Bret Culp is an award-winning Visual Effects Supervisor, Producer and Director. He has contributed to over 50 feature films, mini-series, and television shows bringing over twenty years of experience to the film and television industry.
After attending the Film and Photography program at Ryerson University in Toronto, Bret quickly worked his way to Senior Artist and Designer at several top Toronto production companies. He helped design and create award winning commercials, broadcast design, and title sequences for Coca-Cola, The Discovery Channel, and the TekWar television movies, to name a few.
In 1993, Bret was chosen to create the opening title sequence for William Shatner's made for television movies based on his science fiction Tek novels. The sequence won the 1994 International Broadcast Association Award for Best Show Opening, as well as being nominated for the 1994 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Graphic Design and Title Sequences.
In 1994 when William Shatner and partners were forming C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures they asked Bret to help head up the visual effects division to make the Toronto based company a world class creator of visual effects. In 16 years they created visual effects for over 120 films and television projects.
As a Visual Effects Supervisor, Bret has directed his teams to create breathtaking visual effects on projects such as the epic Starz/GK Films mini-series Camelot, IMAX:Hubble 3D, TriStar Pictures Silent Hill, Lions Gate Films Saw II, and Mixamax/Pandora's Cypher, for which he won an International Fantasy Film Award for Best Visual Effects. He was a second unit director and the Visual Effects Supervisor on Showtime's hit miniseries The Tudors, for which he received two Best Visual Effects Gemini Awards and two more nominations over the four-year run of the show.
Bret is a Visual Effects Supervisor and Producer at Toronto based Arc Productions. He is also an acclaimed fine art photographer and author of the book, The Beauty of Impermanence.