UNIT Film & TV has hired DNEG’s Anthony Chadwick to oversee Lighting and LookDev.
He joins alongside UNIT’s other recent hire, Adam Dewhirst, who has joined as Head of Creatures & Characters.
Chadwick has over 15 years of experience as a 3D artist. He first broke into the VFX industry working at Framestore and his first credit was on the iconic Clash of the Titans remake. He was was heavily involved in the early stages of R&D for the Oscar winning Gravity.
After joining DNEG as a Lighting TD, his first project was Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2. He then went onto lead Lighting sequences on Total Recall and Fast & Furious 6 before becoming 3D Sequence Supervisor on Godzilla. In the following 3 years he undertook more hero LookDev work, including work on AntMan, James Bond: Spectre, Black Panther and Star Trek Beyond.
For the last three years he has been one of DNEG’s Global LookDev and Build Lead / Supervisors.
His film credits include: Black Panther, Wonder Woman, StarTrek Beyond, Antman, Avengers Endgame, Venom, James Bond Spectre, Pacific Rim Uprising, Fast & Furious – Hobbs & Shaw, Godzilla, Total Recall, The Kid Who Would Be King, Exodus Gods & Kings, John Carter, and Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows Part 2 amongst others.
Anthony Chadwick comments: ‘As soon as I met UNIT Founder Adam and MD of Film & TV Michael, I knew UNIT was a special place. It had a very strong sense of family and of nurturing excellence. The prospect of further building from UNITs very successful commercials business and helping to grow the film and television division from the ground up was a unique opportunity I just couldn’t resist. UNIT has already proven their ambition via the quality of talent they have hired. Joining UNIT to head up Lighting and LookDev is such a fantastic opportunity to meld my passions together: Lighting, LookDev and now Surfacing, I believe strongly these disciplines need to work in harmony together and shouldn’t be separated like they are in other companies. Without any major legacies to get in the way, we have a chance to embrace new technologies and methodologies from the getgo and create a very nimble, efficient core offering. Combining this with Michael’s leadership, his unbelievable experience, accomplishments and passion, this isn’t going to be any old VFX company. I’m so excited to see where we go!’
MD of UNIT Film & TV Michael Elson says: ‘When I first spoke to Anthony, I knew immediately he was the right fit for us. His experience is second to none and his technical and creative abilities are clearly evident but it was when we talked about what a VFX company might look like in the 2020’s that I knew it was on. I genuinely can’t wait to get working with Anthony and providing him and Adam [Dewhirst] the space to carve out new working methodologies and to explore how we can continually adapt in a rapidly changing content marketplace. I’m banking on it being a lot of fun!’
UNIT Founder Adam Luckwell adds: ‘I couldn’t be any more excited about Anthony joining our growing UNIT family. Anthony’s reel is absolutely killer – it really blew me and Michael away with all the big blockbuster feature creds and such complex VFX work. His immense talent across lighting, environments and look development will further elevate our artist offering – alongside Adam Dewhirst who has recently come on board to head up our Creatures & Characters. The team are already busy working on some very exciting TV series and feature projects so I look forward to showing everyone what we’ve been up to.’