The week the king comes out swinging and Hope Reef makes a splash (24.6.22)

The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll is back

After an immensely successful world premiere at the Cannes Film festival earlier this month, Warner Bros. dropped a final trailer for Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis which hits theatres TODAY! If you don’t have tickets to see the work of our brilliant MEL team yet then make sure you get your hands on them soon, so you’re not left feeling all shook up.

Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile

One little discovery, one giant adventure! Watch the new trailer for Lyle Lyle Crocodile featuring work by our talented MEL studio and starring Shawn Mendes, Javier Bardem and Constance Wu. The film is scheduled to premiere on 5th October. See you in a while, crocodile!

When Barbie meets Ken

Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling were spotted on the set of their new film Barbie on Tuesday – we’re loving this world-beating power couple and can’t wait to see the final film!


Cannes Lions

We’re overjoyed that SHEBA ‘Hope Reef’ has won Industry Craft Grand Prix and Media Lions Grand Prix at Cannes Lions 2022. It was an honour to collaborate with AMV BBDO on such a unique and impactful project. Congratulations to our team, partners and clients on this achievement!

Emmy tell you something cool

Congrats to the UK, US, India and Canada creatives whose work is on this year’s Emmy ballot – six titles in all! Moon Knight and Wheel Of Time are both in the running for the ‘Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Season Or A Movie’ category, while Cowboy BebopDexter: New Blood, Outer Range and Snowfall are jostling for a spot in the ‘Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Single Episode’ section. Fingers crossed, and if you’re one of the elite few to be able to cast a vote be sure to show your appreciation!


Little Black Book

LA VFX Supervisor Michael Ralla shared his top five VFX projects of the last year with Little Black Book, inclusive of Framestore’s very own award-winning work on SHEBA ‘Hope Reef’. Read more here.


Variety spoke to Man vs Bee director David Kerr, and gave us a shout out for our VFX work. Our bee-autiful CG creation is ‘Moby Dick in Miniature,’ apparently! Read more in this piece.


Meet LA based Rigging Supervisor Nims Bun who is guilty of playing too many video games, loves photography, and was published in Vogue Italia.

In other news

How does it feel when an actual astronaut gives a shout to the VFX studio you work at? Well, you tell us! Samantha Cristoforetti, a real-life astronaut, mentioned the work we did on Gravity in a recent tweet.

NFT.NYC Conference

Senior Creative Technologist Johannes Saam took to the stage at the NFT.NYC conference in New York to speak about the intersection between NFTs, VFX and web3, connecting and enriching the experience of each.’ Framestore Creative Director Manon Dave also shared his insights during a separate discussion about how to use DAOs to empower communities.

Annecy Festival

An international delegation from Framestore including Quentin Sur (LDN), Daniel Mizuguchi (VAN), Brad Silby (LDN), Cynthia Crimmins (LDN), Joanna Puczynska (VAN), SKye Chappell (LDN) and Ian Landman (LDN) descended on France last week, to attend this year’s Annecy Festival. The group participated in a panel about Framestore’s creature and character work, and inspired young and upcoming talent.

NEW3DGE Graduation

Annie and Jerome attended the NEW3DGE graduation jury in Paris last Friday and shared some pictures with us. Looks like you had an amazing time networking with upcoming talent!

Teeside ExpoTees

Teesside are holding this year’s ExpoTees event at Framestore, which is their annual graduate showcase and networking event for students of their School of Computing, Engineering and Digital Technologies courses. If you’d like to know more about the event and secure your place then head over to the official Eventbrite here.

NYC Summer Drinks

On Wednesday, our NY studio got together for a fun-filled evening including tasty food and beverages for a summer drinks social after work at Clinton Hall. Looks great guys!

Mel we meet again

The 18th June was a special day for our MEL animation team as they were able to come together in person to catch up, and meet newer team members who had joined whilst working from home. Some even flew in from Perth and Adelaide for a fun-filled day, including an intense FarCry VR experience at Zero Latency, and piles of dumplings at the iconic Hutong.

Cannes Lions

After two years, it’s great to say that the Lions are back! Some members of our talented IA teams from across the globe attended this years Cannes Lions to celebrate a week of creativity on the Riviera. You all look dashing and we hope that you enjoyed every minute of this unforgettable trip!

Framestore (Flamestorm) vs CNN (Thrashers)

Due to the unfortunate train strike, our softball opponents for this week, CNN, took the opportunity to hide at home and avoid a thrashing at the hands of the undefeated Flamestorm! With them not able to field a team, the game was declared a draw, however, the team weren’t going to let a small thing like the other team not turning up stop them, so they went out for some training in preparation for next week’s showdown against  Quarto “76’ers”.

That’s it for this week peeps! Please remember that your colleagues in MTL and VAN are looking forward to a long weekend next week as they’ll celebrate Canada Day on the 1st July.