We’ve been there.

Built by a team that has delivered tens of
thousands of shots for Academy Award-winning
films and Super Bowl spots, we understand that
you’re only as good as your people.

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We built Hotspring to close the gap between clients and vendors globally, allowing companies to find the best talent and build the flexible production models required for the next generation of content creation.


Jon Mason

Co-Founder & CEO

Prior to starting Hotspring, Jon was the co-founder and CEO of Trace VFX, one of the world’s largest VFX vendors with over 1,000 full-time staff based in Mumbai. Over 7 years, Jon built Trace into an industry-standard brand for quality and consistency before exiting to Technicolor, a publicly-traded media, entertainment, and technology company.


Varun Parange

Co-Founder & COO

Varun was co-founder and COO at Trace VFX, and prior to that, Product Manager at ServiceChannel, an Accel backed software platform. At ServiceChannel, Varun managed the development of the online vendor discovery product Fixxbook, a platform for connecting contractors with facility managers used by numerous Fortune 100 companies.


Ben Stallard

Ben Stallard

Global Head of Production

Ben has 25 years’ experience in the VFX industry with over a decade at The Mill, including 6 years as Head of Production and most recently as Group Production Director and Executive Board member. Leveraging his extensive network, Ben founded Artclubvfx, a start-up VFX outsourcing business based in London before joining the team at Hotspring.


Arvind Kumar

Arvind Upadhyay

Head of Operations (VFX)

Before joining Hotspring Arvind was part of the core team at Trace VFX. After getting his start cutting mattes, Arvind quickly moved up the ranks to become a 2D supervisor – managing a team of over 400 staff and overseeing the QC of thousands of shots a year. He now leads operations at Hotspring, identifying and collaborating with our network of creative talent around the world.


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