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.