Founding Owner and VFX Supervisor of Cumulus VFX. Will's experience and knowledge of the business has gained the respect and trust of many Australian and international clients.
Cumulus VFX was born from the humble beginnings of Will's garage. Armed with a laptop and a vision to create remote visual effects as a service.
As a business owner, Will has accomplished a steady growth of his business and staff. He has used his problem solving skills to overcome some of the challenges of the Visual Effects industry to build a unique offering to both his staff and clients. Offering a diverse range of services from proprietary tools such as ‘Syclone’ through to Post Production via our partner company ‘Elements Post Production’.
Will started his career in 2001 working for Australia’s ‘Rising Sun Pictures’, where he established his skills as a compositor for 9 years. Over those years he worked on many Hollywood films such as multiple ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Lord of the Rings’ films.
In 2010, Will transitioned to Animal Logic to sequence lead on ‘Legend of the Guardians’ and ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt2’.
Will established himself in Sydney and engaged with various studios including Fuel VFX and Dr. D on ‘Happy Feet 2’ to solve high complexity compositing and stereoscopic challenges on key sequences to roll out to the compositing team.
With over two decades of experience, Gabrielle’s passion for producing exceptional content surpasses creative boundaries, she overcomes challenges in both time and place – bringing everything to the table to make it happen.
Gabrielle Joosten, partner and producer at Cumulus VFX and founder of partner company ‘Elements Post Production’ has successfully grown both companies, attracting work from Australia and abroad.
She began her career in 1996 in The Netherlands, Amsterdam and after a time in ad-land working for Y&R her passion for moving images soon transitioned her into VFX & post production where she produced many Dutch films, TV series and commercials.
Gabrielle went on to spend time in Paris managing a boutique VFX & post production company producing high end commercials and music videos, before her interest in animation and VFX brought her to Sydney, Australia.
She worked on the production team of animated features including ‘Legend of the Guardians’ and ‘Happy Feet 2’. Gabrielle played a crucial role in the production of Blinky Bill the Movie, and has been involved in the production of many TV series including Bottersnikes & Gumbles and Kazoops. She has produced an array of innovative visual content and many high-end TV commercials.
Former VFX and Production Executive for Sony, and seasoned Producer Michelle is our Entertainment Marketing Executive representing us in Hollywood. She brings over twenty years of experience.
As a trusted relationship builder between technical and creative talent, Michelle has an extensive track record working with top Hollywood filmmakers, creatives and executives, from initial development through to post production.