MPC Film appoints Emile Ghorayeb as animation director

With more than 25 years of experience in VFX and Animation, Emile Ghorayeb joins MPC Film as animation director. Having been continuously recognised throughout his career for his work on many of the biggest box office successes of the last two decades, Ghorayeb will continue to bring life to photorealistic characters throughout 2021 and beyond.

MPC Film Global MD Philip Greenlow added, “We are extremely excited to welcome Emile to MPC Film. Emile’s years of experience will further broaden our amazing global team of Animation Supervisors. We are looking forward to seeing him bring his deep understanding of complex character animation and exceptionally high bar to the projects he oversees.”

Prior to joining the MPC Film team, Ghorayeb worked at a number of the industry’s leading VFX studios including ILM, Weta Digital and Sony Imageworks. His long-standing career as animation director and animation supervisor has seen him supervise animation teams on films such as F9, Alita: Battle Angel, War of the Planet of the Apes and Riddick.

Ghorayeb said, “I’m very excited to join MPC as Animation Director. It takes guts, inspiration and commitment to create the visual effects for such films as The Jungle Book and The Lion King.  In my eyes, MPC knows how important and complex it is to bring characters to life on the big screen, and I am excited to see if we can push those boundaries even further, together!”

Ghorayeb’s portfolio of characters developed over his time working as an animation artist, bringing to life notable characters including Shrek and Donkey, Halo’s Master Chief and Cortana, the T-Rex and Raptors from Jurassic World, Bumblebee, Megatron and Optimus Prime, Caesar, Alita, the Avengers and many, many more.

Throughout his career, Ghorayeb has demonstrated his ongoing dedication to VFX and animation, as well as his natural talent for directing. He managed his own company which oversaw animation work on Transformers: Dark of the Moon and Transformers: Age of Extinction for ILM. He went on to win an Annie Award for his work on War of the Planet of the Apes hero character, Caesar, as well as a VES nomination for Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a CG Project for Alita: Battle Angel.