Director, Ruffian

Neil Huxley is an Emmy-nominated director, writer and storyteller extremely well-versed in traditional, digital and virtual production workflows, including live action, VFX, animation and video game performance capture for real-time game engines. His deep knowledge of VFX is the result of over 15 years in the industry, the last 8 have seen him writing, pitching and directing projects that have amassed millions of views online globally. 

Neil has built a body of work that showcases his ability to craft immersive virtual worlds and characters that feel natural and emotional. He has written and directed video game cinematics and commercials for content such as Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, Dead Space 3, Gears of War, and Super Mario Maker, as well as multiple DLC expansion trailers for Dead By Daylight, including the reveal of the Stranger Things Demogorgon, which accumulated over 7 million views in 24 hours. Neil has directed multiple FX-driven launch trailers for many AAA-games, such as Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, Mad Max and Rise of the Tomb Raider, for which he also directed the in-game cinematics. These consisted of directing over 90 minutes of performance capture with multiple actors wearing full head-cams reading 80+ pages of dialogue. Neil also acted as editor and virtual cinematographer for these sequences using a virtual camera system (VCAM).

Neil’s live action/CG work can be seen in trailers for Assassin’s Creed Unity and Iron Man VR for Marvel Studios & PlayStation VR, as well as several live action fight promo films for Ultimate Fighting Championship. He has worked with multiple UFC world-champion athletes, including Jon Jones, Connor McGregor and Ronda Rousey, the last of which was for the Emmy-nominated viral film for Ronda Rousey Vs. Holly Holm, which has topped 50 million views online. 

Neil’s work is often celebrated for blending the elegant and meticulous with the violent and dark, and nowhere is this more evident than in the monumental, multi-million dollar live action interactive film, Middle Earth: Shadow of War for Warner Bros Interactive. Braving the Ukrainian winter, he oversaw a team of hundreds in bringing to life an epic battlefield of warring Orcs and fire-breathing dragons, which garnered millions of views and praise from diehard fans for being the best depiction of Middle Earth since the original LOTR trilogy. The full interactive 8-minute film can be played under “Make Your Choice” and more of Neil’s work can be viewed at


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