Union VFX Chosen by Director Danny Boyle to Collaborate on Short Films for London 2012 Olympic Games


Last Updated: August 3, 2012 3:17 am GMT
(London, UK--August 3, 2012) British visual effects company Union VFX has announced its collaboration with Artistic Director Danny Boyle and the BBC to create short films, which were featured in the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony.

Boyle nominated Adam Gascoyne, co-founder of Union, to join his creative team in 2010 when the initial planning began. The visual effects veteran has worked with Boyle for the past decade, helping him to create many memorable scenes in films including “127 Hours” and the Oscar-winning “Slumdog Millionaire”.

“When Danny first asked Union to get on board, I was delighted,” Gascoyne recalled. “Creating films with the BBC for the Olympic Ceremony offers a truly unique creative opportunity for Union and we are very proud to be working with one of the UK’s leading film directors on such an exciting project.”

Union is responsible for realizing Boyle’s creative vision, from the storyboards and pre-visualization to final postproduction. The films were shown for the first time during the ceremony on 27 July 2012, with a worldwide TV audience of over a billion people.

“Union aims to provide filmmakers with the creative tools to tell their stories in the most powerful ways possible,” said Tim Caplan, co-founder of Union and Visual Effects Producer. “We feel privileged to be helping Danny and the BBC to tell the story of the “Isles of Wonder” (the title of the opening ceremony).”

Now, Union will be moving on to complete their work on Danny Boyle’s upcoming feature film “Trance”.

About Union VFX:

Union VFX is a visual effects facility located in the heart of London, established in 2008 by industry veterans Adam Gascoyne and Tim Caplan. Recent film credits include “127 Hours”, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” and “The Woman in Black”. Currently in production are Stephen Poliakoff’s “Dancing on the Edge” (Ruby Films, 2012) Danny Boyle’s “Trance” (Fox Searchlight, 2013) and Kevin Macdonald’s “How I Live Now” (Film 4, 2013).

For more information: http://www.unionvfx.com


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