Telling impactful stories for the World, that inspire people in their own lives, and
make a positive social impact on larger global issues we are facing together.
Qubic creates original content and big branded content with top tier creators with
an emphasis on the craft of storytelling and high-quality animation.
Acting as a bridge between Eastern and Western creative ideas, and teams.
Supporting the tradition of Japanese animation, and preserving the historic craft,
and knowledge passed down through generations of talented creators. With an eye
on incubating new talent, and improving working conditions. In addition,
pioneering impactful technology concepts that serve to strengthen our core goals,
We are committed to finding, creating, and telling meaningful and compelling stories. Focusing on producing the highest quality narratives that transcend time, and evoke emotions.
We approach each project with care, skill, and ingenuity. Promoting the art form of storytelling, and giving the World’s most talented creators a voice.
We are focused on pioneering cutting edge tools to help support the vision of the story and streamline the production process.
We believe the best animation comes from bringing together the best storytellers, craftspeople and artists from across the globe. Acting as a bridge between the East and West, creating a space for new and unique ideas to flourish.
We aim to give a platform to diverse talent wherever it may be found and nurture new opportunities with the brightest creative voices of tomorrow. Helping to develop, and grow new talent while supporting inclusion and representation among creators.
We create and foster communities around our projects, the art of animation, and of the makers of entertainment content. Transcending geographic barriers, and bringing people together for dialogue, communication, and thoughtful discussion.
WHAT WE DO
- Production Management
- Production Finance
- Business Affairs
- Script Writing
- Story Development
- Visual Development
- Original Content
MEET OUR TEAM
CEO & Founder
Justin founded Qubic pictures in 2013 when he created the industry’s first crowdfunded anime with Production I.G called “Kick-Heart”. After the success of that project, Justin went on to help produce several notable titles. In 2018, Justin sold his original idea to Netflix called “Eden” to become Netflix’s first wholly owned anime original. After Eden was produced by Qubic, Justin was hired by Lucasfilm to help produce a groundbreaking anthology series called “Star Wars: Visions'' working with Japan’s top animation creators. Justin’s passion for telling stories continues with a new unannounced 12 episode series for Netflix where he currently serves as showrunner. Justin continues to grow the company to meet the rapid demand for creating high quality content.
Now with virtual production and real-time rendering, we’re back to fascinating tales where visuals are the supporting universe as opposed to the main performance. On the everyday scale, social platforms from Instagram to TikTok have given all of us the opportunity to share our own storytelling with a global audience. Especially in a divided pandemic world, these stories have been a transformative power teaching us how to see the world in a new light.
As head of marketing, Mark leads Qubic Pictures’ marketing, communications, and public relations efforts on all projects. For over twelve years, he has worked in the entertainment industry on feature films, television, and online content as a producer, and in production management. Mark has worked for 21st Century Fox, the American Film Institute, Freethink Media, and others. His work has appeared on CBS, NBC, National Geographic, and in movie theaters nation-wide.
Through his storytelling, and development efforts he has also worked with several non-profits on issues relating to veterans, cancer, children with developmental disabilities, and minor sex trafficking. Mark’s undergraduate degree is from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, and he received his MBA from the College of William & Mary where he spent his second year consulting for NASA.
Head of Production / Producer
As head of production, Kanako is responsible for producing Qubic Pictures’ growing animation lineup with the talented Qubic team and our international partners. Her journey with Qubic started in fall 2017 with one text message from Justin, which eventually bore fruit as Netflix’s original anime series EDEN. Her current projects include Star Wars: Visions, an upcoming animated anthology series.
Her passion for arts led her to move to NY to complete a master’s degree in public relations and corporate communications from NYU. As a program administrator at Japan Foundation, New York, she facilitated numerous cultural events such as film retrospectives for director Seijun Suzuki across 15 cities in partnership with the Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries and screening events with legendary actor Tatsuya Nakadai at the Museum of Moving Image.
Hailing from the UK, Katrina (Kat) Minett is a multilingual producer based in Tokyo with previous experience working in one of Japan’s most prolific animation studios. Titles she has worked on include Odd Taxi, Major Second, and the upcoming Netflix release of Bee and Puppycat. Influenced by her own multicultural family, Kat felt the importance of communication and understanding, and strives to use her linguistic skills - coupled with a love of Japanese media - to bring together a wide variety of people, ideas, and art styles on various projects.
Currently working with Qubic as both a producer and a cultural bridge, Kat is excited to share her knowledge and experience working in Japanese animation companies with the world and is putting her talents to use on several upcoming titles!