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Under The Mikroscope 🔍 Victoria Pesce, Production Coordinator

After shining a spotlight on our fantastic teams in Paris and Bangalore, it’s now time for Montreal to reveal itself just a little bit! They are under the Mikroscope in this interview, sharing their journey, inspirations, and achievements with you.

13 December 2023

Today, Victoria Pesce, Production Coordinator at Mikros Animation in Montreal, explains what makes her so passionate about her job. She talks about her career path and what she’s most proud of.

  • What is the best part of your job?

It’s amazing to see the evolution of a shot. From the storyboards to the beautiful images that show up on your screen, it takes a few hundred people to make that happen. As a coordinator, you need to bridge the gap of communication between departments, which means you’re constantly meeting new people, which is the absolute best!

Over the last year, I’ve had the opportunity to meet so many people with incredibly different backgrounds and experiences. I can say I’ve learned a lot about the industry, but even more about the world.

  • What was the first project you worked on when you joined Mikros Animation?

Coming to you in 2024, Thelma the Unicorn!

Of course, it came with its challenges, but every day was a magical day working on this film. I had the pleasure of coordinating the Crowd and FX departments. Two beautiful departments filled with talented artists, but also some of the most thoughtful people I know. The passion, motivation, and determination to deliver this project were inspiring, to say the least. From my first day to my very last, I couldn’t stop telling people how lucky I was to have this opportunity.

thelma the unicorn Netflix Mikros animation
Thelma the Unicorn [Netflix © 2023]
  • Share your student and professional background to get to your position at Mikros Animation!

After studying Cinema, Video, and Communication at Dawson College, it was suggested I continue my education in business management to pursue a career in production. I had to take a year of prerequisites before I was able to apply to the Marketing program at Concordia.

My marketing courses were a blast, so much so, I added a last-minute minor to take international marketing courses.

During all the years of my education, I always worked multiple jobs. My favorite jobs were tutoring and working at the movie theater. Working with kids will teach you a lot of patience, but it’s rewarding to watch their knowledge and confidence grow. The movie theater, on the other hand, got me free movies and movie theater popcorn!

  • Who or what inspires you?

As cheesy and cliche as it is, the people around me inspire me.

As humans, we have so much to offer one another, and it moves me to see the power of community. The power of uniting, working together to complete a common goal. There is so much beauty in creating as a team and evolving those relationships, learning from each other.

  • If you had to be a character in Mikros Animation’s films and series, who would you be?

So many characters to choose from, but of course, I’d say Thelma. No spoilers, so I won’t say much, but wow, that unicorn can SING!

  • Your biggest achievement so far?

I believe my biggest achievement would be taking on any challenge. Over the years, I’ve taken risks and explored unexpected avenues. The motto has always been you need to start by trying. If it works out, it’ll be great, and if it doesn’t work out, well, you have a new learning experience.

  • What would be your superpower?

Teleportation! I absolutely love being with people, but traveling to get there? Especially in our Montreal winters? It keeps me HOME.

Being able to teleport from one place to another would be ideal. Snap my fingers and puff! I could be anywhere, at any time. I could bring snacks from around the world to any party, I could get things I forgot from home quickly, and so much more! However, I could never blame being late on Montreal construction ever again; that one doesn’t sit well with me.

  • What advice would you give to your younger self?

Do whatever it is you want to do. Everyone has their own opinions, advice, and experience, but you need to make your own decisions based on what you know about yourself. What works for one person very rarely works for someone else.

Keep being eager to learn, keep asking questions until you understand, and always remember we’re all human. We all have many different lives and so many layers, but at the core, we’re the same. Always try your best to be the better example, by doing better in this world.

Be better, do better.