Academy Award Winner Appointed President, Visual Effects Worldwide
Prime Focus Group and Frantic Films today announced that Michael L. Fink has been appointed President, Visual Effects Worldwide and will be operating out of the Frantic Films VFX facility located in Hollywood, CA. In his new role, Fink will be serving as Senior Visual Effects Supervisor for projects awarded to Frantic Films VFX, and will be overseeing the integration of visual effects production for all of the Prime Focus Group VFX facilities across North America, India and the U.K, including London based VFX facility Machine.
Fink was recently recognized for his role as Senior Visual Effects Supervisor on “The Golden Compass” with an Academy AwardÂ®, a BAFTA award, and a VES nomination. He is a veteran visual effects supervisor with dozens of credits to his name, including “Braveheart,” “X2” and “X-Men.” His award-winning career spans over three decades with a BAFTA nomination for “War Games” in 1983, four nominations for the Saturn award from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, and BAFTA and Academy Award nominations for “Batman Returns” in 1993.
“It is tremendously exciting to be involved with Frantic Films, a group I have worked with before and hold in the highest regard. I’m very much looking forward to working with the accomplished creative and R&D team assembled by my friend, Chris Bond,” explained Fink. “Frantic’s, and now my involvement with Prime Focus Group, allows us to create a global organization with leading VFX talent, facilitating a 24/7 production cycle that can handle VFX projects of any scale, from beginning to end.”
“We are extremely delighted to have Mike on board to oversee our global visual effects team. His experience and talent will ensure that we as a group can now provide the most efficient and creative solutions to filmmakers worldwide,” said Namit Malhotra, Founder, Prime Focus Group.
About Frantic Films VFX
Headquartered in Winnipeg, Canada, with offices in Vancouver and Los Angeles, Calif., Frantic Films VFX has been operating divisions that provide visual effects for film and television, and VFX software development since 1997. Frantic Films’ VFX award-winning visual effects teams have worked on films including Fantastic Four: The Rise of the Silver Surfer, Grindhouse, Superman Returns, X-Men 3, Poseidon and many others. The company’s software tools were developed to solve complex production challenges on in-house feature effects projects, and are also in use at many leading 3D animation and effects facilities worldwide. In November of 2007 Frantic Films VFX became a division of international post and VFX leader Prime Focus Group. For more information, visit
Machine is a leading visual effects business offering a full range of services to film and broadcast including pre-production, pre-visualisation and design, VFX supervision, 3D animation, matte paintings, digital grading and title design. Machine’s VFX credits include 10,000BC, Fred Claus, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Stardust, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Hot Fuzz, The Last King of Scotland, United 93, and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
About Prime Focus Group
Prime Focus Group is India’s biggest integrated post-production company. Prime Focus operates six facilities in India, and four studios in London offering a comprehensive spectrum of services ranging from visual effects, digital film lab (DI, film scanning and film recording) telecine, editing, motion control and HD production. The company was founded in 1997 and continues to expand to offer clients in film, television and advertising the industry’s top talent and technologies from premium facilities around the world.