London-based visual effects studio BlueBolt has expanded its senior management team, appointing Tracy McCreary, Henry Badgett and Nic Birmingham to its board of directors.
McCreary has served as Managing Director of BlueBolt since 2020 and will lead the board of directors. BlueBolt VFX Supervisor Badgett and Head of 3d Birmingham will both lead the company’s creative vision.
Lucy Ainsworth-Taylor and Angela Barson, who co-founded BlueBolt in 2009, will step back from day-to-day operations while remaining involved as directors and shareholders.
Ainsworth-Taylor said: “This is an incredibly exciting time for BlueBolt. We are delighted to welcome Tracy, Henry and Nic to the board. They are each long-standing, highly respected members of our team, who bring outstanding leadership and real energy to the table. They will do a brilliant job leading the company forward.”
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McCreary said: “Nic, Henry and I are thrilled to join the BlueBolt board. We look forward to building upon Lucy and Angela’s amazing legacy of creating award-winning visual effects and nurturing an exceptional, close-knit team. BlueBolt has doubled in size since 2020, and we have a full slate of film and episodic projects lined up, so we couldn’t be more excited about the future of the studio.”
BlueBolt is currently in production on a roster of film and episodic projects including Robert Egger’s Nosferatu; Fast X (Universal); Mission Impossible: Dead Reckoning Part One (Paramount); Cobra season 3 (Sky) and Pain Hustlers (Netflix).
The studio has recently completed production on projects including Ridley Scott’s Napoleon; The Peripheral (Amazon); Seven Kings Must Die (Carnival Films/ Netflix) and The Great season 3 (Hulu).
BlueBolt’s creative work began with Game Of Thrones season one (HBO), going on to span five seasons of Peaky Blinders (BBC/TigerAspect); the entire series of The Last Kingdom and the feature-length special finale Seven Kings Must Die (Carnival Films/Netflix) in addition to film and episodic productions including three seasons of The Great (Hulu); Robert Eggers’ The Northman; Taboo (Scott Free/BBC); The Peripheral (Amazon); Mission Impossible (Paramount); Ridley Scott’s Napoleon and Fast X (Universal).
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