Image Engine adds veteran VFX supervisors
May 16, 2018

Image Engine adds veteran VFX supervisors

VANCOUVER — VFX studio Image Engine ( has appointed two visual effects supervisors to its Vancouver-based headquarters: (L-R) Christian Irles and Joern Grosshans. The appointments bring a wealth of experience to the team, having produced VFX at MPC, Pixomondo and Image Engine’s partner company, Cinesite, on projects such as Mary Poppins Returns and Game of Thrones.

Christian Irles is a VFX supervisor with over 15 years of experience in the industry. He joins Image Engine from partner company Cinesite, where he completed work on the adaptation of the Assassin’s Creed video game and the upcoming Mary Poppins Returns. Previously, Irles worked for MPC in their London, Vancouver and Montreal studios, delivering work on projects such as The Golden Compass, Poseidon and Into the Woods.

Joern Grosshans is an Emmy- and VES Award-winning visual effects supervisor with 14 years experience in the industry. He has supervised titles such as Independence Day: Resurgence on behalf of Mackevision, and Star Trek: Into Darkness, Oblivion, and the Academy Award VFX winner Hugo on behalf of Pixomondo. He has also acted as visual effects supervisor on six seasons of HBO’s Game of Thrones.

“I’m thrilled to welcome two incredibly talented visual effects supervisors to the team as part of Image Engine’s continued evolution,” says Shawn Walsh, visual effects executive producer and general manager at Image Engine. “Christian and Joern’s skill sets are wide-ranging, their creativity boundless and their leadership unequivocal.”

Irles and Grosshans will be based at Image Engine’s Vancouver headquarters. The company is currently working on a slate of new projects, including Warner Bros’ Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald; Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom; and Legendary Pictures’ Skyscraper.