Head of Film Development
Unity Technologies


Habib Zargarpour

Habib’s recent role as Visual Effects Consultant on Blade Runner 2049 partnering with VFX Supervisor John Nelson allowed him to make full use of his creative and visual skills on a broad scope of work. In 2016 he worked with VFX Supervisor Scott Anderson on Series of Unfortunate Events for Netflix. Prior to that he was Partner Director of Visuals at Microsoft Studios responsible for visuals across all Publishing titles for XBox One, Windows, and Hololens. He has over 14 years of experience in visual effects for film and 14 years in the games industry. Nominated for two Academy Awards and winner of two BAFTAs in Visual Effects for his work on Twister and The Perfect Storm while at Industrial Light & Magic (ILM), some of his other film projects include 2 Star Trek films, Star Wars Episode I, The Bourne Identity, Spawn, and Signs. Habib is currently Virtual Production Supervisor at Unity bringing real time capabilities to film.

Habib received a Visual Effects Society (VES) Award in 2006 for Need for Speed Most Wanted. His project RYSE: Son of Rome was a launch title for XBox One and still recognized as a visual showcase for the platform. He developed a Real Time Visualization system used by Jon Favreau and DP Bill Pope to film The Jungle Book and by Steven Spielberg on Ready Player One. He is very passionate about using real time techniques in film making and applying his experience to World Building. Habib is an active member of AMPAS VFX Branch, BAFTA, and a founding member of the Visual Effects Society and the 5D-Conference. He served on the Executive Board of the Visual Effects Branch of the Academy in 2016-2017.

Role with the VES
Founding VES member
Previous Member of the Awards Committee
Previous Member of the Board of Directors