MONTREAL — Creative studio Framestore (www.framestore.com) had added VFX supervisor François Dumoulin to its Montreal team. He is the latest high-level creative to join the company’s Canadian team, which had been bolstered by six further VFX supervisors joining Framestore’s Vancouver and Montreal operations.
Dumoulin comes to the studio from Rodeo FX, with recent high-profile credits that include Dune, The Sandman and Loki. His experience encompasses on-set and in-house supervision, and his work has been recognized with Emmy and VES Award nominations (both for Misha Green’s Lovecraft Country), as well as a place on the 2018 Oscar shortlist for his work on Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.
Framestore’s Canada-based VFX supervisor roster has grown by 50 percent since the start of the year. His appointment follows the integration of Method Studios’ film and episodic teams in Vancouver and Montreal. The move which saw VFX supervisors Phil Brennan (Thor: Love & Thunder; Hobbs & Shaw; X-Men: Dark Phoenix) and Christian Emond (Ms. Marvel; The Witches; Doctor Sleep) join Framestore’s Montreal studio, while Pete Dionne (Thor: Love & Thunder; Pokémon Detective Pikachu; Passengers), Mathew Krentz (For All Mankind s1-3; The Many Saints Of Newark), Sean Schur (The Boys; Deadpool 2; Annihilation) and Ross McCabe (Thor: Ragnarok; A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting; Ford v Ferrari) represent the Vancouver studio’s creative leadership.
“It’s no secret that Canadian VFX talent is in hot demand at the moment, and when you look at the collective resumes of François, Phil, Christian, Pete, Mathew, Sean and Ross, you can see precisely why,” states Chloe Grysole, managing director for Framestore Canada, film & episodic. “Between them, they have an incredible wealth of creativity, knowledge and expertise, from working on-set with top directors to delivering stunning final images for award-winning features and episodic projects. It’s a pleasure to welcome them all to Framestore, and we can’t wait to see their work on-screen.”