Company strengthens its creative offerings by naming new heads of 3D and 2D departments, respectively.
Cambridge-based VFX studio, Vine FX, has announced the promotion of Pedrom Dadgostar to head of 3D and Ezequiel Villanueva to head of 2D. The pair will lead their respective departments as well as manage the balance of artists based at the facility and those working remotely. The promotions come as the company continues to strengthen its creative offering.
An experienced 3D supervisor, Dadgostar’s career began at Bandito VFX before a three year stint at MPC Advertising, where he worked on a selection of high-profile and award winning commercials including Ridley Scott’s Hennessy: The Seven Worlds, and Channel 4’s 2018 trailer for the Great British Bake Off. Since joining Vine, he has been instrumental in the growth of the 3D department, most recently working on War of the Worlds, Season 1.
With 12 years of VFX experience, Villanueva has spent time at both MPC and Double Negative, where he built up a stellar credit list of projects including The Lion King, Mad Max: Fury Road and Wonder Woman. He is currently leading Vine FX’s 2D team on the upcoming eight-part series, The Serpent, co-produced by BBC One and Netflix.
During lockdown, Villanueva successfully led a team of artists to deliver AMC’s six-part episodic anthology series, Soulmates. More recently he has just completed work on Netflix's upcoming drama series, The One.
“At Vine FX we are committed to delivering quality visual effects for feature films and episodic drama,” commented Vine FX founder, Michael Illingworth. “Ped and Eze bring with them a wealth of experience from their respective fields and are a huge asset to the team. I’m really looking forward to developing Vine with them and building on our recent successes.”
Vine FX is currently working on a slate of exciting film and TV projects and looking to expand in all departments. Shows currently in-house include The Serpent (BBC, Netflix), Viewpoint (ITV), and War of the Worlds Season 2 (Fox, Canal +).
Source: Vine FX