Ian Hunter is the creative director, award-winning visual effects supervisor and co-founder of New Deal Studios (NDS). A renaissance man with multiple talents in many disciplines, Hunter has overseen production of many complex sequences of some of the great blockbusters of our time.
From pre-visualization to miniature build, practical effects photography, and all the way through digital effects including matte painting, 3D digital animation and compositing, Hunter has the rare gift of having a hands-on approach to directing and creating effects while keeping a solid business sense. A visionary in the field of motion picture visual effects, Hunter has worked on many feature films and commercial projects over a 20 plus year career that has garnered him recognition from the Visual Effects Society (VES).
Having won 3 VES Awards for sequences in "Inception", "The Dark Knight" and "Love/Hate Anthem" New Balance Ad Campaign, he most recently completed New Deal Studios' contribution to Christopher Nolan's new sci-fi film "Interstellar."
Looking toward the future, Hunter plans to parlay his experience in visual effects and film design into other areas of filmmaking, including writing and directing. He recently wrapped production on "Kaiju Fury!", a cinematic Virtual Reality film and is packaging a project he developed with business partner Matthew Gratzner.
Hunter is a member of the Visual Effects Society and the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences Visual Effects branch.