Louise Hussey is Executive Producer for the Industrial Light & Magic’s TV Division, providing high end Visual Effects for TV streaming and broadcast companies, such as Netflix, Amazon, Apple, HBO, Hulu and the BBC.
Louise has worked in television production since 1992, getting her start on series such as Westbeach and Pie in the Sky. In 1995 she served as Production Manager for the Sci-Fi channel as it launched in the UK – and joined Aldis Animation in 1996, working as a producer on commercials and on-air graphics for UK broadcast. In 2002 Louise began working for Rushes – a part of the Deluxe Group. Louise was brought in as Producer with more long form experience as Rushes’ sought to develop a team that would focus on Film & TV. In 2008 Louise was nominated for an Emmy Award for her work on the Discovery documentary Human Body.
In 2013 Louise joined Double Negative as a VFX Producer, growing the team over five years from 3 to 190 in London and 25 in Los Angeles, plus a small team in Mumbai. In 2018 the team was awarded a BAFTA for Special, Visual and Graphic Effects for their work on Black Mirror – Metalhead. Louise developed into a supervisory role becoming Executive VFX Producer, overseeing shows, developing new business opportunities, and working across TV departmental, operational and internal affairs
Louise is a passionate supporter of diversity in VFX and is a founding board member and VFX Chair of Animated Women UK, a not-for-profit organisation that is raising the profile on women in VFX and Animation through networking and events.
Louise is also on BAFTA’s Learning and New Talent Committee and is pushing to have VFX recognised more readily in some of the outreach work that BAFTA does, such as bursaries for post-grad degrees, BAFTA Guru, and other events and programmes spread across the year.