As global VFX company Method Studios continues to expand its production capabilities worldwide, it has brought on veteran VFX and animation production executive Fiona Chilton as Head of Production in Sydney. In this new role reporting to Sydney General Manager Jeannette Manifold, Chilton will lead all feature film VFX productions in Sydney, supporting and guiding artist and producer teams, continuing to build the studio’s roster of artistic talent, and ensuring seamless collaboration with Method’s global studios.
Manifold said, “It's an exciting time for Fiona to come on board in Sydney as the team in Australia is expanding rapidly and we've just come together as one brand with Method Studios. She’s an exceptional team builder and problem solver and we’re excited to have her experience and leadership as a key part of our team.”
In a distinguished, 20-year career in VFX and animation production, Chilton has led teams from 50 to 650 across global locations. Her more than 25 feature film credits include Associate Producer on The LEGO Ninjago Movie, and VFX Producer/Executive Producer roles on Ted, Ted 2, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Iron Man, Happy Feet and more. The native Australian joins Method most recently from Animal Logic, and previously has held long tenures and leadership roles with VFX and animation studios all over the world, including Framestore/CFC, Tippet Studios, The Orphanage and Universal Pictures.
Chilton said, “I’ve had amazing experiences working with these teams in Australia – they’re well recognized in the industry for doing fantastic work. Being part of Method is a new beginning for the company and it gives clients so many more options to shape their shows around locations and skill sets. There’s so much talent and passion here in the Sydney studio, I’m excited to dive in.”