Mir Zafar Ali

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Mir Zafar Ali
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Born Karachi, Pakistan
Nationality Pakistani
Occupation Visual effects artist
Known for The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
The Golden Compass (2007)
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
Ghost Rider (2007)
Life of Pi (2012)
Frozen (2013)

Mir Zafar Ali (Urdu:میر ظفر علی) is a Pakistani movie visual effects artist. He worked in the team that won the Academy Award for best visual effects for the 2007 movie The Golden Compass. He is the first Pakistani to have been connected with an Academy Award-winner for Best Visual Effects.[1]

Ali has worked on visual effects and graphics in many Hollywood movies, including The Day After Tomorrow, X-Men: First Class, Stealth, Monster House, The Golden Compass, The Incredible Hulk, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor and Aliens in the Attic.

Ali has worked for several visual effects shops in Hollywood including Digital Domain and Rhythm and Hues.

Personal life[edit]

Ali was born into a Muslim family in Karachi, Pakistan. He initially studied software engineering in college in Pakistan. He is a graduate of the Beaconhouse School System[2] and FAST National University of Computer & Emerging Sciences.[3] He is married to Tamanna Shah.


Movie Year Role
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters 2013 FX Lead
Frozen 2013 FX Artist
The Cabin in the Woods 2012 FX Artist
Life of Pi 2012 FX Artist
Hop 2011 FX Technical Director
Yogi Bear 2010 FX Technical Director
Land of the Lost 2009 FX Technical Director
The Incredible Hulk 2008 Technical Director
Spider-Man 3 2007 FX Animator
The Golden Compass 2007 FX Technical Director
Monster House 2006 FX Technical Director
Open Season 2006 FX Artist
Stealth 2005 FX Animator
The Day After Tomorrow 2004 FX Artist


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