Samir Hoon

President/VFX Supervisor

Imaginative, artistic, and resourceful are just a few words used to describe SPINVFX’s new President and VFX Supervisor, Samir Hoon.

With a career spanning over three decades, Samir brings with him a range of international experience in the industry, adding a bold new dimension to SPIN’s leadership. 

A graduate of Sheridan College, Samir returns to Toronto “virtually” after spending the last 6 years at Netflix as their Director of Production Solutions, Asia-Pacific, having led significant initiatives aimed at aligning regional priorities with global studio strategy across all production functions. Prior to that, he spent 19 years at Industrial Light & Magic/Lucasfilm in various artistic and leadership positions and eventually leading their Singapore Studio expansion in 2012. 

“Samir’s like-minded passion for the art and production of filmmaking make him the perfect fit for our team. I’m very excited to have Samir join our SPIN family,” says SPINVFX CEO/Executive Producer, Neishaw Ali. “His superpower is his ability to bridge the gap between Filmmakers and Production to bring their stories to life onscreen by finding creative and technical solutions.”

He has worked on a number of notable projects such as: Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines, Eragon, Bumblebee, Star Trek Into Darkness, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, and Tron: Legacy, to name a few. 

Looking ahead, Samir shares: Returning to contribute to the legacy of a company like SPINVFX is incredibly exciting. SPIN’s history of innovation, from its roots in shaping industry-standard tools to its work on groundbreaking projects, has always been inspiring. I’m thrilled to join this talented team and leverage my experience to help propel SPIN’s continued success.” 

Samir’s impressive wealth of knowledge and innovative spirit will undoubtedly contribute significantly to SPIN’s continued growth and success. His track record in the industry is a testament to his experience, dedication, and passion. His ability to steer large-scale, complex projects to success, while fostering team growth and innovation, are among the many qualities that make him a valuable addition to our team. 

When he is not steering complex projects, you can find him cruising in an ATV, putting on the golf course or enjoying quality time with his daughter and dog.

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