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Martin Tardif
Senior Lighting Technical Director; Sony Pictures Imageworks

I had the pleasure to work alongside Steve at Framestore CFC on the Chronicles of Narnia.His years of experience within a variety of pipelines were evident as I watched him juggle various tasks and people while putting together some difficult Visual Effects shots.
I also observed Steve to be an extremely self motivated and enterprising individual.He communicates his thoughts clearly and never loses composure even under extreme pressure or tight deadlines. He possesses the qualities of a good leader and solid businessman. I look forward to our next collaboration and highly endorse his skill set to any company seeking media related services.

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Christoph Matthiesen
Senior Lighting Technical Director at Double Negative

I worked with Steven Khoury on James Cameron’s AVATAR, at Weta Digital New Zealand.
We collaborated effort between shots and sequences, creating the precise looks Supervisors required and ultimately providing the Director with his imaginative requests. Also, under strong deadlines, keeping morale positive amongst the team isn’t easy. Steve always maintained a sense of humour that would break the tension, while we delivered some of the most complex shots to date.
I am fortunate to have worked with Steve again on Disney / Pixars ‘John Carter of Mars’ at Double Negative United Kingdom.
Steve also contributes to Private and Corporate markets, external to the Feature Film industry, yet surprisingly just as demanding in their needs. With interests in Venture Capital, Acquisitions and Mergers, his skill sets go beyond Media and Content Creation.

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Prapanch Swamy
Senior Technical Director at Sony Pictures Imageworks

I met Steven Khoury in 2009 while working on James Cameron’s AVATAR at Weta Digital in New Zealand.
Steve is a great easy going guy, but has a strict sense of professional work methodology that I admire. With all the challenges of deadlines, evolving technology and constantly moving targets, it wasn’t easy to deliver the show. But Steve always had a positive attitude of help to all around and I enjoyed discussing solutions for sequences that benefited from his feedback. We would often get each others opinions on technical or aesthetic looks in our own work. And I’ve always enjoyed brainstorming ideas with him, with good results.
I look forward to the day I get to work with Steve again on another project of a similar magnitude.

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Balazs Kiss
Lead Lighting Technical Director

I worked with Steve on James Cameron’s AVATAR, at Weta Digital for over two years.
He is very dedicated, hard working, professional and most importantly stays calm and organised under pressure. With his attention to detail and thorough knowledge of a production pipeline, he has excelled in finishing very complex visual effect shots with ease.
Moreover, I had the pleasure to discuss various entrepreneurial strategies and ventures with him. His vision into current and future market trends is very refreshing and I encourage folks out there to discuss things with Steve if they wish to reach out further in their respective careers or pursuits.
Highly recommend him and look forward to a Joint Venture at some stage in the future.

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Allan Torp Jensen
Technical Director
WETA DIGITAL New Zealand

Compositing Supervisor at: Picture This Animation
Steven is a truly great Technical Director with allround skills throughout the VFX pipeline. He is a perfectionist when it comes to getting the best out of the shots and stops at nothing in pushing himself towards greater achievements outside of the CG industry within business sectors.
He is good to have on any team not only because of his deep understanding of VFX, but also because his knowledge of bidding, production schedules and deadline delivery.

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Oliver Heinrich
Digital Compositor at Double Negative

Steve and I worked together on Les Misérables and it was an absolute pleasure to have him as my colleague. Not only is he a very skilled lighting TD, I also enjoyed his friendly, proactive and positive attitude.
He always had great ideas how to tackle the challenging shots, how to create the best possible work and make my life as a compositor easier.
I absolutely recommend Steve as a colleague and I hope, that we can work together again in a team one day.

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Joseph Vassallo
Executive Producer

Steve Khoury and I work in the same industry and through the years I found him to be a terrific human being. He is loyal, a man of integrity and very easy to work with. Mr. Khoury is a professional through and through and goes out of his way to help others in order to benefit the project or company he works for.
I highly recommend Steven Anthony Khoury.

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Daniele Tosti
CG supervisor at Weta Digital

There are few people in the industry which can combine a deep know how of technical and artistic skill sets of Feature Film production. Much less people who also have a solid understanding of business and market needs, from an economic, deadline driven and product quality perspective.
Steven Khoury is part of a group of unique individuals that I’ve worked with. His sensibility in matters of production quality and business matters is second to none.
I have directly experienced Steven’s skills in action in various successful, sometimes delicate and critical production ventures, in roles of hands-on artist and project manager.
If I were to recommend anyone for feature quality, production savy businessman, Steven would be at the very top of an incredibly short list.

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Mazen Zraika
Owner, Monarch Security

Steven Khoury is a energetic strategist with strong business focus.
We have worked with Steve on numerous successful projects. In recent times, Monarch Security acquired two related service providers. We required considerable growth, especially within technology, all the while keeping core methodologies.
Steven acted as an analyst and advisor to me and my colleagues. His ability to create strategic alliances and forge long term relationships has helped us side with the right partners.
We also needed specific exposure covering various industry sectors. Steve created multiple strategies with outstanding results.
He is a major sounding board in our inner circle, and we look forward to our next venture with him on board.

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