Urs Franzen

Visual Effects

I am a Visual Effects Supervisor and Producer based in Germany, working since three decades in the entertainment industry on commercials, episodic television and feature films.

From freelance compositing artist to general manager to studio executive at Netflix, I've held a number of positions in the industry.

My approach to VFX is always holistic, what can be done in camera should be done in camera, visual effects should never be an end in themselves, they must always serve the story and should be the best creative and technical solution.

I am more than proud of my contribution to the 2012 Primetime Emmy® Award for outstanding special visual effects for Game of Thrones Season 2, as well as of my contribution the the 2023 Oscar® nomination for best visual effects for All Quiet on the Western Front.

Post Production

As I started my career in the entertainment industry as an editor, Post Production is familiar to me ever since.

I worked on a variety of projects in the role of a Post Production Producer, mostly on commercials and non fiction projects.


Alongside my university studies of economics and law I worked as a TV producer for several private and public television stations, mostly on young adults programming.

This gives me a deep understanding not only of the creative and technical requirements of a production, but also of the economic and business aspects of the business.


All Quiet on the Western Front

Studio VFX Executive, Netflix
2023 Oscar® Nomination for Best Visual Effect
2023 BAFTA Nomination for Best Visual Effect
2022 EFA Award for Best Visual Effects

Game of Thrones Season 2

Division VFX Supervisor, Pixomondo
2012 Emmy® Award for Best Special Visual Effects

Jim Button and the Wild 13  

VFX Set Superviso
Rat Pack Filmproduktion

1899 Season 1

Studio VFX Executive, Netflix

Blood Red Sky 

Studio VFX Executive, Netflix

Dark Season 3

Studio VFX Executive, Netflix

The Rain Season 3

Studio VFX Executive, Netflix

13 Minutes

VFX Superviso
Lucky Bird Pictures

This is an excerpt of recent projects, full list can be found here.


Urs Franzen
Am Stadtpark 53a
D-81243 Munich

+49 172 8693050