Rocket Boys presents a fictionalized account of the era-defining story of physicist Homi J. Bhabha — Nobel Prize nominee and the father of India’s nuclear program — and Vikram Sarabhai — physicist, astronomer, and the brains behind India’s first national space agency. The show focuses on these two pioneers and how they worked to establish the newly independent India as a world power, through nuclear power and a presence in space.
Production & Post-Production
For Proof Sheet, cinematographer Jonathan Pope and director Richard Kilroy discussed references and inspirations for a film set in 1999 Los Angeles and the challenges of hiding 2023 Los Angeles. Taking place between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, the noir film Proof Sheet tells the story of a beautiful woman in trouble and an incriminating roll of film that sends a photo-lab worker on an investigation into a dark world of sex, secrets, and murder.
Annapurna Studios and Qube Cinema have launched the ANR Virtual Production Stage in Hyderabad, India. The facility has been conducting tests since October 2022 and has already been used to shoot multiple movies, ads, and music videos
Profuz Digital has released the latest version of SubtitleNext, which the company says is the only subtitling system to provide such an extensive vertical text feature, including improved vertical video support that allows for smooth aspect ratios settings.
Disguise has announced the Cannes Film Festival’s first Virtual Production Summit. Created in partnership with Film Soho, Marché du Film and Cannes Next, the summit will feature talks, demonstrations, and workshops on the future of entertainment with studio heads and filmmakers at Netflix, Paramount, Framestore, Nordisk Film and more.
The Post New York Alliance will explore how artificial intelligence is revolutionizing post-production in the next edition of Post Break, its free webinar series. The Role of AI in Filmmaking is scheduled for Thursday, May 18th at 4:00 pm ET.
Animation studio Laika’s chief marketing officer David Burke has added chief operating officer to his responsibilities at the company. Burke joined Laika in 2019 from Universal Pictures, where he had been general manager for the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland since 2006. The promotion was announced today by Travis Knight, president, and CEO, to whom Burke will continue to report.
VFX Legion created more than 100 digital effects for the premiere season of NBC Television Network’s new series Quantum Leap, creator Donald P. Bellisario’s revival of the '90s sci-fi cult classic. Stepping in during pre-production of the first episode, the Los Angeles and British Columbia-based company created a complex mix of 2D and 3D assets across the first season.
Digital Cinema United, a leading technical content services company specializing in feature and trailer digital cinema package mastering and delivery services, has announced the addition of more than 100 new exhibitors to the company’s DCU Connect electronic delivery network across the Americas.
In the new sci-fi thriller 65, after a catastrophic crash on an unknown planet, pilot Mills (Adam Driver) quickly discovers he’s stranded on Earth 65 million years ago. Now, with only one chance at rescue, Mills and the only other survivor, Koa (Ariana Greenblatt), must make their way across an unknown terrain riddled with dangerous prehistoric creatures in an epic fight to survive. The film’s unique future-meets-past plot presented a myriad of daunting challenges as well as endless opportunities to produce inventive, engaging sound.