VFX PRODUCER FRANCINE FONTAINE JOINS FRONTIER
Frontier VFX is excited to welcome VFX Producer, Francine Fontaine to the team.
Francine is known for her work on various productions including: Paddington, The Legend of Tarzan, King Arthur, Downsizing, On the Basis of Sex, The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair, The Witches and Thor: Love and Thunder in studios including Framestore, Mr X and Method Studios.
From Coordinator to Line Producer to Production Manager to Digital Producer to VFX Producer, Francine prides herself in being incredibly hard working and an invaluable team player. Her management experience, great adaptability, lighthearted demeanour and overall knowledge of the VFX industry make her an asset to any team!
In speaking about why she has chosen to join Frontier, she says “after a year-long hiatus, I chose to join the Frontier team to enjoy a healthier work life balance. I love the flexibility of working from home which will allow me to spend more time with my dog, snacks and family.”
Francine started her journey in the entertainment industry as a young reporter for a French Canadian children’s show. After relocating to Montreal to pursue a Communications Degree, she found herself working as a PA for a small VFX company in the Mile End. Her commitment to delivering high quality VFX and her strong leadership skills have led her to this role today.
Managing Director, Tara DeSimone, said: “We are thrilled to have Francine join our team! She will play a pivotal role in production, bringing her expertise partnering with clients and creatives alike to further shape the way we work. Her intelligence, professionalism and positive approach are major attributes that will benefit our entire team.”
Francine’s fascination with storytelling stems all the way back to her early childhood. Growing up on a small farm in southern Manitoba adjacent to communities where cows and pigs outnumbered humans, imagination was salvation.
On the odd night that the old rabbit ears would pick up one of 3 channels, she remembers being transported by the moving pictures. The television screen was not only an escape from the mundane, it was a sacred window into limitless possibility. She watched Star Wars, Ninja Turtles, Gremlins, Superman, GhostBusters and wondered in awe how humans were able to create these worlds.