Murphy arrives after a year at Territory

Stephen Murphy Axis Studios

Axis Studios has appointed Stephen Murphy as its head of CG. 

Murphy was most recently a VFX supervisor at Territory for just over a year, and has also worked with the likes of ILM, MPC, Framestore, and One Of Us. His credits include projects such as Sleepy Hollow, The Matrix, X-Men, and the Harry Potter franchise from over 20 years in the industry.

Murphy arrives shortly after Axis appointed Simon Carr as its creative supervisor, with the VFX and animation studio aiming to continue to expand. At Axis, Murphy will be tasked with driving innovation, new VFX methodologies and tech.

He said: “Axis is in a unique position with all the great work on the animation side of things. It will be great to collaborate with them across a range of VFX projects in the future.”

Axis director of VFX Nick Drew added: “Stephen has vast experience working for various world-leading VFX studios and he brings that knowledge with him to Axis. With a keen interest in new tech and machine learning, his natural creativity and contributions as a storyteller can only add to the team.

“On a wider view, hiring Stephen is also a statement of intent for the type of crew we here at Axis are looking to acquire, to further establish the studio as a creative hub that produces interesting projects across a range of feature and TV projects.”