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Ross Burgess


Ross Burgess
Head of Animation, MPC Episodic

With 20 years of experience at the forefront of Film, Episodic and Immersive production, Ross is currently Head of Animation for MPC Episodic. 
 
Throughout a fantastic career with ILM, Dreamworks Animation, MPC and Framestore, Ross has overseen a wealth of different creatures and characters from some of Hollywood’s biggest releases in a job that has taken him all over the world. With a love for all things animated, Ross has divided his time between VFX and Feature Animation working on everything from ‘Harry Potter’ to ‘Madagascar’. After 6 years in San Francisco, Ross returned to settle in the UK. 

Ross became a key member of the Academy and Bafta Award winning animation team for 'The Jungle Book' at MPC to add to the previous Academy Award win for 'The Golden Compass' at Framestore in 2008. Having expressed a desire to innovate new technology and media, Ross was given the unique opportunity at Framestore to build his first animation department from scratch, focussing purely on Episodic, Advertising and Immersive media. It was during this time that Ross was nominated for two personal VES awards for his animation direction on Framestore’s very first fully animated theme park experience, ‘Pearl Quest’ and more recently for his Animation Supervision on the hyper-realistic stag for 'The Crown'.

Filmography:

  • Animation Supervisor, 'Jingle Jangle', Framestore (Netflix Film) 

  • Animation Supervisor, 'The Crown', Framestore (Netflix TV) 

  • Animation Supervisor, 'Alien Worlds', Framestore (Netflix TV) 

  • Animation Supervisor, 'His Dark Materials', Framestore (BBC / HBO) 

  • Animation Director, 'Pearl Quest', Framestore (Theme Park Ride) 

  • Animation Lead, 'Beauty and the Beast', Framestore 

  • Animation Lead, 'The Jungle Book', MPC 

  • Character Animator, 'Peabody and Sherman', Dreamworks Animation 

  • Character Animator, 'Madagascar 3', Dreamworks Animation 

  • Character Animator, 'Megamind', Dreamworks Animation 

  • Animator, 'Transformers 2', ILM 

  • Animator, 'Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix', Framestore 

  • Animator, 'The Dark Knight', Framestore 

  • Animator, 'The Golden Compass', Framestore 

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Rob Coleman
Head of Animation Animal Logic

Rob is a two-time Oscar nominee for his animation work on Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace and Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones and has been nominated for two BAFTA Awards for his work on Men in Black and Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.

Prior to Animal Logic, Coleman spent 14 years at Industrial Light & Magic and Lucasfilm Animation, working closely with George Lucas. He was chosen as one of the most creative people in the entertainment industry when he was added to Entertainment Weekly's 'It List' in 2002 as their 'It CG-Creature Crafter' for his work on digital Yoda. Most recently Rob was the Animation Director of 'Peter Rabbit'. He was Head of Animation on The LEGO® Movie, LEGO® Batman and Ninjago.

Cyrille Bonjean Mikros

Cyrille Bonjean
VFX Supervisor – Mikros Image

Cyrille Bonjean has over 20 years of experience in the visual effects industry.

During the first eight years of his career, Cyrille gained extensive technical and artistic know-how as a compositor and compositing supervisor. He contributed to around 30 projects including ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2’, ‘Underworld 3: Rise of the Lycans’, ‘Asterix & Obelix: God Save Britannia’, ‘The Raffle’, ‘Hitman’ and ‘Transporter 3’.  His involvement in these French and international productions has also allowed him to develop wide experience in shoot supervision and to be a real technical and artistic support on set.

In 2012, Cyrille joined the Mikros Image group as a compositing supervisor and in 2013 became VFX supervisor. Over the next years, he supervised the production of visual effects for feature films including ‘La Vie d’Adèle’ (Blue is the Warmest Colour), earning a Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013 and winner of more than 80 awards, ‘As Boas Maneiras’ (Good Maners), nominated for best visual effects at the Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro in 2019 and which received more than 30 awards, ‘Divines’ which won the César for Best First Film in 2017 and selected at the Directors' Fortnight in 2016, ‘Muere, monstruo, muere’ (Die, Monster, Die) selected at the Un Certain Regard festival in 2018, ‘Tlamess’ nominated at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival and ‘Los Versos del Olvido’ (The Verses of Oblivion), which won the FIPRESCI and Interfilm awards at the Venice Film Festival in 2017.

Cyrille has also worked on several series including ‘Panthers’ and is a privileged collaborator of French comedy directors Philippe Lacheau and Tarek Boudali. He notably worked with them on ‘Nicky Larson et Le Parfum de Cupidon’ (City Hunter) and ‘30 Jours Max’ which achieved a record 500,000 admissions in its first week of release in 2020.

In parallel to his compositing and VFX supervision activities, Cyrille has developed a particular interest in stereography. Over the years, he has become a referent and advisor on many stereography projects at the Mikros Image group, which led him to work on the feature animation ‘Asterix - The Mansions of the Gods’ made in the Mikros Animation studio in Paris.

With his rich experience and background in the audiovisual industry, Cyrille Bonjean puts his multiple skills at the service of a wide variety of projects - from comedies to thrillers, for both French and international productions

Hugues Namur
VFX Supervisor – Mikros Image

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In his 25-year career, Hugues Namur has acquired extensive experience in graphic arts, production and visual effects. Since 2005, he has been working on feature films for some of the most recognised French and European directors as a VFX supervisor at Mikros Image.

Hugues has always had a great interest in CGI, but at the beginning of his career in the 1990s, there were very few opportunities to access the required software and equipment. As such, he started working as a matte painter for commercials and then trained in Maya as soon as the software was released. Afterwards, Hugues continued to develop his knowledge of CG and his mastery of the software.

In 2001, Hugues started to collaborate on Mikros Image group’s first feature films as a freelance supervisor, including ‘Amen’ by Costa Gavras, and ‘Le Boulet’ by Alain Berbérian. He joined the permanent VFX supervision team in 2005. Thanks to his solid experience in the craft of 3D environments and characters, Hugues has put his talent at the service of photoreal projects such as Jacques Perrin's wildlife documentary ‘Ocean’ in 2010, as well as projects based on the creation of dreamlike universes such as Michel Hazanavicius' ‘The Lost Prince’ (Le Prince Oublié) in 2020.

Hugues has supervised over 70 feature films such as Fréderic Forestier's ‘Asterix at the Olympic Games’, Roshdy Zem's ‘Chocolat’, which won the César for best set design in 2017, Emmanuel Finkiel's ‘Memoir of War’ (La Douleur) which was nominated for the César for best set design in 2019, Ari Folman's ‘The Congress’ (Le Congrès) which won the European Cinema Award for Best Animated Film in 2013 among others, Paul Verhoeven's ‘Elle’ which won two César awards including Best French Film of the Year in 2017, or Alain Chabat's ‘Santa et Cie’ in 2017 and Alice Winocour's ‘Proxima’ in 2019.

Matt Dye
Creative Director
RUCKUS STUDIO

 Matt Dye AEAF Awards Judge

Matt is a highly awarded VFX Artist and Animator. With a career spanning
more than 15 years, his experience reaches across commercials, immersive
content, film and television. Matt is Co-Creative Director at RUCKUS Studio,
his creative foundations have been built upon the old school principals of
animation, while leveraging leading-edge technology to create world-class
CG content.

Matt is a highly respected member of Brisbane's advertising, film and
television community and is a former President of the Brisbane Advertising and Design Club (BADC) and in 2009 he was also voted BADC person of the year, for his extraordinary contribution to the local industry. Building upon strong foundations as a 3D generalist, Matt has grown to become a specialist in character and creature animation. He has amassed a reputation for his ability to bring realistic or comical movements to any object, and has worked with some of the world's most recognisable brands, including, Subaru, The Commonwealth Games Mascot Borobi, Sony, Kellogg’s and Virgin Australia. As well as someof Australia’s most successful Feature Films and Television Series.

Katie Makin

Katie Mackin
Founder and Managing Director Unlisted Melbourne

Katie's production career spans the globe, and more than a decade. Beginning in Melbourne in 2002, Katie has hung her hat at some of the world’s top animation and VFX houses, both in Australia and in London. Having graced the Passion home office for almost ten years, she’s led major projects for brands like Audi, Adidas, Burberry and Coca-Cola and worked closely with agencies including VCCP Sydney, Wieden+Kennedy London, Goodby, Silverstein & Partners San Francisco, BBDO New York, BBH London and Mother London.

Returning to her homeland in 2015 to open the Antipodean chapter of Passion Pictures, Katie branched out in 2018 with her own production company, Unlisted – which has solidified itself as the home of the world’s most foremost animation talent in the Asia Pacific region.

Rob Delicata

Rob Delicata

VFX Supervisor / Producer, Freelance

With over 25 years experience in a variety of roles producing both film, TV, digital content and VFX, Rob has a vast amount of knowledge, experience and contacts. He has worked on numerous advertising campaigns globally as well as a significant number of feature films and TV series. He was also co-founder and director of The VFX Co, and so is well versed in all aspects of visual effects, digital content and running a successful business.

Since leaving the VFX Co in 2016, Rob's career has developed further into producing and supervising Visual Effects for the increased demand in episodic TV. He has worked on a number of projects working with a variety of studios including HBO, Sky and Warner Horizons, as well as a number of UK based visual effects houses including MPC, DNEG, Framestore, BlueBolt and Freefolk, to name but a few.

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Bodie Clare

Bodie Clare

VFX Supervisor, One of Us

Bodie joined the One of Us family of supervisors after completing prep, shoot and post for Christopher Nolan's TENET. Previously he was in-house for George Miller on Mad Max and both Happy Feet and Happy Feet Two. He is comfortable across all types of filmmaking, from live action to feature animation. With years of on-set experience, Bodie communicates well with Directors, crew and client-side departments, always in search of the best use of VFX. He is both creatively and technically strong, and culturally well referenced.

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Graham Pryor

Graham Pryor, Executive Producer Unlisted Melbourne

London-born and bred, Unlisted EP Graham Pryor worked his way up the ranks of the UK’s post-production bellwethers (including VTR and Glassworks) before joining The Mill as EP of the character animation team. Heading down-under in 2018, Graham joined Passion Pictures Melbourne in a senior management capacity and now occupies an EP role at Unlisted, helping the company’s continued expansion in Australia and the APAC region, with an eye on championing the area’s emerging talent.

 

David Colin, Founder and Creative Director Luce Creative

Colin completed his formal education in his native Paris, leading to a degree in Cinema, Copywriting and Advertising and paving the way for a career within the film and advertising industries.

Initially an editor for television and commercials, he later began working as a director and creative director of animation and live action films for internationally recognised production companies such as Stink Shanghai, Markenfilm Germany, Carnibird Paris and Havas Paris. His work has earned him multiple awards including Cannes Young Director Award, Adfest New Director of the Year and the A-List Award

He most recently worked as creative director for one of the world's best known animation companies, Passion Pictures Melbourne.

In 2016, Colin established Luce Creative in Melbourne, recognising an opportunity to unite Eastern and Western cultures by connecting commissioners and investors with concept creators. Working with a stable of top international talents, he brings animated TV series and long form concepts directly to the buyers.

Currently in production on the first series of 'The Adventures of Little Penguin’, Colin is now well immersed into the series and feature film markets. In 2019, he opened the doors of his newest venture, Luce Creative Shanghai, and has established a wide client base of streaming platforms, broadcasters and film production companies in China and around the world.

Grant Lovering and Lincoln Wogan
Resin

Resin was established in 2006 by Grant Lovering and Lincoln Wogan. The studio has collaborated with the world's leading agencies and production companies helping produce work for brands including Disney XD, Electronic Arts, Braun, Lennox, Mitsubishi, Bridgestone, Michellin, Yalumba, Jacob's Creek, News Limited, SA Tourism, SA Lotteries, Great Southern Rail, Motor Accident Commission and People's Choice Credit Union. We have worked on a number of feature films including Where the Wild Things Are, Rogue, Forbidden Lies and over 130 VFX shots for the Australian film, Red Dog.

Adriene Hurst
Editor, Digital Media World

Sean Young
AEAF Festival Director

Publisher, Digital Media World