David Smith

David A. Smith

Before joining Spire, David Smith was a VFX Supervisor at Sony Pictures Imageworks, most recently supervising Glen Keane’s Academy Award Nominated “Over The Moon” for Netflix as well as the animated features “The Emoji Movie” for Sony Pictures Animation and “Storks” for Warner Animation Group.

Smith also served as digital effects supervisor on “The Amazing Spider-man” and “The Amazing Spider-man 2,” directed by Marc Webb.

Smith has worked on multiple Academy Award®-nominated features including: “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe” (2006 Academy Award® nominee, Achievement in Visual Effects), “Hollow Man” (2000 Academy Award® nominee, Achievement in Visual Effects), “Stuart Little” (1999 Academy Award® nominee, Achievement in Visual Effects), “Starship Troopers” (1998 Academy Award® nominee, Achievement in Visual Effects).​

During his time at Imageworks, Smith worked on many other films including: “Eagle Eye,” “I Am Legend,” “Green Lantern,” “Cats and Dogs 2,” “Beowulf,” “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” and “Godzilla.”

Smith earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Television and Film from San Diego State University. He began his entertainment career as a runner at Boss Film Studios in 1991. While working in the Boss purchasing department, Smith offered to also work nights and mornings in the rapidly expanding CGI department. Smith quickly moved up to senior technical director working on such features as “Species” and “Outbreak” and animating on the theme park ride “Scuba Dog.” He was promoted to scene supervisor for “Multiplicity,” creating on-set pre-visualization and leading a team of compositors to complete the effects work.

David has been a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Art and Sciences since 2013.

Andrea Lewis

Andrea Lewis

With over 30 years of experience in Feature Animation, Andrea has built a career with credits spanning such classics as “Aladdin” and “Hercules” to the award-winning “How To Train Your Dragon” series. Andrea started her career at Walt Disney Feature animation as a production accountant, also working on films including “Pocahontas” and “Atlantis.” After 10 years with Disney, Andrea was asked to join the team at DreamWorks SKG, during the company’s early years. There she acted as finance lead for projects such as “Shark Tale,” “Over the Hedge,” and “Kung Fu Panda (Secrets of the Furious Five).”

Andrea’s career entered an exciting next phase when she made the move to Warner Bros. in 2013. Brought in to help build the newly formed Warner Animation Group (WAG) division, Andrea worked on films “Storks” and “Smallfoot.” It was at Warner Bros. where Andrea transitioned into producing, working as associate producer on “Lego Batman” and “Pigeon Toady’s Short” as well as the development slate. Following her work at Warner Brothers and continuing in the role of associate producer, Andrea joined STX Entertainment in 2017, overseeing the movie “Ugly Dolls,” where she coordinated teams in Montreal, Dallas and Nanjing.

In what may be her most exciting and ambitious venture yet, Andrea serves as Senior VP of Production at Spire Studios.

A Michigan native, Andrea has a bachelor’s degree in Math and Finance, with a minor in Art History from the University of Southern California.

Above all else.…. Andrea is an avid Duke basketball fan(atic).