Ned Gorman filmography and biography
Ned Gorman biography
Ned Gorman began his career as an actor at age 14, working in regional
theater and studying in New York City in the early 1970s. His other
passion was always visual effects movie magic. Raised on the films of
Ray Harryhausen, he left the East Coast to pursue a career in film.
Ned spent 24 years at George Lucas' Industrial Light and Magic. He completed his tenure at ILM as Visual Effects Producer on Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest. He was among the first in the industry to receive the screen credit Visual Effects Producer, a title which has become a key role on feature films.
In 1993 Ned joined Dennis Muren to consult with Stanley Kubrick on development of visual effects for AI. Mr. Kubrick opted to push back AI and, sadly, died before returning his attention to the project. Nonetheless, Ned remembers his work with Kubrick as a high point of his time at ILM.
In addition to his success as a VFX producer, Ned is also a writer. He wrote the script for David Fincher's first music video, Bop til Ya Drop. Ned also wrote and produced two ride film projects in the Showscan format: Space Race and also Alien Encounter.
The past few years found Ned at Disney producing the effects development for Unique, an action-suspense film, for David S. Goyer, Marc Rosen and David Heyman. Ned also worked at Twentieth Century Fox contributing to the visual effects production for Fantastic Four: The Rise of the Silver Surfer and Aliens in the Attic.
2010 has Ned at Digital Domain consulting on their work for Michael Bay's Transformers III, scheduled for release in July 2011.
Ned Gorman trivia
- Wrote the shooting script for David Fincher's first directing assignment, the music video for Rick Springfield's song 'Bop 'til Ya Drop'.