Tim Caplan is the co-founder of Union and Executive VFX Producer. With over 25 years experience in visual effects he has a wealth of creative, technical and production expertise.
Prior to launching Union in 2008 with partner Adam Gascoyne, Caplan played a pivotal role in the start-up of two of London’s award-winning vfx studios – Cinesite and Mill Film. Joining Cinesite after graduating with a mathematics degree from Sussex University, he advanced rapidly to head up the scanning and recording department.
Caplan then joined Mill Film, the feature arm of The Mill. During his decade-long stint at Ridley and Tony Scott’s highly acclaimed post-production studio he headed up the digital film department producing outstanding visual effects for films and commercials. Notable credits include Gladiator, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone and Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. He also worked directly for Universal on Mamma Mia!
At Union, Caplan brings together his invaluable insight and expertise to manage a flourishing visual effects studio, renowned for their exceptional work on projects such as Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Florence Foster Jenkins, Annihilation, Everest and TRUST for some of the world’s top film directors including Danny Boyle, Alex Garland and Martin McDonagh. Union has recently expanded into a larger studio in the heart of Soho in response to their growing number of projects.