VFX Supervisor François Dumoulin has joined the talented Montreal team of award-winning creative studio Framestore, the company announced this week.
Dumoulin is the latest high-level creative to join the company’s Canadian team, which has been bolstered of late by the addition of six talented VFX supervisors who joined the company’s Vancouver and Montreal branches.
François joins Framestore from Rodeo FX, where his recent high-profile credits included Dune, The Sandman, and Loki. His experience encompasses on-set and in-house supervision, and his exquisite work has been recognized with Emmy and VES Award nominations (both for HBO’s Lovecraft Country), as well as a place on the 2018 Oscar shortlist for his work on Luc Besson‘s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets.
Dumoulin joins a roster of exceptional Canada-based VFX supervisors that has grown by some 50 percent since the start of the year. His appointment follows the integration of Method Studios’ film and episodic teams in Vancouver and Montreal — a move that saw VFX supervisors Phil Brennan (Thor: Love & Thunder; Hobbs & Shaw; X-Men: Dark Phoenix) and Christian Emond (Ms. Marvel; The Witches; Doctor Sleep) join Framestore’s Montreal studio, with Pete Dionne (Thor: Love & Thunder; Pokémon Detective Pikachu; Passengers), Mathew Krentz (For All Mankind s1-3; The Many Saints Of Newark), Sean Schur (The Boys; Deadpool 2; Annihilation) and Ross McCabe (Thor: Ragnarok; A Babysitter’s Guide to Monster Hunting; Ford v Ferrari) representing the Vancouver studio’s creative leadership.
“It’s no secret that Canadian VFX talent is in hot demand at the moment, and when you look at the collective resumes of François, Phil, Christian, Pete, Mathew, Sean, and Ross you can see precisely why,” said Chloe Grysole, MD Canada, Film & Episodic. “Between them, they have an incredible wealth of creativity, knowledge, and expertise, from working on-set with top directors to delivering stunning final images for award-winning features and episodic projects. It’s a pleasure to welcome them all to Framestore, and we can’t wait to see their work on screen.”
Globally, Framestore’s film and episodic headcount is growing by some 40 percent thanks to the integration of Method Studios’ film and episodic teams in Montreal, Vancouver, and Melbourne, as well as the expansion of its new Mumbai Studio and the success of its Pre-production Services division.
Framestore’s recent and upcoming titles include 1899, Top Gun: Maverick, Paddington in Peru, The Little Mermaid, Moon Knight, Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness, Elvis, Slumberland, His Dark Materials s3, Ms. Marvel, The School For Good And Evil, The Wheel Of Time s2, Peter Pan And Wendy, Spiderhead, The Sandman, Thor: Love And Thunder and Men.