Fuel VFX has announced the front line of producers who will lead the combined Fuel and Animal Logic advertising post-production team: Samantha Daley, Sarah Hiddlestone and Alastair Stephen.

It follows Animal Logic's acquisition of Fuel VFX in early-October, which saved the VFX house after it hit cash flow troubles. Animal Logic then combined its short-form and advertising operations with Fuel VFX, which are now being run from Fuel's Newtown offices.

Animal Logic said Daley and Hiddlestone will provide continuity of service for the clients of Fuel and Animal Logic, while new team member Stephen joins the team with more than 20 years of industry experience. He began his career working with Sydney agencies GP Bates, DDB and Attik, transitioning to the VFX industry to lead facilities Engine, Digital Pictures and Iloura as executive producer. He most recently worked on ABC1 and ABC2 rebrands.

Animal Logic also said VFX supervisor Simon Maddison recently travelled to LA to supervise David Scott's US Nike commercial, while VFX supervisor/senior flame artist, Jonathan Hairman, travelled to Budapest for director Steve Roger's Pure Blonde spot.

VFX supervisors Paul Butterworth, Andrew Hellen, Simon Maddison, Dave Morley, and executive producer Jason Bath founded founded Fuel VFX in 2000. The company has provided VFX for several major feature films including The Avengers and Prometheus.

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