Director, Visual Effects and Animation Supervisor Terry Windell passed away on July 21 at the age of 61. He directed many award-winning commercials as well as several episodes of STAR TREK: VOYAGER and ENTERPRISE. While working as a background artist on HEAVY METAL, he was hired by ILM where he worked on POLTERGEIST and E,T,: THE EXTRATERRESTRIAL. He met Richard Edlund, VES while at ILM and worked on RETUIRN OF THE JEDI, GHOSTBUSTERS , FRIGHT NIGHT and 2010. When Edlund left to found Boss Films, Windell followed.
In 1989, Windell made his directorial debut with an impressive four spot effects-laden campaign for DHL, which garnered numerous honors including a Silver Clio and a New York Film Festival award in the Best Campaign category. He directed several other Clio winning campaigns while at Boss, and made the move to Quentin Tarantino's A Band Apart when Boss closed its commercial production division.
Windell directed over 120 commercials, including numerous Clio, Addy and Mobius award-winning spots for Geo Prism, Dodge, United Airlines and a 14-spot Bud Bowl package. Rest in peace, Terry. You will be missed.