Double Negative Nominated for SFX Award at BAFTA

By AMRITA VALECHA | 24 January, 2011 - 10:30

Double Negative's work on Inception has received a nomination for Special Visual Effects in this year's BAFTA awards. DNeg has enjoyed a long relationship with Inception's director, Christopher Nolan, having worked on Batman Begins and The Dark Knight (for which DNeg’s VFX Supervisor, Paul Franklin, was nominated for an Academy Award), and this strong relationship led to the company creating the vast majority of the VFX with New Deal Studios supplying the miniatures. Inception presented a mammoth creative and technical challenge to Double Negative, calling for mind-bending visual effects, such as the city of Paris folding in on itself and the creation and destruction of the modernistic Limbo city, and has been critically acclaimed since its release.

Inception also leads with the most nominations for Film in this year's VES awards; with 4 nominations, 3 of which are for DNeg work including; Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects Driven Feature Motion Picture, Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture and Outstanding Compositing in a Feature Motion Picture.

DNeg has also been honoured with a VES nomination for the Paul Greengrass film, Green Zone, in the Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Feature Motion Picture category.

The London and Singapore based company is also proud to have worked on four of the seven films presented at the Academy Awards 'bake-off' in Los Angeles last night - Inception, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Iron Man 2 and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. The final Academy Award nominations are due to be announced on January 25th, 2011.

Says DNeg’s CEO, Matt Holben, "We’re incredibly proud and excited to see so much of our work over the last year represented in the awards. It’s a great honour to be included at this level and we’re in awe of both the exemplary work we are in competition with, and the amazing VFX that our own teams have created."