Stormborn Studios Inc. is a Vancouver based visual effects studio focusing on complex sequences comprised of large scale hyperrealistic procedural simulations and dynamics. Led by Visual Effects Supervisors Manuel Tausch and Goran Pavles, Stormborn has contributed to a wide variety of prestigious projects in feature film, animated feature, TV series, commercials, game cinematics and 3D projection mapping. Some of the studio’s recent work include live action sequences for the season finales of Project Bluebook (The History Channel, season 2) and The Man In The High Castle (Amazon Prime, season 4).

Founded in 2017 and equipped with a combined industry experience of over 20 years, Stormborn aims to push boundaries in Visual Effects by leveraging state of the art hardware and technology, passion and creativity. Stormborn's proprietary pipeline allows our artists to work efficiently and organized. Services offered include Visual Effects Supervision, Compositing, Lighting, FX as well as guiding clients through the creative process from start to finish.

The scope of FX simulation work that Stormborn excels at consists of large scale destruction setups (collapsing buildings, vehicle destruction, earthquakes, etc.), volumetric simulations (explosions, fire & smoke, clouds, etc), fluid simulations (oceans, tidal waves, splashes, art directable small scale liquids), as well as procedural and particle effects.


Manuel Tausch

Owner / VFX Supervisor

Manuel Tausch is the co-founder and Visual Effects Supervisor of Stormborn Studios. Deeply driven by his passion for Visual Effects and CGI, Manu enjoys wearing different hats ranging from supervision, producing, pipeline programming to sitting at the box churning out shots.

Over the course of 10 years Manu has amassed an impressive resumé by contributing to over 30 feature films and TV shows, including Skyscraper, Dr.Strange, Captain America: Civil War, Avengers 2, Transformers 4, The Hobbit 3, The Amazing Spiderman 2, The Hunger Games 2 and many more.

While always trying to push the boundaries of recreating natural phenomena in CGI, Manu enjoys building complex and challenging setups. He loves sharing knowledge and is constantly trying to improve his techniques.


Goran Pavles

Owner / VFX Supervisor

With 14 years of VFX experience, Goran Pavles is Stormborn's second co-founder and VFX Supervisor.
Goran kick-started his career with Roland Emmerich's '2012' and since then worked on a number of high class movies like 'Man of Steel', 'Suckerpunch', 'Batman VS Superman', '300 Rise of an Empire', etc.
Starting as an artist, his ability of creative problem solving allowed him to find unconventional solutions and gain experiences in a wide field of CGI. With his talents in programming, he enjoys to develop tools and pipeline to optimize and improve his and his team's workflow. His natural drive to share knowledge and envision a successful team above single individuals allowed him to step into leadership roles and taught him how to plan a project from start to end.  Goran naturally takes responsibility for his work and always aims for the highest quality.

Before starting Stormborn Studios, our owners have worked at a variety of prestigious studios while working
on the following Hollywood blockbusters listed below.