25 March 1970 – 20 June 2018
Anthony Wonsoff, talented visual effects artist and veteran of the London film industry whose career spanned three decades passed away peacefully in the early hours of Wed 20th June after a year long battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 48 years old.
Over his long and distinguished career, he was a practical model maker, a painter, a producer, a vfx supervisor, a compositor and a digital matte artist working in both production and post production.
Anthony was a dedicated and valuable member of the vfx branch committee for the union. When we were casting around for a name for an innovative unionisation campaign, it was Anthony’s brilliant suggestion of “vfxAssemble” that was used (and will be used again). Although he had taken time away from the committee since his diagnosis, Ant insisted on being kept in the committees communication loop and was always there chiming in and cheering the vfx union on from the sidelines till the very end.
People who knew Anthony will remember him not just for his remarkable creativity and experience but also for his good nature, his intelligence and his legendary dry sense of humour.
The London VFX community has lost both a great talent and a truly unique human being. Anthony Wonsoff was well respected and well loved by all who had the pleasure to work with him and he will be missed enormously by us all.
A page for the Pancreatic Cancer Action charity has been set up on behalf of Anthony here if you would like to show some love and honour his memory with a donation.