Visual Effects Supervisor
Chris has played a pivotal role in the development of Wētā FX’s new water pipeline for the Avatar sequels, bringing technical and artistic expertise to this cutting-edge technology that is setting a new industry standard for the creation of digital water.
He has been supervising Wētā’s work on Netflix’s Umbrella Academy series, creating Pogo and the talking fish AJ Carmichael. He was nominated for a Primetime Emmy for ‘The White Violin’ episode in Season 1 (2019). Chris also recently supervised the space-travelling chimp Marcus for the comedy Space Force (2020).
A VFX Supervisor on Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017), Chris led the team in creating the Pearl Planet, home to the Pearls who are humanoid aliens inspired by aquatic creatures. Previous creature supervision includes work on Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) where his leadership in creating the chimpanzees, orangutans and gorillas was celebrated with both Academy Award and BAFTA nominations.
Chris masterminded the complex Goblin Caverns environment for The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012), also nominated for Academy and BAFTA awards. He played a major part in developing the procedural system used to build digital New York City for King Kong (2005), and later expanded on this experience for the Maze Runner films (2015 and 2018).