VFX veteran Camille Geier has joined BREAK+ENTER as an Executive Producer. The industry stalwart brings with her more than 20 years of top-level experience spanning features, episodic television, and advertising. She will lead the studio’s creative, production and sales teams, overseeing current operations, directing sales, and setting strategic direction for the Nice Shoes company.
“Camille has a fantastic resume and a history of building teams and accomplishing goals,” said Nice Shoes managing director Justin Pandolfino. “We were looking for someone who could guide the studio and set a vision for its future, and Camille is absolutely that person. She has a no-nonsense approach and a focus on getting things done. We take great pleasure in welcoming her to our management team.”
Geier said that she views her new role as an opportunity to innovate, work with an incredible team, and produce groundbreaking visual effects.
“We have a phenomenal core group of artists and plenty of resources to work with in expanding the business. It’s exciting and feels like the right place for me,” she said in a statement, adding that she was impressed with the studio’s technical infrastructure, which makes novel use of remote and cloud-based technologies.
“It’s a well-oiled machine,” she noted. “We have top-notch systems in place and expertise across creative [and] production, and the technology that give us the capabilities of a much larger studio.”
BREAK+ENTER’s recent work includes Servant (Apple TV+), Pennyworth (Epix), The Many Saints of Newark (HBO), and Dexter: New Blood (Showtime). The company is currently working on new projects for Netflix and Amazon Studios.
Geier arrives from BOT VFX, where she spent five years as an executive producer and earned credits on The Tragedy of Macbeth, Stranger Things, Lovecraft Country, Dexter: New Blood, The Mandalorian, Watchmen, and The Boys. Previously, she held senior management positions with Click 3X, Curious Pictures, Rodeo FX, and Rhino (Gravity).
Geier’s early career experience includes seven years at Industrial Light & Magic, where she produced visual effects for Gangs of New York, Starship Troopers, Van Helsing, and other blockbusters, and worked under such directors as Martin Scorsese, Paul Thomas Anderson, Woody Allen, Paul Verhoeven, Stephen Sommers, and Clint Eastwood.
At BREAK+ENTER, Geier’s initial priority will be to raise the studio’s profile among studios, streaming services, and networks.
“I will also be actively recruiting high-level creative and production talent,” she said in a press release about her hiring. “My goal, first and foremost, is to grow the division.”
Headquartered in New York City, BREAK+ENTER is fueled by global talent and cutting-edge technology, and powered by a groundbreaking, fully remote workflow. The company aims to make never-before-seen worlds spring to life, enhance practical locations, and create visuals that support, enhance and drive storytelling. From meticulous clean-up work to complex design, CG animation, and compositing, its artists are constantly striving for excellence.