Mumbai: Visual effects Studio, Framestore has announced the appointment of Akhauri P. Sinha as the head of its new Mumbai studio.
Sinha, who joins from Method, where he was managing director of the studio’s Indian operations, will report directly to Framestore’s global managing director, film, Fiona Walkinshaw, and will be responsible for setting up Framestore’s newest office in Mumbai.
Akhauri has worked across film, TV, and VFX for over 20 years, with a career spanning companies such as Nimbus, MPC, BBC Studios and UTV (now Disney India). During his VFX stints, he oversaw the Indian VFX work on over 50 features, including Jumanji: The Next Level. Ford vs Ferrari, John Wick: Chapter 3 and Birds Of Prey.
“I’ve always loved how my role brings together business, creativity, and technology, and Framestore exemplifies this,” said Sinha.“Framestore is renowned for both the quality of its work and its unique strategic vision, and I’m looking forward to expanding the company’s global offering and making waves in the Indian industry.”
“Akhauri brings with him expert, in-depth knowledge of India’s VFX landscape gained from a lifetime working on major film and TV titles,” added Framestore CEO Sir William Sargent.
“This expertise is vital for the ambitious plans we have for Mumbai, and his experience scaling businesses and bringing together teams of high-performing creatives mean he’s exactly who we need to put our new studio on the map. I’m looking forward to seeing the Mumbai office grow and develop under Akhauri’s leadership, particularly since every office we open brings its own unique outlook and personality to Framestore’s creative culture.”
In 2017, Framestoremade a major investment in Jesh Krishna Murthy’s VFX Studio, Anibrain.
In Mumbai the studio is located in the Nesco IT Park in Goregaon, putting it at the heart of Mumbai’s technology district.