Everyone of our Alumni joins us from a diverse range of experience. They all began with a desire to follow their dreams. They all took the leap of faith that led to a creatively fulfilling career. We'd like to share a little more about them in hopes of inspiring you to do the same. They believed they could do it and so should you!
Naoki Kato - Dec. 2015
Country of Origin - Japan
With a Masters in Engineering and several years of experience creating 3D visual effects for television in Tokyo, Japan, Naoki was no stranger to VFX. He came to Canada to work on large scale Hollywood feature films, choosing Lost Boys as the place to sharpen his skills and expand his knowledge. Naoki was hired as an FX TD by Image Engine one month after his graduation.
Kevin Luttrell - Sep. 2015
Country of Origin - USA
Kevin earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English and had a career in Communications before deciding to take a hard left turn and follow his passion for making things move with a computer. After researching several schools, he relocated his family from Hawaii and joined Lost Boys to follow his dream and work in the Visual Effects Industry. Upon graduation, Kevin began his career as an Effects Technical Director for MPC.
Amir Manavi - April 2015
Country of Origin - Canada
After achieving a B.Sc degree in Interactive Arts and Technology, Amir worked in the VFX industry. With a desire to further his education, he joined Lost Boys to follow his dream to work as an FX TD on more challenging projects. Upon graduation, Amir began his career as an Effects Technical Director for Double Negative.
Sudhanshu Srivastava - April 2015
Country of Origin - India
With a Bachelor’s Degree in Animation and working as a 3D & Motion Graphic Artist, Sudhanshu joined Lost Boys to follow his dream to work in the Visual Effects Industry. Upon graduation Sudhanshu began his career as an Effects Technical Director for Method Studios.
Wannita Sirikul - April 2015
Country of Origin - Thailand
With her Bachelor's of Fine Art and Applied Art in animation production, Wannita began her career in the Visual Effects industry. After working in the industry at a local post-production company doing regional commercials, she felt the need to enhance her skills and joined Lost Boys to follow her dream to work as an FX TD. Upon graduating from Lost Boys, Wannita began her career as an Effects Technical Director at Digital Domain.
Filippo Maccari - Aug. 2014
Country of Origin - Italy
With previous experience creating Effects for the commercial advertising industry in Italy, Filippo wanted to upgrade his skills and learn new techniques that would allow him to transition into feature film visual effects. Upon graduation Filippo began his career as an Effects Technical Director for MPC and within one year had already acquired 5 feature film credits.