Dennis Berardi is the Creative Director and Senior VFX Supervisor at Herne Hill Media.
Founder of Herne Hill Media, Dennis Berardi, is a creative visionary known for his unwavering dedication to the art of visual effects which is epitomized in the quality of his work.
From innovative beginnings with IMAX and the National Film Board of Canada, Berardi worked closely to integrate the ground-breaking digital imaging systems for live-action and animated films.
In 2001, Berardi founded the Toronto-based visual effects studio, Mr. X. Under his stewardship, Mr. X grew from a small eight-person shop to a global VFX brand with studio locations in Toronto, Montreal, Adelaide and Bangalore. In 2021, Dennis opened the doors at Herne Hill Media. Dennis is currently serving as Executive Producer on Rupert Wyatt’s Desert Warrior.
Berardi’s career spans 30 years, having worked on films and series of all shapes and sizes and at all budget levels.
Highlights include Fight Club, The Cell, Dawn of the Dead, Eastern Promises, Death Race, Fast & Furious, Resident Evil: Afterlife, Scott Pilgrim vs the World, and Shazam. Over the last two decades, Berardi has been a frequent collaborator with Guillermo del Toro, having supervised the visual effects on The Strain, Crimson Peak, Nightmare Alley, the Academy Award-winning The Shape of Water, and his most recent endeavour, Cabinet of Curiosities. Another filmmaking partnership is with Paul W.S. Anderson, for the Resident Evil franchise, the feature-film adaptation of Monster Hunter, where Berardi also served as one of the film’s Producers, and currently, In the Lost Lands, which is an adaptation of a short story from George R Martin.
In 2021, a career spent dedicated to the art of visual effects culminated in Berardi’s invitation to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.