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Jonathan Gales

VFX Creative Director
Year of death: 2022

A British animator, director and VFX creator, who co-founded BAFTA-winning VFX studio Factory Fifteen in 2011. With Jonathan Gales as creative director, Factory Fifteen created the opening titles, visuals and idents for the BBC’s Tokyo 2020 Olympics coverage, which went on to win a BAFTA in 2022. Factory Fifteen also worked with such high profile brands as Formula 1, Samsung, Film 4 and the British Film Institute. It was selected by Saatchi & Saatchi for its Young Directors Showcase and was nominated for the UK Music Video Awards in 2015 for its VFX work on The Bug’s promo for ‘Function/Void’.