Released by Sony Pictures Entertainment in October 2022, the EGG VFX team were delighted to work with Milk Visual Effects on the blockbuster and box office hit, The Woman King.
With a strong female cast lead by Oscar-winner Viola Davis, The Woman King, a historical drama, tells the intriguing story of how General Nanisca (Davis) saved the 19th century African kingdom of Dahomey with an all-female warrior unit known as the Agojie.
The film also stars Thuso Mbedu, Lashana Lynch (No Time To Die, Captain Marvel), Sheila Atim, Hero Fiennes Tiffinn (Harry Potter) and John Boyega (Star Wars).
Directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, The Woman King had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival 2022 in September and it was released in theatres in UK and Ireland on 4th October 2022.
Around 800 visual effects shots were created over a period of 26 weeks. The film’s impressive visual effects work was led by Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Sara Bennett. We were privileged to be part of this production and it was great to work hand-in-hand with our co- BAFTA nominees, Milk VFX. The Milk VFX team was led by VFX supervisor Andy Morley and CG supervisor Dimitris Lekanis.
The EGG VFX team, Supervisor Donal Nolan, Lead, Marc Buckley, and a 52 strong team artists, delivered 161 comps and 323 roto, clean up paint shots over 14 weeks.
UPDATE May 2023- We're delighted to have been awarded an Irish Film and Television Award for BEST VFX for our work on 'The Woman King'. Congrats to all the team for all their hard work on this fabulous project- https://www.ifta.ie/news/winners23.php
Link to Animation Magazine's ‘The Woman King’ VFX Supe Sara Bennett Details the True Story’s Meticulously Researched Visuals' article- Trevor Hogg- September 29, 2022