Pierre Buffin (Founder and CEO of BUF) and India Osborne (Producer) created AngeleFine Productions as a full service entity for filmmakers to develop high-quality animation, full cgi and live-action projects for the international market.
Thriving on BUF’s pioneering visual effect techniques, Angele Productions is uniquely positioned to design and produce the next wave of commercial live action films that range from the mainstream to the subversive while offering never before seen superlative imagery.
Working with established and emerging talent, Fine Productions is actively developing and producing animation films for an international audience. Drawn to timeless tales that resonate on a global level, Fine Productions is dedicated to philanthropic endeavors that enrich lives long after the film ends.
This unique artistic union allows AngeleFine Productions to create fantastical stories of our time; stories filled with multi-cultural gifts of discovery and adventure in celebration of the human condition.
Born and raised in Northern France, Pierre Buffin comes from a family of artists, architects and physicians. Intrigued by form, figures and light, Pierre Buffin later refined the construction of his skill with a Major in Architecture in Paris. During his higher education, Pierre Buffin facilitated his livelihood as an illustrator and graphic artist on a series of French graphic novels. Through this process, Pierre Buffin, no longer challenged by lifeless 2D images, discovered the art of 3D.
In 1984, Pierre Buffin created BUF Compagnie, and has since become a leading innovator in the art of computer generated images and effects for film, commercials and videos. Pierre Buffin, in his efforts to facilitate each director’s visual ambition, has been widely celebrated both in Hollywood and the international film community.
His vision of pairing cutting edge motion graphic skills with true artistic management on high profile projects has been relied upon by such acclaimed Directors as Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight), Kenneth Branagh (Thor), Ang Lee on Life of Pi (2013 Academy Award for Best Visual Effects), Luc Besson and Wong Kar Wai for The Grandmaster (2013 Golden Horse Award for Best Visual Effects) amongst others.
Pierre Buffin’s ongoing commitment to advanced technologies and artistic craftsmanship is widely known for the “bullet time effect” seen in The Matrix, originally developed for Michel Gondry’s video clips; and the “camera mapping” techniques which allowed David Fincher to introduce a new visual language in Fight Club.
With over 20 years of experience working in the entertainment industry, India Osborne is a creative producer, general manager and life coach.
As an intuitive and strategic leader, India’s innate ability to oversee business expansion, streamline infrastructure, navigate cross-cultural nuances, and assemble high-performing teams, has contributed to her success in curating notable art house projects.
In her current role as President of Angele and Fine Productions, India works closely with directors, writers, and artists to help bring to life some of the world’s most respected high-art film projects such as: Ang Lee’s “Life of Pi,” Kenneth Branagh’s “Thor,” James Cameron’s “Avatar,” Gaspar Noe’s “Enter the Void,” Wong Kar Wai’s “The Grandmaster,” Gil Kenan’s “Poltergeist,” and the tv miniseries “Cosmos: A Space time Odyssey,” David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks,” Showtime’s “American Gods” and many more projects slated for release.
In addition to helming Angele and Fine Productions, India is the managing partner of BUF, a leading innovator of technology in the art of computer generated images and effects for film and television. In this role, she has significantly increased business opportunities and created an infrastructure that ensured the company’s sustainability beyond its 30 years. India’s creative work with BUF helped the company earn its first Oscar® nomination in 2007 for Best Animated Short for, “Meme Les Pigeon vont au Paradis.”
Before BUF and Angele and Fine, India was producing partner at Seaside Productions, the U.S. division of renowned French filmmaker Luc Besson’s EuropaCorp. There, she played an integral role in defining the company’s mandate and brand identity. During her eleven-year tenure with Luc Besson, India oversaw the development and production of several productions, including, Gary Oldman’s “Nil by Mouth,” Luc Besson’s “Jean d’Arc” and “Angel-A,” “Kiss of the Dragon,” two films in the “Transporter” franchise, “The Secret,” Pierre Morel’s “Taken,” starring Liam Neeson and “From Paris with Love” starring John Travolta.
Splitting her time equally between Los Angeles and Paris, India works closely with the French Film Commission, the National Center of Cinematography and US production companies as an executive délégué to help qualify projects eligible for the Tax Rebate for International Productions (TRIP).
TAX REBATE AWARDS
ThorDirector : KENNETH BRANAGH
Studio : MARVEL STUDIOS
The GrandmasterDirector : WONG KAR WAI
Production : JET TONE FILMS
The Darkest HourDirector : CHRIS GORAK
Production : REGENCY ENTERPRISES
Twin PeaksDirector : David Lynch
Production : Rancho Rosa
Odd ThomasDirector : Stephen Sommers
Production : Fusion Films / The Sommers Company
BLADE RUNNER 2049Director : Denis Villeneuve
Production : Alcon Entertainment