ReDefine, has appointed Corey Smith as North American creative supervisor in a further boost to its service offering.
ReDefine global head Rohan Desai, shared, “ReDefine has grown substantially over the course of the last year – both in terms of the scope of the projects that we are delivering for our clients and the size and experience of our global team. This is a great time to welcome Corey to ReDefine; he is an experienced and innovative creative leader, and he will be a fantastic mentor and guiding light for our teams as we continue to grow.”
In his new role Smith will play a leading part in the studio’s creative direction, providing guidance, oversight and support for the projects going through ReDefine’s Montreal hub. He will also work closely with ReDefine’s global creative leadership team and support the development of new projects, co-productions and internal intellectual property in North America.
Smith said: “I am looking forward to hitting the ground running with the ReDefine team, helping to steer and support our creative process and continuing to ensure that we deliver the very best work for our clients. It’s exciting to bring my experience and knowledge to ReDefine’s exciting pipeline of projects. On a personal level, I’m also thrilled to have the opportunity to spend more time on my first love, animation.”
Smith joins ReDefine from DNEG, where he was head of CG in Montreal. Prior to this,Smith worked as part of DNEG’s feature animation team, having previously spent many years at Walt Disney Animation Studios. At Disney, Smith worked on projects such as ‘Dinosaur’, ‘Chicken Little’, ‘Tinker Bell’ and ‘Meet the Robinsons’, and was VFX supervisor on ‘Gnomeo and Juliet’. He is a graduate of the University of Buffalo with a BS in Aerospace/Mechanical Engineering.
Smith’s appointment will bolster the creative team at ReDefine as it continues to deliver a growing pipeline of work. Current ReDefine visual effects projects include Sweet Girl and The White Tiger for Netflix; The Undoing for HBO; Brahmastra, written and directed by Ayan Mukherjee and starring Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt; 83 for director Kabir Khan; and Kung Fury 2 for director David Sandberg and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Michael Fassbender. ReDefine is also in production on animation projects Rock Dog 2, Rock Dog 3 and The Silk Road Rally, having recently delivered 100% Wolf, a co-production with Flying Bark Productions which has been enjoying great box office success around the world.