M E E T E M M A H I L D E S T R A N D - A N I M A T O R
I WAS BORN IN
SOME SHOWS I'VE WORKED ON
Peter Rabbit, Thor:Ragnarok, XX:Return of Xander Cage, Game of Thrones Season 6, Tarzan, Pan
Nahh… not my thing at all. Tea on the other hand, especially white tea!
WHAT INSPIRED ME TO GO INTO THE VFX INDUSTRY
I always enjoyed art and drawing growing up, but didn't get my eyes on the VFX industry until I saw James Cameron's Avatar
BEST THING ABOUT WORKING AT RSP
The culture and my great colleagues
FAVOURITE MOVIE I WORKED ON
SUPERPOWER OF CHOICE
Telepathy, it would be soo cool!
WHAT I ENJOY MOST ABOUT THE VFX INDUSTRY
The creativity and intensity of the work, and the attention to detail that goes into it
WHAT’S GREAT ABOUT ADELAIDE
I enjoy Adelaide for it's charm and the easy going vibe it has. I usually bike to work and most things around the CBD are close at hand without a long commute. By car it's also easy to get out of the city, down to the beach or up to one of the cute little towns in the hills. The Adelaide lifestyle is great!
SOME THINGS ABOUT ME YOU DON’T KNOW
Last time I counted I had about 200 potted plants at home!
CRAZIEST THING I’VE DONE
Moved to Australia
I’m scared of going on roller coasters!
Gravity, Blade Runner & The Grand Budapest Hotel
INTERESTS / HOBBIES
I'm a big fan of horses and I go horse riding on weekends. When I'm not around horses I enjoy gardening
WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW IS
Happy people, lots of good movies and heaps of chocolate!
ADVICE TO ASPIRING ARTISTS
Keep learning as much as possible! It's great to know what your goal is, but don't let it make you miss out on opportunities in the beginning of your career. Enjoy what you do and take pride in your work, and remember it's always important to seek improvement and keep learning. A mentor is great, having more than one is awesome. Most things are possible if you want it and work for it!