Scanline VFX has added to its global VFX supervision team with the addition of Derek Spears and Nicolas “Nic” Aithadi. Both Spears and Aithadi bring a wealth of experience to the Scanline team, having a collective 40 years in the VFX industry under their belts.
Scanline has continued to grow its supervisory team across locations to deliver recent projects such as Black Widow, Free Guy, Godzilla vs. Kong, Terminator: Dark Fate and
Gemini Man. Titles currently in production and slated for release in 2021 include
Eternals, The Suicide Squad, The Batman, Lisey’s Story, Fengshen Trilogy, The Jade Earring and
Spears joins Scanline as Visual Effects Supervisor in Los Angeles. Prior to joining the team, Spears spent 18 years at Rhythm and Hues followed by a three-year stint at Pixomondo. In addition to his extensive list of film credits, Spears has most recently been involved in bringing film-quality work to broadcasting and streaming platforms on television series such as Westworld, Watchmen, Game of Thrones, Black Sails and
The Walking Dead.
Spears is a three-time Emmy Award winner for his work on Game of Thrones, having also won a VES Award and two HPA Awards for Outstanding Visual Effects for the series. He was also the recipient of the inaugural VES Award for Best Supporting Visual Effects for his role as Visual Effects Supervisor on
The Sum of All Fears.
Along with the addition of Spears, Scanline announced the recent appointment of Nic Aithadi as Visual Effects Supervisor in Vancouver. Aithadi was previously Visual Effects Supervisor for close to 18 years at MPC. Recent credits include Dolittle, The Dark Tower and
Monster Trucks. He is currently supervising Scanline’s work on Marvel’s
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
Aithadi received both Academy Award and BAFTA nominations for his work on Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows - Part 1 and
Guardians of the Galaxy, and an additional BAFTA nomination for
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.