Freefolk announce two significant hires that expand and diversify their film and episodic VFX offering – VFX Supervisor David Bowman and VFX Producer Hannah Dakin. David has joined after nine years in Canada where he worked at both MPC and ILM on shows including The Book of Boba Fett and The Mandalorian for Disney, and Alien: Covenant for Twentieth Century Fox.
Hannah has landed at Freefolk after a stint at Lola, as well as amassing client-side experience prior to specialising in post VFX. Her credits include Bad Sisters (Apple TV+), Our Living World (Netflix) and The Rig (Amazon).
Freefolk Film & Episodic, led by VFX Supervisor, Steve Murgatroyd and VFX Executive Producer Meg Guidon have had their busiest year to date with a considerable upturn in the amount of work making its way through the facility. They have recently created 340 magical VFX shots for the Netflix series Fate: The Winx Saga and earlier this year they worked on The Baby for SKY Atlantic HBO.
Freefolk are soon to open their doors on their bespoke new studio space in the heart of Spitalfields in London with considerable investment in state-of-the-art-production servers and workstations to streamline workflow and increase capacity. Steve Murgatroyd said, “Our Film & Episodic department has had its best year yet. That, coupled with the imminent move to our impressive new studio, means it's the right time to invest in the right senior talent to enable us to grow further.
New hire David Bowman commented, “After nine years in Canada working at bigger facilities, I’m ready to work with an independent company like Freefolk with a creative team who not only produce excellent work but are excellent people.
“With Steve and Meg at the helm, their talented team are adept at finding creative solutions to the most complex of requirements and always without compromise. I can’t wait to get stuck into the exciting projects we have in the pipeline, grow the team further and increase the slate of award winning VFX.”
Other credits include, Cursed (Netflix) for which they were nominated for a BAFTA Craft Award, The Third Day (Sky / HBO), Pennyworth, season 2 for Warner Horizon and The Alienist (Paramount) for which they won an Emmy. Watch their Film & Episodic reel here. freefolk.com