Jean is the founding president of Blue Bug Entertainment, he is a seasoned producer and production manager specialized in CG animation. Throughout his career, he produced visual effects for American movies and several documentary series, oversaw the production of animated films and series, video games cinematic and many TV shows. Over the years, Jean has produced hundreds of minutes of animation and visual effects, cumulating more than 32 years of experience in CG production.
Trained in graphic design at the Old-Montreal College and in design at the University of Quebec in Montreal, he also has professional training in international coproduction with the National Institute of Image and Sound (INIS), in PMP at the Project Management Institute and in film and television production management at the HEC Montreal.
Starting an early career in the mid 80s as a computer artist, Jean is considered by his peers as one of the Montreal pioneers in computer graphics, he was honoured to be nominated at the 2004 EMMY AWARDS in the category of News and Documentary and received a double nomination at the 1998 Gemini Awards Gala, not to mention a second prize at IMAGES DU FUTUR in 1987 as well as many other prizes.
Jean is the main producer of the animated film “TROLL - the tale of a tail” and was one of the producers on the animated film “LEAP” (Ballerina) released in 2016. Over the years, Jean worked on many prestigious projects; he was VFX Producer on the Documentary Series “Extreme Engineering” for Discovery Channel International, production manager for the animated film « The Story of Abraham » as well as doing a remedial recovery on many productions like “PODCATS” a CG-animated TV series for France.
In 2014, Jean was senior producer and studio manager at UBISOFT/Cinematic Studio. During his mandate; Jean produced game cinematic and movie trailers for Prince of Persia: The Warrior Within & The Two Thrones, Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory, Rainbow Six: Lockdown and And1: Street ball. From 1993 up to 2002, Jean has produced several 2D/3D cinematic for documentary series such as “Anima” and “Oppression” aired on Télé-Québec, the visual effects of the soap opera “La part des Anges” aired on Radio-Canada, and a 2D/3D animated series “Dragon Wings” for FR3 (France). For nearly a decade, the studio has served prestigious clients such as Bombardier, Pfizer, Bristol Myers, Pratt & Whitney Canada, National Film Board, Johnson & Johnson, Bell Canada, Hydro-Quebec, etc.
Today, Jean and his team creates and produces CG animation projects focused on high quality with proven production strategies that save time and money. He engages the imagination of his partners to create projects with high commercial value, in developing and producing animated films supported by the most creative and experienced individuals in the industry.
Jean is a membre of the VFX Society, Bureau du Cinéma et de la Télévision du Québec (BCTQ) and Alliance Québec Animation (AQA).