The week we spotlight the women of Framestore (12.03.21)

BAFTA Nomination

If there’s one thing Framestore is damn fine at it’s CG suits and spaceships. Congratulations to all who worked on the mesmerising The Midnight Sky, which has been nominated for a Special Visual Effects BAFTA. We’ll keep you updated on how we do at the awards ceremony set to go ahead on 12th April.

The Collector – Sarah in the City

The latest instalment of the Sky Collector campaign is now live and includes a wide range of VFX work from our team, including a recreation of the statue of The Seven from The Boys and sending a NYPD cruiser flying through the air. You can read more about the work we did for the spot here.


A few weeks ago, Morgan Stanley live streamed the Perseverance rover’s landing on Mars on the impressive LED displays installed by our Labs team. We optimised the new templates for the event to embed the live stream which is the first in a series of events through Morgan Stanley’s partnership with NASA. Pretty neat.

What we’ve been up to

International Women’s Day

Fiona Walkinshaw, Global MD, Film was joined by Producer Alexandra Ferguson, Universal’s Exec VP of Visual Effects, Jennifer Bell, and Working Title Films’ Head of Production, Sarah-Jane Wright for a panel discussing the challenges they’ve faced in their careers & potential solutions to the industry’s lack of gender parity.

Catch up here if you missed it.

We also took to socials to ask some our leading women across the globe to give us insight into their challenges and achievements.

Special thanks go to Adrienne Underwood for perfectly piecing the short film together, and to all those who took part:

Amy Smith
Carrie Hunter
Emma Ewing
Gabriela Salmeron
Jamie Hoskins
Jennifer Ramos
Kathleen Ruffalo
Kristen Tooley
Krystina Wilson
Laureline Silan
Lauren Anderson
Laurianne Proud’hon
Leah Selby
Lynne Guaglione
Marnie Pitts
Nikita Nabanita
Niomie Papatens-Rochon
Phieffer Golding
PJ Stegall
Pooja Lanjekar
Raphaelle Weisz

You’ve been [Framed]:

Throughout IWD we posted various [Framed] articles across our socials profiling talent from each of our office locations. Check out some of the leading ladies….

Krystina Wilson, MD (CHI)

Gabriela Salmeron, Head of Groom & CFX (LDN).

PJ Stegall, VFX and Immersive Producer (NY).

Raphaelle Weisz, VFX Line Producer (MTL)

Pooja Lanjekar, Body Tracker (MUM)

Jamie Hoskins, Senior Producer (CHI)

Kathleen Ruffalo, Recruitment Manager (US)

IWD Press

Elsewhere, 2D Supervisor Patricia Llaguno (LDN) featured in a piece for Broadcast magazine, celebrating some of the amazing women working in the UK’s VFX and post-production industries. You can read the piece here.

Don’t miss today….

Up close and personal with David Talbert

MD, Chloe Grysole (MTL) will chat with Director, David Talbert (Jingle Jangle) on his career, his experience working with Framestore (no doubt phenomenal), and representation within the film industry.

Friday 12th March
09:00 (PST), 11:00 (CST), 12:00 (EST), 17:00 (GMT), 22:30 (IST)

Side note

The Quebec Film and Television Council (QFTC) and SYNTHÈSE launched a new French-language glossary dedicated to the visual effects and animation industry. This online tool is free and available to everyone to facilitate the use of correct French terminology for professionals in the sector. Check it out here or pass it on if it might be of help to someone!

Barry Penberthy

In honour and memory of the wonderful Barry Penberthy, a much-loved colleague who sadly passed away last weekend at the age of 93.