Barry Sandrew

Harvard/MGH neuroscientist, internationally recognized serial entrepreneur, digital imaging expert & visual effects (VFX) pioneer, Dr. Barry Sandrew has over 33 patents and decades of feature film & TV accomplishments including productions for all the major Hollywood studios, TV networks & several cable networks. In 2000 he established the first & longest operating VFX studio in India.
In 1987 Sandrew invented digital colorization. Between 1987-1993, he colorized over 250 films, 180 TV episodes & 70 cartoons. He also produced all color, compositing & VFX for Spielberg’s first digital animated feature, We’re Back, A Dinosaur Story, Gahan Wilson’s animated classic, The Diner, the Fox TV series, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes, as well as VFX for the ABC miniseries, War and Remembrance and the John Lennon documentary, Imagine.

In 2000 Sandrew re-invented colorization, founding Legend Films. There he produced 150 films for the Legend Films’​ library & colorized films for Fox, Sony, Universal and Paramount. Barry also produced VFX for Scorsese’s The Aviator, HBO’s Entourage, the CBS Sports Special, Jim Nantz Remembers Augusta: The 1960 Masters, the CBS Specials, Lucy Goes To Scotland & The Italian Movie & the ESPN Sports Special, The Greatest Game Ever Played.

In 2007 Sandrew invented a process for converting 2D films to 3D, changing the company name to Legend3D. Beginning in 2010, Sandrew oversaw creative & technical teams in the 3D conversion of Alice In Wonderland, the Shrek Trilogy, Transformers & many more tent-pole films at the height of the 3D phenomenon. In subsequent years the teams Barry Sandrew led have worked on the 3D conversion & VFX of more than 65 of the highest grossing 3D feature films of the past 10 years.

Sandrew is continuing to apply his proven entrepreneurial talent and executive management skills on interim projects while also focusing on emerging opportunities in augmented reality.