The week we got the power (14.08.20)

Project Power

The wait is over. Dubbed the ‘summer tentpole’ (Indie Wire) and ‘high-calibre thriller’ (TV Insider), from today you can immerse yourself in the high-octane action from Netflix’s Project Power.

Ivan Moran (LA) worked client side as overall VFX Supervisor, collaborating with directors Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost to unlock each character’s eye-popping powers as well as the action sequences, ambitious CG set builds and some innovative use of LED technology.

Congratulations to our talented VFX teams and Art Department across LDN and MTL for delivering ‘Project Power’ remotely!


DenofGeek – The Five-Minute Superhero Explained

How would they change the world if they had superpowers? Jamie Foxx and Dominique Fishback explain.


Disney released a new trailer for the upcoming live-action adaptation of Mulan.


Check out the first official trailer for Netflix’s Away. The NY team were responsible for VFX across all 10 episodes including both the interiors and exteriors of the space station. We know what you’re thinking, that is one FINE space station.

Lovecraft Country

HBO’s Lovecraft Country begins this weekend. Our IA team in LDN have been working hard for over a year on the new horror series that looks set to make a big impact with its Lovecraftian creatures and comments on systemic racism.

Catch it in the U.S. on HBO this Sunday evening. For our UK mates you’ll have to wait until Monday night on Sky Atlantic to see our Shoggoth in action.



Befores and Afters have released a special Siggraph preview of our talk on Fibre (our dynamics solver) featuring Alex Rothwell, Lead R&D Technical Director. Read the article here.

What we’ve been up to


VFX Supe, Alexis Wajsbrot, takes us through how the team conjured up the spine-chilling-mind-bending Illusion Battle sequence. Register here to give it a watch.

Action on Diversity and Social Mobility

BAME Apprenticeship Alliance hosted a 3-day online Apprenticeship Diversity and Social Mobility Forum.

Alongside other speakers from the likes of UK Screen Alliance and BFI, Global Head of Talent, Amy Smith, discussed how implementing apprenticeships can help organisations with their diversity and social mobility objectives.

Visit our diversity site for ways you can get involved in change and for more continued learning content including recommended books, podcasts and films.

You’ve been [Framed]

Meet Effects Lead, Jimmy Leung (LDN), who worked on Project Power and is now leading on The Suicide Squad. Read more about Jimmy here.

In Other News

We’ve all had more time on our hands during the pandemic, Ryan Reynolds especially. With this time he’s decided that the world needs another streaming service… featuring just Ryan Reynolds and the only film available is Foolproof.

Fancy watching Foolproof? Then look no further than MintMobile+.

A shout out to the Chicago team who have had to contend with a devastating tornado. It’s caused severe damage and loss of power in many locations. We are all thinking of you all, stay safe!