Escape Studios is proud to be contributing over a dozen VFX shots to the forthcoming UK indie theatrical thriller “Borderland“, directed by London-based film-makers Tom and Charles Guard.
In Borderland, a retired Irish paramilitary witnesses the fatal shooting of his pregnant wife by an SAS officer, taking his revenge to the streets of 1970’s London.
|Mark Strong (left) in Borderland|
Starring Felicity Jones and Aml Ameen, Borderland is set in the height of The Troubles in the 1970s.
Directors Tom and Charles Guard
|Bordlerland directors Tom and Charles Guard|
Borderland was directed by Tom and Charles Guard, with live action production being filmed on location in Glasgow in 2022.
Tom and Charles have visited Escape Studios on a number of occasions to brief our students and give them feedback on the ongoing VFX work.
For our students, challenges involved making the streets of 2022 Glasgow look convincingly like 1970s London. This included paint and roto, 2D compositing, and smoke FX work.
Escape Studios’ students have contributed over a dozen shots, led by Head of Compositing and VFX Program Leader Klaudija Cermak, who served as our in-house VFX Supervisor. Projects like Borderland offer our compositing students real-world experience of live-action film-making, and the chance to work with well-established directors.
The following Escape Studios’ compositing students have contributed to the film:
- Oliver Chenery – Junior Compositor
- Henry N’Guetta – Junior Compositor
- Stefano Ferron – Junior Compositor
- Joao Moreira – Junior Compositor
- Owen Manley – FX