Murray Barber – VFX Supervisor

Murray Barber is a VFX Supervisor and co-founder of Milk, an independent Academy and BAFTA visual effects studio, based in London. 

Since Milk’s launch in 2013, the team has created an impressive range of sequences for high-end TV and feature films, winning an Emmy for the BBC/Hartswood’s Sherlock; three BAFTA Craft awards for the BBC’s Doctor Who (2014 and 2015) and Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2016) and eight BAFTA Television Craft nominations.

More recently Murray shot the VFX for feature film The Last Letter From Your Lover (Blueprint Pictures/StudioCanal) and supervised Brandon Cronenberg’s Possessor. He was VFX Supervisor on Ben Wheatley’s feature film Rebecca for Netflix and Sky’s new episodic thriller Fear Index.

Prior to this Murray’s credits include VFX supervision work on YouTube’s ten-episode sci-fi series Origin, including four months supervising the VFX shoot in Cape Town, South Africa. He also supervised Milk’s work on Warner Bros. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald.

Murray worked closely with acclaimed director Ben Wheatley as VFX Supervisor on his 2016 and 2015 feature films High-Rise and Free Fire. As Milk’s VFX Supervisor on Doctor Who Murray led the team to win two BAFTA Television Craft Awards in 2014 and 2015, one of which was directed by Wheatley. 

Prior to the launch of Milk, Murray was Visual Effects Supervisor and Senior 2D Lead Compositor at The Mill TV and Film where Murray’s credits include 28 Weeks Later for DNA Films, The Hollow Crown for the BBC and Sky1’s drama Skellig. He was responsible for leading his 2D team on high profile dramas including Doctor Who, receiving a VES nomination as well as a BAFTA Craft Award for outstanding visual effects in 2009 and an RTS Craft Award in 2010. 

Murray has a strong film background with extensive experience as a compositor on many feature films including three of the Harry Potter films, Black Hawk Down, Troy, Kingdom of Heaven, Pride & Prejudice, Sahara and the two Tomb Raider films, Stormbreaker, Sunshine, Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Big Fish, Around the World in 80 days, The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, The Da Vinci Code, Amazing Grace and Casino Royale. Murray has worked at a variety of facilities including The Moving Picture Company, Double Negative, Mill Film and Cinesite.

Murray is a voting member of B.I.F.A. (British Independent Film Awards.)