Press Release from Smoke & Mirrors NY
Smoke & Mirrors New York (SMNY) (http://www.smoke-mirrors.com/) VFX/Flame Artist Sam Caine handled all post and effects for Director Joachim Back's Oscar nominated 'The New Tenants." The film, which has been nominated in the Academy Awards' Live-Action Short Film category, tells the terrifying story of two men who move into an apartment and discover its cursed history through a disturbed cast of neighbors.
The Oscars air Sunday, March 7 at 8 p.m. on ABC.
Prod Company: M&M Productions and Park PicturesDirector: Joachim BackProducers: Sam Bisbee, Tivi Magnusson, Erica Hampson, Christian Potalivo, Johanne Stryhm HoerbyEP(s): Jackie Kelman Bisbee, Lance Accord, Jean Villiers, Mett Ambro, Gig Realini
Post/Effects: Smoke & Mirrors/NYCCO: Sean BroughtonLead VFX/Flame Artist: Sam CaineFlame Assistant: Ross VincentProducer: Paul O'Beirne
Editorial: Whitehouse LondonEditor: Russel IckeProducer: Kate O'Mulloy
Telecine: The Moving Picture Company LondonColorist: Jean Clement Soret
About Smoke & Mirrors
Founded by Creative Director/VFX Artist Sean Broughton (NY) and CTO Mark Widig (UK), Smoke & Mirrors is a New York and London-based design, animation and VFX studio. The recent addition of a powerful grading suite delivers complete solutions for any type of project. A creative and artist-driven company synonymous with vision and originality since its inception, Smoke & Mirrors has consistently succeeded because of its collaborative approach and ability to build lasting creative relationships with directors, producers, agencies and clients alike. Production in the New York office is led by CCO Sean Broughton, MD Jo Morgan, and Head of Production Sue Romweber. Diverse projects includes the highly challenging Beatles spot for Rockband, as well as spots for LG, Jose Cuervo, and Dove. Recent music video work includes Deadweather's /Treat Me Like Your Mother/ and Michael Jackson's This is it.
Smoke & Mirrors has also been involved with such feature films as James Bond and Harry Potter. Each office is fully networked via complementary systems allowing the companies to share resources, expanding their local capacities. Close involvement with hardware and software manufacturers and developers has kept Smoke & Mirrors at the forefront of innovation and technology.