Ben Grossmann

Ben Grossmann

Co-Founder & CEO, Magnopus

Ben Grossmann is Co-Founder and CEO of Magnopus.

He is an Oscar-winning and Emmy Award-winning visual effects supervisor and VR Director, with more than a decade of experience in media & entertainment, leading projects with budgets exceeding $15 million; while supervising teams of more than 800 people worldwide.

He supervised JJ Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness, for which he received a 2014 Oscar-nomination. His resume includes films like Martin Scorsese’s Hugo, for which he won the Oscar for Best Visual Effects in 2012; Tim Burton’s Alice in WonderlandShutter IslandSin CityThe Day After TomorrowMaster and Commander and dozens more. In addition to feature film work, he has directed and worked on award-winning commercial campaigns; music videos; and other next-gen projects like the Universal Studios Forbidden Journey theme park ride for the Harry Potter franchise.

His work though Magnopus includes the Emmy-Nominated VR experience Mission:ISS, a game-engine powered recreation of the International Space Station, developed in collaboration with NASA, European Space Agency, Oculus and more.

Ben is a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, and the Visual Effects Society.