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Hugo Guerra

Hugo Guerra is an award-winning Director and VFX Supervisor working in the industry since 1998. After finishing his Fine Arts degree he has worked in Portugal, Sweden, and the UK.

After working several years as a freelancer in London, in 2010, he joined The Mill as a VFX Supervisor and Head of the Nuke Department. Over that time Hugo has a Lead Artist and Onset Supervisor managing large teams in more then 100 productions including the Bodycount Reveal Trailer, The Rainbow Six Patriots Reveal Trailer, the VES awarded Audi ‘Hummingbird’, the Call of Duty ‘Ghosts’ in-game cinematics, The BBC Music “God only Knows” among many others.

His clients, include; Fire Without Smoke, The Mill, Nexus Productions, JellyFish Pictures, Atomic Arts. (among others)

Since 2014, Hugo has been Working very closely with Fire Without Smoke as a Director and Visual Effects Supervisor working in games trailers for CCP’s Eve Valkyrie, Ubisoft’s The Crew, Assassins Creed Mobile, The Division, Deep Silver’s Homefront The Revolution, Square Enix’s Just Cause 3, for Sony’s Until Dawn and many others.

Hugo is also a member of the Visual Effects Society and part of the advisory board for both the NFTS and Escape Studios. He’s been very active as teacher and lecturer of Visual Effects, making many talks, tutorials and keynotes for Fire Without Smoke, The Mill, FXPHD, The Foundry, NFTS, Campus i12 and Escape Studios all over the world.

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Awards and nominations:

The Walking Dead | March to War – Launch Trailer (Fire Without Smoke, UK, 2017)

California Internacional Shorts Festival: Best Commercial

TELLY AWARDS: BRONZE for Directing

TELLY AWARDS: BRONZE for Art Direction

Homefront The Revolution – Intro Cinematic (Fire Without Smoke, UK, 2016)

TELLY AWARDS: Gold for Directing

TELLY AWARDS: Bronze for VFX

California Internacional Shorts Festival: Best Commercial

Best Shorts Festival: Award of Excellence: Commercial / Infomercial

Oniros Film Awards: Best Trailer

Oniros Film Awards: Best VFX

NYC Indie Film Awards: Platinum Award Best Visual FX

BBC Music Moment – God Only Knows (The Mill, UK, 2014)

Promax UK 2015 Awards: Gold award for Best On-Air Media Planning

Just Cause 3 – Firestarter (Fire Without Smoke, UK, 2015)

Howww Awards: Honourable mention

“Leonard in Slow Motion’ (LA, 2013-14)

Best Editing at the One Show’s One Screen Awards

Juri Award at the Napa Valley Film Festival 2014

Official competition at the LA Short Fest 2014

Official competition at the Palms Springs International Short fest 2014

Official competition at the Florida Film Festival 2014

Audi A6 Avant ‘Hummingbird’ (The Mill, UK, 2012)

Visual Effect Society nominee for best Compositing and 3D

APA Showcase awards: Diamond

British Arrows Craft Awards Silver Arrow – CGI

Beckman interactive Avalanche (Animech, Sweden 2009)

Finalist certificate at the Global Awards US (Healthcare communication)

ABB – Traction engine (Animech AB, Sweden 2009):

Video Silver Award at the Telly Awards US.

Intermedia-globe Silver award in the World Media Festival in Germany.

Bilvitrum – (Animech AB, Sweden 2009):

First Prize in the Global Awards US (Healthcare communication)

Intermedia-globe Gold award in the World Media Festival in Germany.

The Driving Force – Jämtkraft – (Animech AB, Sweden 2009):

Intermedia-globe Silver award in the World Media Festival in Germany.

House of Sweden (Animech AB, Sweden 2008):


Golden Camera Award in the US International Film and Vídeo Festival.

Novozymes – Rethink tomorrow (Animech AB, Sweden 2008):


Creative Excellence in the US International Film and Video Festival

Gold in the World Media festival.

MSD- The HIV Code US Edit (Animech AB, Sweden 2007):


Best Computer Animation award in the US International Film

Vídeo Festival and the Special Award in the World Media Festival in Germany.

GE – Ready to Process (Animech AB, Sweden 2007):

Special award for “Openings Trailers” in the World Media Festival in Germany.

Personal work:

Smokestack (UK, 2014)

48 hours London Sci-Fi challenge.

Blister Music Promo (Portugal, 2006)

Selected to the competition at OvarVideo festival, Portugal

The 9th floor (Portugal, 2004):

Special Jury Award at the OvarVideo festival, Portugal.

Special Honourable Mention at the ColorVideo festival, Portugal.

Video Arts official selection at the Young Creators Festival, Portugal.

Selected to the competition at VideoFormes, France, Nemo festival, France, AnimaMundi, Brazil and Morbegno Film

Festival, Italy.

Data Arquivo 1.1 (Portugal, 2003):

Video Arts official selection at the Young Creators Festival, Portugal.

Official competition of the Ovarvideo festival, Portugal and at the Numero festival, Portugal.

The Office (Portugal, 2003):

Public choice Award at the OvarVideo festival, Portugal.

Caldas Late Night (Portugal, 2002):

Video Arts official selection at the Young Creators Festival, Portugal.

Official competition of the Ovarvideo festival, Portugal and at the Numero festival, Portugal

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