Meet Our Team
Gil was appointed to the Board of Trustees at The Ohio State University in 2005 and served as Chairman of the Board from 2007-2009.
Gil currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Institute for Innovation, Creativity and Capital at the University of Texas, Austin, the Foundation Board of The Ohio State University, the Board of Directors of Lumos Pharma, and the Board of Trustees for Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD).
Moving from the internet into commercial production, he was instrumental in several award- winning commercial productions. Having won 2 Emmy Awards while working for ABC Television, he was heavily involved in moving commercial production further with 3D motion graphics and visual effects. In 2005 he received a Telly Award for his work on a PSA campaign, for a nationally recognized ballet company.
After a successful career in television, he set his sights on feature film. He joined three time Academy Award winning Rhythm and Hues in 2010. While there he worked as a Technical Director on many feature film projects including XMEN: FIRST CLASS and RIPD. In 2012 he was on the team that delivered the spectacular Richard Parker tiger for the feature film LIFE OF PI, that won an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. He then moved onto the art department at R&H, as a matte painting TD, where he worked on several other feature projects. Most recently Steve worked on Laika Studios next feature film, MISSING LINK Starring Hugh Jackman and Zack Galafanakis. He worked mainly as a environment artist, tackling some of the films largest sets.
Steve has worked on over 20 feature film projects and several VR/Real-time projects. Steve's main focus now is VR/AR world building and environment modeling for feature films.
Outside of work, Zaman joined forces with a former colleague to write and co-direct an independent animated short film, One Per Person. The film premiered at the 2016 Urbanworld Film Festival in NYC and has been screened in ten film festivals thus far, winning awards at the Northeastern Ohio Film Festival, California Women's Film Film Festival, and London International Filmmaker Festival.
In 2017, Zaman returned to her hometown of Columbus, Ohio for a dual role as VFX Supervisor at Ohio Film Group (OFG) and Visiting Faculty at Columbus College of Art and Design (CCAD).
View Nasheet's personal work below:
View Keith's MFA thesis film here
Since being granted an internship by OFG this past summer, Brandon has been working to gain an understanding of visual effects, motion graphics, and the post-production process as a whole. It is his hope to continue to build a versatile skillset in the film industry.
Nick is a 2016 graduate of The Ohio State University, earning a B.A. in Political Science. Prior to entering entertainment, he served on statewide political campaigns and worked in university operations and fundraising, bringing a unique and diverse skill set to the job. He started at OFG as office manager before moving to his current position. Outside of the studio, he is a member and supporter of the Gateway Film Center, an avid consumer of all movies from Star Wars to Malick and everything in between, and an aspiring writer / director. Find him at a concert, hiking, playing darts, or enjoying a Great Lakes brew!
As a passionate advocate of films, the artists who make them, and the city of Columbus, Nick is proud to support the talented team at OFG and the growing Ohio film industry.