“I’d been intrigued by Golden’s reputation for a while now – in particular, Matt Marquis’ role in building the careers of several directors I admire. And when I finally met him, we hit it off immediately,” said Webster in a statement.
“Webster is not only a phenomenal storyteller from behind the camera, he’s also an expert in all things VFX. His cutting-edge perspective combined with an ability to conjure beautiful, nuanced performances aligns well with where Golden is and where we’re going,” said Marquis, also in a statement.
Webster’s live-action directorial work is informed by cinema, contemporary art and underground culture. In a little less than a decade, Webster’s generated a catalog of credits in filmmaking, creative direction, design and post-production with such brands as Subaru, Nike, and Adidas, and such musical artists as A$AP Rocky, Drake, Migos and computer-generated pop star Lil Miquela.
“Like all directors, I’m a massive fan of cinema in all forms, but my first degree is in fine art and design, so a huge amount of my inspiration comes from other avenues like painting, photography, fashion and video art,” said Webster.
Promptly after graduating from German art school the Bauhaus, Webster joined MTV to manage its visual identity. Simultaneously, he founded full-service Toronto-based production house, Common Good, with whom he’s made his directing name.
“I really wanted to take a step back, nurture my unique directorial voice and focus on the elements of storytelling I love. I know that working with Golden will allow me to do that,” said Webster. “Between their amazing team and expertise in VFX, Golden is the perfect fit.”