Double Negative (VFX)

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Double Negative
Industry Motion picture
Founded 1998; 20 years ago (1998)
Headquarters 160 Great Portland Street (W1W 5QA), Fitzrovia, London, United Kingdom
Number of locations
Key people
  • Matthew Holben, CEO
  • Alex Hope, MD
  • Melissa Taylor, VFX Executive Producer
  • DNeg TV
  • Double Negative Films
  • Feature Animation

Double Negative (or DNeg) is a British motion picture visual effects and computer animation company that was founded in 1998 in London.[1]

The company has received four Academy Awards for their work on the films Inception, Interstellar, Ex Machina and Blade Runner 2049. In addition, Double Negative has received Visual Effects Society awards for films such as Inception, Sherlock Holmes, Interstellar and Dunkirk, [2] as well as BAFTA awards for Inception, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Interstellar and Blade Runner 2049.[3]

Double Negative is headquartered in Fitzrovia, London, with additional locations in Montreal, Vancouver, Mumbai, Chennai and Los Angeles.[4]

Double negative became the primary visual effects team for Doctor Who in that show's eleventh series, succeeding Milk VFX.[5]



The company was set up in 1998 with a team of 30 staff[1][3] and has since grown to over 2,500 staff, making it one of the world's largest providers of visual effects for film.[3]

International Expansion[edit]

In 2009, Double Negative opened its Singapore office,[6][7] and closed it in March 2016.[8][9]

In 2014, Double Negative merged with Prime Focus World,[10] a move which allowed Prime Focus to buy its way into the top tier of visual effects companies. The two companies announced the upcoming opening of a Mumbai branch following the merger.[11]

TV division[edit]

In April 2013, Double Negative launched Double Negative TV, a new division of Dneg dedicated to visual effects creation for television.

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In-production projects[edit]

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  1. ^ a b Cheshire, Tom (11 January 2013). "Action heroes: Soho's VFX teams illustrated by Soho's VFX teams". Wired. Retrieved 11 January 2018. 
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  3. ^ a b c "About us". 
  4. ^ "Contact". 
  5. ^ Davies, Megan (15 February 2018). "Doctor Who series 11 will feature special effects from the Blade Runner 2049 team". Digital Spy. 
  6. ^ Shetty, Chaitra. "Double Negative opens in Singapore". Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. 
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  8. ^ "Singapore statement". 
  9. ^ Frater, Patrick; Cohen, David (23 March 2016). "Double Negative to Close VFX Facility in Singapore (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 11 January 2018. 
  10. ^ Cohen, David (25 June 2014). "Visual Effects Giants Prime Focus World, Double Negative to Merge". Variety. Retrieved 11 January 2018. 
  11. ^ Frater, Patrick (11 June 2015). "India's Prime Focus and U.K.'s Double Negative to Open Mumbai VFX Plant". Variety. Retrieved 11 January 2018. 

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Coordinates: 51°31′16″N 0°08′31″W / 51.521114°N 0.141841°W / 51.521114; -0.141841