DNEG Bryan Godwin with Blue

Global VFX house DNEG has expanded it office in Los Angeles with the appointment of executive visual effects supervisor Bryan Godwin. The former founder and CEO of Shade VFX, Bryan has an impressive credit list of over a hundred shows to his name, including recent productions such as the newly released Charlie Kaufman film ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’, blockbuster ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ and the award-winning ‘Joker’.

In his new role of Executive VFX Supervisor for DNEG, Bryan will play a leading part in business development and client outreach in North America, as well as working with the studio’s global creative team to provide guidance, oversight and support on the development of current and upcoming projects.

Bryan is also working closely with DNEG’s Virtual Production team, which has delivered services for productions such as Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’ and Kenneth Branagh’s ‘Death on the Nile’, and is in high demand to help content creators for both film and episodic projects overcome the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on production.

Bryan said, “I’m very excited for this new chapter. DNEG’s global creative teams and technology infrastructure are among the best in the world, and this is a really exciting time for the industry as visual effects becomes an ever-more vital part of the production process. I’m looking forward to bringing DNEG’s talent and resources to my own network of filmmaking contacts, collaborating with directors and storytellers right from the beginning of their journey and throughout the filmmaking process. With access to DNEG’s global teams, we’re going to be able to do some amazing things together.”

An accomplished authority on VFX, Bryan previously ran his own visual effect business, Shade VFX, which he launched in April 2009. Operating out of offices in Santa Monica and New York City, the Shade VFX team delivered outstanding work on many of Hollywood’s biggest film and TV projects and was recognised with a Primetime Emmy Award for Best Visual Effects for its work on HBO’s ‘Westworld’ (‘The Bicameral Mind’) in 2017.

Prior to setting up Shade VFX, Bryan held key positions at CafeFX, EA Chicago, Charlex and Blue Sky Studios, among others.

DNEG CEO Namit Malhotra said, “I am excited for Bryan to join the DNEG team in LA. He is not only a highly-regarded creative, but equally a respected entrepreneur. He will play an integral role in bringing our filmmaking partners the very best of what DNEG can offer, combining his extensive industry experience with his creative leadership in both film and episodic projects, while providing access to DNEG’s talented teams and technology infrastructure around the world.”   www.dneg.com