Moving Picture Company

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MPC (The Moving Picture Company) is a British production and post production facility 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, New York and Bangalore.

Recent film projects include Life of Pi (Ang Lee); Skyfall (Sam Mendes); Prometheus (Ridley Scott); Dark Shadows (Tim Burton) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 & 2 (David Yates). Other notable work includes X-Men: First Class (Matthew Vaughn); Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (Rob Marshall), Sucker Punch (Zack Snyder) Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (Michael Apted); and Wrath of the Titans (Jonathan Liebesman).

Recent commercials that MPC has worked on include; Cadbury 'Spots V Stripes,' Virgin Atlantic 'It', Cravendale 'Cats with Thumbs', Evian 'Skating Babies,' and Sky '360'.

MPC have been one the most successful post production companies in the UK for over 25 years.[citation needed]

Filmography[edit]

Currently in production[edit]

Completed productions[edit]

Awards[citation needed][edit]

2013

  • Academy Award for Best Achievement in Visual Effects - Life of Pi (WON)
  • Academy Award for Best Achievement in Visual Effects - Prometheus (nominated)
  • 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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