Executive producer Nick Haynes has joined New York-based multidisciplinary studio The-Artery.
Haynes brings more than 20 years of experience with him, having most recently worked at Carbon NY, where he also served as executive producer. Prior to that, he was general manager/executive producer at Absolute Post, where he supervised sales and helped to grow its New York office. Before that, Haynes spent five years at The Mill, where he held a range of production and management positions.
Throughout his career, Haynes has focused on building facilities, growing and managing teams, and producing work for brands, including Johnson & Johnson, Guinness, Converse and more. His most notable work includes the Guinness “Basketball” and “Empty Chair” spots for director Noam Murro, Tiffany & Co. “Believe in Dreams” spot for The Hunger Games director Francis Lawrence, the Shadow of War game spot for director Neil Huxley, and most recently a spot for Samsung with director Henry Hobson entitled “Open up Your World.”
“The work that The-Artery puts out is immense – [there’s] so much capability held in a relatively small team,” said Haynes in a statement. “Because of their creativity and resourcefulness, the nature of the projects is extremely broad, and that’s fascinating to me to have the opportunity to work on challenging projects that don’t simply rely on VFX but require a deep dive into new technologies and pairing them with a visual component.”
The addition of Haynes will help the studio continue to create strong commercial work while it expands further into feature films.
“I love to be surprised and challenged by the opportunities we’re presented with,” Haynes said. “There is a lot of ‘traditional’ work out there still to create, but obviously, as we continue to push the tech, new opportunities continue to arise.”
“We’ve been fortunate to have worked together in the past, so we have a good sense of shared work ethic, aspirational creative sensibilities, and a collaborative viewpoint as to the importance of developing and nurturing a strong creative environment,” said EP/Managing Director Deborah Sullivan, also in a statement. “Nick’s background in VFX, design, experience, and tech-driven projects also sits quite comfortably within our current client collaborations, and his expertise across the board is unique in that he’s touched on all these categories and can provide immense insight and leadership to our growing team.”