/News 02.03.16


VFX member Iloura has swept up numerous global Award nominations and wins for Mad Max: Fury Road, a key project for them in 2015.

We’re thrilled to see their work acknowledged at several prestigious events including a ‘Best Visual Effects’ nomination at the Academy Awards with VFX Supervisor on Fury Road, Iloura’s Tom Wood in attendance.

Mad Max: Fury Road has earned 10 Academy Award nominations, the most ever for an Australian film across 10 categories.

Other Iloura accolades include a nomination in the Special Visual Effects category at the BAFTA Awards in London, a win for Best Visual Effects at the Critics’ Choice Awards and a win at the Visual Effects Society Awards for Outstanding Effects Simulations for the Toxic Storm sequence, presented to Iloura’s Clinton Downs, Dan Bethell and Chris Young.

These followed success at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards (AACTAs) in December last year with the Best Visual Effects or Animation award going to the Fury Road visual and special effects team which included Iloura’s Tom Wood and Producer Fiona Crawford.

Credit also goes to other Ausfilm members involved in this massive project, including Deluxe StageOne Sound.  Mad Max: Fury Road received a BAFTA Best Sound nomination on top of the Oscar Sound nod.

Iloura’s animation skills have not gone unnoticed either with SpongeBob Squarepants: Sponge Out of Water being recognised at the prestigious Annie Awards. Iloura’s Paul Buckley, Brent Droog, Alex Whyte and Jonothan Freisler were nominated for Outstanding Achievement, Animated Effects in an Animated Production.