A scene I created with Paul Krist for Liam Young’s film-installation for Documenta 14.


I worked on another addition to the New City film-installation series for Tomorrow’s Thoughts Today. Exhibited at the Human+, The Future of Our Species exhibition at the Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona from 7 October 2015 – 10 April 2016.



Originally 5K resolution – downsized here. No audio, video only
Latest project I worked on for Factory Fifteen, as Head of VFX and simulation. Spent the last 3 months destroying buildings and apartments… check it out!
Directed by Jonathan Gales and Paul Nicholls (Factory Fifteen)

More info: http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/en_uk/blog/video-premiere-function-void-the-bug-factory-fifteen

Full Credits:

Artist: The Bug
Director: Factory Fifteen
Production Company: Nexus
Label: Ninja Tune
Commissioner: Maddy Salvage
Producer: Beccy McCray
Production Manager: Caroline Milsom
Director Of Photography: Luke Jacobs
Lead Actor: Gary Grant
Lead Actress: Ani Lang
Focus Puller: Tom Mcmahon
1st AD: Dan Precious
2nd AD: Alex Paterakis, Carmen de Witt
Gaffer: Joel Rainsley
Focus/ Gaffer Assistant: William del Rivero
DIT: Prince Yemoh
VFX Supervisor: Matt Townsend
Animation / VFX: Alexey Marfin, Jonathan Gales, Paul Nicholls, Prince Yemoh, Isaac Eluwole, Carl Kenyon, Ares Simone, Roberto Brichese, Matt Townsend.
Tracking: Tom Carter, Kibwe Tavares
Rotoscoping: Sinjarajan Studios
Kinect Character Development: Eran Amir
Offline Editor: Paul Hardcastle
Edit House: Trim
Post Production Consultant: Dave Slade
Studio Manager @ Nexus: Natalie Busutil
Art Director: James Hatt
Art Dept Assistant: Rebecca Carey, Michelle Renee
Art Dept Runner: Arthur Menezes
Stylist: Crissie Aranda
Hair & Make Up: Bobbie Ross
Hair/MU Assistant: Maggie Forrest, Sharon Chagger
Production Assistant: Billi Hatfield
Production Runner: James Alexander
Unit Minibus Driver: John Targgart
Security: Per Doda
Extras: Kimberley Goldsmith, Mark Craddock, Silvia Ferreira Santos, Susete Furtado, Justinas Vilutis, Eran Amir, Patrick Dishman, Freny Pavri, Roberto Brichese, Konstatin Zhukov, Peter Efe

A film-installation exhibition project that I worked on for Tomorrow’s Thoughts Today. Commissioned by the Z33 gallery, three animated matte paintings of future skylines: a floating city on the Great Pacific garbage patch, an ever-upgrading metropolis owned by tech firms, and a digital favela risen from electronic debris.

The skylines are accompanied by three short stories by writers Jeff Noon, Pat Cadigan, and Tim Maughan, and three original scores/soundscapes by Coldcut.

The paintings (originally 5K resolution – downsized here) :



…and a few photos from the exhibition:

More info here: http://www.tomorrowsthoughtstoday.com/?slow=?cat=61&medium=?p=615&fast=?cat=109

New City – Liam Young / Tomorrows Thoughts Today
Project Team: Alexey Marfin, Zhan Wang
Soundscapes: Coldcut
Additional sound design: Aneek Thapar
Authors: Jeff Noon, Pat Cadigan, Tim Maughan
Curated by Karen Verschooren and produced for Z33, Future Fictions Exhibition

Latest project I worked on for Factory Fifteen, as Head of Character Animation. Designing and animating robotic butterflies.
Directed by Jonathan Gales and Paul Nicholls (Factory Fifteen)

More info: http://www.factoryfifteen.com/7936/2393600/select/chupan-chupai

Based on a short story by Tim Maly
Directed by Factory Fifteen
Produced by Liam Young

Maya – Noshine Banu
Aya – Shahine Banu
Amit – Mustaraf Khan
Guardian to cast – Rafique Mohammad (Pamna)

Shot on location in India by: Jonathan Gales, Paul Nicholls, Liam Young, Tushar Prakash
Indian Producer: Tushar Prakash
Composer: Mark Sayfritz
Sound Design: Ana Roman
Fixer: Harry Singh

Post-Production: Factory Fifteen
VFX Artists: Jonathan Gales, Paul Nicholls, Arkin Esref, Alexey Marfin, Matt Townsend, Chris Glew
Tracking: Tom Carter, Kibwe Tavares
Interns: Mond Qu, Alessandro Mimiola

Special Thanks: Manisha Prakash, Ian Forber-Pratt, Foster Care India, Claire Pepper, Ravi Amaratunga, Lisbon Architecture Trienale 2013