Thilo Kuther, founder of vfx company Pixomondo, died on Thursday, December 1, of cancer in his home in Marina del Rey, California. He was 58.
A Frankfurt, Germany, native, Kuther established Pixomondo as a commercial video and 3d animation company for corporations in Stuttgart in 2001. The company expanded rapidly, and by 2005 it was handling vfx work for German television programs and feature films. At the end of its first decade, Pixomondo had offices in 12 cities around the world, including Santa Monica, where Kuther eventually settled down.
Among the company’s feature credits was its award-winning work on Martin Scorsese’s Hugo, which included a win for best visual effects at the Oscars. Pixomondo also worked as one of the major effects companies on HBO’s Game of Thrones. A vfx breakdown of the company’s season eight work can be viewed below: