The week we’re hitting the mark (31.3.23)

British Arrows

We’re thrilled to have won Silver in VFX for Nike’s ‘Footballverse’ and Bronze in Animation – CGI for Three Mobile’s ‘Jeff’s World’ at last night’s prestigious British Arrows awards ceremony. Senior Colorist Jean-Clément Soret, meanwhile, took home Gold for Company 3 in the Colourist category for his work on Bombay Sapphire’s ‘The World is a Gallery’. A huge congratulations to everyone who worked on these brilliant projects, and thanks to the British Arrows for a memorable night!

Check out these lovely snap of the team decked out in their awards night finery…

And this vid featuring some of their superb work

Mumbai’s the word

This week we were pleased to unveil a special short film showcasing our Mumbai team and their studio. Click the quick vid below to meet some of the team, hear their thoughts and get a glimpse of their fantastic space. A huge thank you to Mike McGee, Steph Bruning, Henry Trotter, Josh Syratt and Anushka Kumar for their work on the film and, of course, every single member of the MUM team for taking part, helping us get it right and being so supportive!

Flying high with Peter, Wendy and Tinker Bell

The countdown begins! With only a month to go until Peter Pan & Wendy premieres on Disney+, the streaming giant released 15 (!) character posters for David Lowery’s live-action film. Take a look below and get excited for the official release on April 28, which features stunning work courtesy of the MTL and MUM teams.

Enmity Djinn

As part of Netflix’s ‘African Folktales, Reimagined’ short film anthology in partnership with UNESCO, our very own Mohamed Echkouna created and directed the 17-minute film ‘Enmity Djinn‘. Based on local Mauritanian Djinn folktales, the story follows an ancient Enmity Djinn three generations after he was last summoned, finding himself in an unfamiliar city confronted by a familiar foe. Mohammed partnered with the NY team on approximately 64 VFX shots, including two key sequences and the ethereal look of the Djinn character throughout the film. Enmity Djinn is streaming on Netflix now!

The NY team also took the time out to celebrate their colleague’s brilliant work with a special viewing party…

Get your hands on the new Steakhouse Stack

The LDN IA team and Leo Burnett London joined forces to deliver another tantalizing campaign for McDonald’s. Celebrating the arrival of the new Steakhouse Stack, the ad highlights everything you’d want in a great McDonald’s beef burger, and then some.


SXSW is coming to Sydney, Australia for the first time ever this October and you can vote to see Framestore Creative Technologist, Johannes Saam, take the stage! Simply register online before Tuesday, April 11th, and choose one or both of the sessions below:

A Glimpse Into the Future of Cinema: Generative AI, VFX and Filmmaking – register here

Long Live the Prince: How deepfake technology delivered on a challenging project – register here



We’re delighted to be the single nominee for this year’s AdAge Creativity Awards in the ‘VFX Company of the Year’ category! We look forward to celebrating at the awards gala in New York on April 24th.


We have received two VFX nominations in this year’s Shots: The Americas awards for Nike ‘Footballverse‘ and Meta ‘Wish For the Extraordinary‘. Check out both contenders here.



Production VFX Supervisor Russell Dodgson spoke to befores&afters about three seasons of His Dark Materials, with topics including daemons, mulefa and Russ swapping his VFX hat for the director’s chair. Read the piece here.

FX Guide

Hot on the heels of GTC, Creative Technologist Johannes Saam spoke to FX Guide about AI Generative Fashion Videos. Read more about how he partnered with the London College of Fashion about creating a Meta Catwalk. Read all about it here.

Animation World Network

Creative Director, Film, Jonathan Fawkner and VFX Supervisor Ben Magana spoke to Animation World Network about their work on Paul Feig’s School For Good And Evil. Blood, bees, fire and slippery fish – this one has it all.

Creative Boom

Creative Director, Lawrence Jones shared  his thoughts on a vision for the future of creativity with Creative Boom. Check it out here.

Adobe Live at OFFF 2023

Creative Directors, Stephen Goalby and Jake Cuddihy stopped by the Adobe Live booth at OFFF 2023 in Barcelona to chat all things Framestore and the world of design.

Little Black Book

As part of LBB’s series on compositing, Compositing Supervisor Michael Baker shared his thoughts on creative compositing’s crunchiest challenges. Read more here.


Producer, CHI

Meet Samantha Wong who loves cooking and needs her daily dose of coffee to function in the ever-changing world of VFX. She is based in our CHI studio and says that the best thing about working at Framestore is the incredibly talented team. We couldn’t agree more!

In other news

Science Museum Lates

ECD, William Bartlett took to the stage at the London Science Museum as part of their monthly ‘Lates’ series where he was interviewed by Luke Robert Mason for a live recording of the Futures Podcast on Decoding Deepfakes.

Dino-mite work in MEL

Last Friday 24th March was an exciting one for MEL. Head of Studio Simon Rosenthal and HR Manager Chris Street ran MEL’s first local Town Hall to chat about projects, office updates, and celebrations. Afterwards, attendees were treated to a viewing of reels to showcase the work the team has been working so hard on. In the evening, the team ventured to the cinema for a private screening of 65 and afterwards headed to the pub for the wrap party. The team even had a couple of special guest appearances from the film. Can you spot them? 

Party on, MUM

The MUM team held their annual party last Friday. The theme of the event was ‘Movies’, giving the team the opportunity to dress up as their favourite movie characters and eat, drink and dance the night away! 

Contagious in LDN

On Wednesday evening we discovered what should be on every marketer’s radar in 2023 as the London studio played host to the first Contagious Live event of the year.  

MTL Recruitment Team at l’UTAQ

The MTL recruitment team were invited by ex-Framestorian Pierre-Luc Labbée to l’UTAQ. The team including Head of Recruitment (CAN) Julia Marrone and Head of Lighting Caroline Thoumire met with students who prepared questions about our recruitment process, the market, specific artist roles and industry challenges.

Sweet treats for MTL Groom team

The groom team in MTL had a fantastic time getting together for a “groom submissions surreal sensational screening session,” complete with some delicious sweet treats!

You’re all caught up for this week. Please remember that our studios in LDN, VAN, MTL and MEL will be closed next Friday to observe Good Friday.