Chris Walas has worked in the entertainment business for almost forty years in film, television and theater.
Working freelance for many years on low budget films and television, he left LA to work for George Lucas’ Industrial Light and Magic, where he worked on DRAGONSLAYER, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK and RETURN OF THE JEDI. After leaving ILM, he started his own company, CWI, whose first feature film was GREMLINS.
CWI was one of the foremost creature effects companies and it worked on dozens of TV commercials and TV shows, as well as many films such as Francis Ford Coppola’s BRAM STOKER’S DRACULA, David Cronenberg’s NAKED LUNCH and THE FLY, for which Chris received several awards, including an Academy Award. The company went on to work on many more films, including ROMANCING THE STONE, ENEMY MINE, GOLDEN CHILD, GHOST, ARACHNOPHOBIA, and more.