Paul Franklin is one of the world’s leading visual effects designers with over 30 years of experience in filmmaking, two Academy Awards, and two BAFTAs to his name. He is also a film director, currently working on a groundbreaking new short film, 'Fireworks', produced by BAFTA Award winner Annalise Davis for Wilder Films, and written by acclaimed screenwriter and playwright Steven Lally.
Paul started out by making short films with his friends at university whilst studying fine art in the 1980s. He became one of the first 3D computer animators working in the British video games industry before moving into television, where he worked on a wide variety of television commercials and broadcast shows. Paul supervised visual effects for all three films in Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dark Knight’ trilogy, earning his first Academy Award nomination for his work on ‘The Dark Knight’. He then went on to design and supervise the visual effects for Nolan’s “Inception” and “Interstellar”, winning Academy Awards for both films. He has also received five BAFTA nominations for his work, resulting in two wins.
Paul serves as DNEG’s Creative Director, overseeing a wide range of projects within the company. His work as a visual effects supervisor and designer can also be seen in films such as “Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix”, “Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince”, and “Venom”.
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