Digital Domain 3.0 expands Vancouver studio with leadership, creative talent; Kelly L’Estrange promoted to Executive Producer and Head of Studio; Swen Gillberg promoted to VFX Supervisor, will relocate to Vancouver.
Venice, CA -- Digital production studio Digital Domain 3.0 is expanding its Vancouver studio with new leadership and creative talent. The company promoted veteran Visual Effects Producer Kelly L’Estrange to Executive Producer and Head of Studio, Vancouver. L’Estrange, who has been with Digital Domain for 19 years, will relocate to the company’s Vancouver studio this fall to oversee all feature film visual effects productions at that location. She reports to President of Feature Production Terry Clotiaux.
Clotiaux said, “Kelly has been at Digital Domain since the very early days and has strong relationships with studios and producers that span two decades. Our teams love working with her as much as clients do and we’re looking forward to having her expertise and leadership in Vancouver as we grow our capabilities and capacity in that studio.”
A VFX Producer on 16 feature films, L’Estrange has contributed her talents to 24 titles, including one that earned the Academy Award for visual effects (Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring) and four more that were Academy Award-nominated (I, Robot, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, Apollo 13 and True Lies.) She is a member of the Producers Guild of America. L’Estrange is currently the VFX Producer on Disney’s Maleficent and will continue in that role until the completion of the show.
Joining L’Estrange in Vancouver will be 14-year Digital Domain veteran Swen Gillberg, who will be Co-VFX Supervisor for a yet-to-be-disclosed studio production that Digital Domain is starting. Gillberg was Academy Award-nominated for his work on Real Steel and has contributed his talents to 19 feature films.
Clotiaux noted, “Kelly and Swen both have stellar reputations for delivering the highest quality work. They really embody what’s best about Digital Domain and bring a great deal of experience to our talented team in Vancouver.”
Headquartered in Los Angeles, Digital Domain is a co-producer on Summit Entertainment’s Ender’s Game opening November 1. Digital Domain is in production on visual effects for Disney’s Maleficent and 20th century Fox’s X-Men, Days of Future Past, Warner Bros.’ Her and a number of commercials and video game productions. The company recently completed work on upcoming features for Universal Pictures’ 47 Ronin and Warner Bros.’ Black Sky.
Source: Digital Domain 3.0
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.