Cinesite has named Caroline Garrett head of its London VFX studio. The accomplished production executive takes the helm to usher in a new phase of leadership and oversee day-to-day operations at the independent VFX facility.
Commenting on her new appointment Caroline said “It’s been a privilege to be part of the evolution of Cinesite over the past ten years. I’m immensely proud of our talented team and the amazing work that they do. We’ve nurtured a culture of creativity and collaboration and as a result our work has never looked better. There are exciting times ahead for London!”
Reporting to Cinesite Group CEO Antony Hunt, Caroline will work with her global counterparts at Cinesite Montreal, Cinesite Vancouver and partner facilities Image Engine and TRIXTER to increase Cinesite’s global capacity for feature films, broadcast and streamers. With 20 years’ industry experience and her own background as an animator and CG artist, Caroline intimately understands the unique rigors that artists face while solving technical and creative challenges.
“Appointing Caroline to Head of VFX in London marks a new chapter for Cinesite” said Antony Hunt, Cinesite Group CEO. “We’re eager to build on the legacy we’ve established and work with new creative partners. Under Caroline’s guidance we will capitalise upon London’s immense talent and capabilities and expand the scope of projects that the studio tackles, all the while closely collaborating with our many estimable clients.”
Since joining Cinesite in 2009, Caroline has strengthened her reputation as a grounded and technically astute senior production executive working on a wide variety of high calibre features, from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows to Skyfall, World War Z, the multi-award-winning The Revenant, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and most recently Avengers Infinity War.
She has an extensive background in visual effects and brings two decades of experience and production know-how to the role. Caroline started her career back in 1998 as an artist at the Magic Camera Company in Shepperton Film Studios. In 2002 she co-founded the previsualization company, Fuzzygoat Ltd, working closely with directors at the start of the creative process. In 2009 she joined Cinesite, taking on the position of CG Manager and overseeing the management of the 3D department as well as serving as both producer and executive producer. Prior to Caroline’s most recent promotion, she was Head of Production, overseeing all aspects of production for the London.
Caroline is the second woman to be appointed to a Head of Studio role within the Cinesite group following Tara Kemes’ appointment as General Manager of Cinesite’s Vancouver animation studio earlier this year.