Rising Sun Pictures has appointed Phil Barrenger to the new role of head of operations. This new position will oversee the artist and technological aspects of the business and will report to RSP president, Jennie Zeiher.
Barrenger’s appointment comes following almost 13 years at Weta Digital (now WetaFX) where he performed roles including computer graphics supervisor, head of department (lighting) and senior head of department (shots). He most recently contributed to work on the ground-breaking Avatar: The Way of Water. He will be located at RSP Headquarters in Adelaide, South Australia.
“Phil is a unique individual; he epitomises empathy, understanding and kindness. This, combined with his exceptional intellect, will be key to helping drive RSP forward,” Zeiher says. “It is an absolute privilege to have Phil back on the team.”
This is Barrenger’s second stint with RSP, having first started in 2005 as a pre-visualisation artist on Superman Returns before working as CG supervisor on projects including Charlotte’s Web and Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.
“Returning to RSP holds a special significance for me, as the company gave me my first break in the film industry and played a pivotal role in my personal and professional development,” says Phil. “I am thrilled to be joining the executive team in a role which I can make a positive difference. I'm excited to learn, lead, serve, and leverage my experience to help RSP continue to strive for excellence and push the boundaries of what is possible.”
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