Luma Pictures Earns VES Nomination for Candyman


The Visual Effects Society has announced the nominees for the 20th Annual VES Awards— a yearly celebration that recognizes outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation worldwide in film, animation, television, commercials and video games.

Luma Pictures received a nomination for Best Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Feature for our work on Jordan Peele’s timely and poignant remake of a classic—Candyman. Melbourne based VFX Supervisor Andrew Zink received a direct nomination for his contributions. Luma worked closely with VFX Producer James McQuaide to create invisible effects that supported the vision of the filmmaker and left an impactful impression on the audience. The team's work involved creating and animating Sherman Field’s photorealistic corpse across various sequences; CG bees; blood fluid simulations; cloth simulations; props; gore elements; and extensive Nuke-based projections for plate reconstruction. The sensitive and sociopolitical nature of the work was ever-present and something Luma remained mindful of. The team’s dedication to this principle and craftsmanship produced powerful visuals and brought a timely and timeless project to life. 

To see the full list of nominees, head here.