Annette Wullems, best known for her VFX production work on films such as the Lord of the Rings trilogy, King Kong and Prometheus, has joined Framestore’s film VFX team as senior producer on Jupiter Ascending – the Andy and Lana Wachowski film due for release in 2014 starring Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum.
“Framestore instantly feels like a ‘people company,’” Wullems said. “It has a family spirit, culture and energy that enticed me to be part of it. Plus, London is a very vibrant place to be. I’m excited to work with the team and be part of the company that is about to share Gravity with the world.”
Wullems is a veteran producer and has worked on many feature films such as Avatar, that have become synonymous with breaking new ground in the world of VFX. Involvement in such momentous productions has given her the opportunity to work with some of the most revered directing talent, including Peter Jackson, James Cameron, Steven Spielberg and Ridley Scott.
“Annette is an incredibly well-known and respected talent in the VFX world,” said Matt Fox, Framestore’s joint MD of film. “So we’re thrilled to have her on board. She joins our film team at a very proud moment, having just completed the visual effects for Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity.”
Annette hails from New Zealand’s Weta FX. She began her career working for advertising agencies in the 1970s before entering TV production the following decade. Her talents span both on-set and VFX production, having worked on the pre-production of Lord of the Rings building props and miniatures, costumes and make-ups, before Jackson invited her to produce the film’s VFX in postproduction – her first taste of what she calls “the dark side.”