NEW YORK CITY — Alkemy X (www.alkemy-x.com) has added VFX supervisors Bilali Mack and Erin Nash to its New York City office. Mack comes to the studio from MPC, where he supervised and executed VFX on spots for Adidas, Sonos, Google and BMW. Nash joins the team from FuseFX, where he served as head of 2D, leveraging his experience across television, film and commercial work.
Photo (L-R): Bilali Mack and Erin Nash
Mack will be serving as VFX supervisor on the upcoming Starz production Power Book III: Raising Kanan. He will use his expertise at the intersection of technology and artistry to amplify the storytelling with heightened visuals.
Nash’s top credits include work on the feature comedy Hail Caesar!, as well as on series that include Game of Thrones, Iron First, The Walking Dead, The Defenders and Warrior.
The hires come on the heels of a year of steady growth for the visual effects division, with work for series that include The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Fear the Walking Dead and Blindspot. Mack and Nash will join a lineup of VFX talent with vast experience on award-winning episodic series, feature films and branded content, led by VFX creative director Dave Zeevalk and executive producer Mark Miller.
"At Alkemy X, we're not only focused on crafting work that pushes creativity at the intersection of entertainment and technology, but also on building a culture that values our entire team and fosters innovation," notes Alkemy X president & CEO, Justin Wineburgh. "We are beyond lucky to have two of NYC's brightest VFX talents joining us. For a VFX artist, we have become the place to be, and I am looking forward to the magic they'll ignite with the incredible team we have already assembled, and will certainly continue to grow."
“Alkemy X has put together a team of top-tier talent and has developed a very forward-thinking pipeline that allows the team to truly push the boundaries of visual effects,” adds Nash. “I’m thrilled to come on board with this talented group of artists and producers.”
“The ability to innovate, create custom workflows and iterate work at a quicker pace is something that excites me about working with a nimble shop like Alkemy X,” notes Mack. “I’m excited to curate and lead teams of talented artists for their impressive slate of episodic projects.”
Mack has worked as an artist at Brickyard VFX, Smoke & Mirrors and MPC. He currently furthers his education at the forefront of animation technology through his continued involvement with SIGGRAPH. Nash boasts over a decade of experience in CG and compositing, with posts at FuseFX, Zoic Studios, The Mill, The Molecule, Psyop and Artjail. Alkemy X has offices in Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Amsterdam, in addition to New York.