Erik Henry

Erik Henry began his visual effects career at DreamQuest Images during the company's heyday. Arriving in 1988, he worked in visual effects editorial on James Cameron's underwater epic, The Abyss, then a year later on Total Recall. Both films earned DreamQuest the Oscar for best visual effects.

After several more films at DreamQuest, Henry moved from the vendor side to production side as coordinator for Academy Award-winning supervisor Mike Fink on Tim Burton's Batman Returns.

With experience gathered from over more than 25 feature films and television series, Mr. Henry was asked by HBO to supervise their presidential biopic John Adams, resulting in his first Emmy Award. Recently Mr. Henry was the senior supervisor and one of the creative producers of the Starz Inc. series Black Sails. The work earned Henry four Emmy nominations and his second Emmy Award. Presently he is the senior VFX Supervisor on Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan as well as a secret project at HBO.

Mr. Henry is honored to represent the Special Visual Effects Peer Group on the Television Academy's Board of Governors.

Erik Henry began his visual effects career at DreamQuest Images during the company's heyday. Arriving in 1988, he worked in visual effects editorial on James Cameron's underwater epic, The Abyss, then a year later on Total Recall. Both films earned DreamQuest the Oscar for best visual effects.

After several more films at DreamQuest, Henry moved from the vendor side to production side as coordinator for Academy Award-winning supervisor Mike Fink on Tim Burton's Batman Returns.

With experience gathered from over more than 25 feature films and television series, Mr. Henry was asked by HBO to supervise their presidential biopic John Adams, resulting in his first Emmy Award. Recently Mr. Henry was the senior supervisor and one of the creative producers of the Starz Inc. series Black Sails. The work earned Henry four Emmy nominations and his second Emmy Award. Presently he is the senior VFX Supervisor on Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan as well as a secret project at HBO.

Mr. Henry is honored to represent the Special Visual Effects Peer Group on the Television Academy's Board of Governors.

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Awards & Nominations

8 Nominations | 2 Emmys
Outstanding Special Visual Effects - 2020
  • Nominee
  • Erik Henry, VFX Supervisor
  • Watchmen
  • "See How They Fly"
  • HBO
  • HBO in association with White Rabbit and Warner Bros. Television and DC and Paramount Television
Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Supporting Role - 2020
  • Nominee
  • Erik Henry, Senior Visual Effects Supervisor
  • Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan
  • "Strongman"
  • Prime Video
  • Paramount Television and Amazon Studios
Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Supporting Role - 2019
  • Nominee
  • Erik Henry, Senior Visual Effects Supervisor
  • Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan
  • "Pilot"
  • Prime Video
  • Paramount and Amazon Studios
Outstanding Special Visual Effects - 2017
  • Nominee
  • Erik Henry, Senior Visual Effects Supervisor
  • Black Sails
  • "XXIX"
  • Starz
  • Platinum Dunes and Quaker Moving Pictures in association with Starz Originals
Outstanding Special Visual Effects - 2016
  • Nominee
  • Erik Henry, Senior Visual Effects Supervisor
  • Black Sails
  • "XX"
  • Starz
  • Platinum Dunes and Quaker Moving Pictures in association with Starz Originals
Outstanding Special Visual Effects - 2015
  • Nominee
  • Erik Henry, Visual Effects Supervisor
  • Black Sails
  • "XVIII"
  • Starz
  • Platinum Dunes and Quaker Moving Pictures in association with Starz Originals
Outstanding Special And Visual Effects In A Supporting Role - 2014
  • Winner
  • Erik Henry, Senior Visual Effects Supervisor
  • Black Sails
  • "I."
  • Starz
Outstanding Special Visual Effects For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special - 2008
  • Winner
  • Erik Henry, Visual Effects Supervisor
  • John Adams
  • "Join Or Die"
  • HBO
  • Playtone in association with HBO Films
2019 Special Visual Effects Nominee Reception
Erik Henry, Paul Steinke, and Jordan Von Netzer at the Special Visual Effects Nominee Reception August 31, 2015, at the Montage in Beverly Hills, California.
Mitch Claspy, Erik Henry, and Annemarie Griggs at the Special Visual Effects Nominee Reception in North Hollywood, California.
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2019 Special Visual Effects Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Governors and Special Visual Effects representatives Mark Spatny and Erik Henry at the 2019 Special Visual Effects Nominee Reception at the Saban Media Center on Monday, August 26, 2019 in North Hollywood, California.

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Erik Henry

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Erik Henry, Paul Steinke, and Jordan Von Netzer at the Special Visual Effects Nominee Reception August 31, 2015, at the Montage in Beverly Hills, California.
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Erik Henry, Paul Steinke, and Jordan Von Netzer at the Special Visual Effects Nominee Reception August 31, 2015, at the Montage in Beverly Hills, California.

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Mitch Claspy, Erik Henry, and Annemarie Griggs at the Special Visual Effects Nominee Reception in North Hollywood, California.
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Mitch Claspy, Erik Henry and Annemarie Griggs at the Special Visual Effects Nominee Reception in North Hollywood, California.

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