Christopher Nolan’s space epic Interstellar picked up the 2015 BAFTA Award for Special Visual Effects, in a star-studded ceremony held last night, 8 February 2015, at the Royal Opera House in London’s Covent Garden.
Co-written by Nolan and brother Jonathan, the film is a journey of discovery, realised in part through stunning visual effects images created by Double Negative. As he had with the Dark Knight trilogy and other films, however, Nolan sought to capture as much action as possible in-camera, with on-set special effects orchestrated by Scott Fisher, and other practical effects by New Deal Studios.
Picking up the award were visual effects supervisor Paul Franklin, nominated along with Scott Fisher, Andrew Lockley and Ian Hunter. You’ll find extensive coverage of their work on the film in Cinefex issue 140. It goes without saying that we think it’s a great read, but don’t take our word for it – here’s the proof that BAFTA-winner Paul Franklin agrees: