Steve Couture and Ken Faier have set up a studio based in Québec City focussed on animation series, both for Epic Storyworlds/Epic Story Media original content and third-party projects.
Louis Leclerc and Steve Couture from Loomi Animation
Following the launch of independent kids content creation company Epic Storyworlds this summer, co-founders Steve Couture and Ken Faier have set up Loomi Animation – a studio based in Québec City focussed on animation series, both for Epic Storyworlds/Epic Story Mediaoriginal content and third-party projects.
Louis Leclerc, formerly Executive Director of Pixel Québec has joined as director of the studio, while Guylaine Robidoux and Daniel Belleville of Montreal’s ToonDraw have come on board as consultants to support the creation of the studio’s creative and robust pipeline for projects. The studio is the recipient of a funding grant from Québec City’s economic development initiative.
The first project Loomi Animation will undertake is Epic Storyworlds’ recent commission from Radio Canada - comedy-action series "Dex and the Humanimals" (6x11’), which will air on TOU.TV.Dex and the Humanimals is co-financed with assistance from the Shaw Rocket Fund, CMF, and Québec City.
Steve Couture, co-founder of Epic Storyworlds and President of Loomi Animation, says: “There is a creative vibrancy and a wealth of animation expertise in Québec, as well as a global content ecosystem hungry for both original projects and support in executing third-party series. We are thrilled to be launching Loomi Animation with the expert guidance of Guylaine and Daniel, and the passionate industry champion Louis at the helm.”
Ken Faier, co-founder of Epic Storyworlds and Loomi Animation adds: “With over 20 years of working in the production of animation and children’s entertainment, it is with great pride that I am able to be a part of this new animation studio launching in Québec City. I have long loved the people and the companies I have worked with in Québec City and we are looking forward to bringing many diverse and creative projects to Loomi Animation, as well as nurturing local and international talent.”
Louis Leclerc, Director of Loomi Animation, notes: “I have always collaborated with and supported animation content producers by organizing events in Québec City – but today I make the leap into becoming part of an animation studio from within. Leading Loomi Animation and working directly with Steve and Ken is an exciting prospect, I look forward to making our studio a welcoming home for local talent and creating projects which can reach a global audience.”