We present to you…Team Milk!
What a lovely bunch ‘ey?
Chaya Feiner is a highly experienced Visual Effects Producer, having worked across feature film, documentary, TV and commercials during her 16 years at VFX Studio One of Us. She joined Milk in 2022 to support the production team on an exciting slate of new projects.
Chaya’s feature film credits include The Electrical Life of Louis Wain (Studio Canal); Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (20th Century Fox); Our Kind of Traitor (Studio Canal); Everest (Universal); Paddington (Studio Canal); Under the Skin (Studio Canal); The Selfish Giant (IFC Films); Anna Karenina (Working Title); One Day (Universal) and The Tree of Life (Fox Searchlight).
Chaya’sTV series credits include Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams (Amazon) and Locke & Key S2 (Netflix).
Hailing from London, Chaya studied a BA in English Literature and Theatre Studies at Queen Mary University London. In her free time she enjoys travel, live music, trying food from around the world, reading, art and of course the cinema!
Katherine is a highly experienced VFX Producer who has worked on a wide range of feature film and episodic TV projects during her eighteen year VFX career.
Katherine joined Milk from Axis Studios where she was Senior VFX Producer on episodic series Outlander 6 (Left Bank Pictures). Prior to this she spent two years at DNEG working on projects including Horizon Line (SF Studios); P942 (Universal Orlando); Warner Bros.’ Leavesden Gringotts extension; Blindsight and Bohemian Rhapsody (20th Century Fox).
Katherine rose up through the ranks as a producer during an eight year stint at MPC where her credits include Maleficent (Disney); Game of Thrones S4 (HBO); RED2 (Lionsgate); Man of Steel (Warner Bros.); Prometheus (Twentieth Century Fox); The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Twentieth Century Fox) & Robin Hood (Universal).
Katherine began her VFX career as a runner at Framestore after completing a BA Hons in Fine Art at Falmouth College of Art and Design followed by an MA in Fine Art at the University of the Arts London.
Giacomo is a talented VFX Producer who joined Milk’s production team in 2021, bringing his passion, drive and experience gained across a range of episodic and film projects at London VFX studios.
Giacomo joined Milk from London based Freefolk where he was VFX Line Producer on Amazon’s Pennyworth 2; The Third Day (Sky/HBO); BAFTA nominated VFX work on Netflix’ Cursed and a number of commercials. Prior to this Giacomo honed his production skills at Jellyfish Pictures where his credits include holiday special How To Train Your Dragon: Homecoming.
Giacomo made the jump into VFX after studying 3D modelling and rendering at Bristol College and VFX Production at Escape Studios where he continued as in-house VFX co-ordinator after graduating. Giacomo hails from Sardinia, Italy where he began his professional life as a qualified surveyor. His love of cinema and fascination with VFX took root as a kid, watching classic blockbusters such as Back to the Future and Jurassic Park.
Marie is an experienced VFX Producer who has worked on a wide range of television commercial projects during her eleven year VFX career.
Marie joined Milk from the Electric Theatre Collective where she was most recently VFX Producer on commercials for clients including Samsung, SkyBet, Apple and Cadbury. Prior to this, she did a two year stint at The Mill Los Angeles as a Bidding Producer (in the commercials team) and four years at global TV distribution service Beam TV as Sales Manager (commercials) based in London.
Marie began her VFX career as a runner at both ENVY Post Production and The Mill after studying Photography at Nottingham Trent University.
David Cook (ACCA) is the Financial Director at multi award-winning, independent visual effects studio Milk. David oversees Milk’s financial affairs working closely with Will Cohen Milk’s CEO. His background in forecasting, analysis and system implementation within the media sector brings the experience required for Milk’s continued growth as the studio enters its eighth year in business.
David joined the Milk team in 2017 from London based accounting and business advisory company Thomas St John where he was senior reporting manager working with UK and international clients from across the music and media industry.
Prior to this, David spent seven years with Viacom International Media Networks in both the UK and Sydney, Australia, progressing through a variety of finance roles to UK Financial Controller for MTV, Comedy Central and Nickelodeon.
David holds a first class BSc in Accountancy with Finance and hails from Glasgow.
Cigdem Worthington is HR & Business Affairs Director at Milk, an independent Academy, BAFTA and Emmy award-winning visual effects company. Milk creates innovative and complex sequences for the high-end TV and feature film markets with credits including Baltasar Kormakur’s Adrift; Altered Carbon(Netflix); Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams; The Alienist and Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s Good Omens (Amazon/BBC).
Cigdem combines her role at Milk, in which she oversees the human resources and business affairs of Milk’s Fitzrovia based studio, with a career as a successful freelance writer. Just before joining Milk, Cigdem’s very popular blog ‘Kitty Tells It As It Is’ was optioned and is being produced as a film.
Before her most recent prolific writing stint, Cigdem was Business Affairs Manager at Rainmaker/CIS UK for three years, where she worked on visual effects projects for feature films including Slumdog Millionaire, Golden Compass, Inkheart, 28 Weeks Laterand The Da Vinci Code.
Cigdem began her career at Working Title Films as Business Affairs Executive where she worked for seven years, providing legal services for a variety of feature films including Notting Hill, Billy Elliot, Elizabeth and Captain Corelli’s Mandolin.
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