TOM FONVILLARS APPOINTED HEAD OF CG AT THE YARD VFX
THE YARD is pleased to announce Tom Fonvillars as the new Head of the CG department. His appointment enhances the studio’s organization and management team at THE YARD, with the goal of providing filmmakers the services of a team highly experienced in international productions.
The Yard VFX is pleased to announce the appointment of Tom Fonvillars as the Head of the CG department. Tom will oversee all graphic creation for films and series. His appointment enhances the studio’s organization and management team at THE YARD, aiming to provide filmmakers with the services of a team highly experienced in international productions.
For over a decade, Tom Fonvillars has built a solid expertise in digital visual effects. Starting as a 3D generalist artist, Tom evolved in various positions, including technical director, supervisor for lighting and look development, and CG supervisor. Throughout his career, Tom has collaborated with renowned international studios such as The Mill and Framestore in London and Montreal. He has had the opportunity to contribute to projects for cinema and streaming platforms, involving extensive visual effects work encompassing complex environments and effects, as well as high-quality creatures. His filmography includes Edge of Tomorrow, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Thor: Ragnarok, Alita: Battle Angel, Lady and the Tramp, Army of The Dead, and more recently, Rebel Moon.
Tom Fonvillars, Head of CG, THE YARD
« It’s a real pleasure for me to join THE YARD. Upon my return to France, it was paramount for me to contribute my experience to a studio handling significant projects while maintaining a human scale. From my initial interactions with Laurens Ehrmann, the philosophy and ambition of THE YARD impressed me. The showcased talent of the artists, coupled with the expertise of the Production and Supervision teams, has consistently resulted in the production of high-quality projects over the recent years, rightfully earning them industry recognition.
I am resolute in my commitment to our collective learning journey and eagerly anticipate tackling forthcoming challenges alongside this talented team. I am confident that these challenges will align seamlessly with the studio’s overarching aspirations. »
« We are delighted with Tom’s arrival on many levels, His extensive experience will allow us to continue structuring our organization and support THE YARD’s growth with an utmost level of professionalism. His presence at our new Montpellier site is a major asset for solidifying our studio in the Occitanie region, in the south of France, with high-quality professionals« .
Laurens Ehrmann, CEO and Senior VFX Supervisor, THE YARD
Tom Fonvillars’ appointment aligns with THE YARD’s recent announcements of expansion, including the opening of its second site in Montpellier as part of the France 2030 plan, « La Grande Fabrique de l’Image. »
Tom joins a team that has significantly expanded this year with the arrival of many French artists who have gained several years of experience abroad. He works closely with all management and senior executive teams on the studio’s episodic and cinematic projects.
About THE YARD
THE YARD is a 100% French company founded in 2014 by Laurens Ehrmann and specializing in film and series digital special effects services for cinema and streaming platforms.
With an experienced international team, THE YARD works with some of the world’s largest studios (LucasFilm, Netflix, Amazon, Fox, Disney, Marvel…) and has contributed to major films and series (Indiana Jones 5, The Gray Man, Ford v Ferrari, Enola Holmes 2, Wanda Vision, John Wick 4…). THE YARD’s visual effects credits include Chloé Zhao’s triple Oscar-winning NOMADLAND in 2021 and NOTRE DAME BRÛLE, winner of the 2023 César for best visual effects.
Its teams develop tools and talents to provide creative expertise that meets the demands of national and international markets.
Our objective has remained the same since our creation: to offer creative visual solutions through France best artists and the most innovative technologies.