An expertise that makes all the difference

Jacques Bilodeau
Founding President and Producer, Oasis Animation

Jacques Bilodeau has been working in the television industry for more than 30 years. He founded PMT Vidéo, a special effects and 3D animation company before joining Groupe TVA as Vice-President of the Techner Group. He was also the Founding President of Toon Boom Technologies Inc., the world leader in animation software whose customers include Walt Disney Animation, Warner Bros, Dreamworks and Nelvana, to name just a few. In 2003, he founded Oasis Animation and to this date, acts as President and Producer for the company.

Judith Beauchemin
Vice President Operations

Judith Beauchemin is Vice President Operations at Oasis Animation since January 2021. In this role, her main responsibility is to oversee the general operations of the company in order to increase its efficiency. Result oriented, Judith is an invaluable addition to the organization both operationally and strategically.
Over the past 20 years, Judith has held a number of key positions in major audiovisual production companies including as a producer over 500 hours of content for U.S. broadcasters such as the History Channel and Investigation Discovery, for which she produced 7 seasons of the Fatal Vows series.
Judith Beauchemin holds a Bachelor's degree in Communications from UQAM in Montreal.

Marianne Culbert
Head of Production

Marianne Culbert has extensive experience in the production sector, and a lengthy record of achievements. Over a career spanning more than thirty years, she has occupied various positions as producer and executive producer, leading large teams at several 2D animation studios across Canada, like Nelvana, Mercury Filmworks and Portfolio Entertainment, where she served as Vice President of Production. Over the course of her career, Marianne has produced and delivered on many series for prestigious clients including PBS, Disney, Netflix and Teletoon, just to name a few.

Natasha Melillo
Vice-President, Finance and Administration

GA dynamic and committed manager, Natasha Melillo has nearly ten years of experience in the television production industry. She started her career in audit at Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, then she moved to La Presse Télé, which became LP8 Média, then Attraction Images. Following the company’s growth, she is entrusted with increasing responsibilities within the finance and accounting department, acting as Financial Director, Productions. Since February 2017, she serves as Vice-President, Finance and Administration for Oasis Animation. Recognized for her leadership, her thoroughness and as a key team player, she brings focus on strategic planning and performance management.
Natasha Melillo holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from HEC Montréal and is a member of the Ordre des Comptables Professionnels Agréés du Québec.

Isabelle Bilodeau
Director of Business Development

Isabelle Bilodeau, Director of Business Development at Oasis Animation, is responsible for developing and growing business opportunities for the 2D Animation studio. She is a graduate from McGill University in Finance. Previously, she worked as a corporate financial analyst at comedy house Just for Laughs (Juste pour rire) and was responsible for the development and analysis of new investment opportunities. She formerly was a producer of live entertainment shows at Juste pour rire and the Operation Manager at Just for Laughs Theatrical.

Sonia Cacheleux
Human Ressources Director

Sonia Cacheleux is the Human Ressources Director of Oasis Animation. His role is to assist the Direction in the management of resources and provide support to employees and managers. For 15 years, she worked in many fields such as IT, industry (automotive, aerospace, petrochemical) and mobile telephony. His versatility, listening, analysis and availability allow him to work on many issues and understand the expectations of management and employees.
Sonia Cacheleux holds a Master’S degree in Human Resources and an MBA from the university of Sherbrooke. She is a member of the CRHA.

Shannan Thomson
Producer

Shannan Thomson graduated from Algonquin College’s Television Broadcasting Program and began her television production career in 2001 in live action on television series and documentaries. Upon a seamless transition into animation Shannan has captained the delivery of both prime time and pre-school animation as Head of Production and as a Series Producer for Big Jump Entertainment delivering to NETFLIX, CMT, COMEDY CENTRAL, CBC and TVO.

Lesley Saliwonchyk
Producer

Lesley has enjoyed a twenty-plus year career, that began in live action commercial and series work, and later evolved into a commitment to Producing animation. Lesley began her animation career at Nelvana as a Storyboard Coordinator and was then promoted to Production Manager and learned the ever-changing intricacies of the animation pipeline. A natural transition from Nelvana to Cookie Jar Entertainment allowed Lesley an opportunity in Marketing and Licensing, which inspired a passion for brand and brand building. A natural inclination towards production took Lesley from marketing into an Associate Producer position on two seasons of Johnny Test. This began a true love for producing 2D animation and great storytelling. Finally after Line Producing a CG series, Lesley moved onto a Commercial and VFX Producer role with Optix Digital and Sound and remained immersed in the fast paced/client focused world of commercial production for four years. Lesley then accepted a role as Development Producer with Guru Animation Studio, which ideally combined all she had learned about producing series work, but on a faster ‘commercial’ pipeline, while enhancing her understanding of brands, audience and how to create content viewers will want more of. After the birth of her son, Marlow, and a short recruiting contract with Arc Productions, Lesley landed at Pipeline Studios and was very fortunate to Produce two seasons of Nina’s World for NBC Universal and an original short for Sesame Workshop, which was a professional wish come true. Most recently, Lesley is coming from Jam Filled Studios and had the great pleasure of crewing up and producing season two of Final Space for Netflix, season one of The Casagrandes for Nickelodeon and season one of CG Netflix Original.

Amanda Lomonaco
Production Manager

Amanda received her BA from the University of Auckland in New Zealand. Since the beginning of her career she has had the opportunity to work on a wide variety of productions and Independent Intellectual Properties from feature film, live action, VFX, 3D, and 2D animation. While most of her experience has been based in Toronto, Oasis Animation is her first opportunity to work in Montreal as the studio's Production Manager.

Rosalie Bycenko
Production Manager

With a Bachelor's degree in Communication (Media-Television Creation), Rosalie joined the Oasis Animation team in 2018. Her hard work, professionalism and leadership have allowed her to evolve very quickly within the company to the roles of production assistant, production coordinator and production manager in just a few years.
Rosalie has worked on the projects Arthur, Curious George and F is For Family.

Jodi Christie
Production Manager

Jodi is a graduate from the University of Toronto and began her career at YTV and Treehouse, working to implement digital content offerings. Jodi continued on to work for Teletoon as their Business Development Manager and, later, for Corus Entertainment, ensuring broad distribution across Canada for all of their major networks. Jodi later joined Nelvana as Production Coordinator and had the opportunity to work on a 2D series for Nickelodeon, as well as a 3D short film for Treehouse and Apple TV. Most recently, Jodi worked as Production Manager at 9Story/Brown Bag Films on a 2D series for PBS and TVO Kids. Jodi brings a sincere passion for storytelling and animation.

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