The Foundry celebrates the 89th Academy Award nominees

-The Foundry software used to create every single film nominated for the Visual Effects category at the 89th Academy Awards

-The infamous Death Star from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was created using The Foundry tools KATANA, NUKE and MARI

London, 31st January 2017: Creative software developer, The Foundry, applauds its customers and partners nominated for this year’s Academy Awards. The Foundry’s visual effects tools are behind numerous Oscar nominated films including La La Land, Arrival and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

The Foundry can also reveal that every single film nominated for the Best Visual Effects Award at the 89th Academy Awards was made using its VFX software tools, making this the sixth consecutive year that The Foundry has achieved the feat. Notable winners from previous years that have used The Foundry’s software have included Ex Machina, Interstellar, Gravity and Life of Pi.

This year’s VFX shortlist, which includes Deepwater Horizon, Doctor Strange, The Jungle Book, Kubo and the Two Strings and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, have each used The Foundry’s tools to create award-worthy visual effects. The Foundry’s NUKE, KATANA, MARI and MODO are just a few of the tools used to bring these highly acclaimed films to life through the creation of everything from spaceships to dancing wild animals. These films shine a light on the incredible talent of the people working in the visual effects industry today.

Tools owned by The Foundry have been previously recognised by The Academy in the form of multiple Scientific Technical Awards. Its tools KATANA, NUKE and MARI - the tools behind Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’s infamous Death Star – have all been recognised by the Academy in previous years. The Foundry’s Sci-Tech award-winning motion estimation technology FURNACE, which is fully integrated into NUKEX and NUKE STUDIO, has also received Academy recognition.

Alex Mahon, CEO at The Foundry said: “Recognition at The Academy Awards is the pinnacle for visual effects studios, and we’re proud to count such amazing organisations amongst our customers who are behind the nominated films. We continue to be inspired by the incredible artistry and technical prowess used to create some of the most incredible film visuals of all time. The Foundry is committed to continually advancing its software so that the visual effects industry can bring even more spectacular stories to life.”

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