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The Touch of a Human Hand and Heart

Wandering through the virtual exhibitions at the Royal College of Art was delightful, thought provoking and a welcome respite during this surreal time. My selections were purely based on instinct. I was drawn to work that embodied beauty, nostalgia, mystery, the radical, sustainability, human connection, hopefulness and where I felt the touch of a human hand and heart. This body of work presents limitless possibilities for creativity and innovation.

Denise Ream

Denise Ream

Denise Ream joined Pixar Animation Studios in 2006 as the Associate Producer on the Academy Award® winning feature film Up. She continued on to produce 2011’s Cars 2, followed by Pixar’s original feature film, The Good Dinosaur, directed by Peter Sohn, which was released in 2015. She is currently working with Sohn on a feature film that will be announced shortly.

Ream began her career in Los Angeles working as a production assistant on low budget feature films, commercials, music videos and industrial films. She dove into the production world with a job at Boss Film Studios, a visual effects company founded by Richard Edlund, Academy Award winner for Star Wars, which specialized in visual effects photographed on 65mm film for their higher quality. Ream started at Boss as a purchasing agent and finished as a commercial producer.

After five years at Boss, Ream went on to work at Industrial Light + Magic where she spent 13 years in production. She began as a producer in the commercial division but quickly moved onto feature films. During her tenure there, Ream worked as a visual effects and animation producer on a number of projects including Daylight, Eraser, Deep Impact, Amistad, The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Timeline and Tears of the Sun. Ream also served as the visual effects and animation executive producer on Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and spent her last year at ILM as an executive in charge of production for Mission Impossible 3, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Lady in the Water and Transformers.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Ream graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of California, Berkeley. She is a member of the Producers Guild of America, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science, and ASIFA-Hollywood. Ream currently resides in Mill Valley, California.

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