Award-winning creative studio Framestore has tapped Atomic Fiction’s co-founder and former CEO, Ryan Tudhope, as Creative Director and VFX Supervisor to lead its film and episodic team. In July 2018, Deluxe acquired Tudhope’s 300-person VFX studio, known for, among other projects, the fantastic SUV flipping opening chase scene from Tim Miller’s Marvel superhero hit, Deadpool. Deluxe integrated Atomic Fiction and its VFX brand, Method Studios – which in turn was acquired by Framestore in 2020.
While at Atomic Fiction, Tudhope led the studio’s growth to over 350 employees in Los Angeles and Montreal and oversaw projects such as Ad Astra; Deadpool; Blade Runner: 2049; Star Wars Story: Rogue One; Ghost in the Shell; Game of Thrones; Star Trek Beyond; Cosmos: A Spacetime OdysseyThe latter earned him an Emmy nomination.
Ryan Tudhope, a member of the Television Academy and Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science, brings 25+ years of industry experience and knowledge to his new role at Framestore. His CV includes contributions to more 50 feature films and episodic productions, as well as positions such as visual effects supervisor and creative director.
Tudhope also served as VFX Supervisor for production-side projects in recent years. Top Gun: Maverick, SpiderheadAlong with director Joseph Kosinski, and The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of PowerAmazon Studios
“Anyone – and I think that must mean everyone by this point – who’s seen Top Gun: Maverick knows just how thrilling a cinematic spectacle it is,”Fiona Walkinshaw was Framestore Chief Executive Officer Film & Episodic. “The forensic attention to detail and absolutely seamless ‘invisible’ FX work played a huge part in this, and they speak to both Ryan’s creative and technical skill and how he led the Method Studios team from pitch to final pixel. We’re delighted to have him join our growing global team, and we can’t wait to be able to talk about his next project.”
“Having recently been on a whistlestop tour of Framestore’s London, Montreal, and LA studios, I’m even more pleased to be joining the team,”Tudhope was shared. “Framestore is a collaborative, collegiate studio with a focus on learning, development, and pushing the creative and technical envelope – exactly the kind of working environment I sought to foster with Atomic Fiction. Whether I was talking to artists, producers, or members of the R&D team, I encountered a passion for storytelling and innovation, and I couldn’t be happier to be part of such an open and inclusive company.
Debbie Diamond Sarto is the news editor at Animation World Network.
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