News 29.06.22

KOJO STUDIOS HIRES SENIOR VFX AND POST-PRODUCER TO LEAD VFX AND POST NATIONALLY

EX-DNEG & MILL FILM VFX PRODUCER SHARNA HACKETT APPOINTED TO NEWLY CREATED POSITION IN KOJO’S SYDNEY STUDIO

KOJO Studios is excited to announce the appointment of Sharna Hackett to the newly created role of Senior VFX & Post Producer based in their Sydney studio. She commenced her role with the company on June 6th.

Sharna is a highly experienced VFX producer who has spent the past 15 years working at VFX studios such as Animal Logic, Rising Sun Pictures, Mill Film and DNeg on a broad range of projects. Her credits include Blade Runner 2049, Love & Monsters, Hunger Games, Fast & Furious and Bourne Legacy.

For Sharna, this is a return to KOJO Studios where she was the company’s VFX Producer on Mortal Kombat. Her new role will see her work with Australian and international clients across scoping through bidding, production, post, VFX and final delivery including guidance on the Australian PDV rebates.

“It’s an exciting time for VFX in Australia! KOJO’s national offering of VFX and post in a highly creative studio is one I’m so energised to be part of. I love the entire film-making process and engaging creatively with our clients from script to screen.”

Sharna Hackett

Sharna’s appointment is part of KOJO Studios’ national growth strategy as the company increases its presence and service offering on Australia’s east coast. With offices in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth and Brisbane; Sharna will oversee the post & VFX teams nationally along with the integration of workflows between the studios across the country.

“We are delighted to have Sharna back at KOJO Studios as we expand our business throughout Australia. Her experience, leadership and creative drive aligns perfectly with our vision to create premium work for clients around the world. Her positivity and creativity are so inspiring to our entire team.”

Marty Pepper, Executive Director of Post & VFX at KOJO.

KOJO Studios is one of Australia’s most experienced post-production and visual effects companies, having worked with producers, directors, broadcasters and studios across the globe over the past 25 years including Netflix, BBC Studios, Warner Bros, Focus Features, Universal Studios, ZDF, ABC, SBS and Stan.

KOJO Studios has completed over 100 projects including productions such as Hotel Mumbai, The Nightingale, Wolf Creek, I am Mother, The Babadook, Firebite, Top End Wedding, Pine Gap, You Won’t Be Alone, The Lucky One and Mortal Kombat.

If you would like to know more about KOJO Studios’ post-production and VFX services please contact Sharna at [email protected]