Lexhag VFX has hired Tom Lewis as its Managing Director.

Lewis joins Lexhag from entertainment marketing agency Create Advertising that counts Disney, Universal and Netflix among its Film, TV, and games clients. Lewis opened the UK arm of the US-based company in 2009, growing the London office to a team of 30 people.

“I’ve considered Lexhag a creative partner for over ten years. I’ve always been impressed by the willingness to bring creative ideas to a project, and drive to produce the best work. Their collaborative ethos and ability to combine traditional filmmaking techniques with cutting-edge technology is central to delivering the best narrative-driven content”, explained Lewis. “I’m looking forward to building on the successes of recent years, and to helping a broad mix of clients benefit from the full range of creative tools available, including technological advancements like Virtual Production.”

Lewis’ hire marks a move to a more formal senior management structure for the independent visual effects studio.

“Our clients love the boutique experience they get from working with us. But, as we’re faced with bigger opportunities, the reality is that we need to align more closely with our client’s organisational structures”, explained Lexhag founder and VFX Supervisor Alexis Haggar. “Tom has the passion and credentials to lead our growth as a modern story-first VFX studio”.

Lexhag is best known for its work on BBCs Poldark and, more recently, ITV’s The Long Call. The team at Lexhag have also been using Virtual Production techniques for Vice’s TV documentary series, While the Rest of Us die, set to air later this year.

Jon Creamer

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