Cinesite in London has upped Caroline Garrett to head of its London VFX studio. She will oversee day-to-day operations at the independent VFX facility. Garrett will work with her colleagues at Cinesite Montreal, Cinesite Vancouver and partner facilities Image Engine and Trixter to increase Cinesite’s global capacity for feature films, broadcast and streaming shows.
Garrett started her career in 1998 as an artist at the Magic Camera Company in Shepperton Film Studios. In 2002 she co-founded the previsualization company Fuzzygoat, 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.
With 20 years of industry experience and her own background as an animator and CG artist, Garrett understands the rigors that artists face while solving technical and creative challenges. Since joining Cinesite in 2009, she worked as senior production executive on high-profile features, including Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Skyfall, World War Z, The Revenant, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and, most recently, Avengers Infinity War.
Garrett is the second woman to be appointed to a head of sudio role within the Cinesite group following Tara Kemes’ appointment as GM of Cinesite’s Vancouver animation studio earlier this year.