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Eugene Richards

/ Owner, Lead VFX Artist, Melbourne


‘Energetic’ and ‘passionate’ are two words to describe Eugene Richards. Put the word ‘incredibly’ in front and you’re closer. Add the words ‘dedicated’ and ‘perfectionist’ and you’ve got a solid picture.

Eugene has driven a Flame/Smoke suite for more than 10 years, seamlessly stitching plates together and weaving magic for a raft of Australian and International film and television projects.

Having left his home country of New Zealand for Australia, Eugene worked at various Sydney post houses before being appointed Lead Smoke Compositor at Digital Pictures in Melbourne where he worked for 5 years before leaving to start The Refinery in 2011.

Highly awarded, with a work ethic that’s second-to-none, Eugene loves nothing better than getting stuck into a VFX script and nutting out all the creative and technical possibilities it may present.

Eugene has collaborated on major campaigns with many of Australia’s top directors and prides himself on the strength of his relationships and desire to go the extra mile on every project. When not at the Flame desk with stylus pen in hand, Eugene can be found spending quality time with the family or bashing around his local bush trails on his off-road dirt bike.