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Monthly rewind: FMX, 48 award nominations, Thelma Era and more.

May 8, 2024

In the bustling month of April, MPC showcased their creative prowess with four project nominations for Cannes Film Festival, including entries such as Marcello Mio and Emilia Perez. Their collaboration on Spaceman showcased over 800 VFX shots, while the upcoming Netflix release of Atlas promises more visual delights. Meanwhile, The Mill raked in an impressive 43 award nominations and secured wins across various prestigious platforms. Project releases from The Mill included campaigns for brands like Cartier, Dove, and Frito-lay, showcasing their versatility within the industry. Mikros Animation entered their 🦄Thelma Era🦄 as we eagerly await the release of Thelma the Unicorn! Last month we also saw the Mikros Animation and MPC teams attend FMX (Film & Media Exchange), where speakers Charley Henley – MPC VFX Supervisor, Julien Meesters – SVP and Head of Creative and Russell Tracy Jr., VP – Creative Operations, Mikros Animation presented on Napoleon and Orion & The Dark.

Keep reading to find out more about what we’ve been up to in the last month 👇


What a month it’s been for MPC! In April we saw four projects delivered by our Paris team unveiled in the Cannes Film Festival competition. The Official Selection included Marcello Mio directed by Christophe Honoré and Emilia Perez directed by Jacques Audiard. Whilst the Critics’ Week and Director’s Fortnight respectively included Animale directed by Emma Benestan and À Son Image directed by Thierry de Perretti. Delve deeper into the history of MPC and the films that played a key role at the internationally renowned Cannes Film Festival over the years.

We also saw The Damned and The Walking Dead: Daryl Dixon – The Book of Carol be selected for the Official Competition at Tribeca Film Festival! We’re looking forward to their showcase at the event in June.

Working closely with Director Johan Renck and Production VFX Supervisor Matt Sloan from pre-production through to final VFX, MPC delivered over 800 shots for Spaceman 👨‍🚀 Take a look at the VFX breakdown!

In other intergalactic news, we saw the trailer release of Atlas, featuring Jennifer Lopez. With VFX work by MPC, catch it on Netflix May 24th.

Following the 2019 reimagination of The Lion King, the king of Pride rock is back on our screens with the Walt Disney Studios prequel, Mufasa: The Lion King. Blending live-action filmmaking techniques with visual effects, we’re excited for its theatre release this December 20th 🦁

Check out more news from MPC here.

The Mill

This month alone The Mill took home a whopping 43 award nominations across ADC Global, AICP, The Webby’s and The One Show. Award wins included:

Google Best Phones Forever ‘Circling Around’ – Video: Experimental & Weird (Branded)

Driving While Black – Social Video Advertising, Media and PR

 ⭐ e.l.f Cosmetics ‘eyes.lips.face.sticky’ – Best influencer endorsement advertising, media and pr

We look forward to the remaining winner announcements! Good luck to all of our teams involved in the projects.

In this month’s project releases, we saw featured:

Fridge Raiders ‘Get The Day Done’

A weird and wacky campaign film to highlight the role that the real chicken snack plays in people’s busy lives, helping them to do more.

Cartier ‘The Moonlight Brings Us Together’

A 360 campaign for Ramadan with a heartfelt message of community.

Dove ‘The Code’

An impactful campaign using A.I. for positive change.

Castorama ‘L’Esprit Castor’

Discover the two photorealistic CG beavers in Castorama’s latest film and FOOH campaign.

Frito-lay ‘Game of Snacks’

Another incredible spot with our friends at D3 and Radical Media, directed by Dave Meyers with DP Scott Cunningham.

Hennessy x NBA ‘Without Your Spirit, It’s Only a Game’

A campaign celebrating everything and everyone who makes the game more than a game.

Check out the latest project releases from The Mill here.

Mikros Animation

The official trailer for Thelma the Unicorn has dropped! We’re thrilled to see our Mikros Animation teams’ work finally premiering on Netflix on May 17th. The epic feature is a stunning collaboration between our talented teams in Bangalore, Montréal & Paris, totalling 500 talented artists. Catch the trailer below:

In more unicorn news, we celebrated the incredibly cute (and unique) creatures for World Unicorn Day. The Mikros Animation channels turned 💞 pink 💞 for the occasion and we had the chance to meet the team behind the project!

Check out more news from the Mikros Animation team here.

Technicolor Games

With XDS only a few months away, the Technicolor Games team is gearing up to attend! B2B platform, XDS Spark, welcomed our very own VP of Business Development, Eric Williams, onto the XDS Spark Advisory Board. The platform is a premium solution for creative industries to meet production goals and business growth. With the newly formed board featuring an impressive roster of industry leaders, we’re thrilled to see a Technicolor Games representative be part of this!

Ever considered what’s needed for effective in-game lighting? The Technicolor Games team delve into the topic in their latest feature piece where we meet our lighting artists who uncover just how critical it is for game development. Uncover the full article and join us in pushing the creative boundaries.

Warhorse Studios has officially revealed that its medieval RPG sequel, Kingdom Come: Deliverance II, will be released later this year as a direct continuation from the 2018 game. Check out the highly-anticipated announcement trailer below. We cannot wait for this one!

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