Katherine Farrar Bluff is a senior visual effects producer at ILM’s San Francisco studio. She has produced visual effects for numerous blockbuster films, including Marvel’s Oscar-nominated Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Oscar and BAFTA-nominated Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. She has also successfully led a variety of visual effects projects including smaller budget studio films, streaming for Netflix, and indie projects with challenging budget limitations. Additionally, Bluff worked with Walt Disney Imagineering on the updates to Disneyland’s beloved Star Tours ride, as well as with leading advertising agencies and directors on commercial projects.
Beginning her career at ILM as a production intern in 2000, Bluff has worked her way through the ranks of production from PA, to a coordinator, to production manager, to associate producer/producer, all the way up to present, where she leads large teams of supervisors and artists and oversees a portfolio of projects. In these various roles, Bluff has worked across every visual effects discipline, she’s set up and managed stage and motion capture shoots, she’s served as the liaison for VFX production, guiding tool development and workflows, and helped oversee the development of new company pipelines.
Bluff is from Petaluma, California, where she currently lives with her husband and 2 children. She attended the University of California, graduating with a degree in Film Studies and Art History.