|Industry||Visual effects, CGI animation|
|Founder||Payam Shohadai, Jonathan R. Betuel|
|Headquarters||Santa Monica, California, USA|
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
|Grady Gamble, Vincent Cirelli, Jamy Zink, Shauna Bryan|
Luma Pictures is a visual effects studio with facilities in Santa Monica, California and Melbourne, Victoria. Founded in 2002 by Payam Shohadai and Jonathan R. Beutel, the company is best known for their creatures, environments, and effects.
Luma Pictures has won several awards for their visual effects work, including an AACTA Award for Best Visual Effects on Spider-Man: Far From Home and Elvis.
The studio has also earned several Visual Effects Society (VES) nominations over the years, including nominations for Doctor Strange, Ant-Man, and Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Today, Luma Pictures is led by CEO Grady Gamble.
Luma Pictures was founded in 2002 by Payam Shohadai and Jonathan R. Beutel, the latter of whom is known for writing the screenplay of The Last Starfighter (1984) and writing and directing Theodore Rex (1996).
The company debuted in 2002 with work on Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, and since then it has completed visual effects on over 150 films and episodics, including Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, the Underworld franchise, Prisoners, Mary Poppins Returns, Candyman, the Marvel Cinematic Universe including the Spider-Man franchise, The Tomorrow War, and I Am Groot for which it was the lead VFX provider for the first season. Additionally, they have worked with film auteurs such as the Coen Brothers on four films, including No Country for Old Men and True Grit; Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood; and Taika Waititi's Jojo Rabbit. The company expanded to Melbourne, Australia in 2013 and Vancouver, BC in 2021 and has grown to nearly 300 global employees.
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