Animism Studios

Co-Founder & CEO



Throughout the span of his career, Stephen has given life to dozens of characters within the Marvel and DC Universes, as well as grievers, giants, animals, robots and aliens. His unbridled passion for animation is the driving force behind Animism’s recognition as the go-to destination for strong CG creature and character animation.

At Scanline VFX, he has worked as a Lead Animator on large-scale projects such as Black Panther, and served as Senior Animator on Justice League, Thor, and Pan. He also worked on The Maze Runner at Method Studios, as well as, Chappie, Maleficent, Ender’s Game, and Jack the Giant Slayer at Digital Domain.

Having held both creative and supervisory roles, Stephen possesses the necessary foundation and desire to seek new workflows to bring together a more unified production experience. Since Co-Founding Animism Studios in 2017, Stephen's focus has been on business development and strategic growth for the company.

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Animism Studios

Co-Founder & CCO


Jeremy Stewart is an award-winning animator with over 20 years of experience in the film industry. Prior to co-founding Animism Studios, he was an animation supervisor at Dneg and Image Engine, and has also held lead and senior roles at several other top studios. His long list of credits includes Marvel's Ant-Man and the Wasp, Pacific Rim II, Jurassic World, Star Trek: Beyond, The Thing, X-men, Happy Feet, Charlotte’s Web and many more.

Jeremy has worked on a diverse range of projects that vary in scope, scale, and style. He has also gone well beyond the role of animator to edit, produce, and create numerous productions. At Animism Studios, Jeremy works tirelessly on new business acquisitions, sales and marketing, and project management. He helps clients achieve their vision and ensures that they get the best possible service and quality. But don’t be surprised to see him working side-by-side with other artists on shots — he loves making movies and isn’t afraid to get dirty and help out.

Giving back is also of great importance to both Jeremy and Animism. He shares his extensive industry knowledge and experience speaking at schools and organizations as well as mentoring up-and-coming artists in his spare time.

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Animism Studios

Co-Founder & CTO


For over a decade, Victor had been working on a number of major series and feature films at world class VFX studios such as Digital Domain and Method Studios. There, he collaborated artistically and technically on high-profile projects such as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, The Maze Runner, Ender's Game, and Thor.

Having worked in a variety of departments, Victor has a unique perspective when it comes to finding solutions to both artistic and technical challenges, as well as predicting them. As co-founder of Animism Studios, Victor is responsible for the technological vision that pushes boundaries between artistic and technical. Always following the industry’s cutting edge technological innovations, Victor and his team are pushing boundaries in pursuit of excellence in the digital frontier.

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ABOUT US

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Launched in 2017 by veteran VFX artists with a passion for the 2D and 3D art form and technology, Vancouver BC’s Animism has grown into a full-service visual effects studio that’s known for its passion for storytelling, innovative approaches, robust infrastructure, award-winning creature work, and fostering an artist-friendly environment where their voices play a critical role in decision-making.

At the core of Animism’s vision is a commitment to empowering artists, whilst simultaneously delivering excellence to its clients - which include the likes of Apple, MGM, Netflix, The History Channel, Starz, and Amazon Prime. Animism’s pixels can be seen on the Golden Globe nominated, The Morning Show, starring Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carell, the Chucky reboot, Child’s Play, with Aubrey Plaza and Mark Hamill, Netflix creature show The Order, History’s Project Blue Book, and many other projects.

Animism also fully produced the live action and CG animated experience for the Victoria the T Rex — the largest touring T.rex in history. Collectively, co-founders Jeremy Stewart, Stephen Kelloway, and Victor Barbosa have over 60 years of experience working on projects ranging from indie films to tentpole blockbusters with massive budgets at top companies such as Double Negative, Image Engine, Prime Focus, Scanline VFX, Digital Domain, Method Studios. There, they played a critical role on high-profile projects that include Jurassic World, Pacific Rim: Uprising, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Black Panther, Justice League, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, Batman v Superman, The Maze Runner, Ender’s Game, and Thor. Together, they lead a team of highly accomplished artists and masters of their field to create spectacular visuals for clients.

Animism Studios was built by artists for artists.
Our mission is to Inspire with creativity, integrity and innovation.

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ABOUT US

Animism Studios was built by artists for artists.
Our mission is to Inspire with creativity, integrity and innovation.

Stephen Kelloway

Stephen Kelloway

Animism Studios

Co-Founder & CEO

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Animism Studios

Jeremy Stewart

Animism Studios

Co-Founder & CCO

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Animism Studios

Victor Barbosa

Animism Studios

Co-Founder & CTO

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ABOUT US

Animism Studios

Victor Barbosa

Animism Studios

Co-Founder & CTO

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Stephen Kelloway

Stephen Kelloway

Animism Studios

Co-Founder & CEO

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Animism Studios

Jeremy Stewart

Animism Studios

Co-Founder & CCO

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Launched in 2007 by veteran VFX artists with a passion for the 2D and 3D art form and technology, Vancouver BC’s Animism has grown into a full-service visual effects studiothat’s known for its passion for storytelling, innovative approaches, robust infrastructure, award-winning creature work, and fostering an artist-friendly environment where their voices play a critical role in decision-making.

At the core of Animism’s vision is a commitment to empowering artists, whilst simultaneously delivering excellence to its clients - which include the likes of Apple, MGM, Netflix, The History Channel, Starz, and Amazon Prime.Animism’s pixels can be seen on the Golden Globe nominated, The Morning Show, starring Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, and Steve Carell, the Chucky reboot, Child’s Play, with Aubrey Plaza and Mark Hamill,Netflix creature show The Order, History’s Project Blue Book, and many other projects.

Animism also fully produced the live action and CG animated experience for the Victoria the T Rex — the largest touring T.rex in history. Collectively, co-founders Jeremy Stewart, Stephen Kelloway, and Victor Barbosahave over 60 years of experience working on projects ranging from indie films to tentpole blockbusters with massive budgets at top companies such as Double Negative, Image Engine, Prime Focus, Scanline VFX, Digital Domain, Method Studios. There, they played a critical role on high-profile projects that include Jurassic World, Pacific Rim: Uprising, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Black Panther, Justice League, Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb, Batman v Superman, The Maze Runner, Ender’s Game, and Thor. Together, they lead a team of highly accomplished artists and masters of their field to create spectacular visuals for clients.

Animism Studios was built by artists for artists.
Our mission is to Inspire with creativity, integrity and innovation.

SUPERVISORS

Animism Studios - Gus Yamin

Gus Yamin

CG Sup.

Animism Studios - Eric Petey

Eric Petey

Animation Sup.

Animism Studios - Kelsy Wittmann

Kelsy Wittmann

Head of Production

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Jon Anastasiades

VFX Sup.

Animism Studios - Victor Barbosa

Victor Barbosa

Rigging Sup.

VICTORIA
Animism fully produced the live action and CG animated museum experience for Victoria the T. Rex
PROJ. BLUE BOOK
Animism Studios created CG aliens for the second season of History Channel's Project Blue Book
VIRTUAL PROD.
Vancouver's Virtual Production industry takes a giant leap forward through the collaborative efforts of a few visionary entities.
THE ORDER S2
Animism fur artists and pipeline made possible to achieve the look for the werewolves on The Order Season 2.
CROWD AND MORE
Animism has been developing an internal pipeline for more than a year. This development is allowing the most demanding shots to be handled smoothly between the 3d and 2d departments.
MUSCLE SIM
Animism has developed a muscle pipeline for complex simulations, allowing to deliver breath taking quality shots to our clients.
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CAREER - JOB OPENINGS

FOR JOB INQUIRES:

We are currently hiring for ALL DEPARTMENTS! If you are looking for an exciting opportunity to grow as an artist. To work in a place where your voice matters. To be part of a fun and friendly team.

We would like to hear from YOU! Preference will be given to BC residents, but we encourage all candidates to apply. Submit your application by completing the form below.

* Due to volume, we are unable to respond to all applicants

CHARACTER RIGGER
Like to create rigs for cool characters for live action or cartoon, then join us!

Python scripting is a must.
CG SUPERVISOR
We're on the look out for CG Supervisors who'd like to join our growing team.

At Animism Studios our CG supes are vital to the success of our artists and the delivery of our shows. We rely on them heavily to successfully complete all our projects.
SOFTWARE Developer
We are looking for a junior to intermediate level candidate. Make sure to sends us a link to your GitHub or similar.
UNREAL ENGINE
developer
We are looking for a passionate game engine developer to join our team to work on internal developments and Virtual Productions.
SENIOR ANIMATOR
Animators! We want you on our team! We're looking for senior animators with a talent for character animation as well as experience with of shot design, and camera animation.
3D ASSET ARTIST
We are always looking for passionate modeler/texture artists.
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CONTACT US

We are always on the hunt for creative projects and exceptional talent.
Use the contact below and put yourself in touch with us.