Paul Trefry

15th Annual ARC Salon (2020-2021)

Paul Trefry

Australia

Paul Trefry career started in 1984 when he enrolled in a Graphic Design Course at Randwick TAFE in NSW. Paul successfully completed the 2year course and then travelled to England where he spent the best part of 1986 working at Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, Bob Keen’s Workshop at Pinewood Studios, and with Ron Mueck.

 

This trip influenced and turned Paul’s career into a totally new direction - Film and Television, and the manufacture of animatronics and models.

 

With this invaluable experience and new direction, Paul started his own company ‘Creature NFX Workshop’ in 1987 at just 20 years of age. He has produced work for Australian feature films as well as International projects that have taken Paul and his work all over the world.

Paul has worked closely with such film directors as James Cameron, Angelina Jolie, Russell Crowe, Ridley Scott and Baz Lurhmann over the years.

 

After building his company into the global success it is today, Paul is now looking to broaden his horizons into the world of art. His 34 years working in the film and television industry has given him the skills to produce hyper-realistic models of people and animals and the knowledge of playing with scale, constantly drawing inspiration from the time spent with Ron Mueck back in 1986.

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