Julia Frey, visual effects producer for the Game of Thrones pilot, has announced on her blog that she will not be returning for the full season.
I bid a fond farewell to Shane’s Castle (where this photo was taken) and Belfast in general as I am no longer with The Project. I handed in some final docs today and while there may be some additional follow up, that’s basically it. This was not a surprise and while some of my fan/friends felt confident that I would be back to the UK, alas, that was my excellent poker face at work again. Chances were slim that I would continue on.
Winter Is Coming: Julia first came to the attention of the Thrones fan community when she posted some location photos of Belfast and Morocco on her blog. Since then she has become a great friend to this site (providing us with a wonderful interview) and to many of the fans of the show. I will certainly miss following her Twitter and trying to extrapolate where and what the show would be filming that day. And of course, the show will miss her experience, expertise and hard work on and off the set. I just hope they can find a suitable replacement. Thanks for all your hard work Julia! Good luck in all your future endeavors!