Senior Visual Effects Supervisor
An accomplished and award-winning visual effects supervisor, Kelly Port has contributed to more than 30 films in his tenure at Digital Domain. He is one of 2019’s BAFTA and Academy Award nominees in the best visual effects category for his groundbreaking work in realizing over 50 minutes of running time for the fully digital villain character, Thanos, in “Avengers:Infinity War.” Kelly also received the top honor of Outstanding Visual Effects at VES for Thanos. A task he reprised for the follow up blockbuster “Avengers: Endgame.” This is not the first fully digital main character Kelly has been responsible for bringing to life. Kelly oversaw the creation of the Beast by Dan Stevens in Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast,” and three flower pixie characters in “Maleficent.”
Kelly has worked alongside some of Hollywood’s heavy hitters including The Russo Brothers, Bill Condon, Robert Stromberg, J.J. Abrams, Chris Columbus and Kenneth Branagh. Additional films Kelly has contributed to include “Thor,” “Percy Jackson & The Olympians: The Lightning Thief,” “Star Trek,” “Gran Torino,” “We Own the Night,” “Stealth, “The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring,” “King Kong,” “Titanic,” and “Apollo 13.”
A member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences since 2008, Kelly has also received multiple BAFTA and VES nominations, a Hollywood Film Award, and LA Online Film Critics Society award for visual effects work.
As one of the original Digital Domain artists, Kelly Port’s conviction for innovation is deeply sowed into the foundation of the global studio, cultivating a pedigree of visual effect excellence the industry has grown to expect.