Key Talent

Meet our leaders

At Folks, we create visual effects, but most importantly, we tell stories. Our teams in Montreal and Toronto are composed of some of the most experienced artists and VFX pros in the business. From concept to finished product, we value detail-oriented design through teamwork and creativity.

Sébastien Bergeron

President / VFX Supervisor
Montreal

Philippe Thibault

VP / VFX Supervisor
Montreal

Matthew Belbin

VFX Supervisor
Montreal

Amélie Poitras

VFX Executive Producer
Montreal

Sylvain Lebeau

Head of CG
Montreal

Laurent Spillemaecker

Head of 2D / VFX Supervisor
Montreal

Gabriel Beauvais

Assets Supervisor
Montreal

Lionel Lim

Compositing Supervisor
Montreal

Guillaume Pelletier

Animation Supervisor
Montreal

Simon Devault

Compositing Supervisor
Montreal

Moika Sabourin

Art Director
Montreal

Alexandra Vaillancourt

VFX producer
Montreal

Bruno Auger

Senior System Administrator
Montreal

Rembrandt Van Rijn

Financial Controller
Montreal

Pénéloppe Fisette

HR & Talent Acquisition Manager
Montreal

Isabelle Di Sante

Marketing and Communications Specialist
Montreal

Mike Duffy

Senior Producer
Toronto

Graham Day

Compositing Supervisor
Toronto

Mark Fordham

Art Director
Toronto

Jean Lapointe

Visual Effects Supervisor
Vancouver

  • Sébastien Bergeron

    President / VFX Supervisor

    With a career spanning over 20 years in the industry, Sebastien has established himself as a visionary in the VFX community and one of the most creative storytellers in the business. His artistic confidence and keen eye for detail inspire our team to do the impossible, every day. Sebastien has won 3 Leo awards and 1 Gemini for Best Visual Effects and Best Visual Effects in a dramatic series. He has also cumulated over a dozen award nominations for Primetime Emmy; Gemini; Leo and VES awards.

  • Philippe Thibault

    VP / VFX Supervisor

    Philippe is the Vice President and founding partner of Folks. With over 15 years of experience in the industry, he has a burning passion for his work and infuses it into everything he undertakes. His collaborative approach and innate ability to make anyone feel comfortable means you’ll have a knowledgeable partner on your team, but also a new friend on board for the ride. Philippe was nominated twice for an Emmy and won a Gemini award for Best Visual Effects.

  • Matthew Belbin

    VFX Supervisor

    Matt is our Head of Production and VFX Supersivor, as well as being one of the founding partners of Folks. Since day one, Matt has overseen the entire operations in the studio. His ability to maintain a high level of organization and his leadership skills are second to none. He has been nominated for an Emmy as VFX coordinator and won a Gemini for Best Visual Effects. Prior to joining Folks, Matt worked as digital colourist and VFX editor at Anthem Visual Effects.

  • Amélie Poitras

    VFX Executive Producer

    Amélie’s extensive experience as Production Accountant and Financial Controller enables our clients to feel completely at ease. By partnering closely with your team, she will happily guide you through any technical intricacies from the early bidding stages to the completion of your project. As our executive VFX Producer, Amelie has a clear understanding of the VFX process and uncanny problem-solving skills. She oversees all aspects of a project from liaising through the initial bid, planning and scheduling resources, to working with our VFX team to ensure each project is delivered on time and on budget.

  • Sylvain Lebeau

    Head of CG

    Sylvain, a.k.a Sly, is a profound artist with an astonishing track record for creating complex and stunning CG imagery. The twenty-plus-year veteran brings a wealth of experience to Folks’ CG department. Thanks to his cutting edge knowledge of technology, he is devoted to designing and perfecting our Pipeline. Before joining Folks as Head of CG, Sly spent 12 years at SHED, a company he co-founded. Over the years, he held multiple leading roles on world class VFX projects. His curiosity and creative vision make him an undeniable leader in our team and the whole community.

  • Laurent Spillemaecker

    Head of 2D / VFX Supervisor

    As Head of 2D and VFX Supervisor, Laurent leads the development and growth of the 2D department as well as broaden the executive team’s expertise. Laurent’s tasteful aesthetic and in-depth technical knowledge make him an outstanding artist. With a career spanning over twenty years, Spillemaecker has established himself as a pillar of the visual effects community. Before joining Folks, he dedicated 10 years of his career to Rodeo FX where he was instrumental in helping the former start-up reach 500 employees. Prompted by his natural leadership, he oversaw several of the studio’s world-class projects as VFX Supervisor and Head of 2D.

  • Gabriel Beauvais

    Assets Supervisor

    As Asset Supervisor, Gabriel takes on the creative challenge of developing and supervising all steps of modeling. His passion for anatomy additionned to his comprehension of shapes and movement allow him to create realistic characters with distinctive backstories. Gabriel lent his expertise to projects such as The Jungle Book, Fantastic Beasts and where to find them, Tarzan, Paddington and much more. Before joining Folks, he also dabbled in entrepreneurship by co-founding Shed MTL, a studio specialized in character development for advertising.

  • Lionel Lim

    Compositing Supervisor

    Lionel has been an integral part of Folks since the company’s early stages. After obtaining his degree from the Vancouver Art Institute, he began working for Anthem Visual Effects followed by The Embassy. His extensive technical knowledge and ability to find creative solutions to any challenge make him a compositing guru within our team. Lionel’s signature work is nurtured by his distinctive artistic flair. His humble nature and approach make him a natural leader appreciated by everyone he encounters. Lionel was nominated for 6 awards and won a Gemini Award for “Best Visual Effects” on the TV series Sanctuary.

  • Guillaume Pelletier

    Animation Supervisor

    Guillaume recently joined Folks to oversee the 3D department and share his vast knowledge with our animation team. His specialization in character animation combined to his natural leadership make him the best resource for all things animated. His teaching experience at the University of Digital Arts (UQAC) provides him valuable insight on how to collaborate and guide his team through any challenge. Guillaume has been an active member of the visual effects industry for more than 12 years, which he explored both in advertising and film. During his career, he worked on Sobeys’ IGA advertising campaign and most recently on Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

  • Simon Devault

    Compositing Supervisor

    Simon has been lending his expertise to Folks for over 6 years. He began his career as VFX Compositor at Rodeo FX before joining forces with Folks on the studio’s early projects. His vision and technical skills executed through passionate work quickly led him to oversee his own team and projects as Compositing and VFX Supervisor. Both a digital artist and a talented photographer, Simon has an undeniable passion for images. He takes a particular interest in the story hidden behind each shot and channels this vision into his work.

  • Moika Sabourin

    Art Director

    Art Director and experienced Concept Artist, Moika stands out thanks to her creative calibre and unparalleled motivation. Having started her career by studying and working in scenography, she shifted into a Visual Effects curriculum by studying at the NAD School of digital art. Moika’s technical skill and creative thinking led her to several positions within Matte Painting and concept art before joining Folks in 2012, where she ensures that our team exceeds all expectations under her creative direction.

  • Alexandra Vaillancourt

    VFX producer

    With 10 years of experience in the industry, Alexandra is a key asset of our production process. As Senior VFX Producer, she oversees the early development phase of VFX projects. She can help you in breaking down scripts, budgeting, recommending processes for production and post-production. Alexandra started her career as Production Assistant and worked her way up to Coordinator, Line Producer and Producer. She has been nominated twice at the Canadian Screen Awards in Visual Effects related categories.

  • Bruno Auger

    Senior System Administrator

    As a true technology enthusiast, Bruno cumulates over twenty years of expertise in computer technologies. His career has taken him through several facets of the media industry where he has worked at TQS and TVA, Météomédia and Mikros Image, where he entered the VFX field before joining the ranks of Folks. Bruno's undeniable effectiveness is based on his broad understanding of the reality of visual effects and its . His great devotion to his work as well as his technical knowledge make him an indispensable asset in the company.

  • Rembrandt Van Rijn

    Financial Controller

    Rembrandt is an experienced financial manager and internal accountant. With over seven years of experience in preparing and analyzing financial statements he has become an expert in analyzing a company’s financial health and performances. Originally from Holland, he obtained his Bachelor’s degree at Hogeschool Utrech followed by his accounting certificate at McGill University. His meticulous work along with his vast experience are only surpassed by his overwhelming energy and cheerfulness.

  • Pénéloppe Fisette

    HR & Talent Acquisition Manager

    Fresh out of University where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and a Master's degree in Industrial Relations, Penelope is a recent addition to the Folks family. As HR and Talent Acquisition Manager, she developed and broadened recruitment, hiring and administrative staff management strategies within the company. Growing up in a family working actively in the film industry, she combines at Folks her passion for movies and TV series to which she adds her desire to explore labor law and the human spirit.

  • Isabelle Di Sante

    Marketing and Communications Specialist

    With a Bachelor's degree in Marketing Communications and a diploma in Graphic Design, Isabelle joined Folks as a Marketing and Communications Specialist. Her penchant for strategic thinking combined with technical skills in graphic design allow her to be completely invested in every project from the brainstorm phase to delivery. At Folks, she strives to align the studio’s brand identity through content, communication and business positioning strategies.

  • Mike Duffy

    Senior Producer

  • Graham Day

    Compositing Supervisor

  • Mark Fordham

    Art Director

    Faithful to his title of Art Director, Mark is an accomplished artist, in every sense of the word. Throughout the 80s and the 90s, Mark's work as a painter and sculptor was showcased in many galleries in Toronto and New York. Matte painting is a major influence on his art and Fine Art inspires his matte painting. Mark has had the opportunity to work with many of the major studios in Toronto as a Matte painter and Concept Artist. His work can be seen in many television and feature projects including the Underworld and the Resident Evil franchises, Hannibal, Scandal, Murdoch Mysteries, London has fallen, Ray Donovan, American Gods to only name a few.

  • Jean Lapointe

    Visual Effects Supervisor

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