(written from a Production point of view)
Brandon Fayette (born 20 March 1982; age 33) is the CG Supervisor and Production Lead at J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot Productions. He was the studio's CG Lead on 2009's Star Trek. He was also Bad Robot's Visual Effects Consultant on the 2008 film Cloverfield.
Fayette hails from New Orleans, Louisiana. He is a graduate of the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and also studied at Gnomon School Of Visual Effects in Los Angeles, California. Before joining Bad Robot, he was a previsualization artist on the 2007 film Evan Almighty, which, like Star Trek, featured Jimmy Bennett.
In addition to Cloverfield and Star Trek, Fayette is also working on a number of upcoming projects being developed by J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot Productions.