Paul Ensby, a third-generation Technicolor employee, will be returning to the studio’s London facility this month. Following in his grandfather and father’s footsteps, he worked in Technicolor’s London film laboratory in the early ‘90s. Ensby then landed a role as a 35mm trainee feature grader before becoming a full-fledged color grader, working with directors such as Ridley Scott, Jane Campion, Ken Russell, Neil Jordan, Bill Forsyth and Stephen Frears. He comes to Technicolor from Company 3.
Recently Ensby reunited with his longtime friend director Asif Kapadia on the HBO documentary Diego Maradona. He had previously worked on Asif’s Oscar-winning documentary Amy and the BAFTA-winning documentary Senna. Ensby also recently finished grading miniseries Quiz for ITV and Left Bank Pictures, directed by Stephen Frears.
Ensby’s previous credits include The Lady in the Van with cinematographer Andrew Dunn, BSC; Allegiant with cinematographer Florian Ballhaus, ASC; Johnny English Strikes Again with cinematographer Florian Hoffmeister, BSC; and Mary Queen of Scots with cinematographer John Mathieson, BSC.
“Technicolor has always been home to me,” says Ensby. “They have and will continue to be a standard of excellence and I’m happy to be starting the next chapter in my career with Sherri [Potter, worldwide president of Technicolor Post Production].