The studio’s Canada-based VFX supervisor roster expands with former Rodeo FX supe; this follows the integration of Method Studios’ team, which recently added 6 VFX supervisors across the company’s Montreal and Vancouver locations.
Framestore has added more talent to their Canadian outposts, announcing that VFX Supervisor François Dumoulin has joined the company’s Montreal team along with six other recently added VFX Supervisors across both the Montreal and Vancouver studios.
Hailing from a stint at Rodeo FX, Dumoulin’s recent credits includes Dune, The Sandman, and Loki, and he brings experience in on-set and in-house supervision. Dumoulin’s work received Emmy and VES Award nominations for Lovecraft Country; in addition, his work on Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets was shortlisted for the 2018 Oscars.
The studio’s Canada-based VFX supervisor roster has grown by 50% since the start of the year. Dumoulin’s appointment follows the integration of Method Studios’ film and episodic teams in Vancouver and Montreal - a move which saw VFX supervisors Phil Brennan (Thor: Love & Thunder; Hobbs & Shaw; X-Men: Dark Phoenix), 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,” commented Chloe Grysole, MD 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.”
As a result of Method Studios’ film and episodic teams' integration into Framestore’s Montreal, Vancouver, and Melbourne studios and the expansion of its new Mumbai Studio, the company’s film and episodic headcount have increased by about 40%. The studio’s growth is also due to increased demand for its pre-production services division which launched in January 2020.