The week we’re at the front of the lion (02.07.21)

The Tomorrow War

The future has never been closer. Catch The Tomorrow War from today on Amazon Prime, featuring fighter jets, aliens, explosions and cities in ruin expertly crafted by our brilliant MTL team. Here’s a reminder of that alien invasion action:

Elsewhere on the Chris Pratt front, the actor has been teasing Marvel fans with intel about the Framestore-assisted Thor 4, as well as the upcoming GotG threequel. Read more here.

If We Said We Weren’t Proud We’d Be Lion

Miller Lite ‘Farewell, Work Holiday Parties’ and Libresse #Wombstories have been shortlisted for a Post award at this years AICP awards. Congratulations to our talented teams who worked on these projects!

The total awards for #Wombstories over the past month from Cannes, The One Show, D&AD and AICP is an outstanding 35 awards!

An invitation to AMPAS

A huge congrats to LDN Animation Supervisor Max Solomon, who’s been invited to join the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. We’re not sure quite what this involves, but we’re envisaging tuxedos, the occasional free blu-ray and perhaps even some sort of secret handshake.

The Suicide Squad

Spot the new faces in the latest trailer for The Suicide Squad. The movie hits theatres and HBO Max on August 6.

While you’re at it check out this awesome new poster:

Army of the Dead

See how we created the hordes of undead zombies, a post-apocalyptic Las Vegas and more in this AOTD breakdown.

Budweiser – The Wave 2021

The London IA team brought the classic Budweiser 2006 commercial back into the 21st Century. Read about how they recreated it on our website here.

LOKI Hyundai

Our artists in the U.S, worked on the VFX for this Hyundai commercial which brings LOKI back, and he’s riding in style.

What we’ve been up to

Actor Simon Pothecary was thoroughly entertained on a MoCap shoot with us at a top secret location – for now that’s all we can reveal but there’s plenty more to come on this later in the year 👀

Launchpad Recruiter, Annie Barlow (LDN) spoke to BigRock students about all things Framestore: our history, what we do and how to get your foot in the door in VFX.


If you missed our Global Real-Time Director, Karl Woolley (LDN) at CogX, you can catch up here.

You’ve been [Framed]

Meet Christian Baker, Compositor (LDN) who was recently VFX Supervisor on Sports Direct’s new spot ‘Just a Game?!’, featuring a whole host of famous faces. Word to the wise, if you’ve got Reece’s Pieces in Christian’s vicinity, hide them or he’ll have ’em. Read more on Christian here.

Cooking up a (flame)storm

Flamestorm are unstoppable this season, taking on the Chiefs (aka Tipi Group) and beating them with a final score of 35 – 15 – their fourth consecutive win. Shout out to MVPs of the game: Stuart Whelbourn for his controlled and accurate batting and Eleanor Weeks for a solid performance on 2nd base.

That’s it for this week – a reminder that our wonderful Canadians are off today for Canada Day and our US counterparts will be off on Monday 5th July for Independence Day.