30 Years of The Mill | Head of Colour, Fergus McCall

To celebrate ‘30 Years Of The Mill’ we are turning our focus to the extraordinary people behind our creativity. We asked a snapshot of 30 Makers from across The Mill to share their most inspiring projects from the past, alongside their future-facing insights on the advertising industry and evolution of creative technology. Read below to find out what inspired Head of Colour, Fergus McCall to join The Mill in its infancy and why investing in youth and talent is integral.
Community December 16, 2020

What piece of work inspired you to get into a career at The Mill & why? 

So it wasn’t one piece of work in particular that drew my attention to The Mill. It had only been up and running for a couple of months when I joined so there wasn’t a great body of work accumulated as yet. However, it was clearly a company that had been designed from the ground up without compromise and had a refreshing mix of artists, producers and management whose youth, talent and ambition were going to blow the doors off top end VFX driven post-production. What followed throughout the 90s and beyond was an astonishing portfolio of groundbreaking work. No other company came close to us and The Mill completely rewrote what was possible when great ideas, great people and a great organization come together.

I’m choosing two spots as my faves, one from many years ago, Guinness ‘Swimblack’ and one from last month, graded by Mikey Rossiter for Nike called ‘The Future isn’t Waiting’.

What will be the most defining change in the creative industry over the next decade?  

Ha! If only I knew… but I do know if we keep ourselves relevant then we give ourselves a chance of being a part of the changes that are coming our way. My mantra would be, invest in youth, invest in talent. We’re a centre of excellence not a VFX production line.


Discover more about 30 Years of The Mill here. We would like to thank everyone who has been part of our history – our clients, our partners, our collaborators and our staff past and present. All of you have been central to making our first 30 years so extraordinary.

You can also view Fergus’s work via his Creator Profile.

Head of Colour | Fergus McCall