Richard Baneham is an Academy Award and BAFTA winner for Best Visual Effects for his work on "Avatar". He has also won awards for his work as an Animation Supervisor on "Lord of the Rings"; "The Two Towers" and "The Return of the King"

Richie hails from a traditional Animation background. He made the transition to CG while working on "The Iron Giant", one of Richie's favorite projects. His other credits include; "The Chronicles of Narnia"; "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" and "Cats and Dogs". He is also Co-Producer and VFX Supervisor on the "Avatar" sequels.