LONDON – Visual effects and animation studio Dneg (www.dneg.com) has hired Academy Award-winners Eric Brevig and Greg Butler as VFX supervisors. Both bring decades of experience in the film industry.
Photo (L-R): Eric Brevig and Greg Butler
Brevig’s award-winning credits as VFX supervisor include Total Recall (1990), for which he received the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects; Hook (1991), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects; Men In Black (1997), which earned him a BAFTA nomination for Best Visual Effects; and Pearl Harbor (2001), which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Visual Effects.
Butler’s portfolio as VFX supervisor includes Sam Mendes’ single shot war drama 1917 (2019), which earned him an Academy Award and a BAFTA for Best Visual Effects; and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011), which earned him his first BAFTA. Earlier in his career, Butler received a VES Award for Outstanding Character Animation for his work on Gollum in The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (2003).
“I am proud to have both Eric and Greg, two highly accomplished industry veterans, each with their own incredible legacy of breathtaking work, join Dneg’s creative ranks,” says Namit Malhotra, Dneg chairman and CEO. “Eric and Greg will certainly help us continue to push the creative boundaries of what is possible during this period of technological advancement in our industry and unprecedented demand for our services. Adding professionals with track records, talent and expertise such as theirs further solidifies Dneg as the VFX and animation studio leader in the category.”
“I have had the pleasure of working with Dneg and Namit on several projects in the past, and I am delighted to become part of this world-class creative team,” notes Brevig. “Dneg’s commitment to excellence and future growth plans make this a very exciting time for me to join the company.”
Butler joins Dneg from Method Studios, where he worked as a VFX supervisor on various feature, episodic and advertising projects, including a yet-to-be-announced project for Amazon.
“I have been following Dneg for many years - even before my London Soho days – as a competitor, a collaborator and as the home to many of my favorite people in visual effects,” says Butler. “I am very excited to join Dneg’s Montréal office, and I know we are going to make some great work together.”