Meet the team

Our team is made of experts in the technological field who have won numerous awards for their work.

Yves St-Gelais

Producer and President

Owning a Guinness Record for the fastest TV animated show in the world, Yves St-Gelais has worked in the media and entertainment field for nearly 40 years. As executive producer, he managed the productions of Klik Animation and is producer of the french-Canadian show ICI Laflaque, 3D animated show based on topical content that has been on primetime national television (CBC) for the past 14 years. Yves is credited with the production of a dozen of animated series in computer graphics and the development of over a hundred virtual characters of all kinds. A former television director, Yves is content driven visionary employing digital technology to create new concepts intended to entertain the widest audience possible.

Yves St-Gelais

President and producer

Elodie L. Martin

VP Business Development

Elodie Lorrain-Martin is responsible for the business development and the music creative direction at Neweb Labs. She has field expertise in music management, audio-visual production, and organization and booking of music concerts. In the past, Elodie has worked for an independant pop singer, she has produced comedy shows and has directed web-series, music videos and other video productions. Through all her experiences, Elodie has developed an uncommon artistic and managerial versatility.

Elodie L. Martin

VP Business Development

Laurent M. Abecassis

Technical Producer

Laurent Abecassis is a technical director with extensive experience in 3D character animation as well as visual effects and software development. He is a certified Autodesk instructor who teaches in the school of Digital Arts, Entertainment and Design in Montreal and a specialized instructor for numerous companies around the world as well Cirque du Soleil and Ubisoft in Quebec. As an entrepreneur, he co-founded the company Klik Animation with Yves St-Gelais and supervised the special effects at Digital Dimension. It is in this position that he won an Emmy for “Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series” for the celebrated series LOST. He is currently founder and president of Di-O-Matic, a company that has produced and distributed more than 25 animation software programs specializing in animation. This software is used by leading studios (Disney, WB, etc.) and contributes daily to the production of several major successful ventures in film, television and the video game industry.

Laurent M. Abecassis

Technical producer

Maleïka Beauchamp

Production Director

Maleika is the production manager for all of the Neweb projects. On top, she takes care of the general management of the company. Holding an Arts and Technology degree with a journalist profile from Jonquière College, Maleika was the assistant director on the show ICI Laflaque and coordinator for visual effects company, Rodeo FX, between 2013 and 2015. Since then, she has developed her expertise in 3D animation and post-production management.

Maleïka Beauchamp

Production director

Anthony Lemétayer

Technical Lead and Visual Artist

Anthony, head of animation and motion capture for Maya, is a graphic designer and 2D / 3D animator. Originally from France, he now assumes the role of guardian of the quality for Neweb’s production process for the various projects of the house. Anthony is also a renown Unity and Unreel Engines teacher at the New 3Dge 3D school of Paris, and has over 7 years of experience in the 3D animation sector.

Anthony Lemétayer

Lead and Visual Artist

Candace Steinberg

Marketing and Sales Director

Candace possess an MBA in Marketing and over 10 years of experience in Strategic and Integrated Marketing. She has managed multi-million dollar marketing budgets
in both the B2B and B2C sector and has worked with well-known brands such as Chanel, Prada and Ray Ban. Candace is considered a thought leader and is always pushing the boundaries to improve results. Candace’s experience in technology and wealth of experience in strategic planning, marketing, and business development makes her a valuable addition to the team.

Candace Steinberg

Marketing and Sales Director

Pierre Moisan

Strategic Advisor – CEIM

A lawyer by profession, Pierre was President of Artmedia, one of the first multimedia companies in Quebec. Thereafter, Pierre became Corporate Strategies VP at FRIMA STUDIO for 10 years, which during his tenure exhibited extraordinary growth from 20 to 350 employees and became the largest independent studio in Canada. Today Pierre is the principal new media strategic advisor for the CIEM, a business incubator specializing in the management of TIC start-up companies. Pierre works closely with the Neweb.tv management team to support its strategic positioning during its development stage.

Pierre Moisan

Strategic Advisor – CEIM

Mahmoud Drinali

Director of Technology

Holding an MSc in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Southampton University and a PhD in electronics from the University of Lancaster in England, Mahmoud accumulated over 20 years of experience in the fields of electronics, technology of information and networking. Since 2008 when he joined the team of Productions Vox Populi, he is involved in all aspects of infrastructure architecture. His responsibilities in our primary intellectual property exploitation project includes system management, performance improvement, the evolution capacity of equipment, security of information and the resilience and data recovery capability to ensure continuity of operations.

Mahmoud Drinali

Director of Technology

Charlie Maréchal

Design and branding

Charlie is a UX and brand designer. He was born in Brussels, Belgium, where he graduated in communication, journalism and audiovisual production from Free University of Brussels and Free High School of Brussels. He has experience in various domains such as Movie production, Political communication, Marketing and Software development. He is now a Canadian resident and lives in Montreal.

Charlie Maréchal

Design and branding

Benoit Corbeil

Chief modeler

Benoit is a chief modeler and virtual sculptor who has created hundreds of human and animal characters. He has an extensive knowledge of human anatomy. His work is noteworthy for its accuracy of the desired shape and also by an organic approach that takes in consideration both human bodybuilding and the optimization of model by making it lightweight and easy to animate. Benoit has also developed an expertise in recent years for the creation of realistic facial textures and hair styles. In addition to working full time for Klik Animation and subsequently for Vox Populi productions, Benoit is often asked to model characters for commercials and gaming projects.

Benoit Corbeil

Chief modeler

Axelle Munezero

Choregrapher

Coming soon.

Axelle Munezero

Choregrapher