Framestore has promoted Lucy Killick from executive producer of the VFX house’s film team in London to managing director of their Montréal studio, which has over 300 employees. As an established VFX producer, with experience working on both the facility- and production-side of the business, Killick’s credits include Chris Columbus’ Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Alfonso Cuarón’s Children of Men and Guillermo del Toro’s Hellboy II: The Golden Army.
Earlier this year, Sir William Sargent, CEO of Framestore, talked about significantly expanding the workforce in Montréal. With solid foundations now built in the city, Framestore is looking to nurture, as well as recruit, talent in Montréal.
According to Matt Fox, joint MD of Framestore’s film division, “Lucy has in-depth knowledge of the film VFX industry, combining a prolific career as our client with a history in VFX production at Framestore. This makes her an ideal person to take on this senior management role, ensuring that Framestore’s ethos of a highly creative, technically cutting-edge, and production-focused approach underpins all that we do as we continue to grow and develop the superb talents of our Montréal team.”
“I am excited to be a part of the next stage of development in Montréal,” says Killick. “With successful projects like Edge of Tomorrow and Paddington already amongst the list of credits for Studio Framestore, I am keen to continue working with the filmmakers and studios to deliver VFX of the highest quality.”