Framestore has hired Ryan Tudhope as Creative Director and VFX Supervisor for its film and episodic team.

Tudhope worked as production-side VFX Supervisor on Top Gun: Maverick. Other recent projects include Spiderhead, again working as production-side VFX supervisor alongside director Joseph Kosinski and The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power for Amazon Studios.

He was the co-founder and CEO of VFX studio Atomic Fiction, where he led the studio’s growth to over 350 employees in LA and Montreal. Here he oversaw projects such as Ad Astra, Deadpool, Blade Runner: 2049, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Ghost in the Shell, Game of Thrones, Star Trek Beyond and Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, which earned him an Emmy nomination.

Fiona Walkinshaw, Framestore’s Chief Executive Officer, Film & Episodic, said: “Anyone – and I think that must mean everyone by this point – who’s seen Top Gun: Maverick knows just how thrilling a cinematic spectacle it is. The forensic attention to detail and absolutely seamless ‘invisible’ FX work played a huge part in this, and they speak to both Ryan’s creative and technical skill and how he led the Method Studios team from pitch to final pixel. We’re delighted to have him join our growing global team, and we can’t wait to be able to talk about his next project.”

Ryan Tudhope, Creative Director and VFX Supervisor, said: “Having recently been on a whistlestop tour of Framestore’s London, Montreal and LA studios I’m even more pleased to be joining the team. Framestore is a collaborative, collegiate studio with a focus on learning, development and pushing the creative and technical envelope – exactly the kind of working environment I sought to foster with Atomic Fiction. Whether I was talking to artists, producers or members of the R&D team I encountered a passion for storytelling and innovation, and I couldn’t be happier to be part of such an open and inclusive company.

Framestore’s slate of recent and upcoming film and episodic projects includes Top Gun: Maverick, The Lord Of The Rings: The Rings of Power, Thor: Love and Thunder, The Little Mermaid, Moon Knight, Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness, 1899, Beast, Slumberland, His Dark Materials s3, Ms. Marvel, The School For Good and Evil, Outer Range, Foundation s2, The Wheel of Time s2, Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile, Peter Pan and Wendy, The Sandman and Paddington in Peru.

Jon Creamer

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