I'm happy to announce that I will be the Visual Effects Supervisor for Josef & Aimée, an enchanting short film co-written by director, Ben Shirinian and producer, Leslie Gottlieb. Josef & Aimée is a magical love story about two Jewish children orphaned in the south of France during the Holocaust. The film will be executed using a hybrid of miniature sets, 3D animation and live action. It will be shot on the RED camera by Director of Photography, Jeremy Benning.
In February, I was contacted by Leslie, who was looking to assemble a visual effects team to handle post production on the film. At first I was skeptical, but after meeting with Ben and Leslie I soon realized that they had something special, a film with an engaging story and a unique visual style. It wasn't until recently that our schedules aligned and I was able to bring the project to Spin VFX, where our primary focus will be the creation of a principal digital character named "Parpar." The remainder of the visual effects will be completed by The Junction VFX in Toronto.
Although I can't say much more right now, I will post updates here over the course of the project. In the mean time, visit www.benshirinian.com for a sample of work from director Ben Shirinian.