Outpost VFX has bolstered its UK team with the appointment of Kate Warburton as Executive Producer ahead of the opening of its London facility.

Based out of Outpost VFX’s London facility, which is set to open in the first half of 2022, Warburton will work alongside UK Head of Studio, Rachel Matchett. The London studio, alongside Outpost’s recent expansion into India, will increase the company’s global artist capacity to over 700 within the next year.

Warburton said: “For me, the excitement of my role is always the chance to lead creative, dynamic teams of people, and Outpost is no exception. In the short time I’ve been here, I’ve been able to see just how talented and dedicated the team is, and I’m really keen to drive that further with our expansion into London.

“I’m looking forward to connecting with production companies and client-side supervisors and producers over the coming weeks to discuss our remaining global capacity for 2022 and into 2023.”

Best known for her work on major film and episodic productions including Aladdin (Disney), Paddington 2 (Warner Bros) and The Crown (Netflix), Warburton most recently marshalled visual effects for Channel 4’s It’s a Sin, as Executive Producer.

Matchett said: “I have worked with Kate previously and I am thrilled this adventure will continue. Her ambition matches that of Outpost’s, and her passion for VFX will bond brilliantly with the team here.

“Already we have seen Kate forge positive relationships with our existing clients while supporting our UK studios in delivering high-end VFX.”

Outpost, which alongside its UK and Indian facilities operates studios in Montreal and Los Angeles, has recently delivered visual effects for The Wheel of Time, Foundation and Star Trek: Discovery. Its UK facilities are currently in production on projects including The Offer and The Man Who Fell to Earth.

Jon Creamer

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