As Harbor expands its visual effects offering, award-winning VFX whiz Kyle Cody has joined the studio as its new Creative Director, it was announced earlier this week by Founder/CEO Zak Tucker.
Cody’s strong creative direction, versatility, and leadership skills have seen him develop an instinct for spotting and nurturing new talent while managing a team of over 50 award-winning artists during his time with both The Mill and Gravity.
Cody has collaborated with filmmakers such as Peter Thwaites, Nicolai Fuglsig, Matthijs van Heijningen, Wayne McClammy, Lance Acord, Mark Zilbert, Markus Walter, Johnny Green, and even Lady Gaga. Premium brands Cody has worked with include Samsung, Nissan, Ford, Chevrolet, Johnnie Walker, PlayStation, Mountain Dew, Schick, Crypto.com, and Coca-Cola.
Cody’s feature credits include The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Carol, Crazy Stupid Love, Tower Heist, and Arthur, and his accolades include a Cannes Gold Lion, Bronze Clio, Cannes Silver Lion, as well as VES, AICE, and D&AD awards.
“Kyle is a leader, a creative partner, and a curator of talent who builds relationships and pushes boundaries. I am thrilled that he is joining Harbor, expanding upon our visual effects offering, [and] bringing with him his history of award-winning work,” Harbor’s Advertising Managing Director Tony Robins said in a statement. “[Kyle] shares Harbor’s commitment to community, creativity, and innovation, and I look forward to seeing the impact he will make within our studio and with our clients.”
In 2012, The Harbor Picture Company was launched as an independent studio crafting premium content for the feature film, episodic, and advertising industries. Founded as a home for moving image creativity at the forefront of the digital media era, Harbor disrupted a fragmented approach to filmmaking by bringing together all production and post-production disciplines under one roof — a unified creative process
Since then, Harbor has grown into a global company with operations in New York, Los Angeles, London, Chicago, and Atlanta. Relentlessly focused on talent, technical innovation, and protection of artistic vision, Harbor hones every detail of the process of making moving images: live-action, dailies, creative and offline editorial, design, visual effects, and sound and picture finishing.
Harbor’s notable feature and episodic post-production credits include Quentin Tarantino‘s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Martin Scorsese‘s The Irishman, and Denis Villeneuve‘s Arrival, as well as Billions, Solo: A Star Wars Story and Hamilton on Disney Plus. The company’s advertising brand clients include American Express, Nike, Adidas, Swarovski, Gap, Victoria’s Secret, Dior, Versace, Estee Lauder, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Tide, Mercedes, Toyota, Walmart, Citibank, Eliquis, Humira, Sanofi, Bounty, Olay, Crest, and Cascade.