Asylum founder Nathan McGuinness joins Double Negative
LONDON — Nathan McGuinness, former founder, CEO & creative director of the recently shuttered Asylum VFX, has joined Double Negative Singapore (www.dneg.com) as its creative director. While working in LA, McGuinness contributed visual effects to more than 80 films, including Unstoppable, The Sorcerer's
Apprentice and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
Double Negative is based in London, and opened its Singapore operation in 2009. The company is currently working on John Carter of Mars, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, Captain America: The First Avenger and Paul.
"We've admired the work Nathan and the team at Asylum did for a long time, and enjoyed the collaboration our two companies had in working on The Sorcerer’s Apprentice this year,” says Double Negative managing director, Alex Hope. “We recognized kindred spirits during that process and were incredibly sad when we heard of its demise. We are so excited that Nathan is now joining Double Negative to creatively head up our operation in Singapore. Nathan's enthusiasm and talent will assist us in continuing to grow the technical and creative capabilities of the company both in London and Singapore."
McGuinness's new role will still see him maintaining a regular presence in LA, where he will continue to foster relationships with clients and help bring directors' visions to life.
See our interview with McGuinness conducted shortly after he closed Asylum.