Overall VFX Supervisor, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 - Marvel Studios
Christopher Townsend, a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, was the overall VFX Supervisor on Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 (2017). Originally from England, he traveled and worked throughout Asia and Australia before moving to the USA to work at ILM. Over the past two decades, he has worked as an artist and supervisor on many influential movies, including Star Wars (the rerelease of the original, A New Hope, and the prequel trilogy), Mission: Impossible (1996), The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997), AI: Artificial Intelligence (2001), Day After Tomorrow (2004), The Island (2005), and the Academy Award-winning Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006). After becoming a freelance VFX Supervisor, he worked on many films including Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010), Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), Iron Man 3 (2013), for which he was nominated for both an Oscar and BAFTA, and Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015).