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.


  • Calgary Flames wins "Best Interactive Feature" in professional sports for 2018 from IDEA (Information Display & Entertainment Association) for our Jugo Juice "Smoothie Explosion" promotion (go to our You Tube channel to see a behind the scenes test demo)
  • Winner of the 2015 Commerce Award, Community Achievement Awards (The Calgary Awards) for contributions to industry, the community, and bringing recognition to Calgary September 28, 2016
  • The River - official selection at Edinburgh's Dead by Dawn Film Festival (April 22, 2018 and April 22, 2017), 3D Korea International Film Festival (2015), KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival (2015), and director's cut screening (International Festival of Animated Objects, 2015).
  • Skeleton Girl 3D - Canada's first film shot in stereoscopic 3D and stop motion animation
  • Skeleton Girl - FINALIST CBC Short Film Face Off (2013)
  • BEST FIRST 3D FILM - Skeleton Girl 3D, Be Film The Underground Film Festival (New York, April 26, 2012)
  • Official Selections for Skeleton Girl: Be Film The Underground Film Festival (New York; World Premiere, April 26, 2012), Hill Country Film Festival (Fredericksburg, Texas April 29, 2012), Dimension 3 Expo (Paris, France; European Premiere, June 13–15, 2012), Calgary International Film Festival (Calgary, Alberta; Canadian Premiere, Sept 20-30, 2012), LA Screamfest Horror Film Festival (Los Angeles, California Oct 12-21, 2012), International Festival of Animated Objects (Calgary, Alberta March 13/14 2013), A Night of Horror International Film Festival (Sydney, Australia April 15, 2013), San Diego Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival (San Diego, CA July 18, 2013), Hollyshorts Film Festival (Hollywood, CA Aug 16, 2013), Sitges Film Festival (Sitges, Spain Oct 13, 2013), Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival (Montreal, Quebec Oct 20, 2013), 3D Image Festival (Lodz, Poland Oct 20-24, 2013)
  • Alberta Motor Association Calgary Stampede Parade Float - designed and fabricated by Bleeding Art Industries - won second prize for Best Corporate Entry and third prize for Most Creative Entry (2015); has won ten awards in various parades since 2015
  • Air Canada Stampede Parade Float – designed and fabricated by Bleeding Art Industries – won the Celebrities Choice Award (2010)[2] and the Best Corporate Float (2010).[3]
  • L. Wieser, Juror – Saskatchewan Motion Picture Industry Association Awards (2009)
  • IAAPA (International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions) - First Place, Best Exhibit (2008).[4][5]
  • AMPIA (Alberta Motion Picture Industries Association) Awards - Best Special Effects, Broken Trail (Nomadic Pictures) (2007)
  • AMPIA (Alberta Motion Picture Industries Association) Awards - Best Special Effects, Ginger Snaps: Unleashed (49th Parallel/Combustion) (2004)
  • L. Wieser, Nominee – Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award (2004)


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.[6][7] Drawing on its wide-ranging experience and expertise, 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 where it won Best First 3D Film and is celebrating a year and a half on the film festival circuit at the time of writing this.[8] 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 where it is garnering acclaim.




  • 2016/2017 Wynonna Earp (SyFy Channel, CHCH TV, SPACE) (practical special effects, prosthetics, creature effects)
  • 2013 GM Goodwrench shoot, Joe Media (special effects)
  • 2012 Better Way Alberta campaign, Jump Studios (special effects, props)
  • 2008 The Englishman's Boy
  • 2008 Work Safe Alberta - Bloody Lucky TV Commercials
  • 2007-2016 Heartland
  • 2007 Saving Grace – Pilot Episode
  • 2007 Im Tal der wilden Rosen – Triumph der Liebe Episode
  • 2004 The Mountain
  • 2003 Before We Ruled the Earth
  • 1998 Big Bear

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. ^ 2010 Stampede Parade. Retrieved March 7, 2010.
  3. ^ Winner’s Circle Archived July 8, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved March 7, 2010.
  4. ^ Bleeding Art Industries 1st Place for Best Exhibit at IAAPA 2008 Archived March 11, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved March 7, 2010.
  5. ^ 2008 Best Exhibit Awards. Retrieved March 7, 2010.
  6. ^ Newswire. Retrieved March 3, 2010.
  7. ^ Duelling evil deads go head to head Archived July 8, 2011, at the Wayback Machine Calgary Herald, retrieved March 7, 2010
  8. ^ Skeleton Girl. Retrieved February 20, 2010.

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