New Talent, New Roles at Mill Chicago
August 26, 2016 by Screenmag
Mill Chicago has announced a series of new roles to support its expanded space at 1KFulton in the West Loop. The positions strengthen core offerings across Colour, VFX and Mill+, its creative studio focused on originating, developing and directing content from concept to finished film.
Colourist Luke Morrison (pictured left) has been promoted to Head of Colour. He is supported by the addition of colourist Matt Osborne and a second state of the art grading suite at 1KFulton. Since first heading up Mill Chicago's colour department in 2012, Morrison has built a reputation for the artistic style he brings to his work and a passion for the art form far beyond the technical process. In his new role Morrison will continue to build creative relationships across the Midwest and with directors worldwide. Click here for some of Luke's latest work.
The studio has been bolstered by the addition of Creative Director Jay Bandlish (pictured far right). Originally from Mill London, Bandlish has built a 15 year long career as a VFX Supervisor for leading directors including Fredrik Bond, Michel Gondry, Tom Kuntz and Paul Weiland. Projects already completed since arriving in Chicago include LG 'World of Play' directed by Bond and a campaign for State Farm directed by Jim Jenkins. Jared Yeater, Managing Director at Mill Chicago, said "Jay's work here so far proves that there is a hunger for creativity, ideas and the highest calibre skill. We’re committed to the Midwest as a center for great creative and I'm really excited for the work he'll continue to do with our clients."
Larissa Berringer (second from left) joins the production team as Senior Producer. Formerly at Chicago's Vitamin Pictures, Berringer built an expertise in design driven work. She has done campaigns for brands including Kellogg's, Nike and P&G as well as production for TV shows Weeds (SHOWTIME) and Sons of Anarchy (FX Network). Creative Director, Cameron Spencer (center), also joins the Mill+ roster of talent in Chicago. Spencer has developed a successful career as a multi disciplined creative at top design houses and digital shops including Digital Kitchen, Prophet, Razorfish and Sarofsky.
To support and further bolster their commitment to great talent the studio promoted Colette Murray (pictured second from right) into the newly created role of Talent & Operations Manager. "It's a position that's key to our servicing the region.” Yeater explained, “Colette is part of the senior management team and will play an essential role in nurturing the best talent and identifying career paths for the skills needed as we grow in a dynamic marketplace."