Prime Focus has appointed David Houghton to the role of VFX creative director in the drama division of its London-based broadcast team.

Prior to joining Prime Focus, Houghton was VFX supervisor at The Mill, where he co-founded the facility’s TV department.

Whilst at The Mill, he supervised the VFX for Doctor Who, Torchwood, The Sarah Jane Adventures, Merlin and Sinbad.

In his new role, Houghton will liaise with clients and oversee all broadcast VFX projects along with Prime Focus creative director Simon Clarke.

Managing director of Prime Focus Broadcast VFX Parvinder Bhatia said: “With David joining the lead creative team along with Simon Clarke, Prime Focus broadcast VFX expands its market leading VFX services to drama, factual, specialist factual and documentary.”