Visual effects company appoints new managing director and creative director


Soho’s 10-year-old visual effects house Union VFX has promoted Lucy Cooper (pictured above) to managing director. She joined Union VFX last year as commercial and operations director after previously working for a year as a consultant to the company.

Prior to that she spent eight years at vfx software giant Foundry, during its growth from a relatively small player to a company valued at £200m.

As commercial and operations director at Union VFX, the company says she has been “instrumental in facilitating the company’s recent expansion into new premises in Rathbone Place, London.”

Union VFX has also promoted Simon Hughes (pictured above, far left) to creative director. His CV includes stints at Cinesite, Image Engine, Double Negative, Clear Film, CIS/Rainmaker as well as Union VFX, which he joined six year ago.

His projects at Union VFX include Annihilation, Suffragette, Bridget Jones’ Baby, Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri and Mamma Mia 2.

Tim Caplan, co-founder of Union VFX (pictured above, second right, alongside co-founder Adam Gascoyne) said: “These appointments are in recognition of the roles they’ve taken on in our growing team. Both Adam and I will continue to rely on them to help us run and scale the business whilst ensuring we remain the company that Union has always set out to be.”