Lauren McCallum is Global Managing Director of Mill Film with 15 years experience leading production and creatives within VFX. Credits include The Jungle Book, Blade Runner 2049, Gravity, Wonder Woman and World War Z. Lauren is a pioneer in building diverse and inclusive teams in VFX and acts as Executive Chair for Women In Animation’s Montreal Chapter and Access VFX: Montreal.

“I am a sponsor and champion for the talented team of artists, technicians, production and developers which make up Mill Film in our Montreal, Adelaide, Bangalore and Los Angeles studios. I’m driven to impact the visual effects industry.”

Lauren McCallum sessions


Your ticket into the VFX Industry - Become a Runner
Wednesday, June 5th

What led you to become a runner? What were your career goals at that time? Describe your experience as a runner. How long did it take for you to transition into another department? What advice do you for junior artists and people looking to join the industry? What value has being a runner given you […]


Lead greatly! How your leadership style can affect your company culture and efficiency.
Tuesday, June 4th

Leading greatly: We will discuss how your leadership style and decision-making process can affect positively (or negatively), your team’s culture, motivation, retention and happiness. We will talk about how the way you are leading a team can directly affect the quality of the work delivered and the global company culture. All sessions


We need more women in VFX : An approach to encouraging Diversity in Film
Wednesday, June 5th

Lauren McCallum, Global MD at Mill Film, will present on the key actions businesses can take to increase their diversity and create an environment where the people behind the work look more and more like the people who consume it. All sessions