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William Mesa

Long considered one of the most innovative visual effects directors in the industry, William Mesa made his name as Vice-President of Introvision. While at Introvision, he was the supervisor/director of visual effects for such diverse films as Rob Reiner's Stand By Me, Stallone's Rambo III (1988); Sam Raimi's Darkman (1990)and Army of Darkness (1993); Andy Davis' Under Siege (1992); Bruce Beresford's Driving Miss Daisy (1989), and Peter Weir's Fearless (1993). William directed the effects work on Andy Davis's Mega-hit The Fugitive (1993). He was instrumental in the now-legendary train crash with Harrison Ford. He has been the recipient of many awards over the years. In 1988, William received the Technical Achievement Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. In 1993, he received a British Academy Award Nomination for Best Visual Effects on the Fugitive. He has won two Emmy Awards for his visual effects on the CBS telefilm, Miracle Landing (1990/TV), and the Hallmark Hall of Fame special, The Hugga Bunch (1985/TV). Also received numerous other awards. In 2001, won seven major awards for Best Commercial Visual Effects for the Batman/Onstar commercials. In 1993 William founded Flash Film Works Inc. Under this company William directed the science fiction action adventure Terminal Force a.k.a. Galaxis (1995) for HBO as well as the CD ROM game Maximum Surge (1996/VG). His second directorial was the picture DNA (1997/I), that premiered on HBO. William Mesa continues to visual effects supervise such works as Wes Craven's New Nightmare, Deep End Of The Ocean, The Waterboy, and Collateral Damage with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Flash Film Works has also worked on such films as Deep Blue Sea, Red Planet and Eddie Murphy's Pluto Nash.

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Black Gate
  • Director
2004
No Score Yet DNA
  • Producer
  • Director
1997
No Score Yet Galaxis
  • Producer
  • Director
1995
No Score Yet Excessive Force II: Force on Force
  • Director
1995
No Score Yet Tropical Snow (Nieve tropical)
  • Pilot
1988

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