We're proud of the work we do, but none of it would be possible without our talented crew. Here you can learn a little about the Supervisors and Producers that lead the teams of artists and technicians who deliver the work to you.
Executive Producer | Head of Production
Producer - Film
Samantha Daley, Senior Producer
The vivacious producer from Vancouver joined Fuel in 2011 and brings with her more than 15 years experience spanning commercials, series animation and feature film. With a strong background in animation and design projects, Sam cut her teeth in Canada at a.k.a. Cartoon and Pork & Beans, working with clients including BBDO, McCann, Warner Bros, and Cartoon Network for which she produced the award-winning 'Jawbreaker' commercial for ED, EDD 'N' EDDY.
Moving to Australia in 2008, Sam joined Animal Logic as a production supervisor on the CG animated feature Legend Of The Guardians, followed by Kapow Pictures where she produced some of the first stereoscopic cinema commercials in Australia. We've now happily welcomed Sam to the Fuel producing team.
Jason Bath, Executive Producer | Head of Production
Jason spent his first six years in the film industry working in the production department of both large and small feature films, including Babe: Pig in The City and Dark City. Using his production skills to cross over into the visual effects world, Jason has led Fuel from its early days breaking into the Australian feature film market to building the company's reputation with the US studios and has credits on over 20 films.
That slate includes Prometheus, The Avengers, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Cowboys & Aliens, Captain America: The First Avenger, and Iron Man 2. Jason is also the current Co-Chair of the Australian Section of the Visual Effects Society (VES) where he champions and promotes the work of Aussie VFX artists and technicians here and abroad.
Claudia Lecaros, Producer - Film
Claudia was lovingly adopted into the Fuel family as a university graduate and rose quickly up the ranks from coordinating and managing the I/O department to producing for commercial clients such as Gucci and Singapore Airlines. Claudia moved to the film VFX department in 2008 and now adds The Avengers, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, Captain America: The First Avenger, The Spirit, Bedtime Stories and Tomorrow When The War Began among her list of credits.
Jenna Burlace, Facilities Producer
Hailing from the busy post-production facility Sauce in New Zealand, Jenna brings a wealth of post-production experience to the role of Facilities Producer. Jenna joined us in 2011 and has had to hit the ground running with the establishment of Fuel's Colour Grading department led by Ben Eagleton and the management of three busy online suites occupied by Ben and Flame Artists Karen Fabling and Carlo Monaghan. Jenna says she counts herself lucky to be working with such talent and has embraced her new home of Sydney.
Alastair Stephen, Senior Producer
Alastair joins the Fuel producing team with 20 years of experience in the advertising, design and VFX industry. Commencing his career working with Sydney agencies GP Bates, DDB and Attik, he then transitioned to the VFX industry to lead facilities Engine, Digital Pictures and Iloura as Executive Producer.
With extensive creative and technical expertise Alastair has produced numerous high profile campaigns for both domestic and international markets working with many of Australia’s leading agencies and production companies. Additionally his experience covers network identity design having worked with Australia's television networks on a myriad of award winning broadcast design projects throughout his career.
Sarah Hiddlestone, Senior Producer
Sarah Hiddlestone began her career in advertising working in the creative department at J Walter Thompson agency in London in1995 while backpacking around Europe. After returning to Australia with a role at McCann Erickson agency in her hometown of Melbourne, Sarah moved into visual effects in 1999 working for Animal Logic.
In 2004 Sarah returned to London and worked as Senior Producer at Europe’s largest visual effects company Framestore London working in the commercials division for 7 years. Sarah has worked on high profile VFX projects including highly awarded Lurpak ‘Kitchen Odyssey’, Chemical Brothers video promo for ‘Salmon Dance’, Shelter UK charity ‘House of Cards’, video game intro for DJ Hero and Coca Cola ‘Seige’ for Superbowl 2012. Sarah has worked with top international commercial directors including Dom & Nic at Outsider, Frank Budgen and Chris Palmer at Gorgeous and Martin Krejci at Stink.
In 2012, Sarah was nominated for a VES Award for Outstanding Visual Effects in an animated commercial for Coca Cola ‘Seige’ and in 2010 for Outstanding Visual Effects in a video trailer for the DJ Hero ‘Intro’. Sarah returned to Australia in September 2011 and we're excited to have her as pert of the Fuel team.