The VFX & Post Talent Agency has added six new VFX Supervisors.

The new additions are: VFX Supervisors Simon Giles (Dangerous Liaisons / Playground Entertainment), Taylor Tulip Close (The Pentaverate / Netflix), Sean Stranks (Famous Last Words / Miramax), Kev Cahill (Apartment 7A / Paramount), Neil Riley (Kaos / Sister Pictures) and Jean-Louis Autret (Around the World in 80 Days / BBC).

BAFTA-winning VFX Supervisor, Simon Giles, has worked both in-house and production side across film and HETV. Starting his career working as a Graphic Designer at the BBC he then went on to spend 7 years in-house at Sky honing and developing his skills. He has worked as a VFX Supervisor, VFX Producer and was also the founder of the VFX facility Hypnosis VFX.

Spending the last 15+ years working as a Lead Data Wrangler and On-Set Supervisor, Taylor Tulip Close then stepped into the role as VFX Supervisor.  Starting his career as a Stills Photographer on the Harry Potter franchise, he transitioned into the role of Data Wrangler.  Taylor stepped up to the role of Overall VFX Supervisor on the Mike Myers series, The Pentaverate for Netflix.

Sean Stranks has worked predominantly as an On-Set VFX Supervisor or an In-House VFX Supervisor. He spent 10 years as an In-House VFX Supervisor at DNEG (London). Most recently he was the On-Set VFX Supervisor on seasons 1 & 2 of the HBO sci-fi series Raised By Wolves, as well as supervising Cinesite’s work on the Netflix series Dark and Showtime’s Halo.

Kev Cahill recently won The Irish Film & TV Award for ‘Best VFX’ for his efforts on The Green Knight (A24). Starting his VFX career as a Data Wrangler he has earned his stripes supporting and working with world class VFX talent on an extensive range of film and HETV.

Starting his career in commercials and pop promos, Neil Riley learnt his trade working with some of the world’s leading Directors and Artists. With a flair for character animation both in the 2D and 3D he went on to supervise several Gorillaz music videos and award-winning commercials. The Producers on the Black Mirror (Zeppotron) series made him the VFX Supervisor on 3 of their productions.

Starting in the industry 15 years ago as an Assistant Cameraman, Jean-Louis Autret’s interest in visual effects starts when he was working as Focus Puller on films, TV and short form content. Jean-Louis joined the Paris based VFX facility MacGuff as a 2D Artist, and within a few years took on the role as VFX Supervisor. Jean-Louis made the break production side on the TV series ‘Around the World in 80 Days’.

Jon Creamer

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