Exec named creative director to Singapore office

Nathan McGuinness has joined London vfx studio Double Negative as creative director in its Singapore office.

McGuinness founded the now-shuttered Asylum VFX. In his 13 years in Los Angeles he worked on 81 films, including “Unstoppable,” “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” and “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” He won BAFTA and VES best vfx awards for the latter in 2009.

Double Negative is Europe’s largest film vfx facility with a staff of 850. The company is is currently working on “John Carter of Mars,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2,” “Captain America: The First Avenger” and “Paul.”

“We’ve admired the work Nathan and the team at Asylum did for a long time,” said Double Negative managing director Alex Hope. “We recognized kindred spirits during that process and were incredibly sad when we heard of its demise. We are so excited that Nathan is now joining Double Negative.”

Double Negative opened its Singapore office in 2009. McGuinness’s new role will still see him maintaining a regular presence in L.A. as well, where he will continue to foster relationships with clients.

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