Absolute Post has made a new hiring for its Flame department with Milo Paterson joining the team.

Paterson first started his VFX career at The Mill as a runner, where he spent nine years learning his craft before a short stint at UNIT.

During his time at The Mill, he worked on a number of large-scale VFX projects including the 2017 Christmas campaigns for both John Lewis (“Moz”, directed by Michel Gondry) and Waitrose (“Coming Home”, directed by Sam Brown).

In 2018, he won a British Arrow Gold Craft award for the VFX on Virgin Media “Delivering Awesome”, also directed by Sam Brown as well as having received two VES award nominations.

Paterson said: “Due to Lockdown, I’ve obviously joined at a pretty unusual time but I’m still incredibly excited, nonetheless. As I already know quite a few of the team at Absolute and I’ve heard nothing but good things about the people and working environment, so I’m really looking forward to being part of the Absolute family.”

Head of 2D, Phil Oldham, said: “it’s fantastic to welcome Milo; he is such a great addition to Absolute. Milo’s impressive body of work invokes a sense of wonderment whilst being firmly grounded in reality. I’m excited for our clients, with whom he will no doubt produce some incredible work.”

Jon Creamer