Four senior hires are welcomed to MPC Film to lead its world-class teams to deliver VFX for some of the industry’s most highly anticipated movies. Khalid Almeerani and Carlos Cabellero have been appointed as MPC Film VFX Supervisors, along with VFX Producers Lisa Purisima and Florent Villegas.
Khalid Almeerani joins MPC Film as VFX Supervisor, bringing an extensive 10 years of experience in VFX. With a background in Computer Graphics and Photography, Khalid began his career back in 2011 after graduating with a degree in Computer Animation. Since then, he has gone on to work on some of the most successful feature films in the last ten years.
Khalid’s background in world building and digital environments has seen him develop comprehensive on-set experience, as well as undertaking location photography and scouting for features around the world. Most recently, Khalid has been working as CG Supervisor on Infinite directed by Antoine Fuqua and the Netflix series Shadow and Bone. His other credits also include Environment Supervisor on Disney’s Call of the Wild and Universal’s Dolittle, he oversaw the epic environment builds for Godzilla King of the Monsters and crafted landscapes as an Environment Artist on both The Martian and Ghost in the Shell.
Carlos Cabellero has returned to MPC Film as VFX Supervisor, having recently worked as DFX Supervisor on Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Infinite and Bullet Train. With over 15 years of experience in computer graphics for major feature films, Carlos will continue to bring his attention to detail and creative and technical abilities to MPC.
Carlos originally joined MPC Film in 2009 as a Digital Compositor and Lead artist, working on features such as The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, X-Men: First Class and Skyfall. Carlos’ talent ensured he soon became a member of the senior creative team, staying with MPC Film for nearly 10 years.
Carlos’ credits also include working as a DFX Supervisor for Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, and he helped bring Disney’s lovable elephant Dumbo to a new audience for Tim Burton’s reimagination of the classic story.
Lisa Purisima has joined MPC Film as VFX Producer, known for The Morning Show, Big Little Lies, Barkskins, and Clouds. As a Producer, she has over a decade of experience on Emmy-nominated scripted series and critically acclaimed films. Lisa 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. Lisa Purisima is both American and French Canadian and is also a mother of two.
Florent Villegas has been appointed MPC Film VFX Producer. Florent joined MPC Film back in 2016 as a VFX Production Coordinator, exerting his talent within the VFX industry. His career has seen him work on titles such as X-Men: Apocalypse, The Legend of Tarzan and Alien: Covenant.