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Weta Digital is a five-time Academy Award® winning visual effects facility based in Wellington, New Zealand.

The Weta Digital crew

Our team of digital artists are world-leaders in all areas of visual effects production, including animation, motion capture, crowd generation, modelling, compositing, and film scanning and recording.

At Weta Digital, creativity reigns supreme. Our crew works in a relaxed atmosphere that belies their ferocious work ethic and professionalism. It’s the creative skills and commitment of our crew that keep our New Zealand-based company at the forefront of digital filmmaking, in Hollywood and around the world.

About Weta Digital

Weta Digital is a world leading visual effects company based in Wellington, New Zealand. We provide a full suite of digital production services for feature films and high end commercials, from concept design to cutting edge 3D animation.

Weta was formed in 1993 by a group of young New Zealand filmmakers including Peter Jackson, Richard Taylor and Jamie Selkirk. It later split into two specialised halves - Weta Digital (digital effects) and Weta Workshop (physical effects).

One of our first projects was to provide visual effects for Peter Jackson’s film Heavenly Creatures. We went on to work digital magic on Peter’s blockbuster movies The Lord of the Rings trilogy and King Kong.

We also work with other Hollywood directors, providing digital effects for box office hits like I, Robot, X-Men: The Last Stand, Eragon, Bridge to Terabithia, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, The Water Horse, Jumper, The Day the Earth Stood Still, District 9 and The Lovely Bones.

Most recently Weta Digital won an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects on James Cameron’s Avatar. Our work on the film involved using a new camera system and shooting on a virtual stage. New technologies were developed for supporting software and a new production pipeline in order to reach a new level of creative and technological excellence, delivering the film in 3D.

Our reputation for creativity and delivery keeps us in high demand with some of the world’s leading film studios.

Sister companies

Weta Digital is part of a neighbourhood of creative companies including Weta Workshop, Park Road Post Production, Stone Street Studios and Portsmouth Rentals. Find out more


Weta Digital’s creative excellence has been recognised with a number of prestigious awards, including Academy Awards® and BAFTAs®. Find out more


It is with great sadness that Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh, and Joe Letteri announce the passing of Eileen Moran, a driving creative force at Weta Digital, where she served as their most trusted visual effects Executive Producer, since joining the company from Rhythm & Hues in 2001. Find out more