VFX Legion has announced the signing of veteran VFX Producer Tony Gallardo to its British Columbia division’s leadership team. Gallardo will work closely with Dylan Yastremski, Legion Studios/B.C.’s Head Production and partner, as well as with VFX Supervisor/Founder James David Hattin, who oversees the company’s global creative resources from its Burbank studio.
Gallardo comes onboard as VFX Legion continues to provide end-to-end visual effects for the mix of projects slated over the coming months. Currently, the studio is working on a series of movies for EPIX, the premium TV network and streaming service, as well as a feature film for Blumhouse and Lionsgate.
Gallardo landed at Ollin VFX in 2008, where he helped develop the visual effects editorial team and pipeline for several high-profile films, such as, TRON: Legacy, The Last Air Bender, The Social Network, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, among others.
Legion’s Executive Producer Reid Burns introduced Gallardo to the VFX Legion’s team. Since 2012 Burns and Gallardo have worked together on several feature films and episodic series, as well as commercials – on both the visual effects and postproduction sides of the fence.“Working with Tony was always a great experience,” says Burns. “The growth of our B.C. studio made expanding its leadership team a priority, and Tony was our first choice to fill the opening for VFX Producer.”
“Tony joins our B.C. studio at an exciting time,” says Yastremski. “Establishing a presence in the province in 2019 was a turning point for the company. The increased work for films and television shows prompted last year’s move to a larger space and investments in upgrades and a broader range of capabilities, as well as the expansion of management, and our collective of WFH artists based throughout the providence.”
“Tony brings 15-years of experience producing, coordinating, and editing visual effects for the US and international markets to the table,” notes James David Hattin. “His ability to efficiently orchestrate large geographically and culturally diverse teams uniquely qualifies him to work with Legion’s growing global collective of 250+ WFH artists and support talent.
“Working for a visual effects company was an amazing learning experience. It expanded my universe to Hollywood while I was still living in Mexico. That’s when I first began to understand and appreciate the value of remote technology and digital workflow,” concludes Gallardo.
Reel 360 wishes Tony the best of luck at VFX Legion.