Double Negative -


Prep Artist


Feature Film

Directed by Christopher Nolan (Memento, Dark Knight Knight Trilogy, Inception…)

Director: Christopher Nolan

Film Company: Warner Bros. and Paramount Pictures

VFX Supervisor: Paul Franklin

VFX Producer: Ann Podlozny

Release Date: 6th November 2014 (UK)


Role: Paint / Prep Artist

Company: Double Negative, London, UK



Tasks on this show: 

I worked on it as Prep artist.


Other information on Interstellar.


A group of explorers make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage.



Academy Awards, 2015

Won Oscar © for Best Achievement in Visual Effects (Paul J. Franklin, Andrew LockleyIan Hunter, Scott R. Fisher).


BAFTA© Awards, 2015

Won BAFTA Film Award for Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects (Paul J. Franklin, Andrew LockleyIan Hunter, Scott R. Fisher).


VES – Visual Effects Society Awards, 2015

Nominated VES for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects-Driven Photoreal/Live Action Feature Motion Picture (Paul Franklin, Kevin Elam, Ann Podlozny, Andrew Lockley, Scott Fisher)

Won VES for Outstanding Created Environment in a Photoreal/Live Action Feature Motion Picture; Tesseract (Tom Bracht, Graham Page, Thomas Døhlen, Kirsty Clark)

Nominated VES for Outstanding Virtual Cinematography in a Photoreal/Live Action Motion Media Project; Tesseract (Faraz Hameed, Stephen Painter, Hoyte van Hoytema, Dorian Knapp)

Nominated VES for Outstanding Compositing in a Photoreal/Live Action Feature Motion Picture; Water (Raphael Hamm, Isaac Layish, Sebastian Von Overheidt, Tristan Myles)


Other trailers:

Trailer 3, released on Jul 31th, 2014: Click here to watch

Trailer 2, released on May 16th, 2014: Click here to watch

Trailer 1, released on Dec 14th, 2013: Click here to watch

TV Trailer, 60 Seconds, released on Aug 26th, 2014: Click here to watch



The Science of Interstellar – Wired


How director, Christopher Nolan, and physicist, Kip Thorne, combined CG effects and scientific reality to create the most accurate visualization of a black hole in film history.

“Franklin knew that his computers would do anything he told them to. That was a problem and a temptation. “It’s very easy to fall into the trap of breaking the rules of reality,” says Franklin, a senior supervisor of Academy Award-winning effects house Double Negative. “And those rules are actually quite strict.”

So he asked Thorne to generate equations that would guide their effects software the way physics governs the real world. They started with wormholes. If light around a wormhole wouldn’t behave classically—that is, travel in a straight line—what would it do? How could that be described mathematically?”

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Article on Wired website:


Interstellar Movie – Kip Thorne Featurette


Kip Thorne is an American theoretical physicist, known for his contributions in gravitational physics and astrophysics. Thorne talks about his scientific research and more, including Christopher Nolan on the set with actors and the scientist on building the atmosphere of the film.

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