18 March 2021
Screen NSW Animation and VFX Pilot Program have announced their selected five trainees who will undergo a 6 month placement in a creative or technical field with either Animal Logic or Cutting Edge.
The pilot program will provide skills development, mentorship and training for five NSW based emerging professionals in the fast expanding local animation and VFX industry.
Head of Screen NSW, Grainne Brunsdon said the animation and VFX industry continues to expand in NSW and the program will support the homegrown talent pool in the creative and technical area of digital production, while ensuring the NSW industry maintains its competitive edge worldwide.
“Screen NSW is thrilled to team-up with some of the best players in animation and VFX to create strong career pathways for emerging local talent who will learn from leaders in their field, and develop the skills needed to meet the global demand for NSW’s digital knowhow.
“We know these five talented trainees will go from strength to strength as they embark on a highly-skilled and exciting career in the NSW film industry, and I can’t wait to see their names on the end credits of a NSW-made film in the future,” said Ms Brunsdon.
Animal Logic’s Group Chief Operating Officer, Sharon Taylor said “This incredible program, available through Screen NSW, sees us welcoming Lauren Bartie, Robbie Beresford, Nina Rokhatova, and Vella Tudor-Brown to Animal Logic. These talented trainees will be immersed in all aspects of our animation studio, creating endless opportunities for them to develop their skillset alongside our world class team of filmmakers. We thank the NSW Government for supporting the development of talent and growth of the Animation industry here in NSW.”
Find the media release here.