|Industry||Visual effects, CGI animation|
|Founder||Payam Shohadai, Jonathan R. Betuel|
|Payam Shohadai, Jonathan R. Betuel, Steven Swanson, Vince Cirelli|
Luma Pictures is a visual effects studio with facilities in Santa Monica, California and Melbourne, Victoria. Founded in 2002 by Payam Shohadai and Jonathan R. Beutel, the company is well known for their creatures, environments, and effects.
The company debuted in 2002 with 65 visual effects shots Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, and since then it has completed visual effects on over 70 films, including Thor: The Dark World, Prisoners, Iron Man 3, Oz the Great and Powerful, Captain America: The First Avenger, X-Men: First Class, Underworld (film series) for which it was the lead VFX provider for Underworld: Evolution. Additionally, they have worked with the Coen Brothers on four films, including No Country for Old Men, and True Grit. In 2012, the company opened a studio in Melbourne, Australia and currently employs as many as 200 artists worldwide.
Films currently in production include: Heart of the Sea (Warner Brothers) and Run All Night (Warner Brothers)
- "Luma Pictures Hits New Heights with Underworld: Evolution". "Digital Producer Magazine" (January 20, 2006). Retrieved November 12, 2011.