Luma Pictures

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Luma Pictures
Type Privately held company
Industry Visual effects, CGI animation
Founded 2002
Founder(s) Payam Shohadai, Jonathan R. Betuel
Headquarters Santa Monica, California, USA
Key people Payam Shohadai, Jonathan R. Betuel, Steven Swanson, Vince Cirelli
Website www.lumapictures.com

Luma Pictures is a visual effects studio with facilities in Santa Monica, California and Melbourne, Australia. Founded in 2002 by Payam Shohadai and Jonathan R. Beutel, the company is well known for their creatures, environments, and effects.

History[edit]

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.[1] 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: Guardians of the Galaxy (Marvel Studios), Heart of the Sea (Warner Brothers) and Run All Night (Warner Brothers)

Filmography[edit]

Year Notable films
2003

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle
The Human Stain
Underworld
Bad Santa

2004

Wicker Park
Crash
Ray
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

2005

Cursed
A Lot Like Love
The Cave
Into the Blue

2006

Underworld: Evolution
Hoot
First Snow
Zoom
The Covenant
The Holiday
Apocalypto

2007

Primeval
Slipstream
Reign Over Me
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
No Country for Old Men
Hostel: Part II
Rush Hour 3
Resident Evil: Extinction

2008

Henry Poole Is Here
Untraceable
Elegy
Never Back Down
Hancock
The Midnight Meat Train
Burn After Reading
City of Ember

2009

Possession
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
The Ugly Truth
Gamer
A Serious Man
Fame
This is it

2010

The Nutcracker in 3D
The Book of Eli
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
True Grit

2011

The Green Hornet
Battle Los Angeles
Thor
X-Men: First Class
Captain America: The First Avenger
Fright Night
In Time

2012

Underworld: Awakening
One for the Money
The Avengers
The Dictator
Prometheus

2013

Thor: The Dark World
Prisoners
Oz: The Great and Powerful
GI Joe: Retaliation
Iron Man 3
Saving Mr. Banks

2014

Upcoming projects:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Luma Pictures Hits New Heights with Underworld: Evolution". "Digital Producer Magazine" (January 20, 2006). Retrieved November 12, 2011.

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