Darren Lurie is a Marketing Supervisor at Sony Pictures Imageworks, responsible for the creation of marketing related film assets including: one sheets, commercial spots, AR, VR, mobile games, and interactive media. Currently working on HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3: SUMMER VACTION, Lurie most recently served in the same capacity on THE EMOJI MOVIE and SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE.
With over two decades of experience working on live-action and animated feature projects, Lurie has supervised productions in look development, modeling, texture paint, matte paint, layout, FX, character rigging, pipeline development and lighting.
Lurie joined Imageworks in 1999 and served as a technical director, effects animator, and CG supervisor on numerous projects including: CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2, MEN IN BLACK 3, WATCHMEN, I AM LEGEND, OPEN SEASON, the Academy Award®-winning short CHUBBCHUBBS!, and HOLLOW MAN.
Lurie earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Name your three favorite movies:
SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION, FIGHT CLUB, and THE USUAL SUSPECTS
What is your proudest achievement while working at Imageworks?
Working on the film, WATCHMEN. I felt it was some of the best work we have produced at Imageworks. We created a digital Dr. Manhattan that people thought was a guy in makeup.
What inspired you to become involved in making movies?
I was inspired to get involved in making movies from a love of art. From a young age, I've always loved to create - from paint, to crayons - it didn't matter as long as I was making something. Today, I create using different tools but the creative spark comes from the same place.