(Hollywood, California--March 18, 2013) Light Iron – a post production leader specializing in projects originated on file-based motion cameras – supported five features at South by Southwest 2013, one of which, Short Term 12, was awarded the top honor of the Grand Jury Prize as well as the Audience Award for Narrative Feature Competition.
“We’re so proud to collaborate again with the talented team behind Short Term 12,” says Light Iron VP of Operations Katie Fellion. “Director Destin Cretton has created a complex and heartfelt story with compelling imagery from Director of Photography Brett Pawlak. It was no surprise that this terrific movie was awarded the Grand Jury Prize, and we look forward to more audiences having the chance to experience it.”
Cretton gave high praise for the Digital Intermediate services performed by Light Iron Colorist Ian Vertovec. “Ian is a true artist and a master of his craft, unafraid to push limits and defy conventions in order to discover something new and fresh and beautiful. I've colored my last two films with him at Light Iron and can't imagine ever doing another one without him.”
Other SXSW features that Light Iron worked on were The Network, directed by Emmy and Oscar-winner Eva Orner, horror comedy Milo, Rob Zombie’s Lords of Salem (which had previously premiered at the Toronto International FilmFestival), and The Short Game, which won the SXSW Audience Award for Documentary Feature Competition.
Light Iron’s work with the SXSW selections comes on the heels of providing services to four official selections of the Sundance Film Festival. Afternoon Delight, Big Sur, C.O.G., and In A World… each premiered in January after DI engagements with Light Iron. Two of these clients received Sundance accolades: In A World… was awarded the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award, and Afternoon Delight’s Jill Soloway received the U.S. Dramatic Directing Award.
Prepping for a festival premiere can be a stressful time for filmmakers, but Light Iron’s creative team makes the process easier for them. Remarks Soloway on working with ColoristCorinne Bogdanowicz, “Her artistry, her understanding of color blew me away. As a first-time feature director I so easily could have felt out of my depth. Instead, Corinne – and all the other people at Light Iron – were right there to help me.”
“We were on an incredibly tight schedule and limited time,” recalls C.O.G. director Kyle Patrick Alvarez, “but Corinne delivered the most consistent and high quality work at an incredible pace and it never felt like we had to compromise once for our schedule or budget.”
In addition to Vertovec and Bogdanowicz, the Light Iron talent roster also includes Colorist Paul Sage and Beauty & VFX Artist Monique Eissing. For more information about the creative team, visit http://www.lightiron.com/talent
About Light Iron
Light Iron is a post production company that specializes in on-site dailies, digital intermediate, archival, and data services for projects originated on file-based motion cameras. With facilities in Hollywood and New York City, Light Iron serves feature film, episodic television, and web-bound projects at both the independent and studio level. The company distinguishes itself by providingclients state-of-the-art hardware and software solutions configured to enhance the creative process. More specifically, Light Iron offers post production workflows that minimize time, maximize image fidelity, and increase filmmakers' creative control over their projects. Recent credits include the upcoming Jackie Robinson biopic 42 and the Oscar-nominated Flight, the television series “Veep”, commercial campaigns for Miu Miu and Mattel, and the “Suit & Tie” music video for Justin Timberlake featuring Jay-Z directed by David Fincher.