Mario Rachiele completed advanced studies in accounting at the "Hautes Études Commerciales" (in Montreal) and later (when he came to his senses...) left the accounting world and earned a diploma in micro-processors and micro-computers from Teccart Institute.

He began his career 20 some-odd years ago, working in video production as a technical director, then an editor, then producer/director for a variety of innovative Quebec-based studios and production companies.

He discovered his passion for high-end digital special effects and computer animation in 1986 during which time he was Director of Operations at Groupe André Perry, until 1991...

In February 1993, he was the Founder and President of his own digital effects company, Montreal-based BIG BANG FX/Animation that grew to be one on the best effects houses in Canada, employing anywhere between 25 to 50 digital artists at any time.

He was Executive Producer for all of the company's projects for over 12 years. That is, until 2005, when he decided to leave behind the management and the equipment and concentrate entirely on the creative aspect of digital images... His passion and talent has always been in assembling the best creative teams of digital artists to design and create images that tell a story, (on time and on budget...). He has produced digital visual effects for feature films, IMAX films, tv series, tv commercials and special projects.
"Ben Hur" (2010) TV series (post-production) (visual effects supervisor)

Legends of Flight (2009) (post-production) (visual effects supervisor)

High Plains Invaders (2009) (TV) (visual effects supervisor)

Hellhounds (2009) (TV) (visual effects supervisor)

Sand Serpents (2009) (TV) (visual effects supervisor)

Carny (2009) (TV) (visual effects supervisor)

"The Last Templar" (2009) TV mini-series (visual effects supervisor) (unknown episodes

Rise of the Gargoyle (2009) (TV) (filming) (visual effects supervisor)

Legends of the Sky (2009) (post-production) (visual effects supervisor)

Hellhounds (2009) (TV) (post-production) (visual effects supervisor)

Sand Serpents (2009) (TV) (post-production) (visual effects supervisor)

The Last Templar (2008) TV mini-series (completed) (visual effects supervisor)

Infected (2008) (TV) (visual effects supervisor)

Wargames: The Dead Code (2008) (V) (visual effects supervisor)

Swamp Devil (2008) (visual effects supervisor)

The Cutting Edge 3: Chasing the Dream (2008) (TV) (visual effects supervisor)

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (2008) (TV) (visual effects supervisor)

Black Swarm (2007) (TV) (visual effects supervisor)

Flood (2007) (visual effects supervisor)

Killer Wave (2007) TV mini-series (visual effects supervisor)

The Covenant (2006) (visual effects supervisor: Montreal)

10.5: Apocalypse (2006) (TV) (visual effects supervisor)

Goose on the Loose (2006) (visual effects supervisor)

Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag (2004) (visual effects supervisor)

Head in the Clouds (2004) (visual effects supervisor)

Monica la mitraille (2004) (visual effects supervisor)

Bad Apple (2004) (TV) (visual effects producer)

Volcanoes of the Deep Sea (2003) (visual effects supervisor)

Invasions barbares, Les (2003) (visual effects producer)

Summer with the Ghosts (2003) (visual effects supervisor)





Mambo italiano (2003) (visual effects supervisor)

Rudy: The Rudy Giuliani Story (2003) (TV) (visual effects supervisor)

Coral Reef Adventure (2003) (visual effects supervisor)

Levity (2003) (visual effects supervisor: Montreal) (uncredited)


The Death and Life of Nancy Eaton (2003) (TV) (visual effects supervisor)

Dangereux, Les (2002) (visual effects supervisor)

Scent of Danger (2002) (TV) (visual effects supervisor)

Gleason (2002) (TV) (visual effects supervisor)

The Case of the Whitechapel Vampire (2002) (TV) (visual effects supervisor)

Odyssée d'Alice Tremblay, L' (2002) (visual effects supervisor)

India: Kingdom of the Tiger (2002) (visual effects supervisor)

Australia: Land Beyond Time (2002) (visual effects producer)

Savage Messiah (2002) (visual effects supervisor)

Kilimanjaro: To the Roof of Africa (2002) (visual effects supervisor)

Fear of the Dark (2002) (visual effects supervisor)

The Mystery of Black Rose Castle (2001) TV series (visual effects supervisor) (2001)

Boys III, Les (2001) (visual effects supervisor)

The Lost World (visual effects producer) (23 episodes, 2000-2001)

Dice (2001) TV mini-series (visual effects producer)

Tales from the Neverending Story (visual effects supervisor) (4 episodes, 2001)

Vampire High (visual effects supervisor) (6 episodes, 2001)

Ciel sur la tête, Le (2001) (visual effects supervisor)

Karmina 2 (2001) (visual effects supervisor)

Varian's War (2001) (TV) (visual effects producer)

The Hunger (visual effects supervisor) (22 episodes, 1999-2000)

Big Wolf on Campus (visual effects supervisor) (22 episodes, 1999)

Bonanno: A Godfather's Story (1999) (TV) (visual effects supervisor)

Misguided Angels (visual effects supervisor) (8 episodes, 1999)