An Award-Winning Visual Effects Supervisor, Producer and Director, Bret Culp has contributed to nearly 60 feature films, mini-series, and television shows with 25 years of industry experience.
After attending the Film and Photography program at Ryerson University in Toronto, Bret quickly worked his way to Senior Artist at several top Toronto production companies. He helped design and create award-winning commercials, motion graphics and title sequences for Coca-Cola, The Discovery Channel and the Emmy nominated TekWar miniseries opening to name a few.
In 1994, William Shatner and partners formed C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures and asked Bret to join and later head up the visual effects division. In the company’s 16 years they contributed cutting edge visual effects to 120 films and television projects.
As a Visual Effects Supervisor, Bret has directed his teams to create breathtaking visual effects on such recent projects as Intrepid Films/Relativity’s Oculus and The Canadian Film Centre’s Frost and the epic Starz/GK Films mini-series Camelot. Bret was 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. 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) as well as the Visual Effects Society (VES).
Bret is also an exhibiting fine art photographer and author of the book, The Beauty of Impermanence.