Digital Domain 3.0 is expanding its Vancouver digital production 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 feature film visual effects productions at that location. She will report to president of feature production Terry Clotiaux.
“Kelly has been at Digital Domain since the very early days and has strong relationships with studios and producers that span two decades,” Clotiaux said. “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 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 nominated for an Academy Award for his work on Real Steel and has contributed to 19 feature films.
“Kelly and Swen both have stellar reputations for delivering the highest quality work,” Clotiaux said. “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 Nov. 1. The company is also 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.