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Christopher Gray, Pete Jopling and Jenny Basen Join Untold Studios’ Expanding Film and Episodic VFX Team

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The trio bring a wealth of experience across television and cinema

Christopher Gray, Pete Jopling and Jenny Basen Join Untold Studios’ Expanding Film and Episodic VFX Team

Industry leaders Christopher Gray and Peter Jopling and executive producer Jenny Basen join BAFTA and EMMY nominated creative studio Untold Studios as it continues to develop its diverse slate of titles, including ‘The Crown’, ‘The Sandman’, ‘The Woman King’, ‘Ted Lasso’, ‘Dr Who’ and the forthcoming Ben Caron directed ‘Sharper’ for A24 / Apple TV+.

Untold Studios is a next-generation creative studio and community, creating entertainment across advertising, music and film & TV. The studio develops original programming, produces music and advertising content and has assembled one of the best VFX teams in the world.

Untold Studios welcomes Christopher Gray in the role of executive director to oversee all film and episodic activity. Christopher joins from executive roles at MPC and Framestore, working across premium titles including, HBO’s ‘House of The Dragon’ and ‘Watchmen’, ‘Prehistoric Planet’ and ‘See’ for Apple TV+, ‘Wheel of Time’ and ‘The Boys’ for Amazon Studios and the multi-Emmy award-winning ‘Black Mirror’ for Netflix amongst others and brings with him deep studio ties.

Peter Jopling joins as executive VFX supervisor as creative partner to Christopher. Peter previously worked at MPC, DNEG, Framestore, WETA and Mill Film throughout his illustrious career. He has worked on many of the world’s most celebrated shows including ‘Kick Ass’, ‘Scott Pilgrim vs The World’, ‘Batman Begins’, ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’, ‘The Golden Compass’ and multi-Academy Award-winning ‘The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King’.

Executive producer Jenny Basen also joins the team, bringing over 20 years of experience working with world-class studios, including Disney, Marvel, Sony, Universal, 20th Century and Warner Bros, working on titles such as ‘Avengers: End Game’, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’, ‘Dunkirk’, ‘Interstellar’ and ‘Happy Feet 2’.

CEO Darren O’Kelly explains, “Untold is about brilliant people, doing brilliant creative work for the best clients in the market, Chris, Pete and Jenny represent the very best talent in the market and are a statement of our intent to grow our world-class team.”

Executive director Christopher Gray explains, “Untold Studios is a creative studio like no other, where creativity, originality and innovation collide with exceptional results. I’m thrilled to be joining their exceptional team, to lead an expanding offering across film and episodic VFX; a place where filmmakers and showrunners can experience a new level of avant-garde engagement, all in service of culture-defining storytelling.”

Photo credit: Charlie Sarsfield

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Untold Studios, Wed, 16 Nov 2022 14:02:13 GMT