Venice, Calif. - Academy Award-winning digital studio Digital Domain announced the
Digital Domain CEO Cliff Plumer says, “This core team provides an extraordinary foundation of talent,
key management team at its new visual effects outpost in Vancouver, British Columbia, with Troy Brooks
joining as Studio Manager, Arin Finger and Tim Belsher coming aboard as Studio Producer and Pipeline
Supervisor, respectively, and veteran Digital Domain staffer Darren Poe serving as Digital Supervisor.
After officially opening its doors last week, Digital Domain Vancouver has begun work on Walt Disney
Pictures’ Tron Legacy and will soon start on Marvel Studios’ Thor, both of which are also in production at
the company’s California headquarters.
experience and leadership, and Troy’s background was particularly invaluable to launching this studio.”
Brooks is a Canada native who joins Digital Domain with over eighteen years of experience in animation
and visual effects. Most recently as co-founder and CEO of PipelineFX, Brooks oversaw technology
development and strategy for the company and provided consulting to film studios on pipeline workflow.
“Digital Domain has long been a leader in visual effects and animation,” says Brooks, “and production in
Vancouver is absolutely thriving. For one of the industry’s premier innovators to have a presence in this
community is a perfect fit, and I’m thrilled to be leading the charge.”
Finger has over a dozen feature film credits and held various roles on projects including A Christmas
Carol, Night at the Museum, Sin City, and Hellboy, among others. Belsher was a computer graphics
supervisor on District 9 – acting as the primary technical architect for that project’s visual effects pipeline
– and also worked in various capacities on War of the Worlds, Poseidon, and Star Wars: Episode III –
Revenge of the Sith. Poe is a thirteen-year veteran of Digital Domain who served as digital effects
supervisor on two of last year’s biggest blockbusters: Roland Emmerich’s 2012 and J.J. Abrams’ Star
“It’s amazing that Digital Domain Vancouver went from concept to execution in just a few short months,”
says Gloria Borders, president of feature film operations, “but this team worked tirelessly to make it
happen on schedule. With exciting projects like Tron Legacy and Thor – two of the most highly
anticipated films currently in production – everyone is ready to roll up their sleeves and get to work.”
Digital Domain earned a 2009 Academy Award for achievement in visual effects on The Curious Case of
Benjamin Button and recently completed visual effects for Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief, 2012, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, and Star Trek.