Bob Munroe

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Film and Visual Effects

Bob Munroe, co-founder and CEO of C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures, has over 20 years of experience in the film and television industry. In 1994 Bob founded C.O.R.E. Digital Pictures with partners John Mariella, Kyle Menzies and William Shatner. His leadership helped make the Toronto-based company a world class creator of digital visual effects and animation, successfully building four divisions: C.O.R.E. Visual Effects, C.O.R.E. Toons, C.O.R.E. Feature Animation and C.O.R.E. Film Productions.

Recently, Bob produced the visual effects and directed second unit for Showtime’s dramatic series The Tudors. He also supervised the visual effects and directed second unit on Vincenzo Natali’s feature film, Splice.  Bob is former chairman of the board of directors of the Canadian Film Centre and is a member of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television and The Director’s Guild of Canada.


Working Experience

Director

  • Dolphin Tale – Alcon / Warner Bros. (2011) – Cayman Underwater Unit
  • Splice – Copperheart / Gaumont (2008) – 2nd Unit
  • The Tudors – Seasons 1–‐4 – Showtime Networks / Take 5 / Peace Arch (2006–‐2009) (TV) – 2nd Unit
  • Nothing – 49th Parallel (2003) – 2nd Unit
  • Lexx – The Dark Zone Stories – Salter Street (1996) – 2nd Unit

Producer

  • The Tudors – Season 4 – Showtime Networks / Peace Arch (2009) (TV) – Co–‐producer
  • The Spine – National Film Board of Canada / Copperheart (2009) – Executive Producer

Visual Effects Producer

  • The Tudors – Seasons 1–‐4 – Showtime Networks / Take 5 / Peace Arch (2006–‐2009) (TV)
  • Nothing – 49th Parallel (2003)

Feature Animation Producer

  • The Wild – Walt Disney Pictures (2006) – Supervising Producer

Visual Effects Supervisor

  • Dolphin Tale – Alcon / Warner Bros. (2011)
  • Alphas – Syfy (2011)
  • The Borgias – Showtime Networks / Take 5 (2010) (TV)
  • Splice – Copperheart / Gaumont (2008)
  • My Baby’s Daddy – Miramax Films (2003)
  • Malibu’s Most Wanted – Warner Bros’ (2003)
  • The Music Man – The Disney Channel (2003) (TV)
  • Cypher – Miramax / Pandora (2003)
  • Against the Ropes – Paramount (2003)
  • The Rats – Twentieth Century Fox (2002) (TV)
  • Blade II – New Line Cinema (2002)
  • Glitter – Columbia (2001)
  • Caveman’s Valentine – Universal / Jersey Films / Franchise Pictures (2001)
  • Who is Cletis Tout? – Fireworks (2001)
  • Knockaround Guys – New Line (2000)
  • Finding Forrester – Columbia (2000)
  • Snow Day – Paramount (2000)
  • The Sandy Bottom Orchestra – Dufferin Gate / Showtime (2000)
  • Model Behavior – Disney (2000) (TV)
  • Dead Aviators (aka Restless Spirits) – Dufferin Gate / Showtime / CBC (1999) (TV)
  • A Walk on the Moon – Punch Productions / Miramax (1999)
  • New Jersey Turnpikes – Universal (1999)
  • My Date with the President’s Daughter – Disney (1998) (TV)
  • Lexx: The Dark Zone Stories – Salter Street / Showtime (1997) (TV)
  • Santitos – Springall Pictures (1997)
  • Cube – Canadian Film Centre, Feature Film Project (1997)
  • Shock Treatment – Alliance / CBS (1995) (TV)
  • TekWar – Atlantis (1994) (TV)
  • Visual Effects Supervisor (Facility)
  • Nutty Professor II: The Klumps – Universal (2000)
  • Doctor Dolittle – Twentieth Century Fox (1998)
  • Mimic – Dimension Films (1997)
  • Visual Effects Consultant
  • X–‐Men – Twentieth Century Fox (2000)
  • Fly Away Home – Columbia (1996)
  • Johnny Mnemonic – Alliance / Tri–‐Star (1995)

Honors and Awards

  • Awarded the 1995 International Monitor Award for Best Special Effects in a Film Originated Television Series
  • Awarded the 1996 Gemini Award for Outstanding Visual Effects
  • In 2008 and 2011, the Gemini Award for Outstanding Visual Effects for season 1 and season 4 of The Tudors (Showtime / CBC)
  • In 2009 and 2010 he was also nominated for a Gemini Award for Outstanding Visual Effects for season 2 and season 3 of The Tudors and nominated in 2011 for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Series for season 1 of The Borgias (Showtime / CTV)
  • Both U.S. and Canadian patents: developed a new process that enables animators to match lighting from real world film sets to synthetic lights in a computer generated environment