Centro Digital Pictures Limited

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Centro Digital Pictures
Privately held company
Industry Visual effects
CGI animation
Game design
Founded 1987 (1987)
Headquarters Hong Kong, China
Key people
John Chu, Frankie Chung, Tommy Tom, Wai Kit Leung
Number of employees
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.


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]



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).


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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