LONDON — MPC Film (mpcfilm.com) announced four senior appointments recently, building on the studio’s VFX teams, which are working on a number of highly-anticipated movies.
Top photo (L-R): Khalid Almeerani and Carlos Caballero
Khalid Almeerani joins MPC Film as VFX supervisor, bringing 10 years of experience in visual effects and a background in computer graphics and photography. He began his career back in 2011 after graduating with a degree in Computer Animation and recently has been working as CG supervisor on Infinite, directed by Antoine Fuqua, as well as the Netflix series Shadow and Bone. Other credits include acting as environment supervisor on Disney’s Call of the Wild and Universal’s Dolittle. He also oversaw the epic environment builds for Godzilla: King of the Monsters.
Carlos Caballero returns to MPC Film as VFX supervisor, having recently worked as DFX supervisor on Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Infinite and Bullet Train. He has over 15 years of experience in computer graphics for major feature films. Caballero originally joined MPC Film in 2009 as a digital compositor and lead artist, working on The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, X-Men: First Class and Skyfall. He stayed with the studio for nearly 10 years. Additional credits include working as a DFX supervisor on Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, and he helping to bring Disney's lovable elephant Dumbo to a new audience.
Photo: Florent Villegas and Lisa Purisima
Lisa Purisima joins MPC Film as VFX producer. She is known for her work on The Morning Show, Big Little Lies, Barkskins and Clouds. As a producer, she has over a decade of experience on Emmy-nominated scripted series and critically-acclaimed films. Purisima has produced for major American, Canadian and French Quebec studios and broadcasters.
And Florent Villegas has been appointed VFX producer at the studio. Villegas joined MPC Film back in 2016 as a VFX production coordinator. His career has seen him work on titles such as X-Men: Apocalypse, The Legend of Tarzan and Alien: Covenant.