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This is Us
Founded in 2009, Fauns is an immersive, animation and vfx studio based in Lyon, France. We create amazing stories, from concept or character arts to animation, rigs, compositing or scripts.
The studio boasts a cozy atmosphere in the heart of Lyon, right between two rivers. When we're not working on our projects we enjoy eating cakes, playing boardgames or having casual chats. Did we mention we loved cakes? Of course we did. Twice.
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See our next plans
  • Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market (MIFA)
    10/06 to 15/06   |   Annecy, FRANCE
  • Festival Lumière 2019
    19/10 to 27/10  
     |   Lyon, FRANCE

Meet the team

Learn our darket secrets!
Raphaël Penasa
CEO, Creative Director

Coffee-fueled brilliant mind. Favorite activity: running from one appointment to the next.

Flore Poinsard
CEO, Managing Director

Managing stuff like there's no tomorrow. Also, best fighter of the whole studio.

Roxanne Forestier
Production Manager

We blame her for the projects that finish on schedule.

Daniel Balage
Art Director

We would call him Doctor Color or Sir Palette, but he just goes by the name of Dan. How disappointing!

Gaël Chaize
Head of 3D

Gaël can model, animate, integrate, and play ukulele.

Josselin Authelet
Lead Animator

Changes everyone's skeleton. Then turns all those grey things into perfect puppets.

Vincent Dudouet
VFX Supervisor

There’s so many pages in Vincent’s CV that he can fan the entire studio with it during Lyon’s horrendous dog days.

Gabriel Bonnefond
Unity Lead

A problem-solver so efficient he's never actually seen one.

François Grosbellet
Head of R&D

Is trying to equate fiction and code. And he's making that all too real.

Damien Godde
IT Manager

Damien never allows computers to break in front of him. Else... he's going to de-break them. Fast.

Pierre Frécon

The (tenor) voice of reason. He wears the studio's colors. Hopefully it's not teal and orange!

Julien Jacquemond
Management Accountant

Julien is a number-whisperer. He makes numbers sing the right note for everyone.