Senior colorist Maria Carretero joins Assembly

(Courtesy Assembly)

Assembly has announced the addition of Senior Colorist, Maria Carretero to its growing team of high-profile artists.

Maria joins Assembly from Nice Shoes where she was a Senior Colorist, with a rich history of creative experience. Other previous roles include Senior Colorist at Framestore, Head of Color at Carbon VFX and Head of Color Grading at Serena Digital.

Maria’s diverse portfolio of work spans Cannes Lions award-winning commercial campaigns and Emmy, Tribeca, Sundance and Cannes Film Festival-winning long-form projects. She has a notable roster of blue-chip brand campaigns to her name, including recent work for Apple, Balenciaga, Porsche and Allstate, Super Bowl work for Michelob Ultra, Walmart and Avocados from Mexico, and legacy work for Jeep and Disney.


Originally hailing from Spain, where she discovered the power and nuance of Color Grading, Maria’s background in painting and fine art often influences her work on the screen. She has worked on acclaimed work across the globe, from Madrid to Stockholm, Istanbul, Dubai and the USA.

Tara Holmes, VP of Commercial Services at Assembly comments, “Maria has an unparalleled talent and passion for creative work. She has an incredible collaborative style that consistently helps Directors, DPs and Creatives bring their creative visions to fruition. Maria’s unwavering commitment to each piece and her exquisite artistry perfectly complements our growing Color team.

Our aim is to provide each artist and client working with Assembly the flexibility to work on a diverse range of creative projects from film to episodic and short form, which speaks perfectly to Maria’s experience and sensibilities. Maria will be working closely with several key senior creatives joining the Assembly team to build and integrate our Color and VFX offering.”

Launched in 2021, Assembly is a hybrid Post Production studio offering cloud and location-based services including VFX, Color Grading, Beauty, Offline Editorial and Dailies across advertising and entertainment work.

The studio’s creative highlights include work for brands such as Google, Smirnoff and Kit Kat in addition to longform entertainment work for Disney, A24 and Netflix. 

Reel 360 News wishes Maria the best of luck at Assembly.

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