LONDON — Cinesite (www.cinesite.com) has named Caroline Garrett head of its London VFX studio. The accomplished production executive takes the helm to usher in a new phase of leadership and oversee day-to-day operations at the independent visual effects facility.
"It’s been a privilege to be part of the evolution of Cinesite over the past ten years,” says Garrett. “I’m immensely proud of our talented team and the amazing work that they do. We’ve nurtured a culture of creativity and collaboration, and as a result our work has never looked better. There are exciting times ahead for London!"
Reporting to Cinesite Group CEO Antony Hunt, Garrett will work with her global counterparts at Cinesite Montreal, Cinesite Vancouver and partner facilities Image Engine and Trixter to increase Cinesite’s global capacity for feature films, broadcast and streamers. With 20 years of industry experience and her own background as an animator and CG artist, Garrett intimately understands the unique rigors that artists face while solving technical and creative challenges.
“Appointing Caroline to head of VFX in London marks a new chapter for Cinesite” says Hunt. “We’re eager to build on the legacy we’ve established and work with new creative partners. Under Caroline’s guidance we will capitalize upon London’s immense talent and capabilities and expand the scope of projects that the studio tackles, all the while closely collaborating with our many estimable clients.”
Since joining Cinesite in 2009, Garrett has strengthened her reputation as a grounded and technically astute senior production executive working on a wide variety of high calibre features, from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows to Skyfall, World War Z, the multi-award-winning The Revenant, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and most recently, Avengers: Infinity War.
She has an extensive background in visual effects and brings two decades of experience and production know-how to the role. Garrett started her career back in 1998 as an artist at the Magic Camera Company in Shepperton Film Studios. In 2002 she co-founded the previsualization company, Fuzzygoat Ltd, working closely with directors at the start of the creative process. In 2009 she joined Cinesite, taking on the position of CG manager and overseeing the management of the 3D department as well as serving as both producer and executive producer. Prior to her most recent promotion, she was head of production, overseeing all aspects of production for the London.