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MPC Film Expands Leadership Team

Company brings on VFX supervisors Khalid Almeerani and Carlos Caballero Valdés, and VFX producers Lisa Purisima and Florent Villegas, to bolster its high-end visual effects production efforts.

MPC Film has announced the addition of four new senior hires; Khalid Almeerani and Carlos Caballero Valdés join the company as VFX supervisors, while Lisa Purisima and Florent Villegas join as VFX producers. The staff additions bolster the studio’s leadership overseeing the delivery of visual effects for high profile feature films.

Almeerani brings 10 years of VFX experience. With a background in computer graphics and photography, he began his career in 2011 after graduating with a degree in Computer Animation. He has an extensive background in world building and digital environments that has seen him develop comprehensive on-set experiences, as well as undertaking location photography and scouting for features.

Most recently, Almeerani served as CG supervisor on Infinite, directed by Antoine Fuqua, and the Netflix series Shadow and Bone. His other credits include environment supervisor on Disney’s Call of the Wild and Universal’s Dolittle. He also oversaw the environment builds for Godzilla King of the Monsters and crafted landscapes as an environment artist on both The Martian and Ghost in the Shell.

Valdés returns to MPC Film, bringing with him 15+ years’ experience in computer graphics on major feature films. He most recently worked as DFX supervisor on Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Infinite and Bullet Train.

He first joined MPC Film in 2009 as a digital compositor and lead artist, working on features including The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, X-Men: First Class and Skyfall. His credits also include working as a DFX supervisor for Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, and he helped bring Disney's Dumbo to a new audience for Tim Burton's reimagination of the classic story.

Purisima 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 scripted series and films. Purisima has produced for major American, Canadian and French Quebec studios and broadcasters including HBO, Netflix, Disney, Fox, WB, CBS, Nat Geo, Discovery, A&E, Bravo, CBC, History, Canal D, Canal Vie.

Villegas originally joined MPC Film back in 2016 as a VFX production coordinator; he went on to work at Atomic Fiction and then Method before rejoining MPC Film this year. His credits include X-Men: Apocalypse, The Legend of Tarzan and Alien: Covenant.

Source: MPC Film