videography. Starting with just an ancient point-and-shoot camera found in a forgotten drawer, he started to fool around with it and made short videos for himself and his friends. Soon enough, his passion grew and he realized that this was something he loved doing. Nowadays, Peter is a go-to video producer for young artists. A music film he made with local rapper, Zach Diamond, has now grown to just over half a million views. With enough experience on hand, he decided to take this passion to another level. Having played basketball competitively for over 4 years and knowing the lack of media exposure that some talented players have, he realized that something needed to be done. After having met Jamil Abiad and sharing the same perspective towards this problem, they paired up and soon launched Next Level Sports Media, to give these talented athletes the opportunity to thrive and reach their goals. Now, Peter is the lead videographer for Next Level Sports Media and is extremely happy with this opportunity to both do something that he loves and to also make a positive impact in his community.
Jean-Jacques N. Gatzoyiannis
Having played sports his whole life, Abdoul put a term to his competitive career after graduating high school. In the search of a new passion, he discovered he had an eye for analyzing videos and short films and got inspired to create his own videos. While attending the University of Ottawa, he taught himself how to film and edit and eventually started making videos for fun and for his friends. Abdoul recently started his own YouTube channel which he uses to showcase his creativity and evolving filmmaking skills. When joining NLSM became and opportunity, Abdoul realized that he could be part of something great but also that he could be in an environment working with his 2 passions; making videos about sports.
Lucas has had a passion for videography since an early age. Playing sports throughout highschool was something he did as a hobby, where he played basketball on the school team and for Ottawa Next Level. Being so passionate in videography he decided to make a team mixtape in his senior year. With the feedback he recieved from friends & family he decided to learn further on how to better himself. Since then he has been working with local artists and businesses to help them grow their brand through visuals. Lucas is currently finishing his degree in communications with a minor in film studies, and is excited to bring his talents to a company where he knows he can grow!