Polygon Entertainment

Biographies



Hans Uhlig, Founder and CEO


Hans is Polygon Entertainment’s founder and CEO.  He is responsible for all aspects of the business, from development to production.  Hans brings over 20 years of industry experience to Polygon.  His work ranges from blockbuster films to directing and producing independent films, shorts, animated features, commercials, and music videos. Hans served as Computer Graphics Supervisor on six feature films that received ACADEMY AWARD® nominations for “Best Visual Effects.”

Hans was a Computer Graphics Supervisor at Industrial Light & Magic (“ILM”) from 1997 to 2003, where his feature computer graphics work included Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983 special DVD edition), Star Wars: Episode V- The Empire Strikes Back (1980 special DVD edition), Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997), Deep Impact (1998), The Haunting (1999), The Majestic (2001), The Perfect Storm (2000), Dreamcatcher (2003), Signs (2002), Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) and Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004). Prior to ILM, Hans served as Computer Graphics Supervisor on both Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow and The Day After Tomorrow.

Hans is a graduate of Wilhelm Maybach University, School of Mechanical Engineering in Stuttgart, Germany.

 

Tony Hurd, Chief Operations Officer

Tony Hurd has been with Polygon Entertainment since its inception in April 2007. His association with Hans Uhlig, however, began 10 years earlier when he signed on as Executive Producer for Uhlig’s animated short Synchronicity at Industrial Light + Magic. Synchonicity went on to win the Grand Jury Prize at the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival in 2001.

As an operations manager at ILM from 1997 to 2003, Tony’s responsibilities included, but were not limited to, resource management, scheduling, employee relations, contract administration, process improvement analysis, and strategic planning. During this period, ILM produced all three of the Star Wars prequels and special effects for films including The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Men in Black, Magnolia, The Perfect Storm, Pearl Harbor, Artificial Intelligence, and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

In 2004, Tony took his talents to The Orphanage where he was the Production Operations Manager during the production of the smash hits The Day After Tomorrow, Sin City, Gwoemul (aka The Host), Night at the Museum, and Superman Returns, among others. At The Orphanage, he also produced the animated short Welcome to the TiVolution for the TiVo Corporation.

Tony was also Unit Production Manager for the legendary animation studio, Colossal Pictures, from 1990 to 1994.

 

Euan MacDonald, VR Supervisor and CTO

Euan MacDonald has provided leadership, management and innovation for over 25 years on leading edge projects at cutting edge companies such as Industrial Light + Magic, Electronic Arts, Disney’s ImageMovers Digital, and Pixar.

At Industrial Light + Magic from 1994 to 2004, he supervised such films as Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, The Lost World: Jurassic Park, Dragon Heart, and The Mask. His association with Hans Uhlig dates back to 1999 with their collaboration on Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace.

He was the VR Supervisor for The Recruit: R U In featured on the MilkVR app by Samsung for the Gear VR and currently working on numerous Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) projects using the latest technology and tools, including the Oculus Rift, and methods for capturing and creating immersive 360 spherical videos.

 

 

 

 

 

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