Simon Giles VFX Supervisor

Simon’s VFX credits include award winning productions, “Love Is The Devil”, Tea with Mussolini”, “Deep Blue Sea”, Buffalo Soldiers, ‘White Noise”, “The Devil’s Double” and “Gormenghast” which won a BAFTA award for Best Visual Effects. Simon Giles, Overall VFX Supervisor for the Oscar nominated epic – “Never Look Away” (Werk Ohne Auto) directed by Florian Henckle von Donnersmarck “I wanted to convey the power of original photographs taken after the bombing of Dresden. Images of the skeletal shells of thousands of homes and buildings had a powerful voice. My aim was to get a team that would work both for the creative ambition of the film but also within the limited VFX budget. As most of the second world war is seen through monochrome B&W images the task was to find colour references that would give us some kind of authenticity. It was agreed that the VFX should always be grounded in reality and removed from any flashy “action movie” convention”.

Production Credits

CREATION STORIES

VFX Supervisor

Burning Wheel Productions
Sky Cinema

Prod: Shelley Hammond
Prod: Ben Dillon
Dir: Nick Moran

NEVER LOOK AWAY

VFX Supervisor
Nomination - Best Foreign Film, Oscars
Nomination - Cinematography, Oscars
Nomination - Best Film, Venice Film Festival

Bergmann and Weidemann
Disney

Prod: Max Wiedemann
Prod: David Vogt
Prod: Jan Mojto
Prod: Quirin Mountain
Dir: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck

THE ANGEL

VFX Supervisor

Sumatra Films
Netflix

Prod: Simon Istolainen
Prod: Zafrir Kochanovsky
Prod: Antoine Stioui
Dir: Ariel Vromen

THE LOVERS

VFX Supervisor
2nd Unit Director

Corsan

Prod: Dale G. Bradley
Prod: Grant Bradley
Prod: Paul Breuls
Prod: Ajey Jhankar
Prod: Guy J. Louthan
Prod: Catherine Vandeleene
Dir: Roland Joffé

A ROYAL NIGHT OUT

VFX Supervisor

Ecosse Films

Prod: Robert Bernstein
Prod: Douglas Rae
Prod: Fabrice Delville
Dir: Julian Jarrold

STONEHEART ASYLUM

VFX Supervisor

Icon Productions
Netflix

Prod: Mark Amin
Prod: Bruce Davey
Prod: Mel Gibson
Dir: Brad Anderson

THE DEVILS DOUBLE

VFX Supervisor

Staccato Films
Lionsgate

Prod: Paul Breuls
Prod: Michael John Fedun
Prod: Emjay Rechsteiner
Prod: Catherine Vandeleene
Dir: Lee Tahamori

BRIGHTON ROCK

VFX Supervisor

Kudos Film & Television
Studio Canal
BBC Films

Prod: Paul Webster
Dir: Rowan Joffe

CLOSING THE RING

VFX Supervisor

Scion Films
Premiere Picture

Prod: Jo Gilbert
Dir: Sir Richard Attenborough

WHITE NOISE

VFX Supervisor

Universal Pictures

Prod: Paul Brooks
Prod: Shawn Williamson
Dir: Geoff Sax

SEPERATE LIES

VFX Supervisor

20th Century Fox
Celador Films

Prod: Steve Clark-Hall
Prod: Christian Colson
Dir: Julian Fellowes

DEEP BLUE SEA

VFX Supervisor (Film Factory)

Warner Bros

Prod: Alan Riche
Prod: Alan Riche
Dir: Renny Harlin

BUFFALO SOLDIERS

VFX Supervisor

Film 4

Prod: Rainer Grupe
Prod: Ariane Moody
Dir: Gregor Jordan

LOVE IS THE DEVIL

VFX Supervisor

BBC Films

Dir: John Maybury

MURK

VFX Supervisor

Fine and Mellow Productions

Dir: Jannik Johansen

CENTER STAGE

VFX Supervisor

Columbia Pictures

Dir: Nicholas Hytner

IMMORTALITY: THE WISDOM OF CROCODILES

VFX Supervisor/Producer

Goldwyn Films

Dir: Po-Chih Leong

THE ACID HOUSE

VFX Supervisor

Channel 4 Films

Channel 4 Films

Dir: Paul McGuigan

THE I INSIDE

VFX Producer

MDP Worldwide

Dir: Roland Suso Richter

LES EGARES: STRAYED

VFX Producer

Spice Factory/ Canal+

Dir: Andre Techine

FEARDOTCOM

VFX Producer (Hypnosis VFX)

MDP/Warner Bros

Dir: William Malone

THE LOST SON

VFX Producer

Channel 4 Films

Dir: Chris Menges

TEA WITH MUSSOLINI

VFX Producer

Film & General/Universal

Dir: Franco Zefferelli

SUCCESSION

VFX Supervisor (UK Shoot)

Gary Sanchez Productions
HBO

Dir: Mark Mylod

PENNY DREADFUL

VFX Onset Supervisor

Desert Wolf
Showtime

Dir: Damon Thomas
Dir: Paco Cabezas

MURDER ON THE HOMEFRONT

VFX Supervisor

Carnival Film & Television
ITV

Prod: Christopher Hall
Dir: Geoff Sax

THE LAST WEEKEND

VFX Supervisor

Carnival Film & Television
ITV

Dir: Jon East

HIDDEN

VFX Supervisor

Origin Pictures
BBC

Dir: Niall MacCormick

HIGHLANDER: THE SOURCE

VFX Supervisor / VFX Producer

Lionsgate

Dir: Brett Leonard

POIROT - DEATH ON THE NILE

VFX Supervisorr

A&E Network

Dir : Andy Wilson

THE YOUNG VISITERS

VFX Supervisor

BBC Studios

Dir: David Yates

CHARLES II: THE POWER & THE PASSION

VFX Supervisor

A+E TV Network
BBC

Dir: Joe Wright

GOODBYE MR CHIPS

VFX Supervisor

Scottish Media Group
ITV

Dir: Stuart Orme

LORNA DOONE

VFX Supervisor

BBC Productions

Dir: Mike Barker

GORMENGHAST

VFX Supervisor
Winner - Best Visual Effects, BAFTA's

Dir: Andy Wilson