LONDON – MPC Episodic has grown its senior team with the hiring of seven key creatives. Christopher Gray joins the studio leadership team from Framestore as executive producer, while visual effects supervisors David Sewell and Michael Bell, CG supervisor Steven Godfrey and VFX producer Patrick Dean all join from Double Negative.
Photo (L-R) Gray & Sewell
The team brings a combined experience of more than 60 years to MPC, with credits that include The Witcher, Black Mirror, Chernobyl, The Boys and the Watchmen series.
“I’m delighted that this talented group have decided to make MPC Episodic their home,” says MPC Episodic managing director, Tom Williams. “We are building a fantastic team and have some truly exciting shows in the making. Our growth further demonstrates our commitment to the episodic market and increases the range of options MPC offers its clients.”
Since its launch in January 2020, MPC Episodic has been working on a number of series for clients that include Disney+, BBC Studios, Apple TV+ and Amazon Studios. The studio now confirms that it will be partnering with Sky Studios and HBO to create the visual effects for the forthcoming mini-series The Third Day, which stars Jude Law and Naomie Harris.
In addition, June 2020 will see the expansion of MPC Episodic with the official launch of its Berlin arm. The operation will be led by head of studio, Thomas Knop, who brings with him over 20 years of experience in the industry. Thomas’ recent credits include Captain Marvel, Brightburn and The Kangaroo Chronicles. He is chair of VES Germany.
Franzisca Puppe joins the company from Trixter as executive producer. Puppe is a member of the Germany Film Academy and has over 15 years of production experience on major features such as Black Widow and The Amazing Spider-Man, and series that include Game of Thrones and Lost in Space.