Framestore has announced the appointment of Chloë Grysole as Managing Director of Framestore’s Montréal studio.
Grysole, a native Montréaler, returns to Framestore following a three-year stint as General Manager of Cinesite (Montréal), where she oversaw production of the American Gods TV series for Amazon and VFX-driven films including Assassin’s Creed and The Revenant.
With over 15 years’ experience in VFX and production management, Chloe joins Framestore as it looks ahead to its next phase of growth and development, following the acquisition of a new floor at the studio’s Mile End location.
The move comes with the news that current Managing Director, Lucy Killick, will be relocating to Framestore’s London office in the role of Managing Director, London, Film. She will oversee the day-to-day production across film projects, attending to key creative, technical and business needs of the division.
Launching in 2013 with a core staff of 20, Framestore’s Montréal facility now boasts around 500 employees, with the team recently celebrating both BAFTA and Academy Award wins for its work on Blade Runner 2049. In spring 2017, Framestore's VR Studio launched a base in Montréal to further amplify this creative talent and culture, and continue the company's legacy in groundbreaking immersive experiences.
Says Grysole, ‘I’m thrilled to rejoin Framestore’s Montréal team. The studio continues to grow in leaps and bounds, and has established itself as a world class facility in a few short years. I’m honoured to be a part of this team and look forward to the exciting times ahead.’
Says Fiona Walkinshaw, Global Managing Director of Film, ‘Chloë joins us at an exciting time for Framestore. As well as overseeing our slate of varied and challenging projects, she will play a key role in the successful expansion of our Montréal site.’
Framestore’s work in Film ranges from the creation of key animated characters to complex environments and groundbreaking visual effects. Films currently in production include Disney’s Christopher Robin, Deadpool 2, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and Mary Poppins Returns.