Nicholas Illingworth
Nic joined Wētā FX in 2013 to work as an FX TD on The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.

After working on a swathe of Wētā Projects such as Steven Spielberg’s The BFG, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Rampage as a Senior FX TD, for Maze Runner: The Death Cure Nic was promoted to a Lead FX TD role.

He joined the team for James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water in 2018 where he led show focused development projects and did shot work concurrently. He moved into the FX Supervisor role in 2021 for the final 12 months of delivery.

He particularly enjoyed the opportunity to work closely with James Cameron and Jon Landau to get their vision from the source and strongly believes the visual product benefits from such a collaboration.

Nic hails from the UK – born in Wales, he grew up with a love for physics and maths and a passion for film. Before Nic joined Wētā FX, he worked for some of the UK VFX outfits such as Double Negative, MPC and Framestore and he has worked on films like Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises.
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