Finnian MacManus is what dictionaries should have filed under ‘concept artist prodigy’. Industry magazines and specialist have started picking up and featuring his talents ever since he was 15. Now that he is in his early 20s, his career has an incredible track record with his having collaborated for projects like Thor 4, Avatar Sequels, Jungle Cruise, Star Wars: Rogue One, God of War (2018) Pacific Rim 2 and Transformers: The Last Knight. In 2020 he founded Terraform Studios.

An architect as a father, and an arts journalist as a mother, Finn grew up surrounded by science fiction imagery and extensive travel. Inspiration for his work comes from the world’s civilizations, as well as his interests in cultural history, science and entertainment.

Playgrounds director Leon van Rooij conducts an in-depth interview with Finnian.

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