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Kelly Port (born 26 May 1967; age 53) is a visual effects supervisor at Digital Domain. He was part of Digital Domain's effects team on Star Trek Nemesis, credited as the film's Associate Visual Effects Supervisor. According to the Internet Movie Database, Port was also Digital Domain's visual effects supervisor on 2009's Star Trek. This, however, has not yet been confirmed.

His early credits for Digital Domain were as a digital artist on the 1995 films Apollo 13 and Strange Days and as digital paraphernalia supervisor for Paramount Pictures' 1997 blockbuster Titanic (which featured David Warner). Later, he was the computer graphics supervisor for 2000's Supernova and Red Planet and the digital effects supervisor on 2001's The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring and 2002's We Were Soldiers.

In addition, Port was a compositor on the hit Universal Pictures releases How the Grinch Stole Christmas and King Kong, an effects animator of Paramount's 2003 remake of The Italian Job, and a plate supervisor on 2008's The Mummy: The Tomb of the Dragon Emperor. His credits as visual effects supervisor for Digital Domain include the 2006 horror films The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning and The Hitcher and the 2006 Biblical drama The Nativity Story, the latter of which featured DS9 regular Alexander Siddig.

As Digital Domain's visual effects supervisor on the 2007 film We Own the Night, Port was nominated at the 2008 Visual Effects Society Awards for "Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Motion Picture." He shared this nomination with Digital Domain co-worker Julian Levi, who also worked on 2009's Star Trek, according to the Internet Movie Database.

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