A thriving canadian VFX studio!

Montreal, QC, Canada — September 13, 2019

FOLKS, a leading Canadian visual effects company, continues its second phase of expansion in its Montreal & Toronto facilities.

“Over the past six months, staffing in both studios has ramped up by more than 40%. FOLKS keep on hiring today, aiming to reach more than 160 quality artists and industry experts by fall 2019 so as to meet an increasing demand from our clients. This past year, several television and film makers used our crew and their great VFX expertise to collaborate on amazing shows including Columbia Pictures: Zombieland—Double Tap, Amazon Studios: The Boys, CBS: Blood & Treasure, Freeform: Siren, Motherland, Netflix: The Umbrella Academy, Apple TV+: See” explains, Sébastien Bergeron, FOLKS’ President & Visual effects Supervisor.

“Summer was splendid for FOLKS! Indeed, we have the honour of being nominated for the 71st Emmy Awards in the Outstanding Special Visual Effects 2019 Category for our work on the renowned series — The Umbrella Academy by Netflix,” adds Marine Lelièvre, Head of VFX Film Relations & Strategy.

Visual Effects Supervisors, Producers, Compositing & CG Supervisors, Editors, R&D… FOLKS has significantly expanded its management and supervision team over the last six months by hiring several well-known visual effects industry seniors in order to benefit from their expertise on new productions. Amongst them are:

– Gunnar Hansen, VFX Supervisor
Captain America, Riddick, 007: Quantum of Solace, Quantico…

– Mohammad (MO) Ghorbankarimi, VFX Supervisor
Suicide Squad, Hannibal, John Wick: Chapter 2, Stranger Things…

– Marie-Josée Paradis, VFX Producer
Winner of an AEAF Award in 2018

– Amanda Larivière, VFX Producer
The expanse, Descendants 3, Stranger Things…

– Didier Muanza, Environments Supervisor
Blade Runner 2049, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Alien: Covenant

– Louis-Philippe Clavet, 3D Supervisor
Arrival, Junior Majeur, Dans la Brume, Zoe and Bad Blood

– Laurence Cymet, CG Supervisor
Silent Hill, Fantastic Four, The Ultimate Gift, Dino Dan

– Alexis Bélanger, Compositing Supervisor
Men in Black : International, Ant-Man, The Fate and furious, Warcraft: the begining

– Brodie McNeill, Lead Compositor
The Boys, Resident Evil: The final chapter, Creed 2

– Jonathan Laborde, FX Supervisor
Fantastic Beasts, Paddington 2, Pirates of the Caribbean, IT

– Jonathan Gagnon, Senior Pipeline TD
“We are very pleased with our studios’ development and the pool of creativity that this represents for our current and future projects. Our culture of building “strong trusting relationships” over outstanding VFX work enable our clients to focus on producing the best productions ever concludes Sébastien Bergeron, FOLKS’ President & visual effects supervisor.


FOLKS is a high-end visual effects studio headquartered in Canada since 7 years. With a team of 120 artists we offer VFX supervision and the full spectrum of services from design to final VFX shot completion for films and TV Series (The Boys, Blood & Treasure, The Umbrella Academy, The House with a Clock in Its Walls, The First, Siren, Wonderstruck, Miss Sloane, Arrival, Shadowhunters, The patriot, 12 Monkeys, The beauty and the beast…). In addition to the Montreal head office, FOLKS opened a VFX studio in Toronto.
Written by: Marine Lelièvre
Head of VFX Film Relations & Strategy
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