Dneg set for animated feature production
The new division’s intent will be to create a back end pipeline that can fully integrate with the front end pipeline of IP creators and filmmakers in the creation of high end animated features.
The division will also be looking to augment Dneg’s core team of animators and artists with additional artists specifically focussed on Animated features to be based out of its London HQ.
Jacomb, who has joined Double Negative as Managing Director of Feature Animation, has over 12 years experience as Associate Producer/Line Producer on full CG Animated Features Films, having previously built 2 feature animation studios in London and Vancouver. Most recently, Jacomb was Associate Producer at Dreamworks on Oscar nominated Puss in Boots and the critically acclaimed Rise of the Guardians.
“I am incredibly excited to be coming back to London, with all the incredible animation talent here, to build a top quality feature studio with Double Negative,” said Jacomb. “Combining those talents with the vision, passion and artistry shown by Double Negative is an opportunity to create a sustainable first class studio.”
Double Negative CEO Matt Holben said: “Animated Feature films are an exciting next step in the development of Double Negative. We recognise that whilst there are synergies with VFX it requires a different approach. We are thrilled that Tom Jacomb has joined us to develop our new division. We are excited by the long-term potential of feature animation and are determined to build a sustainable pipeline of work.”