We are thrilled to announce the appointment of celebrated Animation Directors Troy Saliba and Steve Rawlins to our global animation team.
Troy, whose animation supervision credits include Disney’s ‘The Haunted Mansion’ and Columbia Pictures’ ‘The Smurfs’ and ‘Monster House’, will be joining our London studio. Steve, who has most recently worked on ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ and has previously supervised animation on films such as ‘Captain America: Civil War’ and ‘Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’, will be joining us in Vancouver.
Double Negative has expanded its global animation capabilities in recent years, both in Visual Effects and through our Feature Animation division, and we are currently delivering animation on an epic scale as the exclusive VFX partner on Legendary Entertainment and Universal’s ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’. We are also well into production on our first fully CG animated feature for a major Hollywood studio.
“Over the last few years we have built a strong and sustainable animation business at Double Negative, bringing in and developing the best animation talent to work on the very best projects. I am excited to have Troy and Steve join us as Animation Directors; their talent and experience will further strengthen our already successful animation team,” said Alex Hope, Double Negative’s Co-founder and Managing Director.
With a career spanning almost 30 years, Troy has most recently served as an Animation Supervisor at Sony Pictures Imageworks on projects such as ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’, ‘The Haunted Mansion’, ‘Monster House’, ‘G-Force’, ‘The Smurfs’ and ‘Oz the Great and Powerful’. He also worked as a Senior Animator on the Academy Award® winning ‘Spider-Man 2’ (2004), ‘Stuart Little 2’ (VES Award winner) and ‘The Chubbchubbs!’ (Academy Award winner for Best Animated Short Film).
Speaking about his appointment, Troy Saliba said: “With plans to expand their character-based VFX work, and develop more animated feature projects, the future is very exciting at Double Negative. It’s a wonderful opportunity to come on board with this talented team of artists.”
Steve joins Double Negative with over 20 years of experience at Industrial Light and Magic. In a career dedicated to animation, Steve’s supervisory credits include ‘Captain America: Civil War’ (for which he supervised the animation of the airport fight sequence), ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’, ‘I am Number Four’, ‘Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull’, ‘Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix’ and ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’. Other major franchises he has lent his skills to include ‘Transformers’, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’, ‘Iron Man’ and ‘Star Wars’.
“I’m really excited to be joining Double Negative and their wonderful team of artists,” said Steve Rawlins. “I’ve long been an admirer of DNEG’s work, and the talented filmmakers that collaborate with them.”