Luke Hetherington is the Executive in Charge of Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) in Singapore and is responsible for all projects in production at the studio and developing regional partnerships, overseeing studio operations, marketing, and bidding on future projects. Hetherington’s experience in building high functioning teams plays a critical role in his work at the studio, as does his knowledge of the Asian market.
Prior to joining ILM, Hetherington had 20 years of experience in the animation and visual effects industry. He spent the 17 years at Animal Logic in Australia where he helped lead the company through a period of outstanding growth in roles including Head of Film VFX, Executive Producer, Head of Production, and Head of CG.
His credits include Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Ready Player One, Avengers Infinity War, Monster Hunt 2, Solo: A Star Wars Story, Sucker Punch, Knowing, Stealth, Monk Comes Down the Mountain, Walking with Dinosaurs 3D and the sci-fi television series Farscape. For House of Flying Daggers (2004), directed by APSA 2011 FIAPF Award recipient Zhang Yimou, he was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects.
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