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 Wonderland, Shutter Island, Sin City, The Day After Tomorrow, Master 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.