Cinesite has hired three visual effects supervisors and a feature animation head of production to its fast-growing Montreal studio.
The vfx supervisors are Dottie Starling (Ozark, 12 Years a Slave), Damien Hurgon (Stronger, Pet Sematary), and Ellen Poon (Jurassic Park, Frozen, Raya and the Last Dragon). The trio come with almost 70 years’ combined experience. Cinesite’s new feature animation head of production is Nathan Santell (Mad Max: Fury Road, Gravity, Iron Man 3), who will lead the team in creating efficiencies and refining pipeline and workflows.
The London-based company launched its Montreal location in 2014. The Montreal studio now has capacity for over 700 employees, and is recruiting across departments and seniority levels. Cinesite Montreal’s recent credits include vfx services on MGM’s Respect and Netflix’s Tribes of Europa, and animation on Warner Bros.’s Space Jam: A New Legacy.