The week we get an EMMY Nom (31.07.20)

EMMY Award Nomination

Our work on HBO’s Watchmen episode ‘See How They Fly’ is up for Outstanding Visual Effects at this years EMMY Awards, with the project’s talented VFX Supe Ahmed Gharraph on the ticket.

The LDN team were tasked with creating a new manifestation of the seminal cobalt creator Dr. Manhattan in the VFX-heavy sequence where his life force is removed by the show’s antagonists. Congratulations to Ahmed and the team!

HBO’s Watchmen is also officially the most-nominated show at this year’s 72nd EMMY Awards with 26 noms.

More congratulations are in order for the talented Framestorian’s behind Apple ‘Bounce’, a BIG well done to the team!

In addition to this good news Spike Jonze’s Beastie Boys Story received five nominations. A shout out to Beau Leon (LA) who graded the documentary which premiered on Apple TV+ back in April this year.

AEAF Awards

The Aeronauts, Avengers: Endgame, Pokémon: Detective Pikachu, Lady and the Tramp have all been selected as finalists for Feature Film VFX at this year’s AEAF Awards. HUGE CONGRATS to everyone who worked across these features.

This comes after NINE TV and Advertising projects were also selected as finalists across four different categories.

Project Power

Netflix released this exclusive official clip of the bulletproof sequence we worked on from Project Power, which premieres globally on August 14th. Sh*ts gunna get wild and we. can’t. wait.

Here’s a bonus clip for you PP fans:

Take a trip to Lovecraft Country

Take a look at the work our team have been up to over the last year in this brand new full-length Lovecraft Country trailer.

Power Your Breakthrough

We teamed up with Giant Spoon to create global campaign ‘Power Your Breakthrough’. The spot, from our director duo Anthony Gibbs and Chris Eckardt, follows the mesmerising journey of how a creative idea that comes to life. Read more here.


How COVID-19 is transforming Hollywood

Global MD of Film, Fiona Walkinshaw, was included in Fast Company’s panel of industry experts talking about how the current global pandemic is transforming Hollywood and the film industry. Read the article here.

LBB Panel

CCO, Mike McGee sat alongside industry peers from MPC, Smoke & Mirrors, Unit, Platige Image, and Blacksmith on a the Little Black Book virtual panel: How Covid-19 is Shaping the Future of VFX. Have a listen here.

His Dark Materials

Befores and Afters talk Virtual Production on (BAFTA-winning!) His Dark Materials with Series Supervisor, Russell Dodgson.


We might not be able to see the film just yet, but 3D World Magazine have the inside scoop on Disney’s upcoming live-action Mulan – including intel from VFX Supervisor (MTL) Hubert Maston. See the full article here.

Iron Man

Our work on Iron Man 3, Avengers: Infinity War and Spider-Man: Far From Home is discussed in Insider’s film about the history of Iron Man’s suit, featuring VFX Supe Alexis Wajsbrot. Have a look here.

What we’ve been up to

A Boy Called Christmas

An epic crew photo of everyone from the London office who worked on A Boy Called Christmas, based on the popular children’s book by Matt Haig. Over 340 people from the LDN office worked on it for our clients Studio Canal and Netflix.

We Are Stripes podcast

Head of Talent, Film, Amy Smith (LDN) talks to We Are Stripes about the steps that you can take as a white person to support diversity and inclusion within your organisation or place of work. Give it a listen below!

Access:VFX podcast

Next Thursday, in celebration of the one-year anniversary of Spider-Man: Far From Home, we’re taking part in a tweet-along with the Film & TV Charity. Ahead of the event, VFX Supe Alexis Wajsbrot joined Access:VFX to talk about the making of the film, alongside ILM, Proof and TTF.

Speaking of, here’s the details for said Spidey tweet-along. If you were part of the team and want to share some stories about your time working on it, join us on Twitter using the #YouCantTrickMe hashtag

Diversity site

We’ve launched our new diversity site, where you can access educational and engaging materials to widen your learning. Don’t forget we’re always on the look out for new recommendations for continued learning to add to the site, all recommendations are welcome!

Starting this month: Dialogues with Will Golladay

Dialogues talks about some of the historical timelines that led to systemic racism in America. August will be focused on how we can discuss race more effectively and practice healthy discourse.

Join us on August 8th where our first discussion will be based on short film Accidental Courtesy directed by Daryl Davis.

On August 23rd we’ll be back with So You Want To Talk About Race by Ijeome Olue, so grab yourself a copy and join us for the discussion!

Please email to join the discord or for more information.

You’ve been [Framed]

Meet Ahmed Gharraph, joint Head of CG, IA (LDN), who has this week been nominated for an EMMY for the incredible work on HBO’s Watchmen. When he’s not being nominated for prestigious awards he’s browsing the aisles of B&Q and protecting his ice creams from Seagulls. Read more about Ahmed here.

In Other News

Timmy Failure Credits

Celebrating our amazing crew, from previz to animation, all the way through to support, for having helped deliver complex visual effects on ‘Total’, the beloved polar bear in Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made.

Project Power

More content for those Project Power fans out there; here’s an interview featuring Dominique Fishback and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Aaaand of course sending birthday wishes all the way over to Hogwarts for Hazza P.

Signing off for this week – catch you next time.