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    Vancouver, Canada / Los Angeles, CA (Aug 17, 2016) - Waterproof Studios is excited to announce its newly formed partnership with award winning writer-director and game designer Christian Cantamessa and his company, Sleep Deprivation Lab Inc. Waterproof and Cantamessa...

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    Vancouver, Canada / Los Angeles, CA (Aug 17, 2016) - Waterproof Studios is excited to announce its newly formed partnership with award winning writer-director and game designer Christian Cantamessa and his company, Sleep Deprivation Lab Inc. Waterproof and Cantamessa will be working together to strengthen and grow their creative offerings to the game, television, film and Virtual Reality (VR) industries, as well as developing new projects and intellectual properties.

    In his role as Director for projects at Waterproof, Cantamessa will lead performance and motion capture shoots, visual impact trailers, voice over, VR, live action filming and interactive design.

    Sleep Deprivation Lab’s creative team will offer Waterproof clients their critically acclaimed writing services for cinematic scripts, game dialogue, script doctoring, and narrative design for games, film, comics and virtual reality.

    Waterproof will continue to provide the highest standard in production services from concept art, storyboarding, and pre-vis to performance capture, modeling, animation, lighting, FX and post-production, for both in-engine and pre-rendered projects.

    “We are absolutely thrilled to be solidifying our partnership with Christian”, said Carl Whiteside, Executive Producer at Waterproof Studios. “He is a games industry veteran and a very talented filmmaker with a passion for visual storytelling. Working together will allow us to expand our creative service offerings to our client base around the world.”

    “I am honored to join forces with the incredibly talented team at Waterproof Studios“ said Christian Cantamessa, CEO of Sleep Deprivation Lab. “The amazing quality of their productions is a testament to their talent and cutting edge technology, and I look forward to telling new stories and crafting exciting new experiences with them”.

     

    About Christian Cantamessa:

    Cantamessa is an award-winning filmmaker and videogame creator. He is widely known as the lead writer and designer on Red Dead Redemption (Rockstar Games). Cantamessa’s directorial feature film debut – AIR- is a sci-fi thriller starring Norman Reedus and Djimon Hounsou, produced by Robert Kirkman - creator of The Walking Dead - and distributed by Sony Pictures  worldwide.

    Cantamessa co-wrote and directed the cinematic sequences for Shadow of Mordor, Warner Brothers’ latest Lord of the Rings game. Other game design and writing credits include the pop culture phenomenon Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and the cult horror Manhunt franchise.

     

    About Waterproof Studios:

    Established in 2012, Waterproof Studios is a Vancouver, Canada based full service animation production studio servicing the gaming, animation, VFX and VR industries. Waterproof has provided animation services for some of the world’s top entertainment brands including Warner Brothers, Sony, 2K Games, Ubisoft, Sega and Nickelodeon.

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    Vancouver, 14th March 2016 -- Forward Human Capital Solutions has hired Industrial Light & Magic’s former Senior Recruiter, Cassandra Nelson as Human Capital Manager, responsible for senior management retained search and...

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    Vancouver, 14th March 2016 -- Forward Human Capital Solutions has hired Industrial Light & Magic’s former Senior Recruiter, Cassandra Nelson as Human Capital Manager, responsible for senior management retained search and leadership coaching for international VFX, VR and games clients.

     

    Caroline Stokes, founder of FORWARD Human Capital Solutions said, “VR and VFX were made for each other. ILM is at GDC this week talking about their VR endeavours, so bringing on board an expert VFX recruiter who is aligned with our unique culture is like finding a golden needle in a haystack and a very natural development for our entertainment technology human capital solutions company.” 

     

    Stokes continued, “We are truly delighted to have Cassandra on board to drive new initiatives with VFX, VR and games clients.”

     

    Cassandra Nelson, Human Capital Manager commented, “It’s rare to work with a talent acquisition and leadership development company that genuinely has a client, technology and coach-centric approach to working with all stakeholders and talent.  I’m looking forward to building our clients business with meaningful search and coaching solutions.”

     

    Cassandra’s background in VFX includes ILM, MPC and Prime Focus, and has built teams internationally and locally in the Vancouver market for productions such as Star Wars Episode VII, Warcraft, Jurassic World, Transformers 4, Captain America 2: The Winter Solder, Sin City, Life of Pi, Sherlock Holmes 2, Godzilla and many others.

     

    FORWARD will be at GDC and VRDC this coming week meeting clients and talent to help move their vision forward.

     

    For further information:    caroline@theforward.co //

     

    Based in Vancouver, BC: FORWARD Human Capital Solutions is a retained search and leadership development company based in Vancouver, serving digital entertainment, mobile and technology clients internationally.  Previous clients include: Microsoft, Sony, Nokia, Electronic Arts, Disney, Spin Master Studios, Autodesk, VMC, RealNetworks across retained search, first 90 days coaching or executive coaching engagements.        www.theforward.co

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    This week's release of the HTC Vive virtual reality headset has spurred more interest in VR from consumers. Time magazine weighed in on what it believes are the five best launch titles for the Vive VR, and making the grade was "The Gallery: Call of the...

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    This week's release of the HTC Vive virtual reality headset has spurred more interest in VR from consumers. Time magazine weighed in on what it believes are the five best launch titles for the Vive VR, and making the grade was "The Gallery: Call of the Starseed", the first release from Cloudhead Games.

    Based in Qualicum, Cloudhead Games is a DigiBC member. This is excellent mainstream recognition for a BC videogame developer, and a pioneer in gaming for VR worlds.

    Congratulations to everyone at Cloudhead!

     

    Read the Time magazine article here.