The week we wear The Crown (16.10.20)

His Dark Materials

“The world’s changing… we’ve all sensed it.”

The spine-tingling season two His Dark Materials trailer is here. Check it out below, and huge congratulations to our teams in LDN, MTL and NY for conjuring such a rich and beguiling world!

The Crown

We can’t wait for series four of The Crown to drop on November 15th! In the meantime fans of the Netflix show can feast their eyes on the brand new trailer to tide them over.

Choose Life

Framestore delivered seamless VFX for the new The Global Goals spot ‘Choose Life’. The team brought to together footage from many sources, eras and qualities into a single cohesive film. Read more on our website here.


Oscars? Wild.

Film trade bible Variety has named two Framestore titles as potential contenders for the VFX Oscar – George Clooney’s The Midnight Sky (Netflix) and the epic live-action retelling of Mulan (Disney). Can we be your +1, plz? Give it a read here.

Jingle Jangle

Last week saw the first Jingle Jangle trailer featuring work from MTL and LDN’s IA and FPS teams. In case you missed it, here’s a quick catch-up courtesy of Deadline.

And Director David E. Talbert also shared another short 30 second teaser. If you look really closely you can catch a glimpse of the fully-CG work done by the IA team in London.


VFX Supe Hubert Maston (MTL) gives us a taste of how they built the epic environments for Mulan. Read the VFX Voice article here.

Project Power

Creative Director, Ivan Moran (LA) takes us behind the scenes of Netflix’s Project Power in this IBC article.

What we’re up to


We sent CCO Tim Webber and MD of Framestore Pre-production Services Alex Webster to Cannes (virtually, of course) for renowned TV festival MIPCOM, where they gave a talk on how specialisms like visualisation, virtual production and VFX can help directors, showrunners and producers overcome Covid-related challenges. While you have to be a festival delegate to watch it (rude) you can, at least look at this tasteful photo…

VIEW again

Tim’s a busy man, we’ll also be hearing from him on ‘The Future of Filmmaking’ at this year’s virtual VIEW conference as well as Global MD, Film, Fiona Walkinshaw who’ll take part in a panel on remote working solutions. Register for the event here

Black History Month

The start of October marked the start of Black History Month in the UK (celebrated in February for the US and Canada). If you want to continue learning, check out the content below.

We’ll carry on sharing plenty of content each week on the roundup and if you’d like to contribute something to celebrate Black History Month just drop us an email on


  • Go Tell It on the Mountain – James Baldwin
  • Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire – Akala
  • White Rage – Carol Anderson
  • A People’s History of the United States – Howard Zinn
  • White Fragility –  Robin DiAngelo

Movies, Documentaries and Docuseries

Inspiring People:

  • James Baldwin – writer, essayist and activist
  • Tarana Burke – Civil Rights Activist, Founder of Me Too movement
  • Bessie Coleman | Civil Aviator Harriet Tubman
  • Harriet Tubman – abolitionist and political activist

To learn more about events going on an initiatives head to the official website here.

You’ve been [Framed]

This week we meet Associate Producer & Head of Traffic, Danielle Nadal (LDN), she’s a keen photographer and a big fan of LOTR, so much so her cat is named after the great Gandalf. Read more about Danielle here.


Dust off your gruesomest garms, it’s time to enter our 2020 Halloween contests. While we may still be WFH, don’t let that stop the creepy in you. Each country will compete in their own competitions for Costume, Creative Artwork and Pumpkins and we’ll announce who will be crowned HALLO-QUEEN (or King).

Deadline: Thursday 29th October

Enter here:

Any questions, just contact christina.baron or sophie.pennington-hole

In Other News

Check out these fresh character posters for upcoming second season of HDM.

Moonfall News

The Lovely Bones actor, Stanley Tucci and GoT’s John Bradley have been confirmed as part of the cast for the upcoming Roland Emmerich film. Read more here.

While we’re on the subject of Moonfall news, Halle Berry quarantining in MTL whilst on set.

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hello Montréal. 🇨🇦 (📸 yours truly)

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She also purchased some pumpkins… very timely

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Give em’ pumpkin to talk about 🎃

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