Elvis Wins AACTA Award for Best Visual Effects


Baz Luhrmann's Elvis was honored with the Best Visual Effects Award at the Australian Academy Cinema Television Arts Awards. The Industry Luncheon was held on Monday, December 5th in Sydney, Australia. 

The Luma Melbourne team, led by DFX Supervisor Adam Hammond, handled major environmental work for recreations of the Hollywood sign in the Hollywood Hills and Graceland. Luma artists worked with both reference photography and data captured on-site in order to bring these iconic settings to life in a way that was both artistic and true to the period. Because these settings carry such a rich, storied history, Luma’s art department and VFX team were tasked with a tightrope act, maintaining historical accuracy while still evoking the fantastical, legendary nature of these locations.

“It was a great honour to attend the AACTA Awards in Sydney to collect the award for Best Visual Effects on Elvis on behalf of the Luma Pictures team. We competed against truly stellar work in this category, and I’m proud of our team’s contribution to the film and the quality of work we achieved in recreating two iconic locations", said Adam Hammond.

Adam Hammond won alongside fellow nominees Tom Wood, Fiona Crawford, Julian Hutchens, and Joshua Simmonds.

Luma’s VP/Head of Digital Studio Vincent Cirelli said, “It's an honour for Luma to be recognized by the Australian film industry once again.  We're so proud of the team for their outstanding work on Elvis and helping Baz Luhrmann achieve his vision. A huge thank you to Tom Wood, Fiona Crawford, and Warner Bros. for placing their trust in us.”  

To read more about Luma's work on Elvis read this

From Left: Adam Hammond, Brendan Seals
From Left: Adam Hammond, Brendan Seals