Our Story
A bit about us and the leaders who bring it all together

Luma Pictures is a globally renowned independent visual effects studio that builds compelling art and technology with a strong focus on company culture. We formed in 2002 in Venice, CA with the unwavering goal to create standout work with exceptional people. 

 We expanded to Melbourne, Australia in 2013 and Vancouver, B.C. in 2021. Spanning two continents, Luma continues to grow and evolve to build more beautiful and compelling visual art for those who work for us, and those who work with us. With nearly 300 employees, we’re proud to have worked on over 100 feature films including: Elvis, Spider-Man: No Way Home, Black Panther, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Guardians of the Galaxy; as well as Academy Award-winning films like Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Jojo Rabbit, No Country for Old Men, and True Grit. 

Over the years, we’ve kept that same hungry mindset and take pride in our creative partnerships. Our motto is simple: work with exceptional people on meaningful things. It’s what started our fire and continues to fuel our engine.

Meet our Production Leaders

Our Producers and Supervising team have worked on some of the biggest blockbusters and award-winning films, collaborating with notable directors like the Coen Brothers, Taika Waititi, James Gunn, Ridley Scott, Ryan Coogler, and Christopher Nolan. Let us introduce you to them here:

Olivier Dumont | Sr. VFX Supervisor & Creative Director

Olivier joined Luma in 2020 and brings with him over 25 years of experience as an esteemed VFX Supervisor. Before Luma, Olivier served as the VFX Supervisor at BUF for 11 years and at Method Studios for 12 years collaborating with highly regarded directors including Christopher Nolan, the Wachowskis, and Terence Malick. He’s also worked as a client side VFX Supervisor on Guardians of the Galaxy and served as the overall VFX Supervisor on Ford v Ferrari.

Michael Perdew | Head of Digital Production

Michael joined Luma in 2009 and manages all aspects of the show and global VFX team. He collaborates with the Development and Systems team to ensure we are up-to-speed with modern automation, big data, and AI Driven technologies. 

Brendan Seals | VFX Supervisor

Brendan oversees the creative of the Melbourne studio alongside Andrew Zink and works closely with the Los Angeles VFX Supervisors and department supervisors on each project. He’s worked on over 30 feature films including all three films of the Spider-Man franchise, The Tomorrow War, Black Panther, and Jojo Rabbit. In 2019, Brendan received the AACTA Award for Best Visual Effects on Spider-Man: Far From Home.

Andrew Zink | VFX Supervisor

Andrew joined Luma in 2008 and has worked as a supervisor on over 40 feature films including recent titles like Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Space Jam: A New Legacy, and The Tomorrow War. In 2019, he received the AACTA Award for Best Visual Effects on Spider-Man: Far From Home. As a traditional artist in painting, sculpting, and drawing he brings his creative background and traditional skills to his role.

Alexandre Cancado | VFX Supervisor

Alex joined Luma in 2006 and has worked on over 70 feature films, commercials, and episodic. Recent credits include I Am Groot, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Spider-Man: No Way Home, and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. He previously served as Luma’s 2D and later CG Supervisor, where he led and managed artists in both creative and technical areas.

Jared Simeth | VFX Supervisor

Jared joined Luma in 2006 and brings with him a rich set of skills and experience in both traditional art and production including compositing, matte painting, lighting, model/texturing and supervision for over 70 feature-film and episodic projects. His credits include Willow (2022), Loki, Spider-Man: Far from Home, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Doctor Strange, Avengers, and No Country for Old Men.

Raphael A. Pimentel | Animation Supervisor

Raphael joined Luma in 2004 and spearheads the global animation teams. He has led the animation department on nearly 100 feature films and series. While at Luma, Raphael has performed motion capture for over 20 characters, including body performance for Miss Minutes in Loki, Thanos in Guardians of the Galaxy, Hulk and Ant-Man for Marvel and Coca-Cola’s “A Mini Marvel” Super Bowl ad, Ironman, Molten Man and Dr. Stephen Strange in Doctor Strange.

Oded Raz| Head of CG

Oded oversees the long term facility planning, structure, and pipeline. He supports department heads and CG Supervisors to develop and optimise cross-departmental processes. He previously served as the Head of Assets at Blur Studio, and brings with him significant experience in full CG animation for game cinematics. Credits include I Am Groot, The Tomorrow War, Deadpool, and Guardians of the Galaxy.