Outpost VFX Provides Complex Effects for Academy Award Nominated 'Under The Shadow'​ / by Jane White

Bournemouth based VFX studio, Outpost are delighted to announce their work on Wigwam Films’ Under The Shadow, written and directed by Babak Anvari.

Outpost VFX were the sole VFX provider for the project delivering 88 complex visual effects shots across a wide variety of techniques including ghostly cloth simulation, full CGI character creation, digital doubles, set extensions and digital matte paintings.

CEO Duncan McWilliam said of the project: “The team at Outpost always do an amazing job but the fact that we were able to turn this around in eight weeks is a testament to their hard work, dedication and commitment”. 

Following it's success at SXSW, the film had been nominated for two BAFTAs and has been selected by BAFTA as the United Kingdom’s Foreign Language Academy Award entry for 2016. It also picked up three British Independent Film Awards for Best Screenplay and Best Debut Director for Babak Anvari and Best Supporting Actress for Anvin Manshadi.

Prior to its debut at Sundance 2016 Netflix picked up streaming rights and Under The Shadow went on to be considered one of the 5 standout films of the festival and hailed as a modern classic.

Outpost VFX credits for 2016 includes: My Beautiful Broken Brain (Netflix), Jason Bourne (Universal), iBoy (Wigwam Films), Nocturnal Animals (Universal).