BackLight is a company producing animated films and experiences in virtual reality.

The team is made up of producers, writers, directors and developers from the film, communication and video game sectors, working together around a shared love for beautiful images and powerful stories.

We design and produce Virtual Reality experiences (passive, interactive and dynamic) for your projects in communications, real estate promotion, the training sector, as well as the entertainment industry.

We also design and produce animated films in 2D, 3D, motion design or live action for your advertising campaigns and brand content.

Whatever the theme or the media, we put all our artistic and technological skills to work to help you set up strong links with your target audience.


Jonathan Tamene and Frédéric Lecompte first met while working in a video game company. In 2008, they decided to set up their own animation studio, BackLight.

Big fans of film and image, they teamed up with producers, artists and directors to make animated 3D films, first in digital formats, then for TV advertisements.

In 2010 BackLight added the production of Augmented Reality applications to its range, collaborating with Total Immersion, the market’s world leaders at the time.

BackLight took a new step forward in 2013 with the launch of the first Virtual Reality (VR) masks, and began producing immersive experiences.

As pioneers in this new market, the BackLight teams soon synthesised their skill in animation and developing to produce what would become one of the first international hits in VR: Birdy King Land. The first immersive project combining a strong narrative dimension, advanced artistic direction and the thrills of a roller-coaster.

Ever since, BackLight has continually put forward more and more ambitious projects both in film and in VR, thus becoming one of the leaders in this emerging market.

Today, BackLight has some fifty co-workers including producers, writers, directors, developers and artists. They all share the same love for beautiful images and the aim to design ever more immersive experiences.



  • Design
  • Game design
  • Synopsis
  • Storytelling
  • 2D animation
  • 3D animation
  • Motion design
  • VFX
  • Live-action 
  • Live-action in 360°
  • Animation
  • Live
  • Comedy
  • Passive animation (VR)
  • Active animation (VR)
  • VFX supervision
  • Live
  • Film editing
  • VFX (Special Effects)
  • Unity
  • Unreal Engine
  • Design
  • Production
  • Development