Ingenuity Studios, one of Streamland Media’s VFX divisions, today announced that it has appointed David Sewell as VFX supervisor in the studio’s  London office. Reporting to Grant Miller, Partner and VFX supervisor, Sewell is responsible for supervising all client projects as well as supporting business development efforts in the United Kingdom.  

With more than 25 years of experience in the industry, Sewell is an award-winning visual effects authority who honed his skills working on world-renowned blockbusters such as the “Harry Potter” franchise, “World War Z,” “Charlie and The Chocolate Factory,” and the “James Bond” franchise. Additionally, Sewell’s previous and more recent clients have included “Chernobyl,” and “The Wheel of Time,” among many others. He also supervised the VFX for Director Michael Mann’s upcoming film “Ferrari” which is set to launch later this year.

“We’re excited to bring David on board through our London office. He’s a tremendous talent, with strong leadership skills, and an impressive body of work,” said David Lebensfeld, president and VFX supervisor at Ingenuity Studios. 

Grant Miller, executive VFX supervisor, said “David’s ample industry experience gives him the insight to provide novel approaches to client hurdles, achieving high-quality results via production-friendly solutions. Our global VFX team is looking forward to working under his expert supervision on upcoming projects.”

Sewell has worked on a long list of shows that have been awarded Academy Awards, Emmy Awards, BAFTA Awards, and Visual Effects Society (VES) Awards. In 2009, he won an Emmy for Best Visual Effects, and in 2015, Sewell was nominated for a BAFTA. Then, he received an RTS nomination in 2019 and a BAFTA nomination in 2021. He is a member of the VES, and has spoken at the Cambridge Film Festival. Sewell holds a BA (Honours) in Visual Communication and Design from Ravensbourne College of Art and Design in London.


Founded in 2004, Ingenuity Studios is an in-demand, full-service visual effects studio serving discerning feature film, episodic television, music video, and advertising clients. The Ingenuity Studios team integrates seamless visual effects to propel the story, working directly with the creative visionaries producing content for all forms of delivery. In 2022, Ingenuity Studios became part of Streamland Media, a post-production company offering picture, VFX, sound, and marketing services to storytellers across the globe. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Ingenuity Studios also has offices in New York, Vancouver, London, and Atlanta. 

Allan Torp Jensen
Author: Allan Torp Jensen

Allan has worked on visual effects for feature films and television for 20 years. He has experience of the full VFX pipeline but has focused on compositing for the past 15 years and has been a Lead Compositor and Compositing Supervisor on various shows. He has worked with the talented people at Cinesite, Bluebolt VFX, Automatik VFX in London, and Weta Digital in New Zealand. For the past five years, he has worked remotely at his own Torper Studio on various high-end TV and feature film projects.