[FRAMED]: Justine Kay, Production Coordinator, MTL
[FRAMED] exists to shine light on Framestore’s most fascinating cast of characters: its people. Presented with a probing list of questions and a demandingly short deadline, this feature puts the hopes, dreams, and desktops of our MVPs on the digital wall, for all to see. Welcome to [FRAMED].
What are you guilty of?
Spending too much money on books…
What was your last brush with danger?
Driving my sister in law’s car through a safari park. I don’t know what I was more scared of: the animals or damaging her car!
Your last brush with greatness?
Getting married on a cliff with 60km/h wind in October. It was incredible!
Your worst character fault?
I care too much about my loved ones and anything I set my heart on.
Your most shining quality?
I care too much… See a pattern here?
You’re on the run from the law, where are you headed?
I don’t run.
Who’s your partner-in-crime?
My husband who is more level headed than I am and our cat Henri. We make a great team!
What’s your favourite movie/TV show and why?
Big Fish will always be my favourite movie. It’s truly a masterpiece and it brings me a lot of comfort when I watch it.
Your greatest achievement?
Making a life wherever in the world I move to.
Most valuable skill?
I think I read people quite well. I can adapt to people’s communication styles too.
Go on, say something bragging:
I had two degrees by the time I turned 21!
Name your vice/pet peeve?
The DREAM project would entail:
A great team with my favourite people, a lot of banter and an unlimited budget.
Your career highlight to date:
Seeing my name on a cinema screen for the very first time will always be one of my top career highlights.
This week I learnt that:
Did you know that Norwegian elk are actually what Canadians call moose? Wild, I know!
What’s your current view?
A window to my left with a view on St Eustache Church in Montréal. Check out the gorgeous sunsets I get all year round (no filters!):
Give us a desk tour!
I have two screens at home (one extra screen and one laptop), Shotgun always opened on my biggest screen, and the Google Suite on my smallest screen, some vitamins I always forget to take, a pair of sunglasses, my headphones, a notebook, some water and a panda figurine a former colleague gifted me when I worked in Scotland!
What do you need to work on the daily?
Cups of tea, some natural light, and snacks! I am basically a plant.
Framestore is, to you, in three words:
Opportunities, challenges, friendships.
Best thing about your work environment?
When I WFH, I get to go to the nearby park to read during my lunch break.
Framestore is great at:
Allowing people to grow to their fullest at their own pace.
At the moment, this silly photo that I would love to have framed in my house:
Fictional character you’d like to hang with?
Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation or the whole gang from New Girl.
Happiness looks like:
Travelling somewhere you’ve never been before.
If not here, then where?
Somewhere in the middle of nowhere in Iceland.
What do you think of too often?
What food I am going to eat next…
And not enough?
I am an overthinker so there’s nothing I don’t think about enough.
Couldn’t live without:
If you ruled the world:
No, thank you.
Justine Kay, you’ve been [FRAMED].