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Fireworks is a collaboration between Dimension, DNEG, and Wilder Films shot using real-time virtual production technology within an LED volume. Wilder Films presents short film Fireworks, alongside a series of behind-the-scenes films to help demystify the virtual production process used to shoot the film.
Fireworks is a tense, political thriller set simultaneously in an MI6 ops room and on the ground in Tripoli, all filmed within an LED volume. It is directed by double Oscar winner Paul Franklin, written by Steven Lally, produced by Annalise Davis and stars Charlotte Riley.
The short film is a collaboration between Dimension, DNEG and Wilder Films with support from an Epic Games Megagrant, London-based Lipsync Post Production, and StoryFutures Academy.
Fireworks had its world premiere at the Curzon Soho cinema in London followed by a panel masterclass with Callum Macmillan, Dimension’s Co-CEO & CTO and Fireworks’ Virtual Production Supervisor. Fireworks has been selected to premiere at the world renowned Tribeca Film Festival in June 2022.
Accompanying the short film are a series of five behind-the-scenes films, produced by StoryFutures Academy.
Each chapter addresses a key area of the filmmaking process, featuring interviews with the key film crew and virtual production team. All episodes are available to watch below.
Episode 1 The Beginning
Episode 2 The Technology
Episode 3 Pre Production
Episode 4 The Challenges
Episode 5 The Future