Alexis Wajsbrot

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Alexis Wajsbrot
Alexis Wajsbrot at Trojan Horse was a Unicorn Film Festival 2013.jpg
Alexis Wajsbrot at Trojan Horse was a Unicorn Film Festival 2013
Born Alexis Mickael Wajsbrot
Paris, France
Occupation Film director, Visual effects supervisor, screenwriter
Years active 2002–present

Alexis Wajsbrot[1] is co-directing his first feature film Don't Hang Up[2][3] based on a screenplay written by Joe Johnson. Don't Hang Up is starring Sienna Guillory, Gregg Sulkin and Garrett Clayton. Exact details on the film are being kept under wraps but it is being described as a contained thriller in the vein of Hard Candy and Scream. Jason Newmark[4] will produce along with Romain Philippe and Will Clarke.

Alexis did his directorial debut co-directoring the short film Red Balloon,[5][6][7][8][9] a 13 minutes thriller. In 2010 he won the Directorial Discovery Award at the Rhode Island International Horror Film Festival[10][11] and 35 selections in others (including Festival international de Clermont-Ferrand,[12][13]Palm Springs International ShortFest, Festival International Du Film Fantastique de Gerardmer, and Festival de Cannes).

He also has a successful career in the film industry[14] creating visual effects for a leading London facility[15] and has worked on a long list of award winning blockbuster movies.[16][17] He recently worked as CG Effects Supervisor on Alfonso Cuarón's acclaimed movie Gravity and served as CG Supervisor on Iron Man 3,[18][19][20][21] The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters and Edge of Tomorrow.

Wajsbrot won in 2014 a Visual Effect Society Award on Gravity for Outstanding FX and Simulation Animation in a Live Action Motion Picture.[22][23]

Wajsbrot is also attached to direct Picture Book,[24][25] a supernatural thriller written by Ben Magid. Brooklyn Weaver is also producing, with Paul Rock and Sameera Eligeti executive producing alongside Ben Magid. Picture Book centers on the mysterious happenings in the mansion of a famous children's author. The story is reminiscent of 2001's The Others, with a supernatural twist.

Alexis Wajsbrot is now represented by Premiere Heure as commercial's director. He is represented in Los Angeles by manager Brooklyn Weaver from Energy Entertainment and agents Ramses Ishak, Michael Sheresky United Talent Agency

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Director Role
2015 Don't Hang Up (post production) Alexis Wajsbrot and Damien Mace Director
Picture Book (in development) Alexis Wajsbrot and Damien Mace Director
2014 Edge of Tomorrow Doug Liman CG Supervisor
2013 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Ben Stiller CG Supervisor
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters Thor Freudenthal CG Supervisor
Iron Man 3 Shane Black CG Supervisor
Gravity Alfonso Cuarón CG Effects Supervisor
2011 Your Highness David Gordon Green FX Lead
2010 Red Balloon Alexis Wajsbrot and Damien Mace Director
Prince of Persia Mike Newell FX Lead
The Wolfman Joe Johnston Senior FX TD
2009 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Stephen Sommers Senior FX TD
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince David Yates FX Lead
2008 Cloverfield (Viral Marketing) Matt Reeves Senior FX TD
2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix David Yates Senior FX TD
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Tim Burton Senior FX TD
2005 Somne Isidro Ortiz CG Artist
20 Centimetros Ramón Salazar CG Artist
2002-2005 Multiple commercials for Audy, Sky, Caisse d'Epargne, La Poste ... - CG Artist

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2528062/ Imdb Page
  2. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3610746/ IMDB Link
  3. ^ http://www.tracking-board.com/tb-exclusive-joe-johnson-begs-you-dont-hang-up/ Don't Hang Up announced
  4. ^ http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1129502/
  5. ^ http://www.lightsfilmschool.com/blog/red-balloon-short-film-shot-on-the-red-cam/1616/ Interview by Lightsfilmschool.com
  6. ^ http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xfq8rc_bdcnews-2-bruitsdecourts_shortfilms interview video at festival of Villeurbannes
  7. ^ http://vimeo.com/26524746 VFX breakdown on Vimeo
  8. ^ Josselin, Emmanuel (14 February 2011), "Festival de court métrage de Clermont-Ferrand : les héritiers de Tim Burton", Le Post (in French), retrieved 13 April 2011 
  9. ^ http://www.frightmike.com/fright-filmmakers-forum/ Interview of Alexis Wajsbrot and Damien Mace
  10. ^ http://www.film-festival.org/Horror_WINNERS10.php Directorial Discovery Award at Rhodes Island Horror film Festival
  11. ^ "Horror Film Festival awards announced", Providence Journal, 12 November 2010, retrieved 13 April 2011 
  12. ^ http://www.clermont.maville.com/sortir/courtmetrage2011_-6-Fevrier-Venus-des-5-continents-ils-envahissent-la-capitale-mondiale-du-court-_49520-1684385_actu.Htm interview in the newspaper La Montagne at Clermont Ferrand
  13. ^ http://mcereplay.com/emissions/5/episodes/1961-mce-news-festival-de-court-metrage-de-clermont-ferrand interview video at Festival de Clermont Ferrand
  14. ^ http://www.londonconfidential.co.uk/Arts-and-Entertainment/Theatre-and-Film/ParisBestExports Interview by Londonconfidential.co.uk
  15. ^ http://vimeo.com/19935726 VFX Showreel on Vimeo
  16. ^ http://plus.maths.org/content/career-interview-visual-effects-director-3 Interview in the magazine Plus Maths
  17. ^ http://redballoonthemovie.com/alexis_perso/3d_worldInterview.pdf interview in 3D World magazine for Alexis's work on Prince of Persia
  18. ^ http://www.awn.com/news/visual-effects/framestore-creates-vfx-iron-man-3
  19. ^ http://www.fxguide.com/featured/iron-man-3-more-suits-to-play-with/
  20. ^ http://www.framestore.com/work/iron-man-3
  21. ^ http://trojan-unicorn.com/news#News11
  22. ^ http://www.visualeffectssociety.com/12th-Annual-VES-Awards-Winners
  23. ^ http://www.fxguide.com/quicktakes/12th-annual-ves-awards-the-winners/
  24. ^ http://www.variety.com/article/VR1118050029 Picture Book Announced in Variety
  25. ^ http://www.itsonthegrid.com/news/spec-sale-picture-book-by-ben-magid/ Picture Book Announced in itsonthegrid

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