An Award-Winning independent Visual Effects Supervisor and Second Unit Director, Bret Culp has contributed to over 60 feature films, miniseries, and television shows with three decades of industry experience.
After attending the Film and Photography program at Toronto Metropolitan University (Ryerson) in Toronto, Bret quickly advanced to Senior Artist at top Toronto production companies. He designed and produced distinguished commercials and motion graphics for clients such as Coca-Cola, Canon, and The Discovery Channel. He received an Emmy nomination for creating the TekWar miniseries opening title sequence. In 1994, Bret joined and later headed up the visual effects division at C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures. In 16 years, they contributed cutting-edge visual effects to 120 films and television projects.
As Visual Effects Supervisor, Bret works with productions from concept to completion. He is a strong communicator with an extensive creative and technical background used to service the story. Bret has directed his teams to create exceptional visual effects on diverse projects such as The Fall of the House of Usher (Netflix), The Expanse (Alcon/Amazon Studios), IMAX: Hubble 3D (IMAX), Silent Hill (TriStar Pictures), Saw 2 (Lions Gate Films) and the cult classic Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle (Senator Films/New Line). He was a Second Unit Director and the Visual Effects Supervisor on The Tudors, for which he received two Best Visual Effects Gemini Awards and two more nominations over the show's four-year run. He is a sought-after lecturer and juror, holds positions on numerous advisory committees and is a member of the Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) and the Visual Effects Society (VES).
Bret is also an exhibiting fine art photographer and author of the book The Beauty of Impermanence.