Axis Studios delivered 250 photoreal shots as the primary vendor on Sony Pictures’ comedy-drama A Man Called Otto, starring Tom Hanks and directed by Marc Forster. The team created invisible VFX for environments, trains, cars and weather effects, all designed to keep audiences immersed in the film’s unfolding story.
A Man Called Otto, which is based on the 2012 novel A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman, tells the story of Otto, his battle with depression and the redemptive relationship he develops with his neighbours. Sony Pictures engaged Axis Studios to deliver a range of invisible visual effects – including a train station sequence, a CG housing estate, and consistent weather effects – that enhanced the film’s drama without distracting viewers from the story.
Nick Drew, Executive Producer at Axis, says, "Being asked to contribute as the main vendor was a huge privilege for us, especially on such a high-profile project. We're proud of the scope and look of the visual effects we delivered for such a great film."
Simon Carr, Creative Supervisor at Axis, says, “It was a pleasure to work on A Man Called Otto as my introduction to the team at Axis Studios and to work with Janelle Crowshaw (VFX Supervisor) and Leo Bovell (On-set VFX Supervisor) on a great, heart-warming movie."