T&T national on team scoring Oscar win

Compositor Adrian Nurse, and his visual effects team from the film Blade Runner 2049 got an Academy Award win for “Best Visual Effects” at last Sunday’s show.

The film also won the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, (BAFTA), award for the same category and is one of the critically acclaimed films of the season.

“Winning feels incredibly surreal. We all thought we worked on something special, but didn’t really expect it to win! This recognition from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, truly validates the time and sacrifice all 160 members of the team put into this film. It’s probably the most I’ve worked in my life. The award also has an extra significance here in Montreal as we, [Framestore Studios], are the first studio to win in the history of the province.” Adrian said on the win of the award.

Nurse, originally from Port of Spain, currently resides in Montreal, Canada and has 17 credits for visual effects with films such as, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, The Legend of Tarzan, Pan, Jupiter Ascending, Paddington 2, Geostrorm, Alien Covenant and more.  

When asked what advice he would give for anyone perusing film in T&T he said, “Practice your art. Never stop trying to improve yourself. Surround yourself with talented people who inspire and challenge you, and who will pull you up with them. Practice till you’re blue in the face, till you’re so tired you can’t see straight; then get up the next day and do it again. One day the world will reward you for it.”

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