Cutting Edge picks up two key staff

VFX house Cutting Edge has added two key appointments to its talent. Felix Crawshaw joins as executive producer longform from Iloura while Simone Clow joins as VFX producer and has worked at Animal Logice, Iloura and The Mill among others.

The announcement:

Two world-class talents – Felix Crawshaw (Executive Producer Longform) and Simone Clow (VFX Producer) – have been snapped up by Cutting Edge, in a move that reflects recent growth and complements its burgeoning creative talent.

Felix joins from Fuel VFX, whilst Simone most recently worked in a full time capacity at Iloura.

Cutting Edge CEO Michael Burton said that experienced and passionate Producers like Felix and Simone were an essential part of the equation when delivering best-in-class creative.

“These appointments also reflect our expansion in both shortform and longform,” he said.

“In both formats we are busy and we are committed. In shortform we’re delivering outstanding creative; in longform we are carving a niche as one of the best boutique, high end VFX shops in the country.”

Most recently, Felix was responsible for delivering groundbreaking FX shots in stereoscopic 3D on Ridley Scott’s epic sci-fi feature Prometheus for Twentieth Century Fox, an Oscar nominee for this year’s Visual Effects category.

His extensive career credits as a VFX Producer include Captain America – The First Avenger (Paramount Pictures/Marvel Studios), Harry Potter – Order of the Phoenix (Warner Bros), The Spirit (Dir. Frank Miller), Charlottes Web (Paramount Pictures), Australia (Dir. Baz Luhrmann), Tomorrow When the War Began (Dir. Stuart Beattie), The Hunter (Porchlight Films) and The Square (Dir. Nash Edgerton).

“Cutting Edge is a serious player in longform, and I’m looking forward to bringing my skills to the table as soon as possible,” said Felix.

Simone brings over 20 years experience to the team, having worked as a VFX, Design and Motion Graphics Producer in NY, London and Sydney. She has honed her skills at The Lab, Iloura, Digital Pictures, Animal Logic, Engine and The Mill, developing complex VFX pipelines in tandem with leading compositors and CG artists internationally.

“Cutting Edge is on an upwards trajectory and continues to invest in the business, but it’s the fact that creative is celebrated here that impressed me the most,” said Simone.

Source: Cutting Edge press release

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