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Dean Wright is a Director and Production Manager American born on 15 may 1962

Dean Wright

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Nationality USA
Birth 15 may 1962 (57 years)

Dean Wright (born May 15, 1962) is a film director and visual effects supervisor, best known for his work on The Lord of the Rings film trilogy and The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.


Michigan-born Wright enrolled at the University of Arizona film school to pursue a career as a filmmaker. Relocating to Los Angeles in 1989, he landed work with one of the industry's most prominent director's, James Cameron, on the groundbreaking project Terminator 2: Judgment Day. The film's success propelled Wright into larger production rolls in a variety of capacities alongside acclaimed filmmakers.

He became the VFX production manager for Cameron's own visual effect's house, Digital Domain. Collaborating with effects supervisor Rob Legato, Wright worked on Titanic. The film garnered eleven Academy Awards, including the Oscar for Best Visual Effects. Wright was promoted to visual effects producer and helped land Digital Domain's next landmark project, What Dreams May Come, which also earned the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.

After producing the VFX for several other projects he joined Dream Quest Images. During his tenure he was responsible for the production of all VFX at the facility, overseeing more than thirty feature films, theme park attractions and animation projects, including Reign of Fire, 102 Dalmatians, Mission to Mars, Inspector Gadget, Oscar nominated Mighty Joe Young, Unbreakable, The Sixth Sense and Bicentennial Man.

In 2002 Wright became visual effects producer for the final two chapters in The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. In undertaking this challenge he teamed with Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Jim Rygiel. In 2003 The Two Towers was recognized with eight Visual Effects Society awards, as well as both the BAFTA and the Academy Award for Visual Effects. The Return of the King won in all of the eleven Oscar categories in which it was nominated, including Best Picture, Director, and Visual Effects. Wright picked up the top Visual Effects Society award for his work on the project.

Wright was the visual effects supervisor for Andrew Adamson's Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and was nominated for an Academy Award, BAFTA Award and VES Award for Best Visual Effects for 2005. He was also the Visual Effects Supervisor for the Narnia follow up, Prince Caspian. In 2008 Wright began preparing for his directorial debut on the big budget VFX bible epic, Kingdom Come, but when the film's start of production was delayed, Wright was hired to rewrite and direct the what was to become the largest ever Mexican produced feature film, Cristiada, starring Andy Garcia, Peter O'Toole and Eva Longoria. Cristiada was released in 2012.

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Cristiada (2012) .... Director, Writer
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008) .... Visual Effects Supervisor
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) .... Visual Effects Supervisor
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) .... Visual Effects Producer
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) .... Visual Effects Producer
Reign of Fire (2002) .... Visual Effects Executive Producer
Unbreakable (2000) .... Visual Effects Executive Producer
Gone in 60 Seconds (2000) .... Visual Effects Executive Producer
Bicentennial Man (1999) .... Visual Effects Executive Producer
What Dreams May Come (1998) .... Visual Effects Producer
Titanic (1997) .... Visual Effects Production Manager

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Filmography of Dean Wright (2 films)

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Cristiada (2012)
, 2h25
Directed by Dean Wright
Origin Mexique
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Themes Films about religion
Actors Andy García, Eva Longoria, Eduardo Verástegui, Peter O'Toole, Bruce Greenwood, Oscar Isaac
Rating65% 3.2991953.2991953.2991953.2991953.299195
The film opens with screen titles describing the anti-Catholic provisions of the 1917 Constitution of Mexico. Civil war erupts when newly elected Mexican president, Plutarco Elías Calles (Rubén Blades), begins a violent and relentless crackdown against the country's Catholic faithful. The film depicts the carnage by showing churches being set on fire, Catholic priests murdered and countless faithful peasants killed, then having their bodies publicly hang on telegraph poles as a warning to others.


Wildflower (1991)
, 2h
Directed by Diane Keaton
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Actors Beau Bridges, Susan Blakely, William McNamara, Reese Witherspoon, Patricia Arquette, Collin Wilcox
Roles Production Manager
Rating72% 3.6438353.6438353.6438353.6438353.643835
Située dans le sud rural des États-Unis des années 1930, l'histoire de La Petite Sauvage raconte comment deux adolescents sont devenus amis avec une jeune fille épileptique, Alice (Patricia Arquette). Comme son père croit que ses crises sont de l'œuvre du diable, elle vit donc recluse dans une grange située derrière la maison familiale. Mais avec l'aide des deux adolescents, la jeune Alice va être capable de s'intégrer dans la société de tous les jours.