An online school with more weight than a concrete building.

Get to know the founders behind VANAS

Established 2009.

Est. 2009

Vancouver Animation School - VANAS Open house event
Mario Pochat, CEO and Founder of VANAS

Mario Pochat
CEO, Founder
Harvard University

Patrick Suberville, Chairman and Co-founder of VANAS

Patrick Suberville
Chairman, Co-founder
Art Center of Pasadena


How it all came together

Meet Patrick Suberville and Mario Pochat, proud founders of Vancouver Animation School. These two pioneers in Computer Graphics met while they were independently shaping and educating the local industry scene back in 1990.

Patrick knew he had the creative bug for the advertising industry. Mario knew he had the "Rambo" in him who could single-handedly take on an entire digital production.

Together, they built one of the top three post-production houses in Mexico City that paved the way for others to come. Satisfied with their seven years endeavour, both parted ways looking for their next challenge.

Mario knew he wanted more and flew to Canada, "I want more", he said. Patrick also knew he wanted more and flew to San Francisco California, "I want double more," he said."

Ten years later, they made a historic re-encounter in Vancouver British Columbia. They set out to contribute to the world of digital entertainment education by creating an online school with more weight than a concrete building.