Richard Taylor (III)

Special Effects | Art Department | Makeup Department
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KNOWN FOR 
King Kong (2005) | The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
AWARDS 
Won 5 Oscars. Another 38 wins & 36 nominations More »

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Projects in Development (5 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Films in Production (1 titles)YEARBUDGETSTATUS
Past Film & Video (38 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for Pacific Rim: UprisingPacific Rim: Uprising Weta Workshop Creative Supervisor  Less 2018 $150MM $58MM / $268MM
  • Primary photo for Thor: RagnarokThor: Ragnarok Weta Workshop Creative Supervisor  Less 2017 $180MM $315MM / $802MM
  • Primary photo for Blade Runner 2049Blade Runner 2049 Weta Workshop Creative Supervisor  Less 2017 $150MM $92MM / —
  • Primary photo for Power RangersPower Rangers Supervisor (Weta Workshop)  Less 2017 $100MM $85MM / —
  • Primary photo for KrampusKrampus Weta Workshop Design & Effects Supervisor  Less 2015 $15MM $43MM / $62MM
  • Primary photo for The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five ArmiesThe Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies Costume Designer  Less 2014 $250MM $255MM / $956MM
  • Primary photo for Last PassengerLast Passenger Special Thanks  Less 2013 $2.5MM $9K / —
  • Primary photo for The Hobbit: The Desolation of SmaugThe Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Costume Designer  Less 2013 $225MM $258MM / $960MM
  • Primary photo for Feng ShuiFeng Shui (Short) Cinematographer  Less 2013 $10K
  • Primary photo for Year of the SnakeYear of the Snake (Short) Director Of Photography, Cinematographer  Less 2013 $10K
  • Primary photo for ElysiumElysium Specialty Costume, Weapons, Props, Special Makeyp Effects And Design Supervisor (Weta Workshop)  Less 2013 $115MM $93MM / $286MM
  • Primary photo for Man of SteelMan of Steel Weapons Conceptual Designer  Less 2013 $225MM $291MM / $668MM
  • Primary photo for The Hobbit: An Unexpected JourneyThe Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Costume Designer, Special Makeup, Armour And Weapons, Creatures  Less 2012 $180MM $303MM / $1.02B
  • Primary photo for The Devil's RockThe Devil's Rock Design & Effects Supervisor (Weta Workshop)  Less 2011
  • Primary photo for The Adventures of TintinThe Adventures of Tintin Design Supervisor (Weta Workshop)  Less 2011 $135MM $78MM / $374MM
  • Primary photo for The Lovely BonesThe Lovely Bones Design Supervisor (Weta Workshop)  Less 2009 $65MM $44MM / $94MM
  • Primary photo for Bitch SlapBitch Slap Specialty Weapons Design & Fabrication  Less 2009 $17K / —
  • Primary photo for DaybreakersDaybreakers Makeup Effects Design Supervisor, Makeup Effects Supervisor  Less 2009 $20MM $30MM / $51MM
  • Primary photo for AvatarAvatar Conceptual Design, Costume And Specialty Props  Less 2009 $237MM $761MM / $2.79B
  • Primary photo for District 9District 9 Design & Effects Supervisor (Weta Workshop)  Less 2009 $30MM $116MM / $211MM
  • Primary photo for Eel GirlEel Girl (Short) Effects Supervisor (Weta Workshop), Special Thanks  Less 2008 NZD 45K
  • Primary photo for The Water HorseThe Water Horse Supervisor (Weta Workshop)  Less 2007 $40MM $40MM / $105MM
  • Primary photo for 30 Days of Night30 Days of Night Designer (Weta Workshop), Effects Supervisor (Weta Workshop)  Less 2007 $32MM $40MM / $80MM
  • Primary photo for Black SheepBlack Sheep Special Effects  Less 2006 $83K / —
  • Primary photo for King KongKing Kong WETA Workshop Supervisor, Special Creature Effects, Special Makeup Effects, Special Miniature Effects  Less 2005 $207MM $218MM / $551MM
  • Primary photo for The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the WardrobeThe Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Armour And Weapons Designer, Creature Designer, Visual Conceptual Designer, Creative Supervisor (Weta Workshop)  Less 2005 $180MM $292MM / $745MM
  • Primary photo for The Legend of ZorroThe Legend of Zorro Miniature Train Designer (Weta Workshop), Miniatures Designer & Supervisor (Weta Workshop)  Less 2005 $75MM $46MM / $142MM
  • Primary photo for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the KingThe Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King Corsair of Umbar (uncredited), Supervisor (Weta Workshop) (uncredited), Costume Designer, Special Makeup Effects Artist, Creatures (armour and miniatures), Workshop Supervisor (Weta Workshop) (uncredited)  Less 2003 $94MM $378MM / $1.12B
  • Primary photo for Master and Commander: The Far Side of the WorldMaster and Commander: The Far Side of the World Miniature Effects Supervisor (Weta Workshop)  Less 2003 $150MM $94MM / $212MM
  • Primary photo for The Lord of the Rings: The Two TowersThe Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers Supervisor (Weta Workshop) (uncredited), Costume Designer, Special Makeup Effects Artist, Creatures (armour and miniatures)  Less 2002 $94MM $343MM / $926MM
  • Primary photo for The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the RingThe Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring Supervisor (Weta workshop) (uncredited), Costume Designer, Special Makeup, Creatures, Armour And Miniatures, Supervisor (special makeup, creatures, armour and miniatures), President (Weta Workshop) (uncredited), Supervisor (special makeup, creatures, armour and miniatures), Supervisor (special makeup, creatures, armour and miniatures)  Less 2001 $93MM $316MM / $872MM
  • Primary photo for HeavenHeaven Special Effects  Less 1998 $2K / —
  • Primary photo for The UglyThe Ugly Special Makeup Effects  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for The FrightenersThe Frighteners Creature And Miniature Effects  Less 1996 $30MM $17MM / $13MM
  • Primary photo for Once Were WarriorsOnce Were Warriors Prosthetics  Less 1994 $2.2MM / —
  • Primary photo for Heavenly CreaturesHeavenly Creatures Borovnian Prosthetics And Suite Effects Designer, Prosthetic Effects, Miniatures Supervisor  Less 1994 $5MM $3MM / —
  • Primary photo for Dead AliveDead Alive Creature & Gore Effects, Stop Motion Animator  Less 1992 $3MM $243K / —
  • Primary photo for Meet the FeeblesMeet the Feebles Model Maker, Puppet Maker  Less 1989 $750K
Past Television (12 titles)YEAREPISODE COUNT
  • Primary photo for Thunderbirds Are GoThunderbirds Are Go (TV Series) Design And Miniature Fx Supervisor (2 episodes, 2016)  Less 2016–2018 2
    • Path of Destruction (Apr 14, 2018) Design And Miniature Fx Supervisor  Less
    • Colony (Apr 21, 2017) Design And Miniature Fx Supervisor  Less
  • Primary photo for ClevermanCleverman (TV Series) Design Supervisor (Weta Workshop) (6 episodes, 2016), Effects Supervisor (Weta Workshop) (6 episodes, 2016)  Less 2016 6
    • Terra Nullius (Jul 6, 2016) Design Supervisor (Weta Workshop), Effects Supervisor (Weta Workshop)  Less
    • A Man of Vision (Jun 29, 2016) Design Supervisor (Weta Workshop), Effects Supervisor (Weta Workshop)  Less
    • Sun and Moon (Jun 22, 2016) Design Supervisor (Weta Workshop), Effects Supervisor (Weta Workshop)  Less
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  • Primary photo for Vivir de cineVivir de cine (TV Series) Him Self (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012 1
  • Primary photo for The WotwotsThe Wotwots (TV Series) Executive Producer  Less 2009– 
  • Primary photo for Jane and the DragonJane and the Dragon (TV Series) Executive Producer (1 episode, 2006)  Less 2006 1
  • Primary photo for Young HerculesYoung Hercules (TV Series) Creature Special Effects (6 episodes, 1998), Creature Special Effects Designer (2 episodes, 1998)  Less 1998–1999 8
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  • Primary photo for Xena: Warrior PrincessXena: Warrior Princess (TV Series) Special Effects Designer (3 episodes, 1996)  Less 1996–1998 3
  • Primary photo for Tidal Wave: No EscapeTidal Wave: No Escape (TV Movie) Miniature Effects Supervisor (Australia)  Less 1997
  • Primary photo for Hercules: The Legendary JourneysHercules: The Legendary Journeys (TV Series) Special Effects Makeup (1 episode, 1996)  Less 1996 1
    • Mummy Dearest (Oct 21, 1996) Special Effects Makeup  Less
  • Primary photo for Forgotten SilverForgotten Silver (TV Movie) First Aviator (uncredited)  Less 1995
  • Primary photo for Hercules: The Legendary Journeys - Hercules and the Lost KingdomHercules: The Legendary Journeys - Hercules and the Lost Kingdom (TV Movie) Special Effects Designer (Weta Ltd.)  Less 1994
  • Primary photo for The TommyknockersThe Tommyknockers (TV Mini-series) Alien Supervisor (New Zealand) (2 episodes, 1993)  Less 1993 2
    • Part 2 (May 10, 1993) Alien Supervisor (New Zealand)  Less
    • Part 1 (May 9, 1993) Alien Supervisor (New Zealand)  Less
Self (64 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
Archive Footage (1 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE
  • Primary photo for TroldspejletTroldspejlet (TV Series) Himself (1 episode, 2012)  Less 2012
    • Episode #47.13 (Apr 7, 2012) Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)  Less
Other (2 titles)YEARBUDGETUS Gross / WORLDWIDE

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