Digital Domain's hybrid production company Mothership announced that Neil Huxley has joined as creative director.
Press Release from Mothership
Venice, CA--February 1, 2011--Digital Domain's hybrid production company Mothership announced that Neil Huxley has joined as creative director. An experienced designer, digital artist and director, Huxley will work across advertising, games marketing, films and all media at Mothership and Digital Domain. In addition to overseeing design execution for client projects, Huxley will direct commercials and productions for screens of all sizes under the Mothership banner.
Mothership President Ed Ulbrich said, "Neil's career has spanned so many disciplines, he's like a walking oracle of connections and resources. He's tapped into the worlds of design, production, cinematography and photography and can pull together teams that look at projects entirely differently and make them fresh. He works with film directors on design treatments for movie pitches and with Mothership directors and CDs to design and develop core creative. As a director he brings all of that together and does amazing work."
Huxley boarded Mothership after a stint designing fantasy user interfaces, stereo 3D graphics and heads-up displays for James Cameron's "Avatar" and for Zack Synder's upcoming March release "Sucker Punch." A London native, he moved to Australia in 2002 to join Digital Pictures Iloura as a designer before staking a claim in Los Angeles where, as an art director at yU+co, he worked on opening title sequences for Zack Synder's "Watchmen" and art directed more than 600 shots for Neveldine/Taylor's "Gamer."
Equally adept working in the commercial medium, Huxley has directed design, animation and live action for clients including Diet Coke, Pepsi, Honda, Spike TV, TNT, FOXTEL, Target, Ask.com, MTV Australia, Universal Pictures, FOX, Warner Bros., DreamWorks SKG, Sony Pictures, Lionsgate, Bravo, Ubisoft and Vivendi.
"I've had my eye on Mothership since they launched," said Huxley. "I respect the way they nurture young directors, give them exposure and arm them with the firepower of Digital Domain -- this is far and away beyond what any production house has access to! My brief time at Mothership has been amazing so far. I get to work across features and commercials with artists at the top of their game, and I have the guiding mentorship of Ed Ulbrich -- a creative leader who I really admire. When I get up in the morning I'm excited about going to work. It's a dream job."
Since joining Mothership, Huxley has directed a 90-second fully CG trailer for Bethesda Softworks' "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim" videogame for agency AKQA. Featuring fire-lit stone carvings of death and destruction, and a stone dragon coming to life, the trailer premiered during the Spike Video Game Awards in December and is viewable at http://www.elderscrolls.com.
About MothershipMothership creates advertising, branded content, and entertainment for screens of all sizes. The creative studio represents top global creative talent--directors, designers, fine artists, animators, individuals and boutiques, who blend live action and computer graphics to create new visual realities. As the digital production arm of Digital Domain, Mothership has access to the resources and expertise of a large, established studio. Mothership talent taps into these resources to develop the content, strategies and campaigns that take ideas from concept through completion, to roll out brand experiences across multiple media platforms. http://www.mothership.net.