We’re a small VFX startup based in Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city. Grounded in film visual effects compositing, we’re now exploring new media, digital content creation, and interactive viewing experiences – following our love for matching technical solutions with creative visualizations.
Max studied at the renown "Filmakademie" in Germany. His focus on VFX and Programming gave him a good foundation for his later position as FUEL's (now part of Animal Logic) head of Pipeline & RnD department. With his experience in Film and his interest in new technologies, VR and real-time graphics make for an exciting new field to explore.
Max also worked as a Compositor in various Senior and Lead positions for companies such as Animal Logic, Weta Digital, and Rising Sun Pictures. In 2017, he received the VES award for "Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Feature" for his work on Disney's "The Jungle Book".
Entering the visual effects industry in early 1996, I’ve moved between TVC Flame compositing on Universal’s City lot, to feature film compositing; Senior, Lead and Supervisor roles at Dream Quest Images, Disney and Weta Digital. Work highlights having combined best content and co-workers from Mighty Joe Young, the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Avatar, The Jungle Book and a more recent transition to Virtual Reality compositing for Weta Digital’s “The Jungle Book: Cold lairs” and “Petes Dragon: Elliots flyover”; Which sparked a new interest in photogrammetry uses for interactive and traditional media production.
I’ve a keen love for exploring culture and heritage threw travel and adventure, along with my lifelong passion for sun, the ocean, street food and surfing.