New Breed Visual EFX
Founded in 2007, Newbreed has developed an expertise in character animation and computer generated effects while contributing to feature film and video game projects such as Dimension Film’s Piranha 3D and the award winning Halo franchise. The combined experience of its producers, supervisors and artists have earned them confidence from clients The Weinstein Company, Dimension Films, Platinum Studios, Microsoft Games Studios, Bungie and Ubisoft.
Working within budgetary, scheduling and technological constraints, Newbreed understands the necessity of rigorously managing the process of production and possesses the equipment and staff to adapt to its client’s needs. Our studio can house up to 80 digital artists.
Newbreed has undergone remarkable growth since its creation, and follows a general guideline of hiring experienced leaders to keep the studio’s technical and artistic development on track. Newbreed’s seasoned team have worked on films as prestigious as Shrek 2, Madagascar, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, The Chronicles of Narnia, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Lord of the Rings, Happy Feet, King Kong, 300, etc.
Newbreed’s principles include Emile Ghorayeb, Josee Lalumiere, Didier Kaade and Jocelyn Cote. Their combined talents consist of a proven track record within the film, game cinematics and television industries, while having access to a deep pool of world class talent.
Emile Ghorayeb | Animation Director
Emile Ghorayeb is one of the most recognized animators in the industry having been a strategic contributor on a great number of high profile productions such as Academy Award® nominated Shrek 2, Madagascar, Over the Hedge, Academy Award® nominated Shrek The Third, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, VES Award winning Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, as well as key shots in the highly acclaimed and Academy Award® nominated Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.
He has managed and participated in the development of production teams in multiple animation and visual effects studios. Emile has been working in the industry since 1997, has strong working knowledge of state of the art software with nominations as Siggraph Maya Master 2008 and 3dsMax Master 2008.
Josee Lalumiere | General Manager
Josee Lalumiere has been in charge of structuring and managing daily operations for companies since 1994. Moreover, she was General Manager of a visual effects studio for many years, increasing the company’s staff from 15 to 120 employees in a mere 5 years. She also acted as a VFX Producer for more than 30 film and television projects including VES Award Winning IMAX 3D Sea Monsters: The Prehistoric Adventure. During this period, she developed a network of contacts with clients and created business opportunities and partnerships with other studios, suppliers, and governmental authorities responsible for different tax credits.
Jocelyn Cote | CFO
Jocelyn Cote spent thirteen years as a corporate banker with the internationally reputable French bank Credit Lyonnais, having assumed various functions starting in Montreal before transitioning over an eight year period through Calgary, Paris, Chicago and back to Montreal, where he was last Vice President in charge of the bank’s commercial activities through 2000. In 2001, he formed his own advisory firm focusing on strategic intervention and management strategy, resource allocation, compensation incentives, financial controls, business restructuring and financing requirements. Newbreed also benefits from his seasoned managerial experience, financial insight and established credibility