There is a new Spiderman movie coming out December 14th called "Spiderman: Into the Spider-Verse" and a man from Tri-Cities helped make the movie.

John Butiu grew up in Kennewick going to school at Sunset View Elementary, Desert Hills Middle School and Kamiakin High. Now he is an accomplished visual development artist that has worked on many huge box office hits including "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone" and "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King".

He has recently been working on the new animated  Spiderman movie coming out mid December that has fans excited.

Cast And Filmmakers From SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE At New York's Comic Con
Getty Images for Sony Pictures

"Never give up and keep trying," says John in an interview. "There are so many resources out there. If you’re in a small town, not the big city, you may get discouraged, thinking, ‘who’s going to see?’ Try to make connections online. Keep on asking questions,” “Don’t be afraid. Life is too short."

Just check out the list of movies he is credited with working on:

Arthur Christmas (digital artist: previz)
2011 Green Lantern (digital artist: previz)
2009 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (3d visual development artist - as John Arvin Castillo Butiu)
2008 Open Season 2 (Video) (visual effects)
2007 Surf's Up (senior character modeler: SPI)
2006 Independent Lens (TV Series documentary) (head of modeling - 1 episode)
- The Zit (2006) ... (head of modeling)
2006 Open Season (senior character modeler: SPI)
2006 Superman Returns (senior modeler: SPI)
2006 Click (senior modeler: Sony Pictures Imageworks - uncredited)
2005 The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (character modeler: SPI) / (hard surface modeler: SPI)
2005 Zathura: A Space Adventure (modeler: SPI)
2005 Chicken Little (character modeler: Disney Feature Animation)
2005 Transporter 2 (senior character modeler)
2004 The Polar Express (senior character modeler: SPI)
2004 The Forgotten (senior modeler: SPI)
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (lead digital modeler: Weta Digital)
2003 Mickey's PhilharMagic (Short) (character modeler: Disney Feature Animation)
2001 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (character modeler: SPI)
2001 The Magic Lamp 3D (Short) (senior character modeler: Disney Feature Animation)
2000 The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (digital artist) / (modeler: Rhythm & Hues)
1998 Babe: Pig in the City (modeler: Rhythm & Hues)
1998 It's Tough to Be a Bug (Short) (character modeler: Rhythm & Hues)
1998 Race for Atlantis (Short) (modeler: Rhythm & Hues)
1998 Star Trek: The Experience - The Klingon Encounter (Short) (modeler: Rhythm & Hues)
1997 Speed 2: Cruise Control (modeler: Rhythm & Hues - uncredited)

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