[FRAMED]: Michel Waxman, Executive Producer, Framestore Pictures, Los Angeles
[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].
Which film or tv series do you wish you could watch again for the first time?
Which Framestore character do you feel you’re most like?
Rocket Raccoon from the MCU.
What fictional world or place would you like to visit?
Miyazaki’s world of Ponyo.
What’s your favourite project that you worked on at Framestore?
Toyota ‘Sheep’ for the 2023 Prius.
If you hadn’t gotten into Production, what would you be doing now?
I’d own a restaurant.
The DREAM project would entail:
Great people, fresh storytelling, multiple countries and a correct budget.
How would you describe your job to a child?
I make make-believe for a living.
Describe a day in the life of an EP in emojis
Framestore Pictures is, to you, in three words:
Innovative, Global, Storytellers.
What is the biggest perk about working at Framestore Pictures?
Framestore is great at:
Doing things that no one has done before.
A painting of my mom.
What is the last piece of art that inspired you?
Judging Shots: The Americas ‘Best New Director’ category for 2023.
How do you unlock your creativity?
I’m not sure I have yet.
From where do you seek inspiration?
Share the best piece of advice you’ve ever received:
Look both ways before crossing.
What tech do you need that hasn’t been invented yet?
A hot tub time machine.
Michel Waxman, you’ve been [FRAMED].