About Us

Electric Square is a boutique animation and visual effects studio. We work with the most innovative filmmakers in the industry, and savour our ongoing relationships with them. We help fellow storytellers bring their visions to life, whether it be documentary or narrative. We get involved, excited, and electrified with every project.

Mark started Electric Square in 2005. This award-winning, independently minded animation and visual effects studio was conceived for filmmakers who choose storytelling over spectacle. He oversees each project from conception to completion, working closely with the filmmaker to serve their vision and craft a visual style to suit each project.

Mark’s passion for telling stories goes back as far as he can remember, growing up in the Canadian prairies. He started with cartooning, collage and stop motion animation as a youngster. As a sullen teenager, he moved onto ‘zines and video editing using two VCRs. Nowadays Maya, Photoshop and After Effects are his tools of the trade.

Karen has been project manager for Electric Square since 2013. She brings her experience as an independent producer and director of both documentary and drama to the job as she helps fellow filmmakers to navigate the world of motion graphics. She has also coordinated 5 long form documentaries for broadcast as well as Breakout!, a youth series about activism for CBCkids.

Before delving into film and television, Karen studied acting and directing at Ryerson Theatre School. After years performing in diverse projects from Shakespeare to go-go dancing in musical comedy troupe, The Washed-Up Blondes; Karen decided she wanted to have more control over her creative endeavours. She is a self-taught filmmaker that believes you learn best by doing.

Karen creates original work through Curiosity Shop Productions.

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