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Nicholas Illingworth

Nicholas is a Lead Technical Director based in New Zealand working on the upcoming James Cameron Avatar sequels. Nicholas has worked on many commercial and film projects globally from Harry Potter to The Hobbit. He began his career in London working at many studios such as Double Negative, The Moving Picture Company, Framestore CFC and freelance ... See full bio »

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Mortal Engines Visual Effects
Man of Steel Visual Effects
Total Recall Visual Effects


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 2023 Avatar 3 (lead effects technical director) (filming)
 2021 Avatar 2 (lead effects technical director) (filming)
 2018 Mortal Engines (lead effects technical director)
 2018 Avengers: Infinity War (lead effects technical director)
 2018 Rampage (senior effects technical director)
 2018 Maze Runner: The Death Cure (lead effects technical director)
 2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (senior effects technical director)
 2016 Spectral (effects technical director)
 2016 Pete's Dragon (senior effects technical director)
 2016 The BFG (senior effects technical director)
 2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (effects technical director)
 2015 Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (effects technical director)
 2015/I Krampus (effects technical director)
 2015 Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (effects technical director)
 2014 The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (effects technical director)
 2014 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (effects technical director)
 2013 The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (effects technical director)
 2013 Thor: The Dark World (effects technical director)
 2013 Man of Steel (compositor/cg lighting/effects artist/animator: Double Negative)
 2012 Skyfall (effects technical director: Double Negative - uncredited)
 2012/I Total Recall (effects technical director)
 2012 The Dark Knight Rises (effects technical director: Double Negative - as Nik Illingworth)
 2012 John Carter (effects technical director: Double Negative - uncredited)
 2011 Captain America: The First Avenger (effects technical director: Double Negative - as Nik Illingworth)
 2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (effects technical director: Double Negative - as Nik Illingworth)
 2011 Your Highness (matchmover: Framestore - uncredited)
 2010 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (matchmover: Framestore - as Nik Illingworth)
 2010 Clash of the Titans (track/matchmove artist - as Nik Illingworth)

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Nik Illingworth


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