Cinesite is excited to welcome Jesper Kjölsrud to the London office as VFX supervisor. The 20-year industry veteran has successfully led teams both as a VFX and CG supervisor on many award-winning projects. As a natural leader Jesper brings a passion for storytelling, a strong creative vision and an innate understanding of visual effects technology to all areas of his work.
Jesper has worked on a wide range of feature film and episodic television projects over the years, his credit list includes TOM CLANCY’S JACK RYAN, OUTLANDER, THE LONE SURVIVOR, THE THING, ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS and DISTRICT 9 to name but a few. Speaking about joining Cinesite, Jesper said, “I’m looking forward to being part of the incredible London team as well as the rest of the Cinesite group, working with amazing artists and contributing to the company’s exciting projects and impressive history of outstanding visual effects.”
Caroline Garrett, Head of VFX added, “Jesper is an outstanding creative leader with a passion for storytelling and a wealth of creative and technical experience; adding him to our roster provides further opportunities and choice to our clients. We’re all very excited to welcome him to the London Studio and back to the Cinesite family.”
Jesper is well known in the industry for his mastery of CG. Having initial studied in northern Sweden, he then moved to the UK in 1997 where he worked as a 3D Artist at the MPC before becoming one of the original members of Double Negative when they opened for business as a small boutique in 1998. Over ten years at Dneg, Jesper supervised CG and VFX on many projects including ENEMY AT THE GATES, THE CHRONICLES OF RIDDICK, DOOM, THE DA VINCI CODE and 10,000BC. In 2009 he made the move to Vancouver joining Cinesite’s partner company Image Engine as sequence supervisor on DISTRICT 9. Jesper went on to work as both production side VFX Supervisor on THE THING and LONE SURVIVOR as well as Facility VFX Supervisor for Image Engine’s work on THE LOSERS, R.I.P.D. and TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES. Jesper returned to the UK in 2016 to supervise a number of projects at Goodbye Kansas including ROBIN HOOD, season 2 of TOM CLANCY’S JACK RYAN and season 3 & 4 of OUTLANDER.
Jesper’s appointment comes at a busy time for Cinesite, which is in production on various projects, including THE WITCHER & LOST IN SPACE S2 (Netflix), OUTLANDER S5 (Starz) and a special live action experience project based on a high-energy franchise for Universal Studios. Recent VFX credits include AVENGERS: ENDGAME (Marvel), ROCKETMAN (Paramount Pictures) & MURDER MYSTERY (Netflix).