FX Guide's Mike Seymour caught up with Union VFX Supervisor Simon Hughes to talk Three Billboards outside, Ebbing Missouri.
Union Visual Effects in the UK did 61 visual effects shots on Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missourifor director Martin McDonagh. Union VFX has recently moved to their new offices in Rathbone Place, doubling in size. They are known for smaller but highly well regarded and high profile cinema and TV work. This small film, with an estimated budget of just $15M, had an incredible array of talented actors, and was nominated for seven Oscars at this year's 90th Academy Awards. Most notable, both Sam Rockwell won for Best Supporting Actor and Francis McDormand won for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role. The film tells the story of a mother who personally challenges the local police to solve her daughter's murder when they fail to catch the culprit.