Turncoat Pictures is a story-driven creative and consulting studio that specializes in Visual Effects for Film, TV and Advertising.  


We work thoughtfully with you, our client (directors, producers, and storytellers), to turn your vision into a reality. We make sure the end product is well-formed and technically sound.

Would always bring back something that exceeded what we were looking for.

Samuel Jørgensen, director

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Turncoat Pictures was founded by Visual Effects Supervisor Ryan Urban. He is an award winning, lead visual effects artist specializing in Compositing and VFX Supervision. He has worked on a diverse range of productions including high profile commercials, TV series for Primetime, Showtime and Netflix, to shorts, documentaries, and feature films both Studio and Independent.


He was the overall Visual Effects Supervisor for the Netflix shows Messiah and Sense8 (Season 2 and Series Finale). He worked closely with the talented creators of each and directly oversaw all things VFX. He led a team of artists, production staff and multiple vendors through the completion of the finished VFX shots.

In his years of experience he has been a dedicated compositor on films such as Pacific Rim Uprising, Cloud Atlas, Wrath of the Titans, Jupiter Ascending, This Means War, Argo, Marvel’s The Avengers and The Tree of Life. He has also been a part of successful ad campaigns, including Halo:Reach “Deliver Hope” which won the VES Award for Best Visual Effects (2011) and LG:World of Play which scored a nominee for Best Compositing in 2016. He was the production side Visual Effects Supervisor on the indie dramas Between Us, The Pretty One, and upcoming Dreaming Grand Avenue.

Ryan elevates the work to the highest levels of quality while consciously adhering to schedules and budgets. He has a vast knowledge of post production including working as an editor in advertising as well as working in visual effects. 


Ryan is an active member of the Visual Effects Society. He enjoys learning new techniques and staying true to things that work. 


Their layer of professionalism that they brought to the project really helped our film shine bright.

Michael David Lynch, director

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