Press & Awards

"The Martian" award nominations

Posted on: January 27th, 2016

Ridley Scott's The Martian has been nominated for numerous awards at this years ceremonies. Most noticeably for us, The Martian has been nominated for visual effects at the OSCARS, BAFTAs & VES. Everyone at The Senate wishes all the nominees the best of luck for this years outstanding work. Please click on the links below for the full list at each award show.

OSCAR nominations here            BAFTA nominations here            VES nominations here

Post Magazine: VFX "The Martian"

Posted on: October 6th, 2015

In Ridley Scott’s new sci-fi adventure, The Martian(20th Century Fox), which stars Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain and Kate Mara, a crew of astronauts on a manned mission to Mars encounter a storm while on an information-gathering expedition. The crew is ordered to abandon the  mission and evacuate the planet. Unfortunately for astronaut Mark Watney (Damon), who is hit by flying debris during the storm, he is believed dead and left behind. Watney, however, is very much alive and forced to rely on his training, ingenuity and wit to stay that way on a hostile planet, while also figuring out how to send a signal back to Earth.  More here...

FX Guide: Life on Mars - The VFX of The Martian

Posted on: October 6th, 2015

On Ridley Scott’s 2012 space adventure, Prometheus, the visual effects team had a post schedule of 34 weeks. By contrast, the director’s newest film with a space theme, The Martian, had only 24 weeks for post after the film’s original release date was brought forward. This tight turnaround, in a native stereo movie that would call for complicated 'science-fact' Mars surface scenes of astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) stranded on the planet, as well as high action in-space sequences, required some innovative thinking from visual effects supervisor Richard Stammers. Read more...

Post Perspective: The A-List - An interview with "The Martian" director Ridley Scott

Posted on: October 6th, 2015

A mysterious alien world in deep space, hundreds of years in the future. The gore and glory of imperial Rome, and the spectacle of its doomed gladiators. The nightmarish vision of a dystopian Los Angeles and its rogue replicants. The colossal grandeur of ancient Egypt and its massive monuments. The bloody battlefields of the Crusades. The pastoral glow of vineyards in southern France. Read more...

The Martian - Trailer

Posted on: September 23rd, 2015

The Martian will be released Weds September 30th in the UK, you can watch the trailer here:

http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/fox/themartian/

Muppets Most Wanted - Trailer

Posted on: January 30th, 2014

Muppets Most Wanted will be released Friday 28th March 2014, you can watch the trailer here:

http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/disney/muppetsmostwanted/

Summary

"The Martian" award nominations

Posted: January 27th, 2016

Post Magazine: VFX "The Martian"

Posted: October 6th, 2015

FX Guide: Life on Mars - The VFX of The Martian

Posted: October 6th, 2015

Post Perspective: The A-List - An interview with "The Martian" director Ridley Scott

Posted: October 6th, 2015

The Martian - Trailer

Posted: September 23rd, 2015

Muppets Most Wanted - Trailer

Posted: January 30th, 2014