Cody Southgate

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Born in Alberta and now living in Nova Scotia, I have been involved in and around Broadcast TV and corporate video since I was a young child. Filmmaking is in my blood and storytelling is in my heart.

I am very outgoing and work closely with all departments on a project, collaborating freely with members of post early on in development.

My philosophy is: film making has always been and will always be a team effort, where everyone wins when we help each other get ahead.

I have working experience in sound, live TV switching, video playback, floor directing and directing live TV as well as writing, producing, directing, shooting and editing both scripted and documentary narrative content. My goal has always been to understand enough of each department to properly connect and understand the working necessities for a more empathic collaborative experience. “Try walking in my shoes”, so to speak.

Currently working as a Freelance Cinematographer on several Doc Factual programs.

Clerisy Entertainment

Clerisy Entertainment is a television production company located in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Since 2008, the experienced team of crew and contractors at Clerisy Entertainment have produced more than 60 hours of documentary specials and series for regional and international broadcast customers.

History, lifestyle, health and paranormal subjects are all areas of special interest.

Programs produced by Clerisy Entertainment have aired across North America, Southeast Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

International distribution is handled by Off The Fence, the world’s leading independent factual distribution company.

Industry Role

  • Director / Filmmaker
  • Documentary / Factual
  • Cinematographer / DOP
  • Camera Operator

Memberships / Certifications

  • Cody Michael Southgate


  • He / Him
  • Fluent in: English


  • Home Shores (2021) - Story Editor
  • The Motherload (2021) - Story Editor
  • Knights When We Dream (2021) - Director
  • Home Shores Season 2 (2022) - Director of Photography
  • Prodigal (2022) - Director of Photography
  • Past and the Curious Season 2 (2022) - Director of Photography