Axis Studios has appointed David Townsend as Head of Business Development to spearhead the company’s expansion plans in Animation, VFX and IP development across its London, Glasgow and Bristol studios. For IP Development, Townsend will work alongside Stephen Donnelly, Creative Head of Development.


Townsend founded and grew ‘Flying Goat’, his own company, before selling it to take a range of creative leadership roles in the visual media industry, including IP Development at Huhu Studios in New Zealand. He ialso developed and lead produced the $25M CG feature ‘Mosley’ – the first ever co-production between New Zealand and China. Townsend also previously worked for Brown Bag Films, overseeing animation projects for Nickelodeon.

Richard Scott, Axis Studios CEO says, “I am delighted that David is joining the Axis family. His unstoppable positivity and unflinching dedication will be invaluable to our growth in Animation and VFX, as well as in nurturing our own original IP’s”. 


Townsend comments, “I’m really looking forward to working with the team at Axis. They have continuously created ground-breaking work over the past twenty years, and I want to ensure this continues as we develop the next chapter of inspiring projects. We are in the perfect position to take advantage of our impressive history of CGI into animated features, as well as pushing boundaries in technology to further develop ground-breaking real time and virtual production projects for our clients”.


Staff Reporter

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