Cinesite has promoted Caroline Garrett to head of VFX at its London studio. She had most recently served as head of production at the VFX facility.
Garrett in her new role will report directly to Cinesite group CEO Antony Hunt. She will work with her global counterparts at Cinesite Montreal, Cinesite Vancouver and partner facilities Image Engine and TRIXTER to increase Cinesite’s global capacity for feature films, broadcast and streamers. With 20 years’ industry experience and her own background as an animator and CG artist, Garrett intimately understands the unique rigors that artists face while solving technical and creative challenges.
Since joining Cinesite in 2009, Garrett has strengthened her reputation as a grounded and technically astute senior production executive working on a wide variety of high caliber features, from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows to Skyfall, World War Z, the multi-award-winning The Revenant, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and most recently Avengers Infinity War.
She has an extensive background in visual effects and brings two decades of experience and production know-how to the role. Caroline started her career back in 1998 as an artist at the Magic Camera Company in Shepperton Film Studios. In 2002 she co-founded the previsualization company, Fuzzygoat Ltd, 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. She later became head of production in London.
Garrett is the second woman to be appointed to a head of studio role within the Cinesite group following Tara Kemes’ appointment as general manager of Cinesite’s Vancouver animation studio earlier this year.