Among the newest additions to Rising Sun Pictures’ Brisbane Studio is lighting artist Matt Dorey. A 2018 recipient of the studio’s Graduate Certificate in Dynamic Effects and Lighting, Dorey began his career at Pixel Zoo, Brisbane, and earned his first screen credit at Mill Film Adelaide (now MPC) on the post-apocalyptic drama Love and Monsters (a 2021 Oscar nominee for Best Visual Effects). He also spent two years in Toronto at the studios Mr. X and MPC, contributing to projects including Cowboy Bebop, Nightmare Alley, and Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio.
Timed to the release of Avatar: The Way of Water, the Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace, one of the most beloved heritage cinemas in Australia, has installed a Christie CP4440-RGB pure laser projection system for its iconic auditorium.
Rising Sun Pictures’ visual effects supervisor Julian Hutchens, alongside fellow nominees Tom Wood, Fiona Crawford, Joshua Simmonds and Adam Hammond have won the 2022 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Award for Best Visual Effects or Animation for their work on Elvis.
Seedooh has launched what it says is the world’s first independent cinema-based ad verification technology, bringing a new level of transparency to cinema advertising in Australia and New Zealand. This comes at a time when cinema advertising across Australia and New Zealand is experiencing the strongest post-COVID ad spend resurgence of all media. The integration, available from today across Hoyts Cinema locations in Australia and New Zealand, will further extend across Val Morgan’s exhibitor network in the coming months.
Hoyts, the largest single-brand movie exhibitor in Australia, has commissioned D-Box haptic recliner seats in for seven additional Hoyts’ locations, to be installed by the end of 2023. This will raise the total number of Hoyts theatres equipped with D-Box technology over the last four years to 22, many of them full-fledged D-Box auditoriums.
In its second outing with the wildly popular superhero drama The Boys, developed by Eric Kripke and based on the comic book by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, Rising Sun Pictures delivered more than 100 visual effects shots for the show’s eight-episode third season. The studio’s contributions included a jaw-dropping sequence that opens the first episode, depicting the spectacular, near total destruction of New York City.
The Fuse Group, parent organization of Rising Sun Pictures, among other companies, has announced the appointment of long-term executive member Jennie Zeiher to the role of president of Rising Sun Pictures.
Rising Sun Pictures’ latest collaboration with Marvel Studios is its most expansive in scope and visually stunning. The studio delivered more than 300 visual effects shots for the studio’s new blockbuster hit, Thor: Love and Thunder, directed by Taika Waititi, including its sensational opening, and closing scenes.
New York Women in Film & Television and the Museum of the Moving Image will present the screening of NYWIFT member Nadia Tass’s film The Big Steal on July 31. Tass will be available for a post-screening discussion.
In partnership with Event Cinemas, Val Morgan is gearing up for another season of Moonlight Cinema, which calls itself Australia’s biggest and best outdoor cinema experience, with a suite of new partnership opportunities now available for this summer.