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Prime Focus company Double Negative bags VFX Oscar for ‘Interstellar’

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MUMBAI: VFX house Double Negative, which is a part of Prime Focus Media Services bagged the Academy Award for visual effects for their spectacular work on Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar.

The award was presented to one of the founding members of Double Negative and VFX supervisors Paul Franklin and Andrew Lockley, SFX Supervisor Ian Hunter and New Deal Studios’ VFX supervisor Scott Fisher at the 87th Annual Academy Awards held on 22 February at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles.

This is the second Oscar for Double Negative and Franklin, having previously won for Nolan’s Inception. Interstellar beat other nominees that included Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Guardians of the Galaxy and X-Men: Days of Future Past. A week ago Double Negative had also won the BAFTA for Special Visual Effects for the same film.

Prime Focus founder, executive chairman and global CEO Namit Malhotra said, “This is an incredibly proud moment for all of us at Prime Focus and Double Negative. I want to congratulate, Alex (Hope), Matt (Holben), Paul (Franklin) and the entire team of Double Negative for bringing home this exceptional honor. I have always been a great admirer of Mr. Nolan’s films and hence it is really heartening for me to see our work on Interstellar being recognized as the world’s best. On this joyous occasion I want to reaffirm our commitment to help Double Negative continue on its path of creative excellence that is second to none.”

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