Pitch Black Appoints Mikaël Damant-Sirois as Vice President of Operations 

BY: Pitch Black | CATEGORIES: News Press

APRIL 2 2024 – LOS ANGELESPitch Black Appoints Mikaël Damant-Sirois as Vice President of Operations

Pitch Black, the parent company of leading visual effects studios FuseFX, FOLKS, Rising Sun Pictures, and El Ranchito, has proudly announced the appointment of Mikaël Damant-Sirois as Vice President of Operations (VPO).

Mikaël brings a rich tapestry of experience and a passion for creative innovation to his new role. With a background deeply intertwined with fine arts, Mikaël has continuously pursued process optimization and pushed the boundaries of creativity throughout his career. This same relentless commitment to excellence and innovation accompanies him into his latest endeavour.

For almost two decades, Mikaël has navigated through a diverse array of roles, progressing from classical generalist artist to senior positions such as CG Supervisor, Head of CG, and Head of Operations, as well as his last role at Rodeo FX as Vice President of Creative Operations. He has overseen the successful execution of iconic projects such as Lord of the Rings, John Wick: Chapter 4, The Little Mermaid and Fantastic Beasts. Mikaël's commitment to crafting innovative strategies and fostering high-performing teams cements his reputation as an exemplary leader in the visual effects industry.

Pitch Black CEO Sébastien Bergeron remarked, “Mikaël’s track record in a fast-paced creative environment is second to none. He is a valuable addition to our world-class executive team, supporting our brands' success and continuing the evolution of our global creative capability.”

In his role as VPO, Mikaël will play a pivotal part in translating the CEO’s strategic vision into actionable plans. His duties include promoting cross-brand integration, streamlining processes, enhancing collaboration between various teams, and optimizing global operations.

“I am thrilled to join Pitch Black, a global house of unique and strong brands,” expressed Mikaël. “By working together, we can challenge our creativity and elevate our collective expertise. I aim to increase Pitch Black’s efficiency while preserving the uniqueness of each brand, offering a distinctive service to our clients and being the best partner to realize their creative challenges.”

Mikaël’s collaborative approach, characterized by positivity and transparency, perfectly aligns with Pitch Black's values of creativity and collaboration. His appointment underscores FuseFX, Rising Sun Pictures, FOLKS, and El Ranchito’s commitment to growth while staying true to their core principles.

Pitch Black is a global house of award-winning creative brands with a rich history in digital production for film, television and streaming media. Credited with some of the most iconic cinematic moments, the group is a powerhouse of industry-leading talent and technologies across the world’s hottest production and rebate locations.

Pitch Black brings together world-leading visual effects studios, FuseFX, FOLKS, Rising Sun Pictures, and El Ranchito. The company has thirteen worldwide studio locations. Pitch Black is a portfolio company of investment funds managed by EagleTree Capital, a New York City-based private equity firm.