Meet the 3DE Team
FRANCOIS & JEAN-JACQUES MANTELLO
CEO/Chairman & Film Director
Francois and Jean-Jacques Mantello — The Mantello Brothers — have followed an atypical course through the international motion picture industry. Third-generation entrepreneurs, they created L’Equipage Video, the first digital video postproduction company in France to be located outside the Paris region, in 1990. The following five years were spent providing post-production services to television, advertising agencies and audio-visual production companies. Also specialized in digital effects and CGI, this enterprise allowed the Brothers to hone their expertise in the field of new digital technologies.
In 1995, the Mantello Brothers decided to change course and launch themselves in the entertainment industry through the production of stereoscopic ride films for theme parks, thus becoming pioneers in the field. They went on to produce over 30 stereoscopic films, primarily through the use of CGI. In 2000, the Mantello Brothers decided to combine their lifelong passion for the underwater world, diving experience and stereoscopic filmmaking expertise to raise awareness about ocean conservation and environmental issues. They developed an ambitious plan in 2001 to produce a series of three 42-minute-long "edutainment" films for IMAX theatres, as well as a feature-length documentary.
The Brothers each brought their own unique talents to this endeavor, creating a perfect symbiosis of skills: Jean-Jacques would direct the films and manage the entire postproduction process while Francois, an engineer by training, would produce, finance and oversee all distribution activities. Between 2003 and 2010, they successfully produced and released theatrically "Ocean Wonderland 3D", "Sharks 3D" presented by Jean-Michel Cousteau, "Dolphins and Whales 3D" narrated by Daryl Hannah and "Ocean World 3D". The latter was completed during the summer of 2008 after 26 filming expeditions in the four corners of the world.
VP, Theatrical Sales – Americas
Patricia has been with 3D Entertainment Distribution since 2008. Her extensive experience as both a theatre director and film distributor have enabled her to provide 3D Entertainment clients with a unique perspective in understanding their needs and concerns.
She began her career in the giant screen industry in 1990 as Director, Sales and Marketing at the Saskatchewan Science Centre and IMAX(R) theatre. She subsequently launched the National Geographic IMAX(R) theatre facility at the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria (BC) in 1998. The giant screen cinema industry association recognized this tremendous achievement the following year with the Best Theatre Launch Award at its annual conference.
Patricia then became Director of Film Distribution with Destination Cinema Inc. for the National Geographic films "Forces of Nature", "Roar: Lions of the Kalahari", "Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West" and "Mysteries of Egypt" which have each drawn millions of viewers. Prior to joining 3D Entertainment she was Managing Director with the international television distribution company, Mind’s Eye International.
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