Santa Monica-based VFX and post-production studio Pariah opened after delivering two high-profile campaigns for Expedia and Gatorade. Founded by VFX supervisors Patrick Murphy and Glyn Tebbutt and MD Mark Tobin, Pariah brings together a collective of talent with decades of combined experience working in state-of-the-art global facilities and delivering some of the biggest and most popular advertising campaigns. more memorable.
Prior to its official launch, Pariah did a jet-set spot for Expedia, starring Ewan McGregor and directed by Lance Accord via Park Pictures that aired during the NFL Championship Game. The company followed with a spot for Gatorade’s fuel tomorrow campaign that premiered during the NBA All Star Game, featuring Candace Parker and Damian Lillard, and led by Tool of North America’s Wesley Walker. The Pariah team’s portfolio spans work for Apple, Taco Bell, Facebook and Zocdoc, including collaborations with directors Michel Gondry and Jai Moseley, as well as 72andSunny and Stink.
“It’s a fantastic start that some of our longtime creative partners have entrusted us with the task of bringing their vision to the screen on such remarkable projects from the outset,” Murphy said.
“It’s a comprehensive force of incredible talent that, combined with our vast network of creatives around the world, enables us to deliver exceptional work to our clients,” Tebbutt said.
“It’s exciting to officially launch Pariah and be part of such an experienced and creative group of professionals. Not only have we already attracted top-level work, but we have also assembled a team of unrivaled talent. We look forward to growing the business and working with the best agencies and directors in the industry,” Tobin said.
Pariah’s leadership team combines deeply cultivated business acumen with digital artistry. Tobin has played a pivotal role in launching and spearheading the growth of many of the top creative studios in Los Angeles and New York. A seasoned business strategist, Tobin has a track record of pioneering expansion and growth for VFX powerhouses including MPC, Psyop, a52 and Method, and most recently served as CEO of technology company Arraiy. Murphy’s natural ability to create stunning visual images has defined his role as one of the industry’s leading creatives, having established relationships with directors and agencies based on trust and instinctive problem solving.
Tebbutt’s experience spans stints in the most prestigious creative studios in London and Los Angeles. His background in design and motion graphics reflects his overall aesthetic style and approach to creative work, while his passion and ability to overcome the toughest production challenges has skyrocketed his career.
Pariah’s seasoned production team includes production manager Michael Steinmann, flame artists Fed Saccone and Gretchen Capatan, CG supervisor Mike Wynd and graphic designer Diego Binatena. VFX Studios will work closely with sister company Exile Edit, led by publisher Kirk Baxter and MD CL Kumpata.