Post studio Harbor hired Maxine Gervais as Senior Colourist, bringing a wealth of experience and an illustrious career working on over 50 blockbuster and critically acclaimed feature films.

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Post-production studio Harbor has hired Maxine Gervais as the newest Senior Colorist in its artist roster.

Maxine joins Harbor bringing with her a wealth of experience and an illustrious career collaborating on over 50 blockbuster and critically acclaimed feature films. She has been recognised for her exceptional work earning two Hollywood Professional Association (HPA) nominations for Outstanding Color Grading – Feature Film, for her work on Hughes Brothers’ The Book of Eli, and Guillermo del Toro’s Pacific Rim.

Maxine made Hollywood history as the first woman to receive an HPA award for Outstanding Color Grading for Albert Hughes’ Alpha. Gervais’ credits include Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther, Clint Eastwood’s Cry Macho, Peacock’s The Continental: From the World of John Wick, Netflix’s The Brothers Sun, Universal Pictures’ Strays, and Sundance Grand Jury Prize Winner, A Thousand and One directed by A V Rockwell.

With a background in classical arts, Maxine earned her degree in visual art from Laval University in Quebec, demonstrating her passion for creative expression through colour and technology. Recognising the potential applications in the digital world, she furthered her education by obtaining a post-graduate certificate in computer technology for cinema and television. She is also an Associate Member of the American Society of Cinematographers (ASC).

Upon starting her new role, Maxine said, “Like John Alton’s book 'Painting with Light' describes, a colourist paints with colours, shadows and contrast to help define and spotlight the beauty of the captured images by the cinematographer. This is done to enhance the desired mood, feel and direction of the film. I've been fortunate to have collaborated with amazing filmmakers for a long time now and am excited to continue doing so at Harbor.”

"We are honored to welcome Maxine Gervais to Harbor. Her outstanding achievements and groundbreaking contributions to the film industry align seamlessly with Harbor's commitment to excellence and creativity. Her work shows her dedication to pushing the boundaries of creative storytelling through colour. Maxine's strong connections and trusted relationships with clients are poised to enrich Harbor's community, and we look forward to the impact she will have on our projects and the industry at large,” said Zak Tucker, CEO at Harbor.