UNIT Studios has hired Mark Harris as VFX Supervisor.
Harris joins after spending three and a half years at Glassworks London where he was Lead Nuke / VFX Supervisor. Before that he spent five years at Kojo Australia where he was VFX Supervisor and Senior Nuke Compositor working across the Australian and UK markets across advertising, tv and film projects.
His most recent longform creative highlights include working on the Netflix double Emmy award winning Black Mirror, seasons 3 / 4 / 5. He was the Sequence Lead working closely with another UNIT TV & Film recent hire Duncan Cook.
The Black Mirror ‘Bandersnatch’ interactive episode saw him take on the role of Sequence Lead alongside Producer Duncan Cook and Director David Slade. He also teamed up with Cook again on Black Mirror ‘Black Museum’ as VFX Supervisor working with Director Colm McCarthy and Writer Charlie Brooker.
A few of his many film highlights include: ‘The Kid Who Would Be King’ Directed by Joe Cornish, ‘The Babadook’ Directed by Jennifer Kent and ‘Wolf Creek 2’ Directed by Greg McLean – across which he was Compositing and CG Leads respectively.
His commercial credits include commercials for Heineken ‘Formula E’ working with Director Erik Van Wyk and ‘Cheesestrings’ by Director Greg Barth.
He also worked on the Music Videos for Billie Eilish’s ‘Hostage’ by Director Henry Schofield and Young Fathers ‘Toy’ Directed by Salomon Ligthelm.
Alongside all his film and commercials VFX work, he runs FILM.ART which is his own film-inspired art site and is also part of the collective known as Mr Benn which is a film and tv-centric pool of creatives showing their ‘other’ art.
On moving to UNIT Mark comments: ‘Joining UNIT in their new home on Berners Mews and with so many talented new hires feels like the beginning of a new chapter which i can’t wait to be a part of. The studio is evolving its offering across all areas of commercials, TV & film and innovation projects. Such a creatively diverse environment means I can develop both my creative and technical skills, whilst working on exciting and challenging projects alongside a number of inspiring and passionate people”.
Amanda Luckwell, Partner of UNIT adds: ‘What a proud moment it is for us to welcome Mark to our growing creative family. His breadth of experience and reputation speaks for itself. Attracting such talent is a sign of where UNIT is at and where we are heading with our clients. We look forward to the impact Mark will make across all areas of the business and know Mark will help us elevate our reputation for producing consistently high quality work in both creative and technical respects across advertising, music, gaming, film and TV’.