MONTREAL — Outpost VFX (https://outpost-vfx.com) has enhanced its Montreal leadership team with the appointment of Jennifer Fairweather, who will serve as head of production. She comes to the studio from Dneg, where she most recently produced Denis Villeneuve’s remake of Dune, and oversaw Apple TV+’s sci-fi epic
Foundation as executive producer.
Fairweather brings with her 15 years of experience across various roles in the industry. In her new role, she will work closely with production leads across North America, the UK and Asia to harmonize global production workflows, and will support Outpost’s artist teams in Montreal as they deliver across a large body of film and episodic projects throughout the rest of this year and into 2022. Other areas of focus will include supporting the development of Outpost’s training infrastructure and proprietary production software.
“I was attracted to Outpost by the caliber of crew and the rare opportunity to join a newer studio beginning to firmly establish itself as a top-tier facility,” she explains. “The management team they’ve built in Montreal features some of the most extraordinary talent in the region.”
Fairweather’s appointment comes following a significant growth period for Outpost during which it has grown to 300 people worldwide. Outpost’s Montreal facility recently provided VFX for Foundation, Project Power and Star Trek: Discovery. It is currently working on a variety of productions, including Slumberland and Outer Range.