NEW YORK CITY — Visual effects studio FuseFX (fusefx.com) has promoted key staff members to leadership positions at its New York studio. John Miller has been promoted to head of studio-NY/senior VFX supervisor. Joining him as part of the New York leadership team are executive producer Lauren Montuori and senior VFX supervisor/head of creative Ariel Altman.
Photo (L-R): Miller, Montuori and Altman
Miller has over 20 years of experience in television and feature film production, as well as post production. He has successfully created and managed visual effects, graphics and editorial departments at leading post facilities in New York, including Princzco Productions, Flicker VFX @ SMA, Moving Images, Point 360 New York and Perception NYC. His credits with FuseFX include Mr. Robot, When They See Us, Iron Fist, Castle Rock, Tell Me A Story, and Sneaky Pete. Miller has also worked on Marvel films, including Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Montuori brings over a decade's worth of experience in visual effects and animation. Her recent work at FuseFX includes contributions to Prodigal Son, Black Lightning, Iron Fist, The Dangerous Book for Boys, The Get Down, The Blacklist and Mr. Robot, which earned her VES and Emmy nominations. Previous experience includes Horton Hears a Who, Brave, The Girl on the Train, Winter's Tale, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The Adjustment Bureau, and Salt.
And Altman has been part of the New York team since its launch in 2014. He brings a decade of experience as a compositor and supervisor, with credits spanning television, commercials, broadcast media and music videos. Recent work includes HBO's I Know This Much Is True, The Blacklist, Kevin Can Wait, Bull, American Made, Luke Cage, and Mr. Robot, for which he received an Emmy nomination in 2018.
"John, Lauren and Ariel have been key members of our team and leading projects for FuseFX in New York for many years now,” explains CEO and founder of FuseFX, Dave Altenau. “Having the three of them take the helm in New York is going to be a seamless transition, and I am confident they will continue the tradition of quality VFX work for all the projects done in the New York studio. All three are consummate professionals and have proven track records delivering award-level visual effects. I couldn't be happier for all three of them to have this opportunity to take our New York studio to the next level."