Richie Baneham wins Special Visual Effects Academy Award
Irish animator Richard Baneham and his colleagues won big at the British Academy Film Awards last night.
The Academy award-winning animator and his team collected the award for special visual effects on blockbuster film Avatar: The Way of Water.
Mr Baneham, who is from Tallaght, has worked on some of the world’s biggest movie productions including The Lord of the Rings film trilogy, the Chronicles of Narnia and the Avatar franchise.
He studied the trade in Ballyfermot College of Further Education before moving to Los Angeles.