The week the Squad’s all here (26.03.21)

British Arrow Awards

The delayed 2020 British Arrows awards ceremony went ahead yesterday evening and we’re pleased to announce that Framestore has picked up a Silver award for the exquisite Purdey’s, Hummingbird and Colourist Simon Bourne (LDN) won a Bronze award for Cerveza Victoria, Xibalba. Congratulations to Simon and the talented minds behind Hummingbird!

Plenty of other commercials and campaigns we worked on also made the list including the NCDV’s impactful WFH film from last year, the Paddy Power ‘Save our Shirt’ commercial, the Direct Line idents for Channel 4 and the amazing Apple Bounce which was named advert of the year.

Locked & Loaded

Director James Gunn has been (shark)baiting fans with a series of Twitter bombshells, teasing us with the Suicide Squad trailer release today.

and (FINALLY) here it is, in all it’s gory beauty:

Gangs all here. Also unveiled earlier today, the movie’s new poster:

Army of the Dead – Zack Synder’s note to Framestore

You have absolutely nailed it when the director sends a video thanking you for ‘being amazing’. Director, Zack Synder personally thanks the MTL team for all their hard work bringing the movie to life.

He goes on to say “Thank you from the bottom of my heart, I couldn’t have done it without you”. Well done, team!


The LDN team set to work with Director James Rouse on the first of several new Walkers commercials as the brand launches new packaging, this one featuring the hilarious Asim Chaudhry working on a roof…. kind of.


The Midnight Sky

The British Cinematographer has done a piece on The Midnight Sky, featuring VFX Supe Chris Lawrence who talks about Framestore’s role in creating digital face replacements, environments and zero-G work. Read the article here.

What we’ve been up to

Women in Leadership

COO, Mel Sullivan spoke on a panel alongside COO Ella Vieira and Director of Marketing at Company 3/ Method Steph Leal who discussed their career highlights, career challenges and everything else they’ve encountered along the way. Catch up on the session here.

Remote Control 2 Conference

MD, Pre-Production Services, Alex Webster (LDN) speaks at R2 conference on rendering tools for fast moving animators.

Asian Queens in VFX

VFX Supe Gigi Ng (NY) spoke on a panel this week for Asian Queens of Animation about her journey to becoming a VFX Supervisor, career tips, and what inspires her. Have a watch below.

VFX Festival

Visualisation Supe, Kaya Jabar (LDN) joins industry professionals from the likes of Escape Studios, Epic, Luno Studios, Treehouse Digital and DNEG to discuss the state of Virtual Production and where it might be headed.

Back to School

VFX Supe, Theo Jones (LDN) presented Framestore’s work on Field Trip to Mars to a captive audience of NextGen Skills Academy students.

Launchpad VFX Competition

Got any budding artists on your radar? The Launchpad VFX Competition is back this year, so if you know any young talent wanting to get their foot in the door please direct them here.

That’s this week all rounded-up, catch you next time!