We elevate stories with visual magic.

NEXODUS is the visual effects studio for bold storytellers. We partner with productions of all sizes to enhance their narratives, highlight their brands, and bring their visions to life.

What We Do

Full Service Visual Effects, Post-Visualization, Concept Art, Storyboards, Visual Development, Real-Time Digital Environments, VFX Supervision, and Creative Consultation.

Who We Are

John Baer
CEO & Executive Producer
Joseph Bell
Head of Studio
Anthony Kramer
Head of Visual Effects
Donald Strubler
Head of Technology
Holli Alvarado
Creative Director
Aylwin Fernando
VFX & CG Supervisor
Matthew Steidl
VFX Supervisor
Robert Rossello
VFX Supervisor
Ryan Smolarek
VFX Supervisor
Ryan Urban
VFX Supervisor & Producer
Frank Fieser
Head of 2D
Mike Oakley
Head of 3D
Patrick Schuler
Head of FX
Zach Mandt
Head of Environments
Kurt Lawson
Compositing Supervisor
Cindy Ormondroyd
VFX Editor & Coordinator
Danielle Hudak
VFX Coordinator

What People Have to Say

Over the years I have found myself chasing artists over companies which is exactly where NEXODUS excels. I can take comfort in knowing the work will be done right because of the people doing the work. NEXODUS had a key role in helping us work out various looks for Season 1 of Avatar: The Last Airbender, including the Avatar state and the look of the spirit world. It was a very collaborative experience working with NEXODUS; they felt like they were part of our team beyond the normal vendor/client relationship.
Adam Chasen
VFX Producer
“I loved working with everyone at NEXODUS. They were all incredibly talented and practical and excellent communicators. They consistently over delivered while never overpromising. Deadlines were always met and better ideas on how to do stuff were always presented. Just don’t have enough good things to say about the entire team.”
Brit McAdams
Writer/Director
“I’m honestly still amazed at how awesome, big and movie-quality the Ghost Girl shots are every time I watch the music video! I was asking for ‘Predator’ and ‘The Abyss’ on a tiny fraction of the budget, time and tools, and what Ryan and the NEXODUS Team delivered is astonishing!”
Michael B. Chait
Director
“The movie looks beautiful and everyone is happy! We cannot thank NEXODUS enough for helping us with the enormous amount of shots that came our way over the last few months, and the madness of the last week that had us add another shot just hours before delivery. What an incredible achievement, we could not have done this without our NEXODUS team.“
Claudia Dehmel
VFX Producer
“NEXODUS bridged a pivotal gap between a full scale vendor and dedicated in-house team. Their flexibility and skill allowed us to constantly hit the shifting demands of a project with a too-tight budget and equally too-wide scope. Moreover, NEXODUS’ ability to spin-up 3D capabilities when 2D efforts failed meant our producers stayed happy and overages were averted. Thank you, team NEXODUS -- can’t wait to work with you again.”
David Entin
VFX Producer