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FAMILIA Signs Director David Mellor

Production Company
London, UK
David joins for representation in the UK, USA and Netherlands

FAMILIA has added director David Mellor to its roster for representation in the UK, USA and Netherlands.

“David joining the ranks of FAMILIA, excites me personally, as we have worked together in the past and the projects I have worked with David on have always been pushing boundaries, from our VR shoots at the top of the Chilean Andes or the sweltering heat in Rwanda. The hard jobs are the fun jobs and I look forward to working closely with David again," says Toby Walsham, executive producer.

David Mellor started his directing career in a slightly different way than most in this industry. In fact, David started his directing career in a post house.

David quickly rose up the ranks of Framestore London, where he helmed VFX supervision for many years, working on Hollywood blockbusters like Harry Potter, Thunderbirds and Troy.

After leaving heads scratching with his technical boundary pushing, one being his pioneering use of CG fur, feather and fluid simulations, David crossed the pond to become the Creative Director of Framestore Chicago (as well as tenures as Technical Director and Head of CG. In this time David also built VR into his expansive repertoire, creating live action experiential content for Marriott, Volvo and Chick-Fil-A.

After knowing basically all there is to know about (practically) every facet of VFX, David’s unrelenting curiosity and creativity lead him to try his hand at directing as well, naturally.

Since his directorial debut with LEGO in 2019, David is widely considered one of the most innovative, stylistically seamless VFX-focussed directors currently working in the industry.

Says David Mellor: “FAMILIA’s enthusiasm, persistence and tenacious attitude towards filmmaking is why I am proud to sit on their roster. It’s exciting to see a group of talented individuals actively evolve their business, and base it on solid principles to always push to exceed expectations. I found that inspiring.”