The week a Prince is crowned (1.7.22)

Titanium for Kiyan Prince

We’re proud beyond belief that the Kiyan Prince campaign Long Live The Prince has won the prestigious Cannes Lions Titanium Grand Prix. The Titanium award celebrates ‘provocative, boundary-busting, envy-inspiring work that marks a new direction for the industry and moves it forward’. It was an absolute honour to collaborate with Engine London and be part of a groundbreaking campaign. Congratulations to our team, partners and clients on this achievement!

The Secrets of The Secrets of Dumbledore

Warner Bros. released a new featurette that talks about how we brought Hogwarts to the screen in Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore. Watch closely as you might spot a familiar face!

A mountain of entertainment

In collaboration with Los Pérez and agency New Commercial Arts, Framestore built a gorgeous new world for the launch of Paramount+. If you’d like to know more about the production and post-production then make sure to read this article featuring Creative Director Kamen Markov in this week’s Animation Express.

Man Vs Bee

In collaboration with Netflix and Silk Factory, we also worked on this hilarious Man Vs Bee trailer directed by Murray Butler for Framestore Pictures, featuring our un-bee-lievable work on the show.

Groot expectations

To celebrate the release of the I Am Groot animated series from Marvel Studios set to stream on Disney+, Marvel and Wonderful Pistachios tapped our LA animation team to bring the beloved character to life. To capture Baby Groot’s innocent charisma and stylish dance moves the team relied on Maya and Arnold Render. Catch I Am Groot on Disney+ from August 10.



Two films featuring Framestore work feature in Variety’s ‘ten best films of 2022 (so far)’ list: the world-conquering Top Gun: Maverick and Adam Sandler’s Hustle. Read all about it here.

Art of VFX

VFX Supe Alexis Wajsbrot’s recently spoke to Art of VFX about our work on Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and the creative process behind it all. Read more here.

Staff Awards

The Framestore Staff Award polls are open once again, awaiting your votes. Please take some time to consider who you think would make worthy winners this quarter. As usual, go to the Intranet to cast your three votes (note that those who have received an award in the last twelve months are ineligible this time around). The polls will close on 12th July so make sure to vote here.


This week, we’d like to introduce you to Senior Rigging TD, Minji Sohn (NY) who loves her four pawed furry assistant and makes delicious cheesecake.

In other news

Mel in MUM

Our colleagues in MUM welcomed a special guest this week! CEO Mel Sullivan has made her first visit to the studio since its completion and enjoyed a lovely lunch with some of the wonderful team. Check out this classy shot, featuring Managing Director Akhauri P. Sinha, Recruitment Manager Nikita Nabanita, Head of Technical Operations Manpreet Singh, Prashant Nair, CG Supervisor, Siddharth Bhagwat, Head of Production, Kartiki Patil, Head of Resources, Rohit Agarwal, HoD Tracking and Ravi Pareek, Compositing Supervisor to name just a few!

Life sketching classes in MUM

The MUM studio has embarked on a series of life sketching classes, as part of plans to foster talent, creativity and learning. They’ve hosted several classes already, which they’re calling ‘Frame Your Talent’. What a lovely idea!

Can’t help falling in love

The MEL studio came together last week for a private viewing of the recently released Elvis. It’s fantastic to see the team’s amazing work come together on the big screen. Afterwards, they shared a few drinks and nibbles – hope no one spilled anything on their blue suede shoes!

Congratulations on 40 years

Massive congratulations to HR Admin Manager Margaret Phillips’ (MEL) 40th work anniversary with the company! The team got together for the first time in ages and jumped at the opportunity for a photo. Simon Rosenthal said: “Margaret Phillips recently celebrated 40 years in our business which is an extraordinary effort, particularly given she must have started when she was 5. In various roles over the 40 years, whether it be at AAV, Digital Pictures, DDP, PAX Entertainment, Iloura, Digital Picture Iloura, Method Studios and now Framestore, Margaret has been an absolute rock – dependable, loyal, committed and engaged and for this we are truly thankful. Here’s to another 40 years and then you can retire!”

MTL Social

Last Saturday, some of our MTL colleagues went out for their first activity of the season as they spent the day at La Ronde, a local theme park. This was followed by a mind-blowing drone show, as well as a 30-minute series of fireworks. This looks amazing guys!

MTL Soccer

It was the MTL soccer team’s game 9 of 14 this week, facing Gameloft for the second time. The weather wasn’t in their favour with afternoon showers making the pitch a giant slip ’n’ slide. It was a good start from both teams with great chances at both ends of the pitch including diving saves. Luis put the team on the scoreboard for the lead which was followed by an epic long range shot from Victor with a slight deflection that caused an own goal from Gameloft. With additional goals from Jules, Gary, Noam and another from Luis the game finished at 6-1. Next week, the team faces DNEG for match 10, which is a very strong team, so they’ll have to pull out all the stops! 

That’s it for this week! Please remember that your colleagues in Montreal and Vancouver are celebrating Canada day today and the US teams will be celebrating Independence Day on Monday.