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    RISING SUN PICTURES HISTORY

    Rising Sun Pictures (RSP) creates inspirational visual effects for major studios worldwide. We have worked on many big Hollywood blockbusters and contributed VFX to over 120 movies. 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. RSP 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. Over two decades on, we’re proud to be one of the most well-established, independently-owned visual effects companies in the world. RSP'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 PICTURES VALUES

    Rising Sun Pictures has 5 core values. These are the pillars of our identity, they are the set of set beliefs, principles and interpersonal behaviour that guide our work. They are those things we consider important, our moral compass and how we do things around here!  
  • 1. RESPECT - The foundation for a safe and healthy workplace. Team members must have interpersonal connections and trust. 
  • 2. EMPOWERMENT - Enable effective delegation and authority. A safe environment to take risks and encourage innovations. 
  • 3. INTEGRITY - Driven by our mission and values, we encourage open, honest, caring communication; act morally and ethically. 
  • 4. COLLABORATION - We are one team - we value a culture that is collaborative and built on teamwork. 
  • 5. QUALITY - As a team we will be able to deliver quality.
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    RISING SUN PICTURES PEOPLE

    Rising Sun Pictures 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 PICTURES HISTORY

    Rising Sun Pictures (RSP) creates inspirational visual effects for major studios worldwide. We have worked on many big Hollywood blockbusters and contributed VFX to over 120 movies. 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. RSP 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. Over two decades on, we’re proud to be one of the most well-established, independently-owned visual effects companies in the world. RSP'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 PICTURES VALUES

    Rising Sun Pictures has 5 core values. These are the pillars of our identity, they are the set of set beliefs, principles and interpersonal behaviour that guide our work. They are those things we consider important, our moral compass and how we do things around here!  
  • 1. RESPECT - The foundation for a safe and healthy workplace. Team members must have interpersonal connections and trust. 
  • 2. EMPOWERMENT - Enable effective delegation and authority. A safe environment to take risks and encourage innovations. 
  • 3. INTEGRITY - Driven by our mission and values, we encourage open, honest, caring communication; act morally and ethically. 
  • 4. COLLABORATION - We are one team - we value a culture that is collaborative and built on teamwork. 
  • 5. QUALITY - As a team we will be able to deliver quality.
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    RISING SUN PICTURES PEOPLE

    Rising Sun Pictures 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).

    Tony’s experience working with leading filmmakers as a Cinematographer, coupled with a deep understanding of the technology and story telling aspects of film making, are foundations of the visual effects process at RSP. Coupled with over 30 years of business and commercial expertise, Tony leads the management team at RSP to ensure they maintain a focus on exceptional client experience in a rapidly changing global landscape.

    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)

    Maree Friday - Executive Assistant & Head of Admin

    Maree's extensive experience and knowledge of the business make her a respected and much loved member of the RSP family. She facilitates the proper functioning of the Board, its Directors and the Executive Team, and keeps communication open, helping to make sure that decisions made at this level continue on the path to implementation.

    As Head of Administration, Maree is responsible for the development and continuous improvement of office systems and processes. A lady who wears many hats, she also has a Diploma in Human Resource Management, and an element of her role is HR-focussed.  

    Gareth Eriksson - Chief Financial Officer

    Gareth, who has over 26 years of finance experience, is RSP's money gatekeeper! Having worked previously at RSP for over 5 years, Gareth took a break from the world of movies to pursue further career objectives. However, he couldn't stay away for long! He was once again lured back to the life of visual effects, in a world where goal posts are constantly changing, Tombs are being raided, Predators are roaming the earth and elephants are flying!

    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. 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

    Crystel Newman - Marketing Coordinator

    Crystel's passion for the film industry, combined with over 10 years of marketing experience, made her the ideal brand custodian for Rising Sun Pictures. For an Australian company whose livelihood depends on attracting work from film studios and production companies located half a world away, the business of communication and marketing takes on added significance. Crystel believes that in terms of quality, creativity and efficiency, RSP can compete with any visual effects provider in the world. She has made it her mission to make sure that you believe it too! Crystel is in charge of how the brand is perceived in the market, which includes developing RSP's global marketing strategy and the campaigns that demonstrate RSPs work to clients, artists & the industry. RSP create some amazing, beautiful images, and it's her role to tell the story of how they were made through the creation of engaging content on RSP's main communication channels, website, demo reel and social media.

    Ivy Li - Business development china Coordinator

    Ivy Li’s mission is to bring the rich filmmaking cultures of China and Australia together seamlessly. Hailing from China,  she has been working in the Australian film industry for over a decade. 
      
    Ivy is an integral member of the RSP team and is highly experienced in Australian-Chinese co-production. As Business Development China Coordinator, she facilitates a direct and collaborative relationship with our Chinese clients. She has served in various roles on feature films including The Longest Shot [an official Australia-China co-production], Mountains May Depart [official selection for the Palme d’Or at the 68th Cannes Film Festival] and  A Tale of Two Cities [an official Australia-China co-production TV documentary].
     
    In addition to co-production experience, Ivy previously worked at Pixomondo Shanghai on two Hollywood projects:Star Trek: Into Darkness and Oblivion.

    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

    Anna Hodge - Manager Training & Education

    Working in vocational education for over 18 years, Anna has experience in developing, managing and growing educational initiatives in the digital media area to reflect changing and diversifying industry, education and training market.

    Anna’s background has provided her with the knowledge and experience to adapt teaching methodology to accommodate changing funding models. This ensures quality delivery and increased employment outcomes as opportunities continue to grow. This includes a focus on learning beyond the classroom, by providing flexibility and accessibility through online and blended delivery initiatives. This development of foundation courses builds solid creative digital skills for higher level qualifications. The key driver is always ensuring the best possible industry-relevant, student learning experiences.

    With a proven record in securing both training and employment opportunities for students, Anna is focused on building strong and secure partnerships between higher education and industry for the purpose of developing job-ready VFX graduates.

    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 RSP in 2010 for the production of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1. Since then, she has applied her refined artistic touch to many 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.

    In her current role as Head of Production, Alana leads the RSP team to continue to deliver high quality work on time and on budget. Her recent films include The Predator, Tomb Raider, Peter Rabbit, Thor:Ragnarok and Logan.  


    Coffee preference: Vanilla Latte

    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 as Executive Producer.

    Gill has recently delivered The Predator, Tomb Raider, Peter Rabbit and Thor: Ragnarok, 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

    Tom Wood - Creative Director / VFX Supervisor 

    Tom has an extensive career spanning three decades in leadership roles in the visual effects industry. 

    He started his career at Cinesite in the 1990’s, before progressing to Visual Effects Supervisor at MPC on such films as Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets, Sunshine and Kingdom of Heaven. In 2008 Tom went independent to supervise Prince of Persia and Mirror Mirror, before being nominated for Academy® and BAFTA® Awards for Best Visual Effects on Mad Max: Fury Road in 2015.

    At RSP, Tom has led the team as Visual Effects Supervisor to deliver an extensive package of creature, environment and effects work for The Predator and Thor: Ragnarok.


    Coffee preference: Latte

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

    Initially a Senior Compositor, Dennis 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.

    Currently, DJ is VFX Supervisor on Dumbo, X-Men Dark Phoenix and also delivered Peter Rabbit, Thor: Ragnarok, Logan, and the Quicksilver Extraction sequence on X-Men: Apocalypse.

    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

    Malte Sarnes - Visual Effects Supervisor

    A Visual Effects Society award nominee and part of the Emmy Award winning Game of Thrones team, Malte Sarnes joined RSP in 2017 and exemplifies the spirit that drives RSP to deliver great images and collaborative experiences.

    Prior to RSP, Malte spent 6 years at Pixomondo as Visual Effects Supervisor. There he supervised the National Geographic giant screen and interactive Ocean Odyssey encounter, which garnered him a 2018 Visual Effects Society awards nomination; following on from his contribution as Visual Effects Supervisor to the 2012 Emmy award winning Game of Thrones’ Valar Morghulis’.

    Malte recently supervised RSP’s work on Director Han Yan’s Animal World, where he led the creative direction on 80 complex shots over 4 months, and is currently VFX Supervisor on Captain Marvel.


    Coffee preference: Cappuccino

    Julian Hutchens - CG Supervisor

    Julian joined RSP in 2017 and brings over 12 years experience in visual effects, specialising in lighting. Julian is an integral member of the RSP team who recently contributed as CG Supervisor to RSP’s work on The Predator and a complex body of work on Tomb Raider. Before joining RSP, Julian spent 8 years at Framestore between their London and Montreal offices. While he was there, he served as CG Supervisor on Beauty & the Beast and the Legend of Tarzan, Head of Lighting on Paddington 2, Blade Runner 2049, Arrival, Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2, and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. He was also Lighting Supervisor on Paddington 1.
    Coffee preference: Iced Coffee

    Noah Vice - CG Supervisor

    Noah has an extensive career spanning two decades in various supervisory roles in the VFX industry.  The award-winning digital artist joined RSP in 2015.

    Noah’s passion and success in the VFX industry has taken him around the world working on many blockbusters. His impressive resume includes several awards: a Silver World Medal at the New York Festival and the coveted Gold CLIO.

    Prior to joining the team at RSP, Noah was based in San Francisco and worked for a number of studios including Digital Domain, Evil Eye Pictures and Industrial Light & Magic. Whilst at ILM he was part of the next generation rendering team, helping pioneer their physically based shading and lighting workflows, which were first used on Iron Man 2 and Avatar.

    At RSP he has been integral in developing similar physically based rendering processes, and is continuing to push the photorealistic rendering envelope.


    Carlos Lemus - CG Supervisor

    Nick Pill - Art Director

    Nick Pill is a veteran in the film and animation industry, with over 20 years’ experience.

    After a 14 year career with Walt Disney Animation Studios, he joined RSP  as Art Director in 2005. Nick has been instrumental in providing RSP’s art direction on major projects including Thor Ragnarok, Logan, Gravity, The Wolverine, The Great Gatsby and the Harry Potter Series.

    One of his many achievements was leading the concept and character design on Charlotte’s Web (realising the iconic Charlotte).

    Nick’s responsibilities are diverse and range from character design, environment conceptualising to final refined digital matte paintings, story boarding and look development.


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

    Arwen Munro - VFX producer

    Arwen has been working in the film industry for almost three decades and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the RSP team. Her career in film began as a freelancer in live action - working in various production roles which took her to New Zealand for The Last Samri and King Kong. At the wrap of King Kong, Weta Digial offered her a new direction in her career - VFX. She worked in various positions at Weta for almost twelve years before joining the RSP team in 2018. Arwen has contributed to Maze Runner 3, War for the Planet of the Apes, Justice League, Deadpool, The BFG, Avatar, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, The Hobbit Trilogy and many more.

    Corinne Teng - VFX Producer

    Corrine has been working in VFX for over twelve years. Working at ILM, she worked her way up, starting as Production Assistant, to Production Coordinator, then Associate Production Manager. She joined RSP in 2016 as a Production Manager, and moved to VFX Producer in 2017. Her credits include Peter Rabbit, Thor: Ragnarok, Logan, X:Men Dark Phoenix, Warcraft, Strange Magic, Pacific Rim and G.I Joe Retaliation. 

    Alexandra daunt watney - Production Supervisor

    Alexandra joined Rising Sun Pictures in 2016 as a production consultant, before moving into the role of Production Supervisor. Her career began fifteen years ago at Framestore London, where she progressed to the role of VFX Producer. During this time she contributed to many projects, including Guardians of the Galaxy, Paddington, Wrath of the Titans, Sherlock Holmes, Captain America: The First Avenger, The Golden Compass and a number of the Harry Potter films. Since joining Rising Sun Pictures, Alexandra has also taken on the role of Senior Producer working on Tomb Raider and Captain Marvel

    Gemma Wood - Production Supervisor

    Gemma’s VFX career spans more than 15 years. She joined RSP in 2008 as Production Coordinator and has made the move to Production Manager, and now she serves as Production Supervisor. Prior to her time with RSP, Gemma worked in London at Double Negative and MPC. Her movie credits include Deadline Gallipoli, Seventh Son, X-Men francise, the Wolverine and the Great Gatsby.


    Favourite thing: Sleep Coffee preference: Flat White

    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 The Predator, 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. He has contributed to many projects, including Sherlock Holmes, Iron Man 3, Quantum of Solace and Gravity - for which he won a 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

    Jason Scott - Head of 3D

    Jason joined the RSP team in 2018 and brings over 20 years of industry experience. He has served as both a creative and technical supervisor, and has a varied background in traditional techniques and computer graphics. Previously at Method Studios, he was responsible for overseeing workflow and technology innovations, focusing on global production and efficiencies. In addition, he also worked at Rhythm & Hues Studios, DreamWorks Animation SKG, Comen VFX and Stan Winston Studios. His noteworthy credits include Avengers: Infinity War, Thor: Ragnarok, Doctor Strange, Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Seventh Son, and Oscar-nominated Snow White and the Huntsman, as well as other films, TV shows, music videos, and theme park rides.

    Alex Meddick - Head of Production Technology

    Previously a Commercials Editor, Alex delved into the world of visual effects in 2006, joining RSP as a VFX Editor on Charlotte’s Web, and has continued that role across many RSP projects since then. He has graded several feature films including the critically-acclaimed Red Dog and Rolf de Heer’s Charlie’s Country and standardised RSP VFX colour pipeline to the ACES workflow. Currently Alex manages the Production Technology team who develop the tools to help RSP deliver cutting edge visual effects.


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

    Anto Bond - Head of Model & Animation

    Anto came to RSP with a raft of skills, having earlier worked as a modeller with both Photon VFX and Weta Digital, then building up several years’ experience in cutscene animation for games and long-form animation for TV. He joined our team in 2009 as a senior modeller and is currently Head of Modelling and Animation. Anto has some eighteen years of film, games and TV knowhow under his belt, giving him a strong foundation for managing day-to-day obstacles and getting the best from his teams. Some notable credits include Thor: Ragnarok, Logan, King Kong, X-Men: Apocalypse and Days of Future Past, Peter Rabbit, Game of Thrones and Animation Director on the AFI award-winning TV series The Adventures of Figaro Pho.


    Nik Slotiuk - Head of Effects

    Throughout his career, Nik has been refining his  craft and leadership  skills and brings over thirteen years of industry experience to RSP. Originally from Canada, he has worked at various studios around the world, including Zoic Studios, Sony Pictures Imageworks, ILM, and Image Engine Design. Nik has contributed to many movies and commercials, including Tomb Raider, Peter Rabbit, Animal World, Ghost Busters,  Pacific Rim, Elysium, Twilight: Breaking Dawn, District 9 and Zombieland.

    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 by a position as Layout Department Supervisor at ILM for The Avengers, Transformers 4, Star Trek: Into Darkness and Warcraft. At RSP he has worked on Tomb Raider, Peter Rabbit, Thor:Ragnarok, Logan.


    Jamie MacDougall - Asset Supervisor

    Tim Mackintosh - Head of Creatures

    More than 18 years of technical & supervisory experience across a range of projects, enables Tim to lead the ongoing development of RSP’s creature team. He has work on Thor: Ragnarok, Peter Rabbit, Tomb Raider, Animal World and X-Men:Dark Phoenix. He brings experience from Iloura, Weta Digital, Dr D, And The Lab on projects such as The Hobbit, Mad Max: Fury Road and Iron Man 3. His philosophy has been to unify the animation and creature departments into a single integrated pipeline - ensuring that the creative and technical challenges are solved collaboratively.

    Robin Reyer - Head of Look Development & Lighting

    Robin joined the RSP team in 2018. Throughout his twelve year career, Robin has traveled the world developing his craft. Born in Slovenia and raised in Germany,  he first worked at in the VFX industry as a freelance generalist at Filmakademie's Digital Actors Research Project and Studio Soi in Germany, before moving to London to work on the animated feature Tale of Despereaux as Pipeline TD in 2007. Robin spent the majority of his career at Framestore working in Pipeline on many projects including Avatar, Where the Wild Things Are and Your Highness before moving into look development and lighting for Gravity.
    Since then, he has helped shape workflows and pipeline as a lead for Lighting and Look development, mainly focussing on look development for digital doubles and creatures and sequence lighting for many films including 47 Ronin, Guardians of the Galaxy, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Thor Ragnarok and Pokemon.

    Adam Potter - Head of Frontline Services

    Adam’s background in electronic engineering, combined with his ability and passion for creating award winning 3D art, made transitioning into the world of VFX an easy move. He has been with RSP for over 8 years and is Head of Frontline Services. Adam leads a specialised team that covers frontline support, the render farm, wrangling and data. This includes handling & conforming RSP’s incoming and outgoing data, internally, and between the studios. Adam has worked on numerous feature films throughout his career and was also integral for delivering the DI for ‘Charlie’s Country’. 

    Shane Berry - Head of Infrastructure

    Shane leads the Infrastructure team

    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 20 years in high-level TVC production. Craig joined RSP as VFX Editor in 2014, and makes an integral creative contribution. He served as VFX Editor on The Predator, Tomb Raider, Peter Rabbit, Thor:Ragnarok, Logan and X-Men: Apocalypse. TVC clients include V-Energy (Quicksilver), Sky Broadband (X-Men), Estée Lauder and Nissan.


    Paul Taylor - VFX Editor

    Pauly has been working in Film and TVC post-production for over 16 years. He is an experienced VFX editor, assistant editor and post services lead, who has even dipped his toe into the world of production coordinating. Prior to returning to RSP, Pauly developed his career while at Animal Logic for 8 years where he contributed to high-end TVCs and film projects such as Happy Feet and 300. Since joining RSP he has worked on several projects including Thor:Ragnarok, The Predator, Tomb Raider, Logan, Game of Thrones, The Hunger Games, Prometheus and Gravity. 

    Mark Story - Production Manager

    Mark has a rich background in film production. After graduating from University with Honors in Film Production, he worked as a Videographer on Hamilton Island then worked as a production assistant on the 2nd series of 'My Restaurant Rules'. He joined RSP in 2005 as a VFX editor on 'Charlotte's Web' before moving into the role VFX Coordinator. He left RSP to pursue further career paths, and was the Assistant to the Camera Dept on 'Rain Shadow' and Production Runner on 'McLeod's Daughters' before traveling for a year abroad (Canada, USA, Mexico, Guatemala & Belize). He worked as a freelance artist on numerous projects before returning to RSP with a more broadened knowledge and skill set and worked as VFX coordinator, then moved into the role of Production Manager.

    Turea Blyth - Production Manager

    Ilona Blyth - Production Manager

    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).

    Tony’s experience working with leading filmmakers as a Cinematographer, coupled with a deep understanding of the technology and story telling aspects of film making, are foundations of the visual effects process at RSP. Coupled with over 30 years of business and commercial expertise, Tony leads the management team at RSP to ensure they maintain a focus on exceptional client experience in a rapidly changing global landscape.

    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)

    Maree Friday – Executive Assistant & Head of Admin

    Maree’s extensive experience and knowledge of the business make her a respected and much loved member of the RSP family. She facilitates the proper functioning of the Board, its Directors and the Executive Team, and keeps communication open, helping to make sure that decisions made at this level continue on the path to implementation.

    As Head of Administration, Maree is responsible for the development and continuous improvement of office systems and processes. A lady who wears many hats, she also has a Diploma in Human Resource Management, and an element of her role is HR-focussed.  

    Gareth Eriksson – Chief Financial Officer

    Gareth, who has over 26 years of finance experience, is RSP’s money gatekeeper! Having worked previously at RSP for over 5 years, Gareth took a break from the world of movies to pursue further career objectives. However, he couldn’t stay away for long! He was once again lured back to the life of visual effects, in a world where goal posts are constantly changing, Tombs are being raided, Predators are roaming the earth and elephants are flying!

    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.

    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

    Crystel Newman – Marketing Coordinator

    Crystel’s passion for the film industry, combined with over 10 years of marketing experience, made her the ideal brand custodian for Rising Sun Pictures.

    For an Australian company whose livelihood depends on attracting work from film studios and production companies located half a world away, the business of communication and marketing takes on added significance. Crystel believes that in terms of quality, creativity and efficiency, RSP can compete with any visual effects provider in the world. She has made it her mission to make sure that you believe it too!

    Crystel is in charge of how the brand is perceived in the market, which includes developing RSP’s global marketing strategy and the campaigns that demonstrate RSPs work to clients, artists & the industry. RSP create some amazing, beautiful images, and it’s her role to tell the story of how they were made through the creation of engaging content on RSP’s main communication channels, website, demo reel and social media.

    Ivy Li – Business development china Coordinator

    Ivy Li’s mission is to bring the rich filmmaking cultures of China and Australia together seamlessly. Hailing from China,  she has been working in the Australian film industry for over a decade. 
      
    Ivy is an integral member of the RSP team and is highly experienced in Australian-Chinese co-production. As Business Development China Coordinator, she facilitates a direct and collaborative relationship with our Chinese clients. She has served in various roles on feature films including The Longest Shot [an official Australia-China co-production], Mountains May Depart [official selection for the Palme d’Or at the 68th Cannes Film Festival] and  A Tale of Two Cities [an official Australia-China co-production TV documentary].
     
    In addition to co-production experience, Ivy previously worked at Pixomondo Shanghai on two Hollywood projects:Star Trek: Into Darkness and Oblivion.

    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

    Anna Hodge – Manager Training & Education

    Working in vocational education for over 18 years, Anna has experience in developing, managing and growing educational initiatives in the digital media area to reflect changing and diversifying industry, education and training market.

    Anna’s background has provided her with the knowledge and experience to adapt teaching methodology to accommodate changing funding models. This ensures quality delivery and increased employment outcomes as opportunities continue to grow. This includes a focus on learning beyond the classroom, by providing flexibility and accessibility through online and blended delivery initiatives. This development of foundation courses builds solid creative digital skills for higher level qualifications. The key driver is always ensuring the best possible industry-relevant, student learning experiences.

    With a proven record in securing both training and employment opportunities for students, Anna is focused on building strong and secure partnerships between higher education and industry for the purpose of developing job-ready VFX graduates.

    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 RSP in 2010 for the production of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1. Since then, she has applied her refined artistic touch to many 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.

    In her current role as Head of Production, Alana leads the RSP team to continue to deliver high quality work on time and on budget. Her recent films include The Predator, Tomb Raider, Peter Rabbit, Thor:Ragnarok and Logan.  


    Coffee preference: Vanilla Latte

    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 as Executive Producer.

    Gill has recently delivered The Predator, Tomb Raider, Peter Rabbit and Thor: Ragnarok, 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

    Tom Wood – Creative Director / VFX Supervisor 

    Tom has an extensive career spanning three decades in leadership roles in the visual effects industry. 

    He started his career at Cinesite in the 1990’s, before progressing to Visual Effects Supervisor at MPC on such films as Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets, Sunshine and Kingdom of Heaven. In 2008 Tom went independent to supervise Prince of Persia and Mirror Mirror, before being nominated for Academy® and BAFTA® Awards for Best Visual Effects on Mad Max: Fury Road in 2015.

    At RSP, Tom has led the team as Visual Effects Supervisor to deliver an extensive package of creature, environment and effects work for The Predator and Thor: Ragnarok.


    Coffee preference: Latte

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

    Initially a Senior Compositor, Dennis 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.

    Currently, DJ is VFX Supervisor on Dumbo, X-Men Dark Phoenix and also delivered Peter Rabbit, Thor: Ragnarok, Logan, and the Quicksilver Extraction sequence on X-Men: Apocalypse.

    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

    Malte Sarnes – Visual Effects Supervisor

    A Visual Effects Society award nominee and part of the Emmy Award winning Game of Thrones team, Malte Sarnes joined RSP in 2017 and exemplifies the spirit that drives RSP to deliver great images and collaborative experiences.

    Prior to RSP, Malte spent 6 years at Pixomondo as Visual Effects Supervisor. There he supervised the National Geographic giant screen and interactive Ocean Odyssey encounter, which garnered him a 2018 Visual Effects Society awards nomination; following on from his contribution as Visual Effects Supervisor to the 2012 Emmy award winning Game of Thrones’ Valar Morghulis’.

    Malte recently supervised RSP’s work on Director Han Yan’s Animal World, where he led the creative direction on 80 complex shots over 4 months, and is currently VFX Supervisor on Captain Marvel.


    Coffee preference: Cappuccino

    Julian Hutchens – CG Supervisor

    Julian joined RSP in 2017 and brings over 12 years experience in visual effects, specialising in lighting.
    Julian is an integral member of the RSP team who recently contributed as CG Supervisor to RSP’s work on The Predator and a complex body of work on Tomb Raider.
    Before joining RSP, Julian spent 8 years at Framestore between their London and Montreal offices. While he was there, he served as CG Supervisor on Beauty & the Beast and the Legend of Tarzan, Head of Lighting on Paddington 2, Blade Runner 2049, Arrival, Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2, and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. He was also Lighting Supervisor on Paddington 1.


    Coffee preference: Iced Coffee

    Noah Vice – CG Supervisor

    Noah has an extensive career spanning two decades in various supervisory roles in the VFX industry.  The award-winning digital artist joined RSP in 2015.

    Noah’s passion and success in the VFX industry has taken him around the world working on many blockbusters. His impressive resume includes several awards: a Silver World Medal at the New York Festival and the coveted Gold CLIO.

    Prior to joining the team at RSP, Noah was based in San Francisco and worked for a number of studios including Digital Domain, Evil Eye Pictures and Industrial Light & Magic. Whilst at ILM he was part of the next generation rendering team, helping pioneer their physically based shading and lighting workflows, which were first used on Iron Man 2 and Avatar.

    At RSP he has been integral in developing similar physically based rendering processes, and is continuing to push the photorealistic rendering envelope.


    Carlos Lemus – CG Supervisor

    Nick Pill – Art Director

    Nick Pill is a veteran in the film and animation industry, with over 20 years’ experience.

    After a 14 year career with Walt Disney Animation Studios, he joined RSP  as Art Director in 2005. Nick has been instrumental in providing RSP’s art direction on major projects including Thor Ragnarok, Logan, Gravity, The Wolverine, The Great Gatsby and the Harry Potter Series.

    One of his many achievements was leading the concept and character design on Charlotte’s Web (realising the iconic Charlotte).

    Nick’s responsibilities are diverse and range from character design, environment conceptualising to final refined digital matte paintings, story boarding and look development.


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

    Arwen Munro – VFX producer

    Arwen has been working in the film industry for almost three decades and brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the RSP team. Her career in film began as a freelancer in live action – working in various production roles which took her to New Zealand for The Last Samri and King Kong. At the wrap of King Kong, Weta Digial offered her a new direction in her career – VFX. She worked in various positions at Weta for almost twelve years before joining the RSP team in 2018. Arwen has contributed to Maze Runner 3, War for the Planet of the Apes, Justice League, Deadpool, The BFG, Avatar, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, The Hobbit Trilogy and many more.

    Corinne Teng – VFX Producer

    Corrine has been working in VFX for over twelve years. Working at ILM, she worked her way up, starting as Production Assistant, to Production Coordinator, then Associate Production Manager. She joined RSP in 2016 as a Production Manager, and moved to VFX Producer in 2017. Her credits include Peter Rabbit, Thor: Ragnarok, Logan, X:Men Dark Phoenix, Warcraft, Strange Magic, Pacific Rim and G.I Joe Retaliation. 

    Alexandra daunt watney – Production Supervisor

    Alexandra joined Rising Sun Pictures in 2016 as a production consultant, before moving into the role of Production Supervisor. Her career began fifteen years ago at Framestore London, where she progressed to the role of VFX Producer. During this time she contributed to many projects, including Guardians of the Galaxy, Paddington, Wrath of the Titans, Sherlock Holmes, Captain America: The First Avenger, The Golden Compass and a number of the Harry Potter films. Since joining Rising Sun Pictures, Alexandra has also taken on the role of Senior Producer working on Tomb Raider and Captain Marvel

    Gemma Wood – Production Supervisor

    Gemma’s VFX career spans more than 15 years. She joined RSP in 2008 as Production Coordinator and has made the move to Production Manager, and now she serves as Production Supervisor. Prior to her time with RSP, Gemma worked in London at Double Negative and MPC. Her movie credits include Deadline Gallipoli, Seventh Son, X-Men francise, the Wolverine and the Great Gatsby.


    Favourite thing: Sleep
    Coffee preference: Flat White

    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 The Predator, 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. He has contributed to many projects, including Sherlock Holmes, Iron Man 3, Quantum of Solace and Gravity – for which he won a 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

    Jason Scott – Head of 3D

    Jason joined the RSP team in 2018 and brings over 20 years of industry experience. He has served as both a creative and technical supervisor, and has a varied background in traditional techniques and computer graphics. Previously at Method Studios, he was responsible for overseeing workflow and technology innovations, focusing on global production and efficiencies. In addition, he also worked at Rhythm & Hues Studios, DreamWorks Animation SKG, Comen VFX and Stan Winston Studios. His noteworthy credits include Avengers: Infinity War, Thor: Ragnarok, Doctor Strange, Ant-Man, Captain America: Civil War, Seventh Son, and Oscar-nominated Snow White and the Huntsman, as well as other films, TV shows, music videos, and theme park rides.

    Alex Meddick – Head of Production Technology

    Previously a Commercials Editor, Alex delved into the world of visual effects in 2006, joining RSP as a VFX Editor on Charlotte’s Web, and has continued that role across many RSP projects since then. He has graded several feature films including the critically-acclaimed Red Dog and Rolf de Heer’s Charlie’s Country and standardised RSP VFX colour pipeline to the ACES workflow. Currently Alex manages the Production Technology team who develop the tools to help RSP deliver cutting edge visual effects.


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

    Anto Bond – Head of Model & Animation

    Anto came to RSP with a raft of skills, having earlier worked as a modeller with both Photon VFX and Weta Digital, then building up several years’ experience in cutscene animation for games and long-form animation for TV. He joined our team in 2009 as a senior modeller and is currently Head of Modelling and Animation. Anto has some eighteen years of film, games and TV knowhow under his belt, giving him a strong foundation for managing day-to-day obstacles and getting the best from his teams. Some notable credits include Thor: Ragnarok, Logan, King Kong, X-Men: Apocalypse and Days of Future Past, Peter Rabbit, Game of Thrones and Animation Director on the AFI award-winning TV series The Adventures of Figaro Pho.


    Nik Slotiuk – Head of Effects

    Throughout his career, Nik has been refining his  craft and leadership  skills and brings over thirteen years of industry experience to RSP. Originally from Canada, he has worked at various studios around the world, including Zoic Studios, Sony Pictures Imageworks, ILM, and Image Engine Design. Nik has contributed to many movies and commercials, including Tomb Raider, Peter Rabbit, Animal World, Ghost Busters,  Pacific Rim, Elysium, Twilight: Breaking Dawn, District 9 and Zombieland.

    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 by a position as Layout Department Supervisor at ILM for The Avengers, Transformers 4, Star Trek: Into Darkness and Warcraft. At RSP he has worked on Tomb Raider, Peter Rabbit, Thor:Ragnarok, Logan.


    Jamie MacDougall – Asset Supervisor

    Tim Mackintosh – Head of Creatures

    More than 18 years of technical & supervisory experience across a range of projects, enables Tim to lead the ongoing development of RSP’s creature team. He has work on Thor: Ragnarok, Peter Rabbit, Tomb Raider, Animal World and X-Men:Dark Phoenix. He brings experience from Iloura, Weta Digital, Dr D, And The Lab on projects such as The Hobbit, Mad Max: Fury Road and Iron Man 3. His philosophy has been to unify the animation and creature departments into a single integrated pipeline – ensuring that the creative and technical challenges are solved collaboratively.

    Robin Reyer – Head of Look Development & Lighting

    Robin joined the RSP team in 2018. Throughout his twelve year career, Robin has traveled the world developing his craft. Born in Slovenia and raised in Germany,  he first worked at in the VFX industry as a freelance generalist at Filmakademie’s Digital Actors Research Project and Studio Soi in Germany, before moving to London to work on the animated feature Tale of Despereaux as Pipeline TD in 2007. Robin spent the majority of his career at Framestore working in Pipeline on many projects including Avatar, Where the Wild Things Are and Your Highness before moving into look development and lighting for Gravity.
    Since then, he has helped shape workflows and pipeline as a lead for Lighting and Look development, mainly focussing on look development for digital doubles and creatures and sequence lighting for many films including 47 Ronin, Guardians of the Galaxy, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Thor Ragnarok and Pokemon.

    Adam Potter – Head of Frontline Services

    Adam’s background in electronic engineering, combined with his ability and passion for creating award winning 3D art, made transitioning into the world of VFX an easy move. He has been with RSP for over 8 years and is Head of Frontline Services. Adam leads a specialised team that covers frontline support, the render farm, wrangling and data. This includes handling & conforming RSP’s incoming and outgoing data, internally, and between the studios. Adam has worked on numerous feature films throughout his career and was also integral for delivering the DI for ‘Charlie’s Country’. 

    Shane Berry – Head of Infrastructure

    Shane leads the Infrastructure team

    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 20 years in high-level TVC production. Craig joined RSP as VFX Editor in 2014, and makes an integral creative contribution. He served as VFX Editor on The Predator, Tomb Raider, Peter Rabbit, Thor:Ragnarok, Logan and X-Men: Apocalypse. TVC clients include V-Energy (Quicksilver), Sky Broadband (X-Men), Estée Lauder and Nissan.


    Paul Taylor – VFX Editor

    Pauly has been working in Film and TVC post-production for over 16 years. He is an experienced VFX editor, assistant editor and post services lead, who has even dipped his toe into the world of production coordinating. Prior to returning to RSP, Pauly developed his career while at Animal Logic for 8 years where he contributed to high-end TVCs and film projects such as Happy Feet and 300. Since joining RSP he has worked on several projects including Thor:Ragnarok, The Predator, Tomb Raider, Logan, Game of Thrones, The Hunger Games, Prometheus and Gravity. 

    Mark Story – Production Manager

    Mark has a rich background in film production. After graduating from University with Honors in Film Production, he worked as a Videographer on Hamilton Island then worked as a production assistant on the 2nd series of ‘My Restaurant Rules’. He joined RSP in 2005 as a VFX editor on ‘Charlotte’s Web’ before moving into the role VFX Coordinator. He left RSP to pursue further career paths, and was the Assistant to the Camera Dept on ‘Rain Shadow’ and Production Runner on ‘McLeod’s Daughters’ before traveling for a year abroad (Canada, USA, Mexico, Guatemala & Belize). He worked as a freelance artist on numerous projects before returning to RSP with a more broadened knowledge and skill set and worked as VFX coordinator, then moved into the role of Production Manager.

    Turea Blyth – Production Manager

    Ilona Blyth – Production Manager


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