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PAUL HARRISON COMES HOME.
26 June 2019

Acclaimed colourist Paul Harrison has returned to Freefolk London after two successful years in New York City, and it seems it was more than homesickness that drew him back: "As much as I loved New York and all that it had to offer, I was drawn back to London. The creative talent and the type of projects to work on in London is a big factor. I'm looking forward to getting stuck in again whilst still maintaining relationships in New York."

Harrison established Freefolk's grading department in 2012 after long stints at The Mill and MPC, and he is rightly considered one of the best VFX artists in the world.

Part of the reason for his return is the continuing strength of his relationships with London-based directors. As Freefolk co-founder Jason Watts puts it: "His UK client base is so strong that he ended up working remotely on numerous UK projects whilst in NYC so it made sense to stick to one location - there's only one Paul and he can't be in two places at once! He'll still be available for remote grades with his American clients through various partnerships we have established, so it's the best of both worlds."

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Sasha Nixon and Forever are "thrilled" to confirm the signing of Los Angeles-based director Danica Kleinknecht.


TREY EDWARD SHULTS SIGNS TO ACADEMY

Up-and-coming director Trey Edward Shults has joined Academy films for representation in the UK and Europe.


MR BEN JOINS VISION.

Vision are pleased to announce the signing of production designer Mr. Ben for immediate representation.


ARROW FILMS TAKES FLIGHT.

Irish production house Russell Curran is no more, and in its place stands Anne-Marie Curran and Arrow Films.


RATTLING STICK WELCOME BACK HAMISH ROTHWELL.

Kiwi filmmaker Hamish Rothwell is back in the UK with Rattling Stick, and he’s keen to hit the ground running again.


JOE CONNOR SIGNS TO ROGUE

Acclaimed director and 'curious soul' Joe Connor has joined the roster at Rogue.


IVAN BIRD'S NEW MOXIE PERCH.

A little while after Ivan Bird took up a new perch at Moxie Pictures, we had a little chat with him.


EMILIE THALUND JOINS HENRY.

Danish director Emilie Thalund now has French representation courtesy of HENRY.


YOU ARE HERE ARE TWO UP

You Are Here have kicked off the new year with a pair of additions to their already impressive roster: Ryan Schude and Jesse Lewis-Reece.


FAT LEMON SCORE DAN CASTELLA.

Fat Lemon have strengthened their comedy offer by adding Dan Castella to their roster.


JOSEF BATES REACHES GIDDY NEW HEIGHTS AT PRETTYBIRD.

English comedy director Josef Bates has expanded the directorial options at PRETTYBIRD with the addition of his name to their already impressive roster.


OLLY CHAPMAN.

Furlined's London MD Olly Chapman has suddenly died at the age of just 53.


LUCY FORBES HEADS TO SMUGGLER

Smuggler are pleased to announce the signing of breakout director Lucy Forbes to their roster.


ANTIESTÁTICO WELCOME MARCO GENTILE.

Well-travelled filmmaker Marco Gentile has become the latest to join Antiestático for UK and Spanish representation.


MARCUS TORTORICI LANDS AT SPINDLE.

American-born director Marcus Tortorici says he’s chanced upon “something special” in the form of Spindle Productions.


FLAURA ATKINSON JOINS STITCH EDITING

Stitch Editing have added talented young editor Flaura Atkinson to their line-up.


FLORIAN JOAHN IS COMPULSORY MATERIAL.

Director-slash-photographer Florian Joahn has joined COMPULSORY for worldwide representation.


TEMPLE CACHÉ JOIN BIRTH PRODUCTIONS.

Birth Productions have further strengthened their roster by signing production outfit Temple Caché.


JON HOZIER-BYRNE SIGNS TO RUSSELL CURRAN

Irish filmmaker Jon Hozier-Byrne has signed to Russell Curran's roster of directors.


SEBASTIEN GUY WALKS INTO THE VISIONARIES.

Actor-turned-director Sebastien Guy has joined The Visionaries for UK representation.


NEW DUO FOR MY ACCOMPLICE

The eclectic roster of highly talented directors at My Accomplice has been further bolstered by the arrival of Dorothy Allen-Pickard and Rohan Blair-Mangat.


RATTLING STICK WELCOME MISKO IHO.

Finland's Misko Iho is pleased to join his compatriot Pete Riski at Rattling Stick.


GEORGI BANKS-DAVIES JOINS ROGUE.

Georgi Banks-Davies has renewed her highly productive connection with Kate Taylor by joining her at Rogue.


EVERYTHING'S HUNKYDORY WITH DAVID SYMMONS.

HunkyDory have completed the signing of First Dates and 24 Hours in A&E director David Symmons for commercial representation.


CHRISTOPHER HEWITT REJOINS KNUCKLEHEAD.

Knucklehead say they're "dead chuffed" to see director Chris Hewitt return to the fold.


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