Creative studio Untold has appointed Christopher Gray as executive director to oversee all film and episodic VFX, Peter Jopling as executive VFX supervisor and executive producer Jenny Basen.

Untold Studios works across advertising, music and film & TV. The studio develops original programming, produces music and advertising content as well as its VFX team.

The studio slate includes The Crown, The Sandman, The Woman King, Ted Lasso, Dr Who and the forthcoming Ben Caron directed Sharper for A24 / Apple TV+.

Christopher Gray joins from executive roles at MPC and Framestore, working across titles including HBO’s House of The Dragon and Watchmen, Prehistoric Planet and See for Apple TV+, Wheel of Time and The Boys for Amazon Studios and Black Mirror for Netflix.

Peter Jopling joins as executive VFX supervisor and creative partner to Grey. He previously worked at MPC, DNEG, Framestore, WETA and Mill Film. He has worked on Kick Ass, Scott Pilgrim vs The World, Batman Begins, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, The Golden Compass and The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.

Executive producer Jenny Basen also joins the team, bringing over 20 years of experience working with studios including Disney, Marvel, Sony, Universal, 20th Century and Warner Bros, working on titles such as Avengers: End Game, Bohemian Rhapsody, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Dunkirk, Interstellar and Happy Feet 2.

Ceo Darren O’Kelly says, “Untold is about brilliant people, doing brilliant creative work for the best clients in the market, Chris, Pete and Jenny represent the very best talent in the market and are a statement of our intent to grow our world-class team.”

Executive director Christopher Gray explains, “Untold Studios is a creative studio like no other, where creativity, originality and innovation collide with exceptional results. I’m thrilled to be joining their exceptional team, to lead an expanding offering across Film & Episodic VFX; a place where filmmakers and showrunners can experience a new level of avant-garde engagement, all in service of culture-defining storytelling.”

Photo credit: Charlie Sarsfield



Pippa Considine

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