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    RISING SUN PHILOSOPHY

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    Rising Sun Pictures creates inspirational visual effects for feature film, television and transmedia clients around the world. From humble beginnings, the company was founded in May 1995 by Tony Clark, Gail Fuller and Wayne Lewis who named it after the Rising Sun Inn in Adelaide, South Australia, where the first board meeting was held over a Coopers Ale on a Chesterfield. Now with over 100 films under our belt, Rising Sun has achieved some truly amazing, technically challenging work, and has built a team of artists who are amongst the best in the world. We have the capacity and talent pool to scale to suit our clients’ needs. Two decades on, we’re proud to be one of the most well-established, independently-owned visual effects companies in the world. Rising Sun’s studio is centrally located in the heart of the Adelaide CBD and is only 15 minutes away from everything that the beautiful city has to offer.

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    RISING SUN PEOPLE

    Rising Sun is its people. A dedicated team of Australia’s best local talent, complimented with artists and production staff from around the world, make RSP a truly international company. When you partner with RSP on a film, you have the engagement of the whole company in delivering a truly collaborative working experience. We live and breathe the creative and technical challenges of making magic every day.

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    RISING SUN PHILOSOPHY

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    Rising Sun Pictures creates inspirational visual effects for feature film, television and transmedia clients around the world. From humble beginnings, the company was founded in May 1995 by Tony Clark, Gail Fuller and Wayne Lewis who named it after the Rising Sun Inn in Adelaide, South Australia, where the first board meeting was held over a Coopers Ale on a Chesterfield. Now with over 100 films under our belt, Rising Sun has achieved some truly amazing, technically challenging work, and has built a team of artists who are amongst the best in the world. We have the capacity and talent pool to scale to suit our clients’ needs. Two decades on, we’re proud to be one of the most well-established, independently-owned visual effects companies in the world. Rising Sun’s studio is centrally located in the heart of the Adelaide CBD and is only 15 minutes away from everything that the beautiful city has to offer.

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    RISING SUN PEOPLE

    Rising Sun is its people. A dedicated team of Australia’s best local talent, complimented with artists and production staff from around the world, make RSP a truly international company. When you partner with RSP on a film, you have the engagement of the whole company in delivering a truly collaborative working experience. We live and breathe the creative and technical challenges of making magic every day.

    Tony Clark ACS - Co-Founder & Managing Director

    Tony is an Emmy Award-winning Cinematographer as well as Co-Founder and Managing Director of RSP. His credits as a VFX Supervisor include Alpha, Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, The Last Mimzy, The Core and, Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire. He is a 2011 recipient of an Academy Award® for Scientific & Technical Achievement as the creator of the remote collaboration tool cineSync. His deep understanding of digital film became the foundation for the technology spin-off Rising Sun Research (now Cospective). He has served as a board member on the South Australian Film Corporation, is currently on the boards of Ausfilm and ASX-listed Telecommunications Provider Superloop, and is an active member of both AMPAS and VES.
    Favourite thing: My family, followed by floating around on a Saturday afternoon of Seacliff, then there's Haigh's chocolate freckles... Coffee preference: Medium Latte (no lid)

    Wayne Lewis - Co-Founder

    Wayne is a Co-Founder and Director of RSP. While studying visual arts in the early 90s Wayne became immersed in using computers for storytelling. In 1993 he completed his first animated short film using 3dStudio and a state of the art 486/dx2/66 with 4 megabytes of RAM and the turbo button switched to “on”. For seven years, Wayne was on the board of the Adelaide Film Festival and has been Executive Producer on Australian films Boxing Day and Brother. Since establishing RSP in 1995, Wayne has worked across all levels of the visual effects disciplines in 3d and 2d, and in the last ten years variously as Creative Director, Studio Manager, Head of Production and Managing Director. When the work is being delivered, Wayne is on the floor behind the people delivering it. “Blade Runner and Raiders of the Lost Ark. That is all.”
    Favourite thing: Awesomeness Coffee preference: Tea, thanks

    Gail Fuller - Co-Founder

    As Co-Founder of Rising Sun Pictures, Gail turned a love of art & technology into a film and television career that has spanned more than 25 years. She discovered that film-making and visual effects production embodied the collision of multidisciplinary creative endeavours and new technology that had fuelled her initial fascination with architecture. In 1995, at the inception of the digital revolution that would transform filmmaking, embarking on building a visual effects capability in Adelaide was exciting and compelling. As RSP has grown, Gail’s focus has shifted to balancing financial sustainability with creative expression - within a large-scale labour intensive enterprise. Gail has served on the Board of the South Australian Film Corporation, the South Australian Export Council and the Entrepreneur’s Organisation. Gail also has an important role as custodian of the Company’s official mascot, Daphne.
    Favourite thing: Daphne Coffee preference: Latte (skim no sugar)

    Tim Crosbie - VFX Supervisor

    A BAFTA, AMPAS, AACTA & Emmy nominee, Tim has been a part of the Rising Sun team since 2001. Supervising complex visual effects both in-house and on-set, Tim has served as RSP’s VFX Supervisor on The Wolverine, The Great Gatsby, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Prometheus, Superman Returns, The Lord of the Rings – The Return of the King, Gods of Egypt and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. Prior to RSP, Tim was a part of the team responsible for The Matrix and What Dreams May Come, both winners of the Academy Award® for Visual Effects. At RSP, he led the team on X-Men: Days of Future Past that garnered him an Academy Award® and BAFTA® nomination in 2015. He is currently a member of the VES Board.
    Favourite thing: Probably my Canon, although it's got sand in it from shooting in a desert so it's on the shelf right now. Coffee preference: Latte

    Dennis Jones - VFX Supervisor

    Part of the Rising Sun team since 2006, Dennis Jones (DJ) embodies the spirit that drives RSP to deliver great images. Initially a Senior Compositor, Dennis quickly moved into supervisory roles, including VFX Supervisor on Peter Weir’s The Way Back, The Sorcerers Apprentice, Mao’s Last Dancer, Watchmen and Green Lantern. DJ was also central in the delivery of RSP’s contribution to Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows, Parts 1 and 2, Gods of Egypt, The Legend of Tarzan and Pan. Most recently DJ delivered the Quicksilver Extraction sequence on X-Men: Apocalypse and is VFX Supervisor on the 2017 Wolverine sequel. In 2015, Dennis was a proud recipient of a Visual Effects Society Award for RSP’s work on X-Men: Days of Future Past.


    Favourite thing: see below
    Coffee preference: cap with 1

    Gemma Wood - Production Supervisor

    Gemma worked in London at MPC & Dneg, where she worked on productions such as Harry Potter and the Goblet of FireThe Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian and Hellboy 2: The Golden Army. In 2008, Gemma headed for the Land Down Under, initially working at RSP, Sydney, on X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Australia, before moving to the Adelaide office in 2010. As the Associate Producer, Gemma is instrumental in the successful delivery of projects, often managing multiple projects simultaneously. Her recent credits include The Hunger GamesThe Great GatsbyThe Wolverine and X-Men: Days of Future Past.
    Favourite thing: Sleep Coffee preference: Flat White

    Jennie Zeiher - Head of Sales & Business Development

    Jennie joined RSP as a VFX Coordinator in 2008 after seven years managing the cutting-edge production of large format digital media for high-end clients such as Cunard and the Smithsonian Institution. She has functioned in many roles during her time at RSP. As Bidding Producer and Head of Sales, she has been instrumental in the awards and strategy of all of RSP’s work since 2011. Jennie currently serves as Head of Sales & Business Development, managing both day-to-day bidding activities and broader strategic sales and marketing objectives for the business.
    Favourite thing: My boys! Coffee preference: Long Black

    Ian Cope - VFX & Bidding Producer

    Since starting at RSP in 2001, Ian has directly contributed to the design, management, execution and marketing of over forty feature films. Projects include producing RSP’s re-entry sequence on Gravity, xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, Pan, The Legend of Tarzan, Seventh Son, Prometheus, and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Beginning as an artist, Ian has had many client-facing roles within RSP, including Production, Editorial and, Sales & Marketing. He has a background in IT & Education, along with a Design (Visual Communication) degree and is currently studying a Masters in Marketing. Ian draws on this extensive experience to deliver world-class visual effects to clients around the globe. He is the co -chair of the Visual Effects Society Board for the Australia section.
    Favourite things: My fedora, my wife and our kids Coffee preference: Strong Skinny Cappuccino

    Marcus Wells - Recruitment & Human Resources

    Marcus has worked in a variety of film and television positions, with a focus in digital and visual effects. He began his career at Cinesite, London, in 1996 and also worked at Photon VFX on the Gold Coast. For more than a decade, Marcus has specialised in recruitment and operations management. He joined RSP in 2011. Marcus has sat on various industry advisory boards, including Griffith and Bond Universities, AFTRS, Creative Industries Skills Council and Film Gold Coast. He also regularly volunteers his services as an industry mentor for tertiary and secondary students.
    Favourite thing: Skiing in Colorado Coffee preference: Skinny latte

    Alex Meddick - Head of Production Technology

    Alex joined Rising Sun as VFX Editor in 2006, delving into the world of visual effects after working as a Commercials Editor. Serving as VFX Editor on many of RSP’s projects since joining the team on Charlotte's Web, Alex has managed RSP’s Digital Services department, which included Editorial, Post Production, Colour Grading, Data I/O, Frontline Support & Render Farm Support. During that time Alex graded several feature films including the critically-acclaimed Red Dog and Rolf de Heer’s Charlie’s Country and standardised our VFX colour pipeline to the ACES workflow. Currently, Alex manages the Production Technology (Software Development) team who develop the tools to help RSP deliver cutting-edge visual effects.
    Favourite thing: See next question. Coffee preference: All of the coffee

    Nick Pill - Art Director

    Nick has been the Art Director at Rising Sun since 2005 after a long career with Disney. He has been instrumental in providing RSP’s art direction on major projects such as the Harry Potter Series (The Goblet of Fire, The Order of the Phoenix, The Half-Blood Prince, The Deathly Hallows Part 1 and 2), The Sorcerers Apprentice, The Seventh Son, The Wolverine and The Great Gatsby, among many others. Nick led the concept and character design on Charlotte’s Web (realising the iconic Charlotte), Journey 2:The Mysterious Island and The Hunger Games. He has recently contributed work on Gods of Egypt and Pan, and was fundamental in establishing the look development for RSP’s work on The Legend of Tarzan.
    Favourite thing: Café racer motorcycle Coffee preference: I do not drink tea or coffee

    Gill Howe - Executive Producer

    Gill came to RSP in 2014 with over 25 years of experience, and an established reputation in the film and visual effects industry. Her roles at Sony and Kodak, along with her experience as Head of Business Development and Marketing at Cinesite made her the perfect candidate to lead the RSP team in the role of Senior VFX Producer and now as Executive Producer. Gill is currently working on the 2017 Wolverine sequel, and brings her extensive management skills to lead the team across a range of disciplines. Her previous credits in the UK include Jack Ryan, World War Z, Skyfall, Pirates of the Caribbean, the Harry Potter franchise, Edge of Tomorrow and, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
    Coffee preference: Skinny Latte

    Alana Newell - Head of Production

    Los Angeles native Alana has a long standing passion for creating, whether it is through hands-on work or by leading the team. Alana joined Rising Sun Pictures in 2010 for the production of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1. Since then, she has applied her refined artistic touch to more than a dozen films. She served as Compositing Lead for the Quicksilver scene in X-Men: Days of Future Past where her team was responsible for integrating hundreds of CG objects and visual effects into a kitchen environment, frozen in time. Now in her current role as Head of Production, Alana leads the Rising Sun team to continue to deliver high-quality work on time and on budget. Her recent films include Tomb Raider, Peter Rabbit, Thor:Ragnarok and Logan.


    Coffee preference: Vanilla Latte

    Anthony Smith - Head of 2D

    Anthony Smith is an award-winning artist with over 17 years of experience in the VFX industry. Anthony joined RSP in early 2016 and has led the 2D team through many projects including Tomb Raider, Peter Rabbit, Thor Ragnarok, and Game of Thrones, Season 6. He was VFX Supervisor on Alien: Covenant and Logan. After beginning his career in broadcast VFX in 2001, Anthony won Broadcast Magazine’s Best Young Visual Effects artist award. He moved into film VFX in 2005 when he joined Framestore London where he remained for 11 years. Starting as a Compositor, he swiftly progressed to VFX Supervisor and contributed to Sherlock Holmes, Iron Man 3, Quantum of Solace and Gravity - for which he won the Visual Effects Society Award for Best Compositing in a Feature Motion Picture. He was also instrumental in the revolutionary on-set real-time compositing of the ‘lightbox’ during Gravity.
    Coffee preference: Flat White

    Anto Bond - Head of Modelling

    Anto has over 15 years of experience in film and TV, joining the RSP team in 2009 after previous stints with Photon VFX and Weta Digital. Earlier in his career Anto was an animator on several game titles and numerous TVCs, and an Animation Director on the original award -winning animated TV series The Adventures of Figaro Pho. Anto’s film credits include Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows, The Wolverine, King Kong and X-Men: Apocalypse. Anto currently oversees the Model, Build and Animation departments at RSP.


    Craig Field - Senior VFX Editor

    Craig is a multi award-winning Senior Video Editor, Animator and Digital Artist. Craig’s expertise has come from a background of spending over 18 years in high-level TVC production. Craig joined RSP as VFX Editor in 2014, recently serving as VFX Editor on Pan, The Legend of Tarzan, Gods of Egypt and X-Men: Apocalypse. Recent TVC clients include V-Energy (Quicksilver), Sky Broadband (X-Men), Estée Lauder and Nissan. Craig serves as in-house VFX editor on all RSP projects.


    Damian Doennig - Head of Layout

    Damian is Head of Layout at RSP, encompassing Scene, Tracking, Matchmove, Layout & Animation. Damian started his career at Scanline VFX in 2002 in his home town of Munich, Germany. Moving to Pixomondo in Stuttgart in 2008, he worked on projects including 2012, Iron Man 2, Sucker Punch & Hugo. This was followed as Layout Department Supervisor at ILM for The Avengers, Transformers 4, Star Trek: Into Darkness and Warcraft.


    Noah Vice - Head of Look Development

    Noah is an award winning Digital Artist who has held a wide variety of roles from Educator through to CG Supervisor over his 18 year career in Visual Effects. He currently leads RSP’s Texture and Look Development departments. Noah has worked across the full spectrum of digital effects industries, including computer games, commercials, education and film. He has earned numerous awards including a Silver World Medal at the New York Festival and the coveted Gold CLIO. Noah’s passion for the VFX industry has taken him around the world working on many blockbusters for renowned VFX companies.


    Sam Hancock - Senior Effects Artist

    Sam started his career at RSP in 2006 as an Assistant TD. Since this time, he has held a variety of roles, increasingly taking on more complex challenges across Lighting, Compositing, and finally Effects. After a stint in Vancouver at Image Engine, Sam returned to RSP. As Head of Effects, Sam managed the talented RSP FX team tackle the complex multidisciplinary requirements of projects such as X-Men: Days of Future Past, Game of Thrones and X-Men: Apocalypse. In 2015, Sam was the recipient of a VES Award for his work on X-Men: Days of Future Past.


    Peter McInulty - Chief Financial Officer

    Peter is responsible for the management and execution of all finance activities within RSP, and effectively leading the Finance group. A Chartered Management Accountant and CPA with over 25 years experience in a variety of technical project-based businesses including Siemens and Meggitt plc. As a British Army officer reservist, he was mobilised shortly after 9/11. He is a keen cyclist, both on and off road, a qualified mountain bike coach, track builder and commissaire. He also co-founded and organises one of Australia's major cyclo-cross series.


    Tony Clark ACS – Co-Founder & Managing Director

    Tony is an Emmy Award-winning Cinematographer as well as Co-Founder and Managing Director of RSP.

    His credits as a VFX Supervisor include Alpha, Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, The Last Mimzy, The Core and, Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire. He is a 2011 recipient of an Academy Award® for Scientific & Technical Achievement as the creator of the remote collaboration tool cineSync. His deep understanding of digital film became the foundation for the technology spin-off Rising Sun Research (now Cospective).

    He has served as a board member on the South Australian Film Corporation, is currently on the boards of Ausfilm and ASX-listed Telecommunications Provider Superloop, and is an active member of both AMPAS and VES.


    Favourite thing: My family, followed by floating around on a Saturday afternoon of Seacliff, then there’s Haigh’s chocolate freckles…
    Coffee preference: Medium Latte (no lid)

    Wayne Lewis – Co-Founder

    Wayne is a Co-Founder and Director of RSP. While studying visual arts in the early 90s Wayne became immersed in using computers for storytelling.

    In 1993 he completed his first animated short film using 3dStudio and a state of the art 486/dx2/66 with 4 megabytes of RAM and the turbo button switched to “on”. For seven years, Wayne was on the board of the Adelaide Film Festival and has been Executive Producer on Australian films Boxing Day and Brother. Since establishing RSP in 1995, Wayne has worked across all levels of the visual effects disciplines in 3d and 2d, and in the last ten years variously as Creative Director, Studio Manager, Head of Production and Managing Director.

    When the work is being delivered, Wayne is on the floor behind the people delivering it.

    “Blade Runner and Raiders of the Lost Ark. That is all.”


    Favourite thing: Awesomeness
    Coffee preference: Tea, thanks

    Gail Fuller – Co-Founder

    As Co-Founder of Rising Sun Pictures, Gail turned a love of art & technology into a film and television career that has spanned more than 25 years.

    She discovered that film-making and visual effects production embodied the collision of multidisciplinary creative endeavours and new technology that had fuelled her initial fascination with architecture. In 1995, at the inception of the digital revolution that would transform filmmaking, embarking on building a visual effects capability in Adelaide was exciting and compelling. As RSP has grown, Gail’s focus has shifted to balancing financial sustainability with creative expression – within a large-scale labour intensive enterprise.

    Gail has served on the Board of the South Australian Film Corporation, the South Australian Export Council and the Entrepreneur’s Organisation. Gail also has an important role as custodian of the Company’s official mascot, Daphne.


    Favourite thing: Daphne
    Coffee preference: Latte (skim no sugar)

    Tim Crosbie – VFX Supervisor

    A BAFTA, AMPAS, AACTA & Emmy nominee, Tim has been a part of the Rising Sun team since 2001.

    Supervising complex visual effects both in-house and on-set, Tim has served as RSP’s VFX Supervisor on The Wolverine, The Great Gatsby, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Prometheus, Superman Returns, The Lord of the Rings – The Return of the King, Gods of Egypt and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1. Prior to RSP, Tim was a part of the team responsible for The Matrix and What Dreams May Come, both winners of the Academy Award® for Visual Effects.

    At RSP, he led the team on X-Men: Days of Future Past that garnered him an Academy Award® and BAFTA® nomination in 2015. He is currently a member of the VES Board.


    Favourite thing: Probably my Canon, although it’s got sand in it from shooting in a desert so it’s on the shelf right now.
    Coffee preference: Latte

    Dennis Jones – VFX Supervisor

    Part of the Rising Sun team since 2006, Dennis Jones (DJ) embodies the spirit that drives RSP to deliver great images.

    Initially a Senior Compositor, Dennis quickly moved into supervisory roles, including VFX Supervisor on Peter Weir’s The Way Back, The Sorcerers Apprentice, Mao’s Last Dancer, Watchmen and Green Lantern. DJ was also central in the delivery of RSP’s contribution to Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows, Parts 1 and 2, Gods of Egypt, The Legend of Tarzan and Pan. Most recently DJ delivered the Quicksilver Extraction sequence on X-Men: Apocalypse and is VFX Supervisor on the 2017 Wolverine sequel.

    In 2015, Dennis was a proud recipient of a Visual Effects Society Award for RSP’s work on X-Men: Days of Future Past.


    Favourite thing: see below
    Coffee preference: cap with 1

    Gemma Wood – Production Supervisor

    Gemma worked in London at MPC & Dneg, where she worked on productions such as Harry Potter and the Goblet of FireThe Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian and Hellboy 2: The Golden Army.

    In 2008, Gemma headed for the Land Down Under, initially working at RSP, Sydney, on X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Australia, before moving to the Adelaide office in 2010. As the Associate Producer, Gemma is instrumental in the successful delivery of projects, often managing multiple projects simultaneously. Her recent credits include The Hunger GamesThe Great GatsbyThe Wolverine and X-Men: Days of Future Past.


    Favourite thing: Sleep
    Coffee preference: Flat White

    Jennie Zeiher – Head of Sales & Business Development

    Jennie joined RSP as a VFX Coordinator in 2008 after seven years managing the cutting-edge production of large format digital media for high-end clients such as Cunard and the Smithsonian Institution.

    She has functioned in many roles during her time at RSP. As Bidding Producer and Head of Sales, she has been instrumental in the awards and strategy of all of RSP’s work since 2011. Jennie currently serves as Head of Sales & Business Development, managing both day-to-day bidding activities and broader strategic sales and marketing objectives for the business.


    Favourite thing: My boys!
    Coffee preference: Long Black

    Ian Cope – VFX & Bidding Producer

    Since starting at RSP in 2001, Ian has directly contributed to the design, management, execution and marketing of over forty feature films.

    Projects include producing RSP’s re-entry sequence on Gravity, xXx: The Return of Xander Cage, Pan, The Legend of Tarzan, Seventh Son, Prometheus, and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides. Beginning as an artist, Ian has had many client-facing roles within RSP, including Production, Editorial and, Sales & Marketing. He has a background in IT & Education, along with a Design (Visual Communication) degree and is currently studying a Masters in Marketing.

    Ian draws on this extensive experience to deliver world-class visual effects to clients around the globe. He is the co -chair of the Visual Effects Society Board for the Australia section.


    Favourite things: My fedora, my wife and our kids
    Coffee preference: Strong Skinny Cappuccino

    Marcus Wells – Recruitment & Human Resources

    Marcus has worked in a variety of film and television positions, with a focus in digital and visual effects. He began his career at Cinesite, London, in 1996 and also worked at Photon VFX on the Gold Coast.

    For more than a decade, Marcus has specialised in recruitment and operations management. He joined RSP in 2011. Marcus has sat on various industry advisory boards, including Griffith and Bond Universities, AFTRS, Creative Industries Skills Council and Film Gold Coast. He also regularly volunteers his services as an industry mentor for tertiary and secondary students.


    Favourite thing: Skiing in Colorado
    Coffee preference: Skinny latte

    Alex Meddick – Head of Production Technology

    Alex joined Rising Sun as VFX Editor in 2006, delving into the world of visual effects after working as a Commercials Editor.

    Serving as VFX Editor on many of RSP’s projects since joining the team on Charlotte’s Web, Alex has managed RSP’s Digital Services department, which included Editorial, Post Production, Colour Grading, Data I/O, Frontline Support & Render Farm Support. During that time Alex graded several feature films including the critically-acclaimed Red Dog and Rolf de Heer’s Charlie’s Country and standardised our VFX colour pipeline to the ACES workflow.

    Currently, Alex manages the Production Technology (Software Development) team who develop the tools to help RSP deliver cutting-edge visual effects.


    Favourite thing: See next question.
    Coffee preference: All of the coffee

    Nick Pill – Art Director

    Nick has been the Art Director at Rising Sun since 2005 after a long career with Disney. He has been instrumental in providing RSP’s art direction on major projects such as the Harry Potter Series (The Goblet of Fire, The Order of the Phoenix, The Half-Blood Prince, The Deathly Hallows Part 1 and 2), The Sorcerers Apprentice, The Seventh Son, The Wolverine and The Great Gatsby, among many others.

    Nick led the concept and character design on Charlotte’s Web (realising the iconic Charlotte), Journey 2:The Mysterious Island and The Hunger Games. He has recently contributed work on Gods of Egypt and Pan, and was fundamental in establishing the look development for RSP’s work on The Legend of Tarzan.


    Favourite thing: Café racer motorcycle
    Coffee preference: I do not drink tea or coffee

    Gill Howe – Executive Producer

    Gill came to RSP in 2014 with over 25 years of experience, and an established reputation in the film and visual effects industry.

    Her roles at Sony and Kodak, along with her experience as Head of Business Development and Marketing at Cinesite made her the perfect candidate to lead the RSP team in the role of Senior VFX Producer and now as Executive Producer.

    Gill is currently working on the 2017 Wolverine sequel, and brings her extensive management skills to lead the team across a range of disciplines. Her previous credits in the UK include Jack Ryan, World War Z, Skyfall, Pirates of the Caribbean, the Harry Potter franchise, Edge of Tomorrow and, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.


    Coffee preference: Skinny Latte

    Alana Newell – Head of Production

    Los Angeles native Alana has a long standing passion for creating, whether it is through hands-on work or by leading the team.

    Alana joined Rising Sun Pictures in 2010 for the production of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1. Since then, she has applied her refined artistic touch to more than a dozen films. She served as Compositing Lead for the Quicksilver scene in X-Men: Days of Future Past where her team was responsible for integrating hundreds of CG objects and visual effects into a kitchen environment, frozen in time.

    Now in her current role as Head of Production, Alana leads the Rising Sun team to continue to deliver high-quality work on time and on budget. Her recent films include Tomb Raider, Peter Rabbit, Thor:Ragnarok and Logan.


    Coffee preference: Vanilla Latte

    Anthony Smith – Head of 2D

    Anthony Smith is an award-winning artist with over 17 years of experience in the VFX industry.

    Anthony joined RSP in early 2016 and has led the 2D team through many projects including Tomb Raider, Peter Rabbit, Thor Ragnarok, and Game of Thrones, Season 6. He was VFX Supervisor on Alien: Covenant and Logan.

    After beginning his career in broadcast VFX in 2001, Anthony won Broadcast Magazine’s Best Young Visual Effects artist award. He moved into film VFX in 2005 when he joined Framestore London where he remained for 11 years. Starting as a Compositor, he swiftly progressed to VFX Supervisor and contributed to Sherlock Holmes, Iron Man 3, Quantum of Solace and Gravity – for which he won the Visual Effects Society Award for Best Compositing in a Feature Motion Picture. He was also instrumental in the revolutionary on-set real-time compositing of the ‘lightbox’ during Gravity.


    Coffee preference: Flat White

    Anto Bond – Head of Modelling

    Anto has over 15 years of experience in film and TV, joining the RSP team in 2009 after previous stints with Photon VFX and Weta Digital. Earlier in his career Anto was an animator on several game titles and numerous TVCs, and an Animation Director on the original award
    -winning animated TV series The Adventures of Figaro Pho. Anto’s film credits include Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows, The Wolverine, King Kong and X-Men: Apocalypse. Anto currently oversees the Model, Build and Animation departments at RSP.


    Craig Field – Senior VFX Editor

    Craig is a multi award-winning Senior Video Editor, Animator and Digital Artist. Craig’s expertise has come from a background of spending over 18 years in high-level TVC production. Craig joined RSP as VFX Editor in 2014, recently serving as VFX Editor on Pan, The Legend of Tarzan, Gods of Egypt and X-Men: Apocalypse. Recent TVC clients include V-Energy (Quicksilver), Sky Broadband (X-Men), Estée Lauder and Nissan. Craig serves as in-house VFX editor on all RSP projects.


    Damian Doennig – Head of Layout

    Damian is Head of Layout at RSP, encompassing Scene, Tracking, Matchmove, Layout & Animation. Damian started his career at Scanline VFX in 2002 in his home town of Munich, Germany. Moving to Pixomondo in Stuttgart in 2008, he worked on projects including 2012, Iron Man 2, Sucker Punch & Hugo. This was followed as Layout Department Supervisor at ILM for The Avengers, Transformers 4, Star Trek: Into Darkness and Warcraft.


    Noah Vice – Head of Look Development

    Noah is an award winning Digital Artist who has held a wide variety of roles from Educator through to CG Supervisor over his 18 year career in Visual Effects. He currently leads RSP’s Texture and Look Development departments. Noah has worked across the full spectrum
    of digital effects industries, including computer games, commercials, education and film. He has earned numerous awards including a Silver World Medal at the New York Festival and the coveted Gold CLIO. Noah’s passion for the VFX industry has taken him around the world working on many blockbusters for renowned VFX companies.


    Sam Hancock – Senior Effects Artist

    Sam started his career at RSP in 2006 as an Assistant TD. Since this time, he has held a variety of roles, increasingly taking on more complex challenges across Lighting, Compositing, and finally Effects.

    After a stint in Vancouver at Image Engine, Sam returned to RSP. As Head of Effects, Sam managed the talented RSP FX team tackle the complex multidisciplinary requirements of projects such as X-Men: Days of Future Past, Game of Thrones and X-Men: Apocalypse.

    In 2015, Sam was the recipient of a VES Award for his work on X-Men: Days of Future Past.


    Peter McInulty – Chief Financial Officer

    Peter is responsible for the management and execution of all finance activities within RSP, and effectively leading the Finance group.

    A Chartered Management Accountant and CPA with over 25 years experience in a variety of technical project-based businesses including Siemens and Meggitt plc. As a British Army officer reservist, he was mobilised shortly after 9/11.

    He is a keen cyclist, both on and off road, a qualified mountain bike coach, track builder and commissaire. He also co-founded and organises one of Australia’s major cyclo-cross series.



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