George Murphy

George Murphy is an Oscar, BAFTA and Emmy Award-winning VFX Supervisor at DNEG. He has recently completed work as Production VFX Supervisor on a cinematographic adaptation of Agatha Christie’s ‘Death on the Nile’ for director Kenneth Branagh.
With a career spanning over thirty years, George has extensive live action, physical and digital effects experience. Utilising a unique mix of creative, technical and management skills, he is an expert in solving visual challenges for film, television and digital media projects. He specialises in bringing together diverse visual elements, turning them into believable images of reality and fantasy that are faithful to the chosen style of the story.
George is particularly interested in the intersection of creativity, storytelling and innovation and how emerging technologies (such as AR and VR) are reinventing filmmaking, leading to groundbreaking advances in virtual production. This revolution in production techniques can be seen in George’s work as Overall VFX Supervisor on Kenneth Branagh’s remake of the 1974 classic, ‘Murder on The Orient Express’, in which a fully immersive environment was constructed for the actors. The Production constructed a massive 26’ high by 240’ long wrap-around, high definition LED wall, built around the train set, which is the largest enhanced environment ever deployed for a motion picture.
Over the years, George has been widely recognised for his contribution to the industry. He won an Academy Award and a BAFTA for Best Visual Effects for his work on ‘Forrest Gump’, an Emmy for ‘Black Sails’ (Season 1), and he was nominated for a VES Award for ‘Matrix Revolutions’. As a well-established professional photographer and commercial digital effects artist, George entered the world of feature films as Senior Composite Designer working on ‘Hook’ in 1991, a movie that marked the beginning of truly digital compositing.

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