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MPC starts 2018 on a winning streak as four VES advertising nominations roll in



Samsung ‘Ostrich’ picks up an impressive grand total of three nominations, and Heineken ‘The Trailblazers’ also makes the 16th annual VES Awards shortlist

The VES Awards recognise and honour the most outstanding VFX of the year across film, animation, TV, commercials and games – and the artists, producers and supervisors who created them. Following yesterday’s hotly anticipated announcement, MPC has been shortlisted for a grand total of four nominations: an impressive three for the stunning Samsung ‘Ostrich’ and one for Heineken ‘The Trailblazers’ across VFX, Animation, Compositing and Simulation.

Awarding people at the pinnacle of creative excellence, the 2018 shortlist is testament to the outstanding artistry, storytelling and craft of MPC’s VFX artists, who produced one of the most awarded ads of last year for Samsung, and delivered a Hollywood-inspired epic for Heineken.


MPC'S full list of nominations:

Outstanding Visual Effects in a Commercial - Samsung, Do What You Can’t
- Diarmid Harrison-Murray, Tomek Zietkiewicz, Amir Bazazi, Martino Madeddu

Outstanding Animated Character in a Commercial - Samsung, Do What You Can’t
- David Bryan, Maximilian Mallmann, Tim Van Hussen, Brendan Fagan

Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal Commercial - Samsung, Do What You Can’t
- Michael Gregory, Andrew Roberts, Gustavo Bellon, Rashabh Ramesh Butani

Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Animated Feature - Heineken, The Trailblazers
- Christian Bohm, Andreu Lucio Archs, Carsten Keller, Steve Oakley


A special mention goes to Kiril Mirkov, a Filmakademie grad whose work on the brilliant Creature Pinup - as part of a team of students - has received a nomination for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project. A former MPC intern, Kiril has now joined the fold in our London studio as a CG Artist. Definitely a rising star to watch!

Huge congratulations to the nominees – here’s to another prolific year.

Check out the full list of nominees @VFXSociety