Industry veteran brings 20+ years’ experience as an animation director and supervisor at leading VFX studios; his appointment further broadens the company’s global animation team.
MPC Film has named industry veteran Emile Ghorayeb as animation director. For over two decades, Ghorayeb has worked at industry leading VFX studios including ILM, Weta Digital, and Sony Imageworks. As an animation director and animation supervisor he has overseen teams on films such as F9, Alita: Battle Angel, War of the Planet of the Apes, and Riddick.
As an animation artist, Ghorayeb’s portfolio includes notable characters brought to life including Shrek and Donkey, Halo’s Master Chief and Cortana, the T-Rex and Raptors from Jurassic World, Bumblebee, Megatron and Optimus Prime, Caesar, Alita, and the Avengers.
Ghorayeb managed his own company which oversaw animation work on Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Transformers: Age of Extinction for ILM. He won an Annie Award for his work on War of the Planet of the Apes’ hero character, Caesar, as well as a VES nomination for Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a CG project for Alita: Battle Angel.
“I’m very excited to join MPC as animation director,” shared Ghorayeb. “It takes guts, inspiration and commitment to create the visual effects for such films as The Jungle Book and The Lion King. In my eyes, MPC knows how important and complex it is to bring characters to life on the big screen, and I am excited to see if we can push those boundaries even further, together!”
“We are extremely excited to welcome Emile to MPC Film,” commented MPC Film Global MD Philip Greenlow. “Emile’s years of experience will further broaden our amazing global team of animation supervisors. We are looking forward to seeing him bring his deep understanding of complex character animation and exceptionally high bar to the projects he oversees.”
Source: MPC Film