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Framestore Ups Mathieu Bertrand to Head of CG

Montréal local served as CG supervisor on films including BAFTA-nominated ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,’ Denis Villeneuve’s BAFTA-nominated ‘Arrival,’ Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien: Covenant’ and the upcoming ‘Geostorm.’

Framestore has announced the promotion of local VFX artist Mathieu Bertrand to the role of Head of CG at its Montréal location.

Having joined the company soon after its Canadian launch in 2013, Mathieu has witnessed the facility grow from an initial team of 30 to more than 400 VFX artists, production and support staff.

“Heading up CG at Framestore is very exciting,” Bertrand said of the new appointment. “It’s a huge honor and I’m excited to be contributing to what will be some of the most interesting films around. Framestore’s reputation for VFX is world-renowned, and we have fantastic projects in production that will continue the tradition.”

Framestore’s Montréal facility comprises 40 different nationalities, close to 50 percent of whom are Canadian citizens.

“Montréal’s VFX industry has changed tremendously in the last five years,” Bertrand adds. “The city is now a hub for world-leading VFX, with international and local houses handling large and complex awards on amazing movies.”

Bertrand joined Framestore as a Lighting Technical Director and was soon promoted to the role of CG supervisor on films including BAFTA-nominated Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Denis Villeneuve’s BAFTA-nominated Arrival, Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant and the upcoming Geostorm. A graduate of the NAD Center, he is also currently studying software development part-time at McGill University.

“Mathieu has impressed us all, and he was the obvious choice for the position,” said Framestore Montréal managing director Lucy Killick. “He is a natural role model who is well respected by the team. I look forward to working with him on the diverse and exciting projects currently on our slate.”

Source: Framestore