Outpost VFX are sole supplier for universally acclaimed film Under the Shadow

13 January 2017

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

 Outpost - Under the Shadow

Set in 1988 during the Iran-Iraq war; and staring Narges Rashidi, Avin Manshadi and Bobby Naderi, Under The Shadow is the story of bombing and the country’s bloody revolution slowly tearing a mother and daughter apart.  As they struggle to stay together in the midst of these modern terrors, a mysterious evil stalks through their apartment, threatening their grip on reality.  

Outpost were the sole VFX provider for this project providing 88 complex VFX 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”. 

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.  

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Equally well received 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.

The feature has been available on Netflix from Jan 7th and opened in cinemas last October to glowing reviews.

In the past year alone Outpost has provided VFX for an impressive slate of feature films including; Jason Bourne (Universal), My Beautiful Broken Brain (Netflix), In The Deep, iBoy (Wigwam Films) and are currently providing VFX on: Salty (Salty Films), Final Score (Signature Entertainment) and Interlude in Prague (Stillking Films).


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