Centro Digital Pictures Limited

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Centro Digital Pictures
Type Privately held company
Industry Visual effects
CGI animation
Post-production
Game design
Founded 1987
Headquarters Hong Kong, China
Key people John Chu, Frankie Chung, Tommy Tom, Wai Kit Leung
Employees 150
Website Centro.com.hk

Centro Digital Pictures Limited is a visual special effects and animations company based in Hong Kong that provides visual effects for film, interactive media and video games.

History[edit]

Centro Digital Pictures was founded by John Chu in 1987. Initially specializing in post-production work, in 1998 they decided to co-produce The Storm Riders a film directed by Andrew Lau. They then went on to co-produce "A Man Called Hero" based on the manhua Chinese Hero. They also provided visual effects for Kill Bill for which they received a BAFTA nomination,[1] and Kung Fu Hustle, for which Centro provided visual effects.[2] The company also performed contract work for videogame company Ubisoft on the titles 187 Ride or Die and Splinter Cell.

Special effects filmography[edit]

Awards[edit]

Wins[edit]

Centro has been recognized with awards from many top industry organizations. So far Gong fu (Kung Fu Hustle) has been their most successful film, and has won a Hong Kong Film Award a Golden Horse Film Festival award and a Satellite Award. In 2002 they won a Golden Horse Award in Best Visual Effects for Gin gwai (The Eye).

Nominations[edit]

They have also been nominated for Hong Kong Film Awards in the area of Sound Design for Zhong hua ying xiong (A Man Called Hero), a BAFTA Award for Visual Effects due to their work on Kill Bill volumes 1 & 2, and a Hong Kong Film Award in Visual Effects for Man cheng jin dai huang jin jia (Curse of the Golden Flower).

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