Michael Eames Joins Framestore as Global Director of Animation
Framestore has announced the appointment of internationally-renowned animator Michael Eames as Global Director of Animation (Film). Michael will be based in London, with responsibility for Framestore’s diverse and talented teams of animation artists across both London and Montréal.
Michael is celebrated for his innovative work within animation on leading VFX-intensive pictures including Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) and Children of Men (2006), for which he was nominated for a BAFTA. Most recently he has worked in the key role of Animation Supervisor on Hollywood blockbusters Avengers: Age of Ultron and Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.
He returns to Framestore after first arriving in 2000 as Animation Supervisor on Dinotopia, winning an Emmy Award for Outstanding Visual Effects and a BAFTA nomination. Michael’s personal career highlight was working on Where The Wild Things Are.
Says Michael, ‘I am very excited to return to Framestore and be part of such a dedicated, talented and passionate team of animators, as well as continuing to broaden the scope of Framestore’s creative involvement in animation’.
Matt Fox and Fiona Walkinshaw, Joint MDs of Film, add: “We are delighted to welcome Michael back to Framestore in this key creative leadership role. Michael was originally responsible for starting our Animation team and has the incredible in-depth knowledge of Animation within the VFX industry, combined with a prolific career in VFX production. This makes him an ideal person to take on this senior management role, ensuring that Framestore’s ethos of a highly creative, technically cutting-edge, and production-focused approach underpins all that we do as we continue to grow and develop the superb talents of our team.”