Key lieutenant to Peter Jackson also contributed to look of 'Avatar'
the Silver Surfer,” “30 Days of Night,” “The Water Horse,” “Jumper,” “The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian,” “The Day the Earth Stood Still,” “District 9,” The Lovely Bones,” “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” “Prometheus” and “The Adventures of Tintin.” In a note to the staff of Weta Digital, Jackson, Fran Walsh, and Joe Letteri said Moran “had great respect for all the artists she worked with. Eileen was so proud of Weta and the work all of you have done over the years. She was fiercely loyal to the company, and to Fran and I personally, and we will always be grateful for her friendship.” Moran joined the company from Digital Domain in 2001. James Cameron said, “Eileen was an integral part of building Weta Digital into the most powerful engine for imaginative imagery that ever existed, and she shepherded some of the milestone films of her generation to completion.” She is survived by a son and a daughter.