The Australian native got his start as a Flame Artist, advancing as a Compositor for a decade before co-founding Fuel VFX in Sydney, Australia. He spent more than 12 years at the studio building its reputation for excellence and leading teams as a VFX Supervisor on more than a dozen features including Baz Luhrmann’s Australia, Captain America: The First Avenger, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and more. After Fuel was acquired by Animal Logic in 2012, Dave carried on in his role as VFX Supervisor on the film Unbroken.
In 2015 Dave made the move to Vancouver, Canada in order to join Image Engine in the roll of VFX Supervisor on projects such as Point Break, Power Rangers, Thor: Ragnarok, and Jurassic Park: Fallen Kingdom. After completing those projects, Dave went onto the Lionsgate’s feature Kin as the show’s Overall Production VFX Supervisor.
Dave made the shift to Method studios in 2018 where he delivered over 600 shots on James Mangold’s Ford V. Ferrari for Twentieth Century Fox and The Kitchen for New Line Cinema. Dave finished the year 2020 as the show’s Production VFX Supervisor on Melissa McCarthy and Octavia Spencer’s film Thunder Force, for Netflix.
In January 2021, Dave set off to join Crafty Apes Vancouver as their new Head of Studio and Senior Visual Effects Supervisor.
Dave is a member of the Visual Effects Society and was formerly a Board Member of its Australian chapter.
With more exposure she refined her skills, and realized that producing amazing visuals & scheduling was her jam! Shortly after, she was head-hunted by ILM where she stepped into the role of an Associate Production Manager; on The Great Wall & Ready Player One.
In 2017 she relocated to Vancouver for a short term project at MPC. Then re-joined DNEG on shows like Men In Black, Ghostbusters: Afterlife.
At present she has found the perfect work-life balance at Crafty Apes. She believes that “Happy artists produce stunning visuals”.
When Neh isn’t working, she loves to take her daughter, Nessa, for ice-cream (& wine for herself) !