Soma is Chris Wilson (aka Boris Bagattini)

Chris Wilson Studied Design at UNSW, Digital Cinematography at AFTRS & Advanced Character Animation with Disney feature Animator Murray Debus. He was Director of the traditional animation studio Flix Animation from 1998 – 2001. He founded Soma Design in 2004, a visual effects, post production and design studio. He has directed and led visual effects teams on a myriad of film, TVC and broadcast projects. Since 2011 he has been working primarily in large and small scale theatre, projection mapping, event video, live television and interactive artworks. His films have been shown at Sundance, Toronto Film Festival and Sydney Film Festival. He has collaborated with Stalker, Legs on the Wall, Strings Attached, De Quincey Co, Synergy Percussion, Victoria Hunt, The Chaser and SCO, and has had major work commissioned by Sydney Festival, Vivid Festival, Nike and Apple.

In 2016-2017 he has been engaged as Screen Graphics and In-Camera Interactives Programmer for Ridley Scott’s Alien Covenant , Guilermo Del Torro’s Pacific Rim Uprising, and the DC Comics production of Aquaman.

Selected Works: 2012-2017

Film and Television

  • Turtle -The Incredible Journey – Seaworld Pictures/Toronto Film Festival – Visual Effects Artist.

  • Cane Toads – The Conquest – Participant Media/Sundance Film Festival – Visual Effects Artist.

  • The Turtle – Uae National Media Council/UAE International Expo – Visual Effects Artist.

  • Wire Through the Heart – ABC/Film Australia – Visual Effects Artist.

  • Stories in our Song – ArtbackNT and Darwin Festival – Co-Director/Animator.

  • The Checkout (S02 -S03) – Giant Dwarf/The Chaser/ABC – VFX and motion graphics.

  • Media Circus (S01-S02) – The Chaser/ABC – Lead Touchdesigner Programmer, design and content/Motion Graphics.

  • Alien Covenant – 20th Century Fox – Lead Touchdesigner Programmer – On-Screen Graphics and Interactives.

  • Pacific Rim Uprising – Legendary Pictures – Lead Touchdesigner Programmer – On-Screen Graphics and Interactives.

  • Aquaman – Warner Bros. – Lead Touchdesigner Programmer – On-Screen Graphics and Interactives.

Theatre, Installation and Events

  • Human Nature Motown Show – Team Event – large scale LED panel stage design and content creation.

  • Porche 911 Carrera Launch – Team Event – video installation.

  • Nike: She Runs – Team Event/Nike – 40 metre long video installation in Centennial Park.

  • Beautiful Noise – LegsontheWall/Brisbane Festival – audio reactive large scale stage projections.

  • Copper Promises – Origins London/Performance Space/Carriageworks – video and lighting design.

  • Metadata – DeQuincyCo Dance Company/DanceHouse – video design.

  • A Return to the Trees – Carriageworks/Strings Attached – large scale projection mapping and content.

  • City:Jungle – Synergy Percussion/Seymour Centre – Video Artist.

  • Pulse:Heart:Beat – Synergy Percussion/Taikoz/Sydney Recital Centre – Video Artist.

  • The Comfort Zone – Coil Festival NYC – Deviser/Video Designer.

  • The Book of Risings Korea – Well/HiSouel Festival – large scale projection mapping Interactive Installations.

  • Pixel Mountain – Stalker/Gwacheon Festival – large scale projection mapping and video design.

  • Tangi – Origins Festival, OXO Wharf, Southbank London – video installation.

  • FUNPARK – Sydney Festival 2014 – Video Designer and Associate Director.

  • Aquatique -Vivid Sydney/Aquatique France/Digital Pulse – Video Artist.

  • Iphone 6 launch – Telstra/Apple -Kinect based interactive wall; system design, programming and content.

  • Tangi-Wai – Performance Space/Carriageworks/Dance Masssive – video and lighting design.

  • CREATURE – Stalker/QPAC/UTS-CCS In dev.– Out of the Box Festival – Multi-screen interactive virtual Environment.