Production and post studio Humble announced that it has acquired Paranoid U.S. Paranoid’s executive producers Claude Letessier and Dawn Fanning Moore will join Humble’s executive team, bringing directors Thierry Poiraud, Francois Vogel and Peter Szewczyk. Moore will be based in Humble’s Los Angeles office while Letessier will split time between L.A. and Paris, planning a future European outpost for Humble. To oversee this increased volume, Harrison Elkins is also joining Humble as head of sales.
“I have always admired Humble and its founder Eric Berkowitz for his work ethic and ability to constantly stay ahead of the curve in this ever-changing industry,” said Letessier. “I have no doubt that by combining forces, we will be able to achieve a wonderful synergy that will benefit clients across both production and post.”
Humble also announced the launch of sister company Postal. Humble, which has always offered full production and post services, is breaking out VFX and post under the Postal banner, which will have its own directorial roster and in-house artists focusing on VFX, animation and design-driven projects, in addition to supporting Humble projects and delivering VFX and post for third-party projects. Postal will be led by executive producer Andrea Theodore, who previously spent four years as Humble’s head of production. Its directorial roster will include David Rosenbaum and Kris Merc, in addition to Peter Szewczyk from Paranoid.
The company recently expanded into feature-length content with the production of documentary Son of the Congo, which premiered at SXSW and will air on ESPN in April. Humble is also producing upcoming feature film The Saint of the Impossible from director Marc Raymond Wilkins.