Jason Dowdeswell forged roots as a digital artist at award-winning studios such as Boss Films, Industrial Light & Magic, and Sony Imageworks. In Vancouver, he has helped cultivate the growth of major industry players including Deluxe Entertainment, Image Engine, Digital Domain & Imageworks. As VP of Production Operations at Sony, Jason spearheaded the 1,000-person headquarter relocation from California to British Columbia. Utilizing his experience over the last 30 years, Jason seeks creative and technological innovation at Darkhorse10, pursuing the creation of original content while upholding the highest of industry standards.
Previously, as CFO and Corporate Secretary of Image Engine, an award-winning high-tech visual effects studio, Greg Herbert expertly maneuvered the production studio through its heyday successes with the 2009 Blockbuster District 9, a Neil Blomkamp Film. He continued to shepherd the studio for seven years with strategic business development and financial proficiency, combating the ongoing pressures of Hollywood’s demand for more content at better prices. Intuitively and with years of industry experience, Greg parlays Darkhorse10 talent into innovative and scalable industry endeavors for new business opportunities and equity partnerships.
Paul Furminger is a visual storyteller. From VFX Supervision to motion capture and live action Direction, Paul finds the subtext in the script or the objectives in the brief and delivers them to the audience in every frame he produces. For more than a decade, Paul has directed and supervised award-winning content for Video Game clients around the world. Having led productions at studios such as Goldtooth Creative based out of Vancouver and the first cinematics division for Deluxe Entertainment in 2008, he pushes the envelope on what the digital camera reveals for compelling story and entertainment. View Paul’s Director Reel
Graduating in Film Production from the Vancouver Film School and a BA in Anthropology and Economics from the University of Calgary, Neil not only has a strong educational foundation for understanding what is needed to complete a successful project, but also the intuition and artistic background to execute to the highest industry standards possible. He brings to Darkhorse10 years of production experience as well as a network of creatives and innovators that span the globe. His critical thinking, creative eye, savvy business sense, and artistic integrity are a perfect marriage of skills that allow him the foresight and knowledge to produce the best work shown on screens today.
As Director of International Affairs for Darkhorse10 & Jiaxing Pictures International endeavors, Jessie engages in all film production models with a keen respect for international trade and business engagements with China and Chinese regulations.
Based in Vancouver, BC, Jessie helps administer the collaborative efforts between Darkhorse10 Pictures and Jiaxing Pictures.
Karina brings years of coordination and production experience to Darkhorse10. Her wealth of knowledge from the gaming and animation world gives her focused and unique insights into VFX production, allowing her to see potential and intuitively understand the needs of the project and the people she leads. Her insight, talent, and mastery of production allow her to navigate her team into a position of success. Not only do her skills build efficiency and effectiveness, but also brings a calmness to her team which helps them manage the stressful waters of the feature film environment within the VFX industry.
Fan, a developing Producer at Darkhorse10, brings finesse, talent, and expertise to her Coordinator role with Darkhorse10. Her design background, diverse abilities, skill set, and expertise allow her to execute various tasks and functions from office coordination to visual marketing. As an upcoming producer, Fan is not only involved in the day to day coordination of Darkhorse10 production but also with International Affairs for Darkhorse10 and Jiaxing Pictures Chinese film.
Alan Rosenfeld is a veteran computer graphics artist having worked in the industry for 30 years. With numerous film and commercial credits, Alan is best known for his detailed lighting and FX skills. Alan has managed and developed many award winning visual effects and brings to Darkhorse10 a sharp artistic eye that enables the navigation of production, supporting the execution of the best VFX artistry available.
Will has a passion for, and is highly specialized in creating dynamic simulations and destruction. Will’s talent, skill set, commitment to quality, and balance of realism and imaginativeness have allowed him the opportunity to work on some of Hollywood’s best destruction focused cinematic productions. Over a decade in his career, he has established strong networks and connections inside Hollywood and in the marketing world that he now shares with the Darkhorse10 team. Will blows everyone away with his creative and technical application of his skill set and is an experienced consultant and teacher of visual effects and dynamic simulations in North America as well as parts of Asia.
Michael brings a wealth of knowledge from multiple disciplines within the FX pipeline and employs his experience in bringing the best creature performances and designs to the big screen. Having been a dedicated artist, and often lead, in every department from concept to pipeline he truly acts as a jack of all trades. His talent for blending storytelling through art with technical efficiency is a boon to Darkhorse10 as it emerges as a new platform for delivering quality stories now and into the future.
Clint Hanson commands notoriety as a respected leader in visual effects and the Hollywood entertainment industry. His contributions as a core developer and visual designer of critical photo real resolutions for film work and gaming have helped shape the two industries over the last 20 years. Clint brings an insurmountable amount of knowledge to the Darkhorse10 team in both the VFX and gaming industries and continues to utilize his skillset in streamlining the pipelines for multiple visual platforms such as VFX, cinematics, gaming, commercial, and VR. By concentrating on story and Imagery, Clint engages his talents in a new realm of business and technology, leading the Darkhorse10 team to bring the best visuals to life.
Armand, a tested compositor, offers years of industry success and knowledge. Having worked on many major productions and features in Vancouver’s VFX industry, his experience in pre-production for visual effects sequences, on-set collecting valuable assets, scans, data, and in-studio developing looks and shot finalization gives him a sharp eye and invaluable set of skills that continually raise the standard of excellence at Darkhorse10. Not only is he sharing his experience and talent with his colleagues, he is also the Compositing teacher at the Vancouver Institute of Media Arts. Armand is now bringing studio standards and techniques into the classroom and shaping the next generation of visual effects artists of today.
Tristan Patrick, 3D Lead at Darkhorse10 is proficient at setting up show pipelines and standards to increase efficiency and quality. His dedication to both art and smooth workflow makes him a vital asset to the Darkhorse10 team. His knowledge of working as a principal artist and mentor on projects gives him the experience and talent to push the creative limit for better VFX work with every new project. Tristan helps to encourage artists’ growth and development with his passion for teamwork and learning.
Henrique has a real passion for the visual arts, and it is evident in his work as he continues his career as a digital compositor. His diverse toolbelt of creative talents and education in VFX from the Vancouver Film School gives him a competitive edge and critical eye, ultimately leading to impressive and striking compositing outcomes. Henrique is also a gifted leader, supporting his team throughout the entirety of their projects to ensure confidence in both his colleagues and the client.
Jeff, Concept Artist and Digital Matte Painter at Darkhorse10, is a multifaceted artist with experience in almost every aspect of the 2D VFX pipeline. With a talented eye, an educated technical base and 9 years of artistic experience, Jeff has created a hybrid 2D/3D workflow to rapidly and efficiently create pre-production concept art and designs, digital matte paintings, resulting in final composites that go straight to the silver screen.
Max brings vision and technical expertise to the application and creation of the software that gives life to Darkhorse10 Pictures. Establishing his skills as a CG artist, Max excelled in creating technical solutions to pipeline steps and developed an efficient pipeline for computer generated entertainment outputs. With a talent for finding sensible solutions to difficult technical problems, Max is making the way we work easier, faster and more intuitive.