Thilo Kuther, the German founding father of the world visible results corporate Pixomondo, died Tuesday of most cancers at his house in Marina del Rey, his nephew, Niklas Fissel, informed The Hollywood Reporter. He was once 58.
A local of Frankfurt, Kuther introduced Pixomondo in 2001 out of Stuttgart, developing video installations and 3-D animation for company shoppers sooner than leaping into motion pictures 4 years later. By means of 2012, it had places of work in the ones two towns and 10 others: Berlin, Munich, Hamburg, Shanghai, Beijing, London, Toronto, Santa Monica, Burbank and Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
By means of 2018, Pixomondo had added branches in Vancouver and Montreal to move with its two places of work in China, plus London, Frankfurt and Stuttgart.
“It’s about discovering a place this is in a position to doing nice paintings after which becoming a member of the opposite amenities to percentage the paintings [among them],” he mentioned in 2012.
Pixomondo’s notable credit come with Martin Scorsese’s Hugo (2011), which gained 5 Oscars, together with one for visible results, and flicks within the Speedy & Livid and Starvation Video games franchises.
It additionally is understood for its dating with Roland Emmerich, having labored with the German filmmaker on such effects-driven films as 2012 (2009), Independence Day: Resurgence (2016), Halfway (2019) and Moonfall (2022).
In tv, Pixomondo was once a few of the key results distributors on HBO’s Sport of Thrones, which gained seven Emmys within the VFX class.
In July 2018, Mayfair Fairness Companions took a majority funding in Pixomondo that valued the corporate at $65 million. Kuther, on the time, remained CEO and government manufacturer.
In October, Sony Footage Leisure bought the corporate from Mayfair. Kuther had departed via then, his nephew mentioned.
The gifted Kuther’s most up-to-date undertaking was once working Xmachina, a themed leisure and design company primarily based in Marina del Rey (his nephew works there as smartly). It was once the title of his first corporate.
Survivors additionally come with his spouse, Claudia.