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Inferno

Inferno

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What better way to celebrate the Halloween weekend than to go see Inferno! Big Film Design was honored to work with director Ron Howard to create titles and graphics for Sony Pictures Inferno, opening in theaters this Friday, October 28.

Watch the trailer at:
infernomovie.net

See an interview with director Ron Howard on collider.com

Watch Tom Hanks and Ron Howard interviewed on The Today Show.

Inferno is based on the latest bestseller in Dan Brown’s (The Da Vinci Code) Robert Langdon series. The famous symbologist (Tom Hanks) is on a trail of clues tied to the great Dante himself. When Langdon wakes up in an Italian hospital with amnesia, he teams up with a doctor (Felicity Jones) he hopes will help him recover his memories. Together, they race across Europe and against the clock to foil a deadly global plot. The cast also features Irrfan Khan, Omar Sy, Ben Foster, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Ana Ularu, Ida Darvish, and Paul Ritter.

“arguably the best in the franchise so far.”
– Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter

We hope you get a chance to enjoy Inferno on the big screen, and have a Happy Halloween!

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In other news…
The Criterion Collection, after 23 years, has released Robert Altman’s amazing Short Cuts on Blu-Ray disc. The film includes one of our favorite early title sequences. If you’ve never seen it, now’s your chance to finally see it in high definition.

Hail, Caesar!

Hail, Caesar!

Hail, Caesar! is the latest hilarious offering from the brilliant Coen brothers. The movie follows a day in the life of a Hollywood studio fixer in 1950, who cleans up and solves problems for big names and stars. In the course of the film, we visit the sets of several movies as they are beingContinue Reading

Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq

Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq

We are very excited to announce our biggest project of the year, Spike Lee’s Chi-Raq, opening in theaters this Friday, December 4. Big Film Design is proud to have created the title sequences and over 150 visual effects shots, with BFD’s Randy Balsmeyer as on-set VFX Supervisor.

Spotlight, Love the Coopers, Unforgettable

Spotlight, Love the Coopers, Unforgettable

As the holidays approach, we here at BFD have a lot to be thankful for. We’ve been busy on several big projects that are now arriving for your viewing pleasure. We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and have a chance to enjoy some of our recent work.

A Walk in the Woods

A Walk in the Woods

Big Film Design is proud to have created the title sequences for A Walk in the Woods, opening this week in theaters nationwide. This project was a labor of love for producer and star Robert Redford, based on the best-selling novel by Bill Bryson. The extraordinary cast, including Nick Nolte, Emma Thompson, Kristen Schaal, NickContinue Reading

American Ultra

American Ultra

Big Film Design is proud to have produced the title sequences for Lionsgate’s American Ultra, opening nationwide this Friday, August 21. The film was directed by Nima Nourizadeh (Project X) and stars Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart. BFD collaborated with animator Gary Leib to create an end title sequence that takes the viewer into theContinue Reading

Max-The Movie opens Friday. Woof!

Max-The Movie opens Friday. Woof!

Big Film Design is proud to have created the title sequence for Max-the movie, from MGM, opening this Friday, June 26, in theaters nationwide. Max, a military dog from Afghanistan, is adopted by his late handler’s grieving family in the U.S., where his close bond with the soldier’s brother leads to a life-altering revelation inContinue Reading

Effie Gray Opens / Randy Balsmeyer receives VES Empire Award

Effie Gray Opens / Randy Balsmeyer receives VES Empire Award

The New York Chapter of the Visual Effects Societyrecently gave its first “Empire Award” to BFD owner and creative director Randy Balsmeyer. Here’s what they had to say: “We’re proud to bestow this inaugural award to New York’s own Randy Balsmeyer, the prolific entertainment industry professional who has made enormous contributions to visual arts andContinue Reading