Moving Picture Company

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The Moving Picture Company (MPC) is a global visual effects studio creating digital visual effects and computer animation for feature films, commercials, music videos and television. A wholly owned subsidiary of Technicolor, MPC has facilities in London, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Montreal, New York, Bangalore, Amsterdam, Mexico City, Paris, and Shanghai.

Recent film projects include Cinderella (Kenneth Branagh), Exodus: Gods and Kings (Ridley Scott), Furious 7 (James Wan), Godzilla (Gareth Edwards), Maleficent (Robert Stromberg), and Guardians of the Galaxy (James Gunn). Other notable work includes Life of Pi (Ang Lee), Skyfall (Sam Mendes), Prometheus (Ridley Scott), X-Men: First Class (Matthew Vaughn), Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Rob Marshall), Sucker Punch (Zack Snyder), The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Michael Apted) and Wrath of the Titans (Jonathan Liebesman).

Recent commercials that MPC have worked on include iconic John Lewis Christmas campaigns; 'Monty's Christmas', 'Snowman' and 'The Long Wait', both Ikea campaigns; 'Beds' and 'T-shirts', along with award winning Assassins Creed IV 'Black Flag', Lacoste 'The Big Leap', and multiple Lurpak and Channel 4 campaigns. Other historical work includes Channel 4 'Meet The Superhumans', Evian 'Skating Babies', Three 'Pony' and the iconic VW Golf 'Singing in the Rain' with Gene Kelly.

MPC have been one of the most successful visual effects companies in the UK for over 25 years.[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

Completed productions[edit]

Awards[citation needed][edit]

2015

  • Academy Award, Best Visual Effects - Guardians of the Galaxy (nominated)
  • Academy Award, Best Visual Effects - X-Men:Days of Future Past (nominated)
  • BAFTA, Best Special Visual Effects - Guardians of the Galaxy (nominated)
  • BAFTA, Best Special Visual Effects - X-Men: Days of Future Past (nominated)
  • VES, Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Photoreal/Live Action Feature Motion Picture - Guardians of the Galaxy (nominated)
  • VES, Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Photoreal/Live Action Feature Motion Picture - Maleficent (nominated)
  • VES, Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Photoreal/Live Action Feature Motion Picture - X-Men: Days of Future Past (nominated)
  • VES Award, Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal/Live Action Broadcast Program - Game of Thrones: The Watchers on the Wall (WON)
  • D&AD Nomination, Animation for Film Advertising, John Lewis 'Monty's Christmas'
  • D&AD Nomination, Special Effects for Film Advertising, John Lewis 'Monty's Christmas'
  • D&AD Nomination, Special Effects for Film Advertising, Ikea 'Beds'
  • D&AD Nomination, Special Effects for Film Advertising, Ikea 'T-shirts' D&AD Nomination, Special Effects for Film *Advertising, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare 'Discover Your Power'
  • D&AD Nomination, Special Effects for Film Advertising, Xbox Forza 'Leave Your Limits'
  • Brand Republic Digital Awards Nomination in Not For Profit/Public Service, Child Helpline International 'Free Our Voices'
  • Creative Circle Gold for Best FX/CGI, first direct 'Little Frill'
  • Creative Circle Gold for Best FX/CGI, John Lewis 'Monty's Christmas'
  • Creative Circle Silver for Best FX/CGI, Ikea 'T-shirts'
  • VES Nomination, Outstanding Performance of an Animated Character in a Commercial, Broadcast program or Video Game, John Lewis 'Monty's Christmas'
  • VES Nomination, Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Discover Your Power

2014

  • Academy Award for Best Achievement in Visual Effects - The Lone Ranger (nominated)
  • AEAF Award Feature Film VFX - Man of Steel (Bronze)
  • HPA Award for VFX - Maleficent (nominated)
  • Eurobest Festival of Creativity, Grand Prix, Film Craft, Lacoste 'The Big Leap'
  • Ciclope International Festival of Craft, Finalist, Best Visual Effects, Acura 'Let the Race Begin'
  • Ciclope International Festival of Craft, Finalist, Best Visual Effects, Ikea 'Beds'
  • Communication Arts Annual, Lacoste 'The Big Leap'
  • Communication Arts Annual, NBA 'Jingle Hoops'
  • Promax/BDA, Bronze, Best Channel Identity, E4 Brand Refresh
  • London International Awards, Post-Production Company of the Year, MPC
  • London International Awards, Bronze, Visual Effects, Three 'The Ride'
  • London International Awards, Bronze, Visual Effects, Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag, 'Defy'
  • British Arrows Craft Awards Gold, Best CGI, first direct 'Little Frill'
  • British Arrows Craft Awards Gold, Best VFX, Ikea 'Beds'
  • British Arrows Craft Awards Silver, Best Colourist, John Lewis 'Never Standing Still' (Jean-Clément Soret)
  • British Arrows Craft Awards Nomination, Best Colourist, Ikea 'Beds' (Jean-Clément Soret)
  • British Arrows Craft Awards Nomination, Best Colourist, M&S Christmas 'Believe in Magic & Sparkle' (Jean-Clément Soret)
  • British Arrows Craft Awards Nomination, Best Colourist, Lacoste 'The Big Leap' (Jean-Clément Soret)
  • Shots Awards, Winner, Post Production Company of the Year, MPC London
  • Shots Awards, Shortlist, Post Production Company of the Year, MPC Los Angeles
  • UK Music Video Awards, Winner, Best Colour Grade, Paloma Faith 'Can't Rely on You' (George K)
  • UK Music Video Awards, Nomination, Best Colour Grade, Paloma Faith 'Only Love Can Hurt Like This' (George K)
  • UK Music Video Awards, Nomination, Best Colour Grade, DJ Snake & Lil Jon 'Turn Down for What' (Ricky Gausis)
  • UK Music Video Awards, Nomination, Best Colour Grade, Sam Smith 'I'm Not the Only One.' (Ricky Gausis)
  • UK Music Video Awards, Nomination, Best VFX, DJ Snake & Lil Jon 'Turn Down for What'
  • Clio Award Bronze, Visual Effects, Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag 'Defy'
  • Clio Award Bronze, Visual Effects, Samsung 'King of TV City'
  • Clio Award Nomination, Visual Effects, Playstation 4 'Infamous Second Son'
  • APA Collection Diamond, John Lewis 'Never Standing Still'
  • APA Collection Diamond, Lacoste 'The Big Leap'
  • APA Collection Diamond, St John Ambulance 'Save The Boy'
  • APA Collection Diamond, Schwartz 'The Taste of Sound'
  • APA Collection Diamond, Three 'The Ride'
  • APA Collection Diamond, Harvey Nichols 'Sorry I Spent It On Myself'
  • APA Collection Diamond, DOE Road Safety 'Classroom'
  • APA Collection Diamond, Audi 'The Ring'
  • APA Collection Diamond, Booking.com 'Epic'
  • APA Collection Diamond, Barclays 'Love is Tough'
  • APA Collection Diamond, John Lewis Home Insurance 'Things Matter'
  • APA Collection Diamond, Lurpak 'Adventure Awaits'
  • APA Collection Diamond, Money Supermarket 'That's How I Roll'
  • APA Collection Diamond, Schwartz 'Sound Of Taste'
  • APA Collection Diamond, Second Chance 'Ban The Box'
  • APA Collection Diamond, Volswagen 'You get What You Pay For'
  • AEAF Finalist, Commercials VFX, Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag, 'Defy'
  • AEAF Finalist, Commercials VFX, O2 'Be More Dog'
  • AEAF Finalist, Commercials VFX, Lacoste 'The Big Leap'
  • CG Awards Nomination, Best CG Commercial Campaign, Three 'The Pony'
  • CG Awards Nomination, Best CG Commercial Campaign, Pennzoil 'Complete Protection'
  • Cannes Lion Gold, Film Craft, Visual Effects, Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag, 'Defy'
  • Siggraph 2014 Computer Animation Festival, Best Commercial Advertisement Award, Three 'The Pony'
  • American Advertising Awards Gold, Elements of Advertising, Visual, NBA 'Jingle Hoops'
  • AICP Nomination, VFX, Acura 'Let the Race Begin'
  • Creative Review Annual, Best in Book, Rob & Nick Carter, 'Transforming'
  • D&AD Nomination, Special Effects for Film Advertising, Three 'The Pony'
  • D&AD Nomination, Special Effects for Film Advertising, Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag, 'Defy'
  • D&AD In Book, Special Effects for Film Advertising, First Direct, 'Platypus'
  • Creative Circle Silver, Best FX/CG, First Direct 'Platypus'
  • Creative Circle Nomination, Best FX/CG, O2 'Be More Dog'
  • VES Nomination, Outstanding Animated Character in a Commercial or Broadcast program, Three 'The Pony'

2013

  • Academy Award for Best Achievement in Visual Effects - Life of Pi (WON)
  • Academy Award for Best Achievement in Visual Effects - Prometheus (nominated)
  • AEAF Award Feature Film VFX - World War Z (Silver)
  • BAFTA Award for Special Visual Effects - Life of Pi (WON)
  • BAFTA Award for Best Special Visual Effects - Prometheus (nominated)
  • Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Visual Effects - Life of Pi (WON)
  • International Press Academy Award for Outstanding Visual Effects - Life of Pi (nominated)
  • International Press Academy Award for Outstanding Visual Effects - Prometheus (nominated)
  • International Press Academy Award for Outstanding Visual Effects - Skyfall (nominated)
  • Visual Effects Society Award for Outstanding Compositing in a Commercial - Nike+ 'Game On' (nominated)
  • Visual Effects Society Award for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture - Prometheus (nominated)
  • Visual Effects Society Award for Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture - Prometheus, LV-233 Planet (nominated)
  • Visual Effects Society Award for Outstanding FX and Simulation Animation in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture - Life of Pi, 'Storm of God' (WON)
  • Visual Effects Society Award for Outstanding Compositing in a Feature Motion Picture - Life of Pi, 'Storm of God' (WON)
  • Visual Effects Society Award for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture - Life of Pi (WON)

2012

  • Academy Award for Best Achievement in Visual Effects - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (nominated)
  • BAFTA Award for Best Special Visual Effects - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (WON)
  • Visual Effects Society Award for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture - Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (nominated)
  • Visual Effects Society Award for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Feature Motion Picture - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (nominated)
  • Visual Effects Society Award for Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Feature Motion Picture - Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (nominated)
  • Visual Effects Society Award for Outstanding Compositing in a Broadcast Program or Commercial, Channel 4 'Street Summer' (nominated)
  • Visual Effects Society Award for Outstanding Compositing in a Broadcast Program or Commercial, DIRECTV 'Hot House' (nominated)
  • Satellite Award for Best Visual Effects - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (nominated)
  • Broadcast Film Critics Association Award Nomination for Best Visual Effects - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (nominated)

2011

  • Shots Award for Best Post House of the Year, MPC London
  • Eurobest Awards, Gold - Visual Effects, Cravendale Cats with Thumbs
  • Eurobest Awards, Silver - Visual Effects, Skoda Mean Green
  • Ciclope International Advertising Craft Awards, Gold - Animation, Cadbury Spots v Stripes
  • Ciclope International Advertising Craft Awards, Gold - Visual Effects, DIRECTV Hot House
  • Ciclope International Advertising Craft Awards, Gold - Visual Effects, Channel 4 Street Summer
  • London International Awards Film Technique Gold - Animation, Cadbury Spots v Stripes
  • London International Awards Film Technique Gold - Visual Effects, Cadbury Spots v Stripes
  • London International Awards Film Technique Gold - Visual Effects, Drench Cubehead
  • London International Awards Film Technique Gold - Visual Effects, DIRECTV Ice Cream
  • BTA Craft Award Nomination, Best VFX, DIRECTV Hot House
  • BTA Craft Award Nomination, Best VFX, Virgin Atlantic It
  • BTA Craft Award Nomination, Best CGI, DIRECTV Hot House
  • BTA Craft Award Nomination, Best Colourist, Jean-Clement Soret for Volkswagen Roof
  • BTA Craft Award Nomination, Best Colourist, Paul Harrison for Stella Artois Train
  • APA Showcase Diamond, Cadbury ‘Spots V Stripes’,
  • APA Showcase Diamond, Cravendale ‘Cats with Thumbs’,
  • APA Showcase Diamond, Curry's 'Star Wars'
  • APA Showcase Diamond, Drench ‘Cubehead'
  • APA Showcase Diamond, Fosters 'Suncream'
  • APA Showcase Diamond, Hovis ‘Farmers Race’
  • APA Showcase Diamond, Ikea ‘Kitchens’
  • APA Showcase Diamond, John Lewis 'Tribute to Givers'
  • APA Showcase Diamond, McDonald's 'Weather'
  • APA Showcase Diamond, Skoda ‘Mean Green’
  • APA Showcase Diamond, Stella Artois 'Respect'
  • APA Showcase Diamond, Virgin Atlantic ‘IT’
  • AEAF Winner for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial, Skoda 'Mean Green'
  • Cannes Lions Film Craft Bronze Award, Cadbury, Spots v Stripes
  • Cannes Lions Film Craft Bronze Award, Drench, Cubehead
  • D&AD Silver Pencil for Best Special Effects, Drench, Cubehead
  • Creative Circle Gold Award for Best Computer Graphics, Virgin Atlantic, 001
  • VES Award Winner for Outstanding Animated Commercial, Cadbury's Spots V Stripes
  • BAFTA Nomination for Special Visual Effects, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
  • Academy Award Nomination for Best Visual Effects, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1
  • VES Nomination for Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects, Robin Hood
  • VES Nomination for Outstanding Animated Character, Reepicheep, Narnia - Reepicheep
  • VES Nomination for Outstanding Compositing in a Broadcast Program or Commercial, Drench, Cubehead
  • VES Nomination for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Live Action Commercial, DirecTV, Ice Cream
  • VES Nomination for Outstanding Compositing in a Broadcast Program or Commercial, Travelers

2010

  • Eurobest Silver Award Winner for Best Special Effects, John Lewis, Always a Woman
  • Eurobest Bronze Award Winner for Best Special Effects, Drench, Cubehead
  • British Arrow Award Winner for Best CGI, Cadbury's Spots V Stripes
  • British Arrow Award Winner for Best Colourist, Mark Gethin MPC’s Mark Gethin grades Halo 3 ODST: The Life
  • British Arrow Award Winner for Best CGI, Kerry LowLow, Mouse
  • British Arrow Nomination for Best CGI, Plane Stupid, Polar Bears
  • British Arrow Silver Award for Best VFX, Kerry LowLow, Mouse
  • British Arrow Nomination for Best VFX, Drench, Cubehead
  • British Arrow Nomination for Best VFX, Cadbury's Spots V Stripes
  • British Arrow Nomination for Best Colourist, Jean-Clement Soret John Lewis, Always a Woman
  • LIA Bronze Award Winner for Best Visual Effects; John Lewis, Always a Woman
  • MVA Nomination for Best Telecine; Jean-Clement Soret, The Temper Trap 'Love Lost'
  • D&AD Nomination for Best Special Effects; Plane Stupid, Polar Bears
  • D&AD Nomination for Best Special Effects; Virgin Media, Fantastic Journey
  • AICP Nomination for Best Visual Effects; 4Creative Launches New ‘House of Imagination’ Brand Film for Syfy
  • AICP Nomination for Best Visual Effects; Coca-Cola, Finals
  • Prix Ars Electronica Hononary Mention; Plane Stupid, Polar Bears
  • Creative Circle Gold Award Winner for Best Special Effects; Heinz 'Bottle'
  • Creative Circle Gold Award Winner for Best Special Effects; Channel 4, Chatty Man
  • Creative Circle Gold Award Winner for Best Poster; McDonalds - Piccadilly Circus, World Cup
  • Creative Circle Gold Award Winner for Best Idea in 40 seconds; McDonalds 'Techy Types'
  • BAFTA Nomination for Best Visual Effects; Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
  • VES Nomination for Outstanding VFX in a Commercial; Kerry LowLow, Mouse
  • VES Nomination for Outstanding VFX in a Commercial; Plane Stupid, Polar Bears
  • VES Nomination for Outstanding Animated Character; Evian, Skating Babies
  • VES Nomination for Outstanding Compositing in a Commercial; Kerry LowLow, Mouse

2009

  • ILA Gold Award for Best Visual Effects; Evian 'Skating Babies'
  • Music Video Award Winner for Best Telecine; Paul Harrison, Paolo Nutini 'Candy'
  • Promax/BDA Gold Award for Best Idents; Sky
  • VES Nomination for Outstanding Created Environment in a Broadcast Program or Commercial; Wrigley’s ‘Fruit Shredder’
  • VES Nomination for Outstanding Compositing in a Feature Motion Picture; ‘Narnia, Prince Caspian’
  • ELAN Award Winner for Best Animated Character; Reepicheep, Narnia 'Prince Caspian'

2008

  • BTA Craft Award for Best Colourist, Saab 'Turbo'
  • Visual Effects Society Awards Winner for Supporting Visual Effects in a Broadcast Series, 'Rome II'
  • Escape Awards Nomination for Best Visual Effects in a Film, 'Sunshine'

2007

  • Academy Award for Best Achievement in Visual Effects - Poseidon (nominated)
  • EUROBEST Gold Award for Best Visual Effects, Sony 'Paint' (WON)
  • BAFTA Craft for Best Visual Effects - Sky One 'Hogfather' (WON)
  • BTAA Award for Best 60 seconds Commercial - Audi 'Satellite' (nominated)
  • Creative Circle Silver for Best Special FX - Channel 4 Idents 'Tokyo' (nominated)

2006

  • Campaign Magazine for Commercial of the Year - Sony 'Paint' (WON)
  • Promax Gold for Best Graphics - Channel 4 'Idents' (WON)
  • Visual Effects Society Award for Outstanding Visual Effects for a TV Program - Hogfather (nominated)
  • Visual Effects Society Award for Outstanding Visual Effects for a Music Promo - The Killers 'Bones' (nominated)[citation needed]

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