New Zealand Film Commission staff are saddened by news of Brent Chambers’ death from a heart attack over the weekend. Brent was the founder and creative director of Flux Animation, one of the major animation and production companies in New Zealand.
CEO Dave Gibson said, “Many of our staff have known Brent for a long time and had considerable interaction with him. He was a passionate advocate for the animation sector and his company has produced a wide range of commercial, television and short film animation. Last year Flux did the animation for Matthew Metcalfe and Leanne Pooley's animated feature documentary, 25 April which was selected for the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival and the 2016 Annecy International Animation Film Festival.
He was building close ties with China, had been part of successful industry delegations with us to China and just over a week ago came down to Queenstown with us to meet with members of a senior delegation from Shanghai Media Group.
Brent will be sorely missed and our thoughts are with his wife Sue, his children and his many work friends and colleagues at Flux and across the industry.”