Nexus Studios has bolstered its real-time animation capabilities with the hire of Kim Adams as Director of Real-time Production.
Prior to joining Nexus Studios, Adams has held leadership posts at Facebook’s Oculus Story Studio where she worked on the Emmy-Award-winning narrative VR project, Wolves in the Walls and as producer at Google’s Spotlight Stories where she produced the pioneering VR projects Rain or Shine with Nexus Studios and Special Delivery with Aardman Animations. Adams was also a ﬁlm producer at Pixar where she produced a multitude of short ﬁlms including content for the beloved Toy Story and Cars franchises. More recently she co-founded the social VR startup, Adventure Lab. Adams is a member of The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, The Television Academy, The Producers Guild of America, and Women in Animation.
At Nexus, she will be working closely with long-standing partners such as Epic Games, Unreal Engine, Google, Facebook, Netﬂix, Amazon Studios, Disney and Niantic.
This is one of a series of new roles for the Interactive Arts team, now led by Head of Immersive, Pablo Colapinto, who will oversee the studio’s increasing output across the entire XR (Extended Reality) spectrum. Adams will also be working closely with Executive Producer Sarah Arruda to strengthen existing relationships and create new partnerships with commissioners on an international scale. Supporting further expansion of the Interactive Arts team is Colin Davis in the role of Executive Producer & Head of Digital Production who, alongside Executive Producer Julia Parﬁtt, will lead a team of specialist producers and creatives as they continue to deliver creative content for XR and ﬁlm.
Nexus Studios Founder and Executive Creative Director Christopher O’Reilly explains, “Real-time animation is behind Nexus’s immersive work but also increasingly our animated ﬁlms too. We think it will profoundly change the industry and Kim will bring key leadership to this exciting focus of the company. She has been at the heart of work that is technically groundbreaking but never loses sight of the mission to make stories and experiences that move people. We’ve been lucky to collaborate with Kim before so we know we share the same passions and values. We couldn’t be happier that she has joined the Nexus Studios team.”
Kim Adams, Director of Real-time Production, explains, “I couldn’t be happier to join this world-class team at such an exciting time for Nexus Studios and the industry; as art, story, and technology increasingly merge together in new ways. I’ve known and worked with Nexus Studios throughout the years, and have been continually blown away by their beautiful and innovative work. It’s rare to ﬁnd a studio with equal parts artistry, cutting edge tech, and heart and soul, and I look forward to digging into the dynamic creative opportunities ahead.”
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