Switch VFX is an award winning boutique studio that provides exceptional visual effects for some of the best names in the industry including Universal Studios, Warner Brothers, Lionsgate and Disney etc.
Recent critical projects include four seasons of The Expanse, Altered Carbon, Season 2 for Netflix, SAW: The Organ Donor and the independent feature Death of a Ladies Man
Meet the Team
Our team is made up of both industry veterans and the best fresh young talent. It’s no wonder we produce outstanding effects from realistic environments to fantasy worlds.
Co-Founder Switch VFX / Lead VFX Supervisor
Jon has spent three decades working in the film industry. He started out with humble beginnings as a cameraman on the optical printer with the National Film Board of Canada and worked his way up to a VFX Supervisor with over 100 films and television projects, and multiple awards to his credit. He has worked with some of the most creative Directors including Guillermo del Toro, Norman Jewison, and David Cronenberg and studios including Universal, Disney, Skydance and emerging players such as Netflix and Prime studios. His award list is numerous and includes an Emmy nomination, four Gemini nominations, a Gemini win, and International Monitor Award. He also holds professional members in the Academy, VES society and DGC member. In his spare time, Jon works on his own independent film and art projects. He directed his own short film which screened in many festivals including Berlin International Film Festival and the Montreal World Film Festival.
Co-Founder Switch Entertainment / VFX Producer
Pete began his career as a Production Manager for a 20th Century Fox animated feature before becoming the President and Executive Producer of Alliance Atlantis’ Animation and VFX company, a multiple award-winning studio both in visual effects and animation. While running Calibre Digital Pictures, the studio collectively won nearly 50 awards in the visual effects and animation categories at film and television festivals around the world. Pete later became an official partner with the long-established Yowza Animation before successfully rebranding Yowza Digital as Switch Entertainment. More than 30 years, 30 features, and something like 50 thousand television credits later, Pete continues to develop a full slate of co-productions and intellectual properties at both Switch VFX and Switch Animation. Member of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television and Visual Effects Society.
After Graduating from Sheridan’s Advanced Television and Film Program, Beau started at Switch in 2007. From Supervision, 3D Tracking, Compositing, and Co-ordination, Beau is able to slip in and out of different roles at any time.
Lead CG Artist
David is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art (OCAD) and Sheridan College, where he studied 3D animation. After working for forever in post-production David has to his credit 3 Emmy Award nominations, 2 Gemini Award nominations, 2 International Monitor Awards and 1 Gemini Award, each for Best or Outstanding Special Effects. If asked for a preference he would prefer ale over lager.
CG Artist / Digital Compositor
Brandon Rogers in our multiplatform brainchild performing both CG characters and backgrounds as well as digital compositions. After graduating from the Visual Effects program at Sheridan College, Brandon moved on to USC in California to study Cinematography. In the rare moments not working on VFX, Brandon is in a mosh-pit or watching major league baseball.