Alien Worlds Earns An Emmy
Amazing news as Netflix’s Alien Worlds scoops up the News & Documentary Emmy® Award for Outstanding Graphic Design and Art Direction: Documentary. Congratulations to Woody (Simon Wood), Johannes Sambs and Sebastian Read on a truly out of this world achievement. If only we could tell how they felt about it.
A Breath of Fresh Premiere
Some of Framestore’s own donned their finest attire for the No Time To Die premiere. Film VFX Supervisor Jonathan Fawkner along with the titles team Stephen Goalby Jules Janaud, Helen Hughes and Lionel Heath dressed to kill, and bumped into a few friends on the red carpet. Huge thanks to Jonathan and Helen for the snaps!
As well as scooping a slew of dynamite reviews, No Time To Die is also set to break records this weekend, receiving the widest theatrical opening in UK-Ireland history. Bond’s 25th adventure will play in a whopping 772 cinemas, cheerfully spilling its shaken-not-stirred martini over Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker current record of 744 as it whizzes on its merry way.
Carnage Hits the Big Screen
The Venom sequel arrives in US cinemas today, featuring a stunning one-off sequence from our LDN team that reveals the backstory of Woody Harrelson’s villain, Cletus Kasady. Congratulations to Dale Newton, Stu Penn, Enrik Pavdeja and everyone involved – we can’t wait to see it!
Netflix Causes To-Do With TUDUM
Netflix’s TUDUM fan event sent social media into a frenzy with exclusive content from upcoming films and series. Check out the latest updates on all things Framestore here, including clips from star-studded features like Red Notice and Don’t Look Up (MTL), as well as The Sandman (LDN) and Cowboy Bebop (NY and LDN).
Vax, But Make It Fashion
Our incredible LA Immersive team, led by Johannes Saam, partnered with Ogilvy Chicago on the Face Forward Project, which encourages Chicago teens to get the COVID vaccine. Creating a cutting edge, procedural art generation framework, the team facilitated one-of-a-kind art pieces from portraits shot by photographer Sandro Miller, and designed into personalized images they can share socially and keep forever.
Get Into Out
The amazing LDN Immersive team collaborated with Pulse Films and creative agency Amplify on ‘Get Into Out’ to introduce the new Mitsubishi Outlander. The team utilised LED panels to recreate environments without having to leave the studio.
In Other News
Netflix In Your Neighbourhood
Netflix launched an interactive map this week, showcasing its filming locations across Canada. You can visit some of the scenes from fan favourites like The Queen’s Gambit, Somebody Feed Phil, and The Umbrella Academy. If you need us, we’ll be seeking out the adorable cafe from Ginny and Georgia.
Everything’s Coming Up Wonka
Wonka continues to build its all-star cast list, featuring a who’s-who of British acting talent, including Sally Hawkins and Olivia Colman. Read more here.
Montreal International Black Film Festival
Over 130 films from 30 countries are featured at this year’s Montreal International Black Film Festival, which is taking place until Oct 3 in a hybrid event. The FIFBM also honors this year the French actress and politician Firmine Richard (Romuald and Juliet, 8 women), French actor Omar Sy (Untouchables, Lupin) as well as Quebec animation filmmaker Martine Chartrand (Dark soul, MacPherson).
Good luck to Jess Milsom and all those brave enough to take on the London Marathon this Sunday! Jess is running to raise money for mental healthy charity, Mind. An extraordinary feat, achieved by some extraordinary feet.
That’s it for this week!