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Contender: Executive Producer/Costume Designer Sandy Powell – Wonderstruck

December 4, 2017 | By
Contender: Executive Producer/Costume Designer Sandy Powell – <em>Wonders</em>truck

Sandy Powell wore two hats for Wonderstruck, the cinematic telling of the Brian Selznick book, that tells two simultaneous stories about Ben, a young Midwestern boy in the 1970’s, and Rose, a young girl in 1920’s who both run away to New York City. Because Powell helped get the project going, she is given... »

Contender: Composer Carter Burwell – Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

December 1, 2017 | By
Contender: Composer Carter Burwell – <em>Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri</em>

When her daughter’s murder remains unsolved, Mildred, a grieving mother (Frances McDormand), posts a contentious message directed at the town’s esteemed chief of police (Woody Harrelson), on three roadside billboards leading into her small town. Director, Martin McDonagh stages the darkly comedic drama in a rural Americana world, where everybody knows everyone else; a... »

Director Nora Twomey’s The Breadwinner

November 30, 2017 | By
Director Nora Twomey’s <em>The Breadwinner</em>

Nora Twomey’s adaptation of the well-known young adult novel, The Breadwinner, by Deborah Ellis tackles the ferocious concept of living under the Taliban’s rule through the eyes of an 11-year-old girl, forced to grow up quickly to take care of her family after her home is raided and her father imprisoned. Twomey’s direction of... »

Vicon and Framestore Help Raise Armies of the Dead in Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok

November 29, 2017 | By
Vicon and Framestore Help Raise Armies of the Dead in Marvel Studios’ <em>Thor: Ragnarok</em>

Vicon and Framestore Help Raise Armies of the Dead in Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok Vicon Motion Capture Cameras and Software Aided in the Creation of Undead Soldiers, Crowded Cities and Even the Hulk, All in a Matter of Days In Marvel Studios’ latest blockbuster, Thor: Ragnarok, an electrified god of thunder fights off an army... »

Director Scott Waugh on 6 Below: Miracle on The Mountain

November 28, 2017 | By
Director Scott Waugh on 6 Below: <em>Miracle on The Mountain</em>

When you live in a city like LA, you wonder how it’s possible to ever feel completely alone. When the silence you once craved haunts every minute of every hour. When all you have to comfort you is the burning sensation of numbness creeping over your limbs. The whistling of the wind is the... »

Official Below The Line Screening Series featuring Detroit with Q&A in Los Angeles

November 16, 2017 | By
Official Below The Line Screening Series featuring <em>Detroit</em> with Q&A in Los Angeles

Released on the 50th anniversary of the 1967 riots, Kathryn Bigelow’s latest psychological thriller, Detroit, tells the true story of what happened when the riots began and how a few bad cops turned a questioning of an unconfirmed shooter into the murder scene of three kids. And shockingly, were ultimately acquitted. Below the Line... »

Contender: Composer, Alex Heffes – Earth: One Amazing Day

November 15, 2017 | By
Contender: Composer, Alex Heffes – Earth: <em>One Amazing Day</em>

Tracking the sun around the globe over the course of a single day, this magnificent cinematic expedition reveals wonders of the natural world from the tallest mountain peaks to the most remote jungles and harshest environments. Against this backdrop of scenic splendor, the cast of unforgettable animals is presented with humor and intimacy. Composer,... »

Director Luke Korem on the documentary Dealt

November 14, 2017 | By
Director Luke Korem on the documentary <em>Dealt</em>

Director Luke Korem is no stranger to sleight of hand magic. Growing up in Dallas, Texas, Korem’s father was a professional magician in the 1980’s, which influenced Korem to performed magic himself until he was a teenager. It was also through his father that Korem was introduced to Richard Turner, one of the world’s... »

Contrast and Unity in Wonderstruck

November 13, 2017 | By
Contrast and Unity in <em>Wonderstruck</em>

In Wonderstruck, based on Brian Selznick’s book, renowned Cinematographer Ed Lachman artfully photographs the interwoven stories of two 12-year-old deaf children from different time periods, who run away to New York City searching for what’s missing in their lives. In 1977, Ben, deaf from a recent accident, follows clues to find his father; in... »

Contender: Composer Nitin Sawhney – Breathe

November 10, 2017 | By
Contender: Composer Nitin Sawhney – <em>Breathe</em>

Nitin Sawhney has had a year that most artists only dream of: winning the Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement Award, having his latest CD turned into a fully choreographed production that will be touring globally, and scoring two films, Breathe, released October 13, and The Jungle Book, premiering in 2018. Both films were directed by... »

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