We are Minority!
We are Minority Media, a Montreal-based independent video game development studio established in 2010. We craft high-quality thought-provoking experiences for console, PC/Mac, mobile, and virtual reality (VR) platforms. Our first game, the multiple award-winning Papo & Yo, originally released in 2012, is widely praised for its role in introducing a new game genre – empathy games – and helping reshape video game culture.
Minority is a gifted team of game industry veterans who came to us with a string of impressive professional accomplishments, including commercial hits Army of Two, Need for Speed and Medal of Honor. With Creative Director Vander Caballero’s background as Design Director at EA Montreal, and some of Canada’s best game creators, we crafted the memorable Papo & Yo, amassing critical acclaim from The New York Times, TIME Magazine, Wired and Kotaku, among many others, collecting a dozen awards, and reshaping video game culture by introducing empathy games to the world.
Vander Caballero – Creative Director
Vander Caballero is a leading member of the Canadian video game community. As Design Director at EA Montreal from the studio’s inception in 2004 through his departure to co-found Minority in 2010, Vander created 2 IPs for EA, Army of Two & Boogie. He also worked on many of EA’s major franchises including FIFA, Need for Speed, The Sims and Spore. As the Creative Director at Minority, Vander is exploring new directions in game concept and design in a way that’s only truly possible at an independent studio.
Julien Barnoin – Lead Engineer
The youngest member of the key creative team, in the past five years Julien Barnoin has established himself as the lead game mechanic programmer for the multi-million dollar franchise Army of Two.
Ernest Webb – Executive Producer, Chief Spiritual Officer
Born in Moose Factory and raised in the sub-Arctic Cree community of Chisasibi, James Bay Ernest Webb has devoted his life to telling the stories of Canada’s Aboriginal peoples, across all media. He is co-creator of The Silent Enemy, an authentic Aboriginal video game experience, now being developed by Minority. Ernest’s most recent credits include directing the Gemini nominated documentary series Down the Mighty River.
Catherine Bainbridge – Executive Producer, Chief Business Development Officer
Co-director of the Peabody Award-winning documentary Reel Injun and a driving force behind award-winning documentary and fiction programming, executive producer Catherine Bainbridge is now spearheading Rezolution Picture’s move into interactive media, with Minority. Catherine brings her energy and enthusiasm to a wide range of areas, whether it’s shaping innovative business strategies, bringing together talented creators or applying her expertise in powerful character-based story telling.
Christina Fon – Executive Producer, Executive Director Business Affairs
Two-time Gemini Award winner Christina Fon handles a wide range of duties, responsible for sales, business and legal affairs, as well as broadcaster and funder relations. In 2009 and 2010, Fon received Gemini Awards from the Academy of Canada Cinema and Television for both Club Native and the Peabody Award-Winning Reel Injun.
Linda Ludwick – Executive Producer, Chief Financial Officer
Linda Ludwick is responsible for financial management and business strategies at Rezolution Pictures, overseeing all corporate and production-related finances. Linda is also a founding member of Beesum Communications, an independent Cree majority-owned and operated communications company, where she has served as Director of Finance for the past 15 years. For more information on our team, check out our “Bonding With …” blog series here.