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Stefan Sonnenfeld (born 21 November 1964; age 56) is the president of Company 3 and was the studio's Digital Intermediate Colorist on 2009's Star Trek. [1]

Star Trek was the second film directed by J.J. Abrams on which Sonnenfeld and his Company 3 team have worked; they previously provided digital intermediate on Abrams' Mission: Impossible III in 2006. Sonnefeld also worked on the 2008 blockbuster Cloverfield, which was produced by Abrams and Bryan Burk through their Bad Robot banner. In addition, Star Trek was the third film Sonnenfeld worked on that had Dan Mindel directing the photography, after Mission: Impossible III and 2005's Domino. Star Trek was also Sonnenfeld's third film project edited by Maryann Brandon; Mission: Impossible III and 2007's The Jane Austen Book Club were the first two.

Additionally, Star Trek was the third movie Sonnenfeld has worked on that was written by Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci; the first two were the Michael Bay films The Island (2005, featuring Ethan Phillips and Noa Tishby) and Transformers (2007, featuring W. Morgan Sheppard and Glenn Morshower). Sonnenfeld also worked on 2008's Eagle Eye, which Kurtzman and Orci executive produced.

Sonnefeld returned to Star Trek, working on the first three episodes of Star Trek: Discovery and the "Children of Mars" of Star Trek: Short Treks working as the Final Colorist.

Sonnefeld's other credits for Company 3 include:

Sonnenfeld has also worked on acclaimed films such as Man on Fire (2004) and Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007). Some of the upcoming film projects for which he is providing digital intermediate include the 2009 remake of Friday the 13th (which will feature Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's Nana Visitor), Michael Mann's Public Enemies (featuring Spencer Garrett), G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra (starring the aforementioned Rachel Nichols), and the highly-anticipated adaptation of DC Comics' Watchmen (starring Matt Frewer, Stephen McHattie, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan).

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