Big Ideas Launch “The Colony”


Director David Gaddie and VFX Supervisor James Rogers Open Post-Production and Live Action Collective

Last Updated: February 5, 2010 6:00 pm GMT
(New York--February 5, 2010) Director David Gaddie and visual effects supervisor James Rogers announced today the formation of The Colony, a multidisciplinary directing collective specializing in visual effects, design, post-production and live action filmmaking.

Gaddie is a well-known international director with an array of awards including a Gold Lion at Cannes for an Australian PSA, and silvers at the One Show and Clios. Gaddie has also worked extensively stateside; before launching The Colony he was repped by The Sweet Shop. Rogers has extensive credits in the visual effects industry, including films such as “Daybreakers,” the Sony Playstation game “Final Fantasy VIII,” and movies such as “Lord of the Rings: Return of the King.”

Located in Manhattan, The Colony is repped by B Reel Films. The startup collective is focused on providing inspired design- and story-driven ideas to agencies in a post-production style environment.

“’Inspired and original.’ These are the words that describe the advertising ideas ‘The Colony’ gives its clients. Our designers and directors are in the business of creating non-traditional concepts and stories. We want people to come for us for that,” commented David Gaddie, creative director and founder, The Colony. “For each project our directing team will collaborate to develop diverse creative possibilities that ultimately build a company’s brand.”

About David Gaddie
David is unique in his ability to combine complex visual effects with character driven storytelling. His professional portfolio includes work for Nissan, Toyota, Mitsubishi, Heineken, Coke, and Snickers.

David has been acting and making films since he was ten years old, and he was just 21 when he began his commercial directing career in Australia. Recognized for his varied styles and skills, David moves effortlessly from stunning visuals and complex special effects to subtle, naturalistic performance and award-winning comedy.

About James Rogers
In the U.S., Rogers worked for five years on the pioneering computer-animated film “Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within,” which bought new levels of realism in computer animation to the cinema screen; over the last 18 months Rogers has worked with the critically acclaimed directors such as Gillian Armstrong, Baz Luhrmann, and Alex Proyas. He was Emmy nominated for his work on “Moby Dick,” and AFI Nominated for “Death Defying Acts.”

James has spoken at conferences in Australia, Japan and the US; and consulted widely about digital visual effects, and digital animation. James is a co-owner of the boutique design and visual effects facility, Postmodern Sydney.

Based in New York City and launched in 2010, The Colony is a multi-disciplinary directing collective offering visual effects, design, post-production and live action filmmaking. Founder/creative director David Gaddie and vfx supervisor James Rogers are focused on building a diverse body of work where unconventional ideas are key. The Colony is represented by B Reel Films. The Colony has deep international experience and connections, including office outposts in Shanghai, China and Sydney, Australia.

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