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Ryan Tudhope Joins Framestore as Creative Director and VFX Supervisor

Addition of the ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ VFX supervisor, who touts experience on over 50 feature films and episodic projects including ‘Deadpool,’ ‘Rogue One,’ and ‘Game of Thrones,’ bolsters the leading creative studio’s film and episodic team leadership.

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 with 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; Rogue One: A Star Wars Story; Ghost in the Shell; Game of Thrones; Star Trek Beyond; and Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, the latter which earned him an Emmy nomination.

A Television Academy and Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science member, Ryan Tudhope brings 25+ years of industry experience to his new role at Framestore. His CV boasts a range of positions, from creative director and visual effects supervisor to entrepreneur, with contributions on more than 50 feature films and episodic projects.

More recently, Tudhope worked as production-side VFX Supervisor on Top Gun: Maverick, Spiderhead (alongside director Joseph Kosinski), and The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power for Amazon 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,” commented Fiona Walkinshaw, 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,” shared Tudhope. “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.

Source: Framestore

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.