Bleeding Art Industries

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Bleeding Art Industries Inc.
IndustrySpecial Effects
OwnerLeo Wieser, Becky Scott

Bleeding Art Industries is an entertainment production company focused on creative content production, special effects, custom fabrication, product sales, and equipment rentals. It is based out of Calgary, Canada. The company is known for its work in the film, television, performing arts, themed exhibit, military simulation, and live event industries.[1] Bleeding Art Industries was founded by Leo Wieser in 2002.


Founded in late 1994 as a sole proprietorship and incorporated in 2002, Bleeding Art Industries (BAI) originally focused on theatrical design work, with Founder Leo Wieser working as a contractor, designing costumes, sets, and lighting for theatre and performing arts companies across Canada, and touring worldwide with puppeteer Ronnie Burkett. After working for a local pyrotechnics company, where he designed and implemented pyro displays, Wieser began doing mechanical special effects for films. BAI has since specialized primarily in special effects including pyrotechnics and other atmospheric effects, and has expanded over the years into providing creature and character effects, themed exhibits, custom props, and sculptures. The company also has a sales and rentals division, selling film production supplies, special effects make-up, and selling and renting special effects equipment. It manufactures and sells its own line of bloods, gelatin and gelatin appliances, snow, and other special effects make-up products. BAI has established itself as a high quality provider of special effects services and expendables for the Canadian market.[2][3] The company began a production division around 2010 under which it creates and produces its own content. Its first film - Skeleton Girl - is the first Canadian film shot in stereoscopic 3D and stop motion animation. It premiered in New York in April 2012.[4] It also worked with Insurrection Films on the film The Hunt, designing and building two creatures for the short horror film, also currently on the festival circuit.




Performing Arts[edit]

Live Events[edit]

  • 2012 Calgary Stampede 2012 Parade Kick-Off (design and fabrication of "plunger" to start fireworks)
  • 2012 Calgary Stampede Round-Up Centre events (pyrotechnics shows)
  • 2011 Calgary Comic Expo (Pyro and fog effects for William Shatner's appearance, and for The Guild).
  • 2011 Calgary Stampede's 2011 Grandstand Show props (oversized stylized heads and oversized horse heads, shields and swords).


  • 2017 Critical Mass Clorox Miniatures (fabrication)
  • 2013 Alberta Ballet Balletlujah (fabrication)
  • 2013 Joe Media GM Goodwrench commercials (special effects)
  • 2013 Theatre Calgary (fabrication of rock chandelier)
  • 2012-2013 MacLaren McCann (snow effects for Mark's Work Wearhouse print ad campaign)
  • 2012 ATB Financial (fabrication of parade float)
  • 2012 Tyrrell Museum of Palaeontology (design and fabrication of base for dolphin exhibit)
  • 2012 Calgary Public Library (design and fabrication of parade float)
  • 2012 Explosives Regulatory Division - Training, Edmonton Police Service
  • 2011-2013 Air Canada Parade Float
  • 2011-2013 Heritage Park Ghouls Night Out (special effects, fabrication)
  • 2011 WAX Partnership 3D billboard/outdoor (design and fabrication of 3D figure and props)
  • 2011 Venture Communications exhibit prop (design and fabrication of faux log for photo ops for Travel Alberta exhibit)
  • 2010-2013 Camp Arcatheos (special effects, some props building)
  • 2009-2011 Watermark Advertising (snow effects for Mark's Work Wearhouse print ad campaign)


  1. ^ Firm cultivates customers for special effect. Retrieved March 4, 2010
  2. ^ Newswire. Retrieved March 3, 2010.
  3. ^ Duelling evil deads go head to head Archived July 8, 2011, at the Wayback Machine Calgary Herald, retrieved March 7, 2010
  4. ^ Skeleton Girl Archived 2013-11-02 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved February 20, 2010.