By Tammy Reese
VisualCreatures has appointed Andy Williams as Senior Executive Producer for their virtual production studio. Williams, a former Executive of DNEG & Outpost VFX, will helm business development and client strategy for the company who just completed VFX work on Russo’s Citadel and virtual production services on upcoming feature The Electric State. Andy Williams joins VisualCreatures as the Russo Brothers’ AGBO owned entity expands its virtual production and visualization offering to the filmmaking industry. Andy will be acting as Senior Executive Producer, Virtual Production, VFX & Cinematics joining founders Ryan McNeely and John Cranston, VFX Executive Ian Unterreiner and industry visualization veteran Scott Meadows. With a focus on deploying realtime tools in service of narrative filmmaking and game cinematics, Andy will be fostering this mission by leveraging 15+ years in the VFX and virtual production space. His joining coincides with the recent investment in VC's VizLab, a motion capture stage fully integrated with their realtime pipeline and LED volume.
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“The opportunity that VisualCreatures offers its clients through its association with AGBO is entirely unique. No other provider of services within the space couples technical innovation with such a strong connection to creative storytellers who are constantly pushing the envelope.” says Andy Williams.
Ian Unterreiner, President of Visual Creatures, says, “Both respected by the teams he leads and trusted by the clients he has long standing relationships with, Andy is the perfect fit to share with the world all the exciting things we are developing at VisualCreatures. We are very lucky to have him as part of our leadership team during a time of rapid growth in Virtual Production at VC”.
ABOUT VISUAL CREATURES: Visual Creatures (VC) is a visual effects and animation studio founded by Ryan McNeely and John Cranston, specializing in advancing the next generation of virtual and real-time production technologies to more efficiently deliver large-scale, premium animation and VFX-driven productions. As an AGBO subsidiary, VC is well positioned to play a key role in AGBO’s Universe strategy, having worked on Cherry, The Gray Man, Citadel and the upcoming The Electric State as well as third party projects for Epic Games and Tim Miller’s Love, Death & Robots.
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Tammy Reese began her career as a theater actress performing in 60 live stage shows a year with The Media Unit TV and Stage Production Company. She also directed the weekly live TV show Rough Times Live.
Eventually, she went to Empire State College to obtain her degree in media studies. After graduation, she did more theater and wrote and produced her own videos to spread awareness on social issues through the arts.
Tammy is an award-winning journalist and is best known for her legendary interviews with Sharon Stone, Angela Bassett, Sigourney Weaver, Phylicia Rashad, Billy Porter, Luke Evans, Geena Davis, Morris Chestnut, Essie Davis, Lauren Cohan, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Michael James Shaw, Ross Marquand, Merritt Wever, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Giancarlo Esposito, Meagan Good, Jennifer Connelly, Laurence Fishburne, Vivica A. Fox, Omar Epps, Joseph Sikora, Nelly, Ryan Coogler, Carmen Electra, Leon, Patina Miller, La La Anthony, Britt Lower, Janet Hubert, Tom Arnold, Michole Briana White, Matt Cedeño, Raven Goodwin, Amber Riley, and many more.
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