Director Neil Huxley Signs with Ruffian
From the release:
Before directing, Huxley’s experience in post and VFX led him to art direct Zach Snyder’s Watchmen title sequence before working alongside James Cameron for 18 months on the blockbuster Avatar. He then directed FX-driven projects that include the launch trailer for Transformers Fall of Cybertron, Mad Max, the live-action/CG launch for Assassin’s Creed Unity as well as several live action fight promo films for Ultimate Fighting Championship.
“I’ve known Neil for a while, and have been waiting for the right opportunity to enable us to work together,” explains Robert Herman, founder / EP of Ruffian on the new hire. “With some serendipitous timing, we’ve made that happen. I was delighted he agreed to join Ruffian.”
Huxley adds: “I’ve been a fan of Robert’s for a long time, since the Stink days. He’s a bit of a legend. When I heard about Ruffian I knew I had to be part of it and it feels very much like a family already. And straight out of the gate Robert gets me this cracking opportunity and we book the biggest job of my career, an absolute dream project. I’m so excited what the future holds for us.”
Neil’s latest campaign for the Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment title Middle earth: Shadow of War was just released. “He is a perfect mix of good old fashioned storyteller, and geek wizard, who is able to work in the most modern and inspiring way.” wraps Herman. “Shadow of War was a huge undertaking, but I had absolutely no doubt about Neil’s ability to deliver.”