Coffee & TV has appointed Executive VFX Producer Clare Cheetham and Executive VFX Supervisor Jonathan Cheetham to lead its Film & TV visual effects department.
The hires follow the opening of Coffee & TV’s new Farringdon studio.
The pair will help strengthen Coffee & TV’s push into film and Tv work following its recent VFX on Academy Award-nominated feature Tár, Matthew Vaughn’s upcoming features and the BBC’s Peaky Blinders.
Emmy award-winning VFX Producer Clare Cheetham (Chernobyl, The Martian, Altered Carbon, This is England) whose career spans over two decades, will spearhead Coffee & TV’s Film & TV division. She has previously held senior roles at Double Negative and Framestore, and will “play a key role in managing the department’s continued growth and talent development.”
Jonathan Cheetham has overseen many high-end projects, with TV credits including Stranger Things S4, The Book of Boba Fett, Watchmen, Gangs of London and feature film credits including Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Matilda the Musical and Avengers: Age of Ultron and Guardians of the Galaxy.
Clare Cheetham, Executive VFX Producer at Coffee & TV said: “I have admired the ethos of Coffee & TV for many years. I am really excited by this opportunity; Coffee & TV is such a refreshing place to be. It is lovely to be around people who are so passionate about the work they do and approach everything with such enthusiasm. It is very easy to see why Coffee & TV have twice won the ‘Best Place to Work in TV’ award. This truly is a company that puts people at the forefront of the business. It is so great to know that artists are supported and nurtured which is clearly reflected in the client experience and quality of work produced.”
Jonathan Cheetham says, “I am looking forward to working together again, especially in this fantastic environment, combining our broad industry experience with Coffee & TV’s outstanding creative and technical foundations. We cannot wait to work with the hugely talented team and build upon this in our upcoming shows. The amazing slate of projects so far is just the beginning of establishing this department as a major player in the industry.”
MD, Leonie Moreton says “Clare and Jonathan joining us demonstrates our commitment to being the very best in the industry, by hiring the very best in the industry. They are not just exceptional professionals, they are exceptional human beings as well and I know they will thrive in Coffee & TV’s wonderful culture of support and creativity”.
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