A Quest for Roots
In 2021, THU Main Event returned to Tróia, Portugal. The Tribe was finally able to reunite for the first time since the pandemic started, and keeping everyone safe was our priority. Tróia may be the place where everything began, but every quest has a turning point. We realized that home was never a place, and our quest for roots came to an end. The Tribe is our home and the seed of all things, settling deep wherever we go.
Meet the Knights who made this edition unforgettable.
- Marc SimonettiConcept Artist and IllustratorKevin YoungCreative Director / Creative TechnologistYuko ShimizuIllustratorMike JelinekCreative ThinkerKris Pearn Animation Director and ProducerAmy AniobiWriter, Director, ProducerKara OropalloVP of Training, Outreach, and Artistic Development at DNEG AnimationVarun NairCo-director and Visual Development ArtistSylvain DespretzAuthor and DirectorAndrew GordonGlobal Head of AnimationTyree DillihayFilmmakerJordi GrangelArtist and Grangel Studio DirectorPhil HaleArtistNatalie NourigatDirector, Writer, and Storyboard Artist for AnimationLouie TucciArtist and Teacher Saraswathi Vani BalgamWriter, Director and Creative Producer at Dancing AtomsKristin TurnipseedVirtual Production Stage SupervisorJames StappCG Modeling, Sculptor
- Dylan SissonDigital ArtistBorja MontoroCharacter DesignerCarlos GrangelArtist and Grangel Studio DirectorTaylor MollVFX SupervisorNadia RuizSociologist and Behavior AnalystAndrew MaximovFounder & CEO at Promethean AIRon Artis IIMusicianEugénie von TunzelmannHead of VFX, AttractionsKevin BaillieVFX SupervisorJesper EjsingIllustratorSally SladeCo-Founder and CTO of Voltaku StudiosDavid PrescottSVP Creative Production at DNEG Animation