Sara Bennett – VFX Supervisor

Sara Bennett is an Oscar winning visual effects supervisor and co-founder of Milk. She became the second ever female VFX Oscar winner when she received a 2016 Academy Award for best visual effects in Alex Garland’s feature Ex-Machina, for which she also received a 2016 BAFTA Film Award nomination.

Since Milk was launched in 2013, our creative team has created an impressive range of innovative and complex sequences for high-end TV and feature films, winning an Emmy for the BBC/Hartswood’s Sherlock; three consecutive BAFTA Craft awards for the BBC’s Doctor Who (2014 and 2015) and Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2016) and receiving eight BAFTA Craft Award Nominations.

Sara is currently the overall VFX Supervisor on Netflix’s upcoming The Witcher spin off feature Rats. A role she also fulfilled on Sony’s critically acclaimed The Woman King from director Gina Prince-Bythewood. Sara had collaborated with Bythewood on her previous project for Netflix’ The Old Guard, delivering the entire project during lockdown in 2020.

Sara’s VFX and 2D Supervisor credits at Milk include Baltasar Kormakur’s Adrift; Alex Garland’s Annihilation; The Alienist (TNT/Paramount); Kingsman: The Golden Circle (Lionsgate); Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them; Ben Wheatley’s High-Rise; The Martian (20th Century Fox); Poltergeist (Fox/MGM); The Divergent Series: Insurgent; Brett Ratner’s Hercules (Paramount/MGM); Dracula Untold (Universal); 47 Ronin and Sherlock (BBC/Hartswood); Thunderbirds are Go (ITV) and Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell.

Prior to the launch of Milk, Sara was Head of 2D at Mill TV & Film for seven years. During this time Sara worked as VFX Supervisor on feature films including Les Miserables, Dredd 3D; The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Walden Media / 20th Century Fox), 28 Weeks Later (DNA Films) and Jordan Scott’s directorial debut, Cracks (Scott Free). Sara was Compositing Supervisor on The Odd Life of Timothy Green for Disney, and on Snow White and the Huntsman for Universal. Sara also worked at The Mill on a number of high-profile feature films including Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Black Hawk Down and Hannibal, as well as HBO’s Band of Brothers.

Sara’s TV credits include supervising Merlin (BBC), which won the 2011 BAFTA Television Craft Award for visual effects, as well as BAFTA Television Craft, VES and RTS Craft Award-winning Doctor Who (BBC) and Primeval for ITV. Sara is a member of The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, BAFTA and the Visual Effects Society.