Founder | CEO | VFX Supervisor
Visual Effects Producer
Amit Dhawal, Founder and CEO of Filaments Visual Effects LLC, has a proven entrepreneurship for over a decade. Apart from Filaments in USA, Amit leads Filaments Studios in Thailand and Filaments Visual Effects in India. Apart for the Studios, Amit spends a lot of his time training students at the leading Animation Academy called Frameboxx which has over 50 centers across India.
Amit has a fine arts and animation background. He contributes his creative talent at Filaments as a Creative Director and Visual Effects Supervisor. Prior to finishing 'The Amazing Spiderman 2' this year, Amit supervised several shots on 'Thor: The Dark World', '300: Rise of an Empire' and 'Maleficent'. Back in the year 2008, Amit played a key role as a in-house VFX supervisor on the Emmy award winner 'John Adams'. Amit's most acclaimed work was Disney's 'The Suite Life on Deck' where he lead a team of CG Artists to help them create a photo real cruise ship and ocean simulation. Amit enjoyed working with the kids on set and also encouraged them towards the art of Visual Effects and Animation.
In 2005, Amit was awarded a certificate from the Academy of Motion Picture and Sciences (Emmy) for outstanding performance in 'The Triangle'. He worked as a senior compositor with award winning VFX supervisors Marc Wiegert and Volker Engel.
Amit started his career in 1996 with Disney's 'Absent Minded Professor' where he supervised the colorization of the entire feature film. Later, he worked on several other features including Pirates of the Caribbean (the trio), Mel Gibson's Apolcalypto, Racing Stripes, The Legend of Zorro, The Golden Compass etc.
Amit has spoken at various Seminars overseas on Visual Effects and Animation as a guest speaker. Filaments Visual Effects continues to grow bigger each year with Amit's contribution and his goal to serve his clients, the highest level of quality and comfort.
Justine Whitehead is responsible for providing winning bids, internal budgeting and cash flow, financial big picture planning, and client relations. She is also the project management liaison between clients and our supervisors. Pragmatic and confident, all projects pass through her hands. Justine also had a crucial role in securing recent 3D conversion projects such as Piranha, iRobot and Spy Kids 4.
A part of the animation and visual effects industries for 22 years, she has filled many roles from artist to the visionary, and is interested in the craft of animation and film, as well as new technologies for production. Her background is in all kinds of traditional animation production, ink and paint, restoration, motion graphics and visual effects. Her experience ranges from cutting-edge experimental techniques to managing overseas content restoration teams.
Justine is diplomatic, confidential, culturally sensitive, and able to maintain consistent dialogue over long projects. Her focus for the future is to respond to our current clients' changing needs, and helping to grow our team to be ready for new services that require labor intensive processes.
Justine holds a BFA degree from the prestigious California Institute of the Arts (Cal-Arts) from the Film and Video School, with a concentration in Experimental Animation (class of 1990.)
Rohit Marble: President, has 17 years of experience in the Hollywood Home Ent. Industry. In the past, Rohit has helped produce thousands of Films and TV shows on Home Ent. platforms e.g., DVD, Blu-ray and digital download including iTunes, Netflix, Amazon, HULU and VOD. Some of the most complex projects he has accomplished are Star Wars, Titanic, Indiana Jones, Alien Anthology, Avatar, X-Men, Toy Story, Transformers and Iron Man. Rohit has deep knowledge of the full the Home Ent. supply chain which includes creative, technical and localization services. He has created a large network in the Hollywood film industry. He has strong relationships with major studios e.g., Fox, Paramount, Universal, Disney and Warner Bros. Rohit has successfully strengthen Filaments' operational process' including day-to-day production, communication, on-time delivery and security. Rohit continues to lead the business development initiatives, marketing strategies and client relations which is helping us grow as well as deliver a world class service to our clients worldwide. Rohit continues to leverage his background in managing operations which has helped us accomplish many challenging goals. He has been very successful in delivering extremely challenging 3D projects including Meleficent, Guardians Of The Galaxy, Captain America: Winter Solder, X-Men, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Star Trek: Into The Dark. His rich mix of background includes operations, management, training, business development, technology and financials. He has improved operational efficiencies and productivity through ongoing process improvements, work instructions, quality control checklists and security improvements. He has established affective procedures/policies and continues to polish them with the help of our team. He has deep understanding of how to manage a critical project with challenging deadlines. Despite of all the production related challenges, Rohit continues to deliver a world class product without exceeding client’s budgets. Rohit's specialty areas are process improvement, operations, communication, solving problems, Home Ent. and creative technologies including Visual Effects, 3D Conversion, Animation, DVD, Blu-ray, Digital Download, Content Creation and Localization. Being part of the Hollywood business culture for many years Rohit has acquired all essential knowledge of studio protocol. His knowledge is being utilized to focus on improving our production efficiencies as well as security process'. Rohit is extremely passionate about customer satisfaction. He is committed to delivering quality products with better, faster and cheaper business model in mind
Edward Galvan has been in the Visual Effects industry for over 18 years. Ed started his career with Video Games, Independent Movies and Television shows. He then moved on to Visual Effects for Feature Films. Prior to joining Filaments as Visual Effects Supervisor, Ed had worked as a CG and Visual Effects supervisor for companies like Mattel, Wildbrain/Dreamworks, Warner Brothers Animation, Omation Studios and Fox/Saban. Over the years Ed has achieved high-level expertise in many areas of VFX and CG production. His contribution at Filaments include supervising several TV shows, Commercials and Feature Films e.g., G.I Joe, The Happening and Suite Life: The Movie. Other than the creative side of Visual Effects and Animation at Filaments, Ed plays a critical role in developing pipelines for Visual Effects and CG production. He is also a key asset in planning and setting up productions on an artistic as well as technical level. Ed's areas of expertise include 3D content creation, Match Move, Rotomation and 3D Animation. Disney’s Suite Life On Deck was one of his greatest accomplishments where Ed supervised a team to create the photo realistic cruise ship. Ed’s commitment for quality and attention to detail on each show makes Filaments stand out from the crowd as well as gives us a competitive edge in the VFX business. Filaments is thrilled and feel fortunate to have Ed in its team of talented artists. We look forward to working with Ed on many exciting projects.
Grace Wetrosky works as visual effects producer. Grace has over 21 years in the motion picture and internet industry, working with various technologies and media. In addition to being a university professor teaching, researching and publishing in the creative and technical disciplines. Grace experience is in computer graphics, animation, programming, GUI/IUD engineering, design and development, with emphasis in the entertainment and creative technologies. Projects include feature films, television commercials, internet sites, interactive, virtual reality and online gaming. Grace has managed and led various production teams and artist, employed various tools and resources to meet project requirements and successfully complete multiple and concurrent deadlines within the given budget. Her creative and technical experience, in addition to interacting with decision makers and managing human resources gives her the ability to access requirements, solve production challenges and provide conflict resolutions. Combing 21 years of experience in these cross-disciplines affords Grace the knowledge for the convergence of motion film, technology and internet/online entertainment to meet the demands of the 21st Century and its audiences.