The 72nd Cannes Film Festival opened with star-studded zombie comedy The Dead Don’t Die from Jim Jarmusch, a movie Chimney’s post-production team worked on.
Jarmusch also wrote the script which focuses on a peaceful town called Centerville, where residents are forced to battle the undead when they begin rising from their graves.
The Focus Features zombie comedy had its world premiere Tuesday night inside the Grand Théâtre Lumière at the Palais des Festivals, delivering star power courtesy of a cast list that includes Bill Murray, Tilda Swinton, Adam Driver, Chloe Sevigny, Selena Gomez, Luka Sabbat and Sara Driver.
The Dead Don’t Die has many visual effects scenes to bring the zombies alive, a job Chimney was approached with. The team led by Fredrik Zander and Andreas Hylander took care of everything from pre-visualization to final VFX output. Throughout the project, the visual effects team at Chimney New York and Chimney Gothenburg (together with Gothenburg’s subcontractors Haymakers) co-ordinated and worked hand in hand. It was a joint effort from a pool of Chimney’s talented VFX artists, which brought the “wow” factor to the film.
Andreas Hylander, Nicole Melius, Sam O’Hare and Fredrik Zander from Chimney in Cannes