Meet the team
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.
President and producer
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 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
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.
Strategic Advisor – CEIM
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.
Director of Technology
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.
Design and branding
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.