Responsibilities: I was in charge of reshaping an existing bear sculpt and re-sculpting the face.

Directed by Andres Eguiguren, the film features two full CGI photo-real bears which The Mill's VFX team meticulously crafted to achieve a real-life look and feel. Eguiguren comments "In a spot with bears in a residential setting, the main challenge is to make it believable. It is especially satisfying to bring across performance and emotions through a full CG character." 

Working directly with Leo Burnett Toronto, The Mill's team wanted to present the client with a clear visualization of the bears so the whole team could have an overt understanding of what the team was achieving and what the goal was at all times.

Agency: Leo Burnett Toronto
VP, Group Account Director: Natasha Dagenais
Account Supervisor: Wendy Richardson
GCD, Art Director: Nicole Ellerton
GCD, Writer: Morgan Kurchak
SVP, Director of Production Services: Franca Piacente
Producer: Sabrina DeLuca

Production: Mill+
Director: Andres Eguiguren
Head of Content: Ian Bearce
Executive Producer: Zu Al-Kadiri
Producer: Kerry Taylor
Line Producer: Mike Masters
Production Coordinator: Joey Bilewcz
Shoot Supervisor: Yong Chan Kim
Director of Photography: Sean Valentini

Production Services
Production Services: Brought To You By Inc 
Producers: Aidan Corrigan, Matthew Barnett, Tatjana Green
Line Producer: Mike Masters
Production Coordinator: Joey Bilewcz

Editorial: The Mill
Editor: Ryan McKenna
Edit Assist: Katherine Colosimo

VFX Production
VFX Production: The Mill
Executive Producer: Zu Al-Kadiri
Deputy Head of Production: Georgina Castle
Associate Producer: Sophie Mitchell
VFX Creative
VFX Creative: The Mill
Chief Creative Officer: Angus Kneale
Shoot Supervisor: Yong Chan Kim
2D Lead Artist: Kshitij Khanna
3D Lead Artist: Yong Chan Kim
2D Artist: Yoon-sun Bae, Heather Kennedy, Rachel Moon
3D Artists: Arman Matin, Harlan Qiu, Juan Carlos Barquet, Ryan Federman, Scott Denton, Yimo Xu, Raj Kumar MSathyaraj A, Sendil Kumar J
Finish Artist: Kevan Lee
Matte Painting: Carlos Nieto
Animation: John Wilson, Alex Allain, Jessica Castillo
Storyboard Artists: Rachel Tomis, Mark Alan Yates
Pitch Artists: Alex Clark, Eve Grissinger

Colour: The Mill
Colourist: Damien Van Der Cruyssen
Senior Producer, Colour: Rochelle Brown
Colour Producer: Megan Rumph
Colour Assists: Elias Nousiopoulos, Nate Seymour, Andrew Ceen
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