Pixomondo, an Oscar and Emmy-winning visual effects and virtual production company, has hired VFX veteran Bryan Godwin as Head of Studio for its Los Angeles facility. Pixomondo (PXO) operates from eight global offices, including Los Angeles, which also serves as headquarters for the group. Bryan will build on Pixomondo’s success on the West Coast, which includes such recent feature film and television projects as ‘Raised By Wolves’, ‘Perry Mason’, ‘Westworld’, ‘The Orville’, ‘Goliath’, ‘Greenland’, ‘Midway’ and many others.
Bryan brings two decades of business and artistic experience at Shade VFX, which he founded in 2009, and more recently at DNEG in Los Angeles. His VFX Supervisor credits include ‘Joker’, ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ and ‘Wolverine’. Under his leadership, Shade won an Emmy for its work on ‘Westworld’ and Bryan was personally Emmy-nominated for his work on ‘Daredevil’.
Over the years, Pixomondo and Shade have worked on many of the same projects, including ‘Westworld’, ‘Here & Now’, ‘Marco Polo’ and the feature films ‘Live By Night’ and ‘Justice League’. Both companies earned separate Emmy nominations for their work on ‘Westworld’.
“Pixomondo is a natural fit for me – a place where I can flex all the knowledge I’ve acquired as a creative, technical artist and executive,” said Bryan. “These past experiences have led me to this new role. I’m excited to roll up my sleeves and jump in.”
Bryan’s announcement comes as Pixomondo opens its first virtual production studio and LED volume in Toronto, Canada, with plans underway to open other facilities across North America, Europe and China.
“It is critical to embrace Virtual Production because it really is the future,” Bryan said. “Pixomondo is very much on the forefront of this technology and I’m thrilled to be at a company that is embracing that as a mission statement.”
Pixomondo CEO Jonny Slow said, “We are absolutely delighted to announce the addition of Bryan to PXO on the West Coast. To grow PXO successfully, we need to ensure that our senior team can operate in a culture that was carefully constructed by founder Thilo Kuther to put the creative process, and emphasis on innovation, at the heart of everything we do.
“As a creative and as an entrepreneur, Bryan is an exact match, and he joins at a time when we are accelerating the evolution of PXO into new techniques and embracing new technology in a big way. Bryan’s leadership is a fantastic addition to our team, and we look forward to working with him for many years to come.”
Upcoming Pixomondo projects include the Roland Emmerich film 'Moonfall', the Tom Clancy thriller ‘Without Remorse’, actor David Oyelowo’s feature directorial debut ‘The Waterman’, Season 3 of ‘The Orville’, and the fourth seasons of ‘Goliath’ and ‘Star Trek: Discovery’. www.pixomondo.com