Hacksaw Ridge (2016) is a historical drama biopic following WWII American Army Medic, Desmond T. Doss, who served during the battle of Okinawa.
Refusing to kill people due to religious beliefs, Doss becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor, without firing a shot. Commissioned by Pandemonium Films we provided title design, epilogue and credit design, for the Mel Gibson directed, critically acclaimed film. The VFX work consisted of 100 plus shots including matte painting and set extensions.
Hacksaw Ridge required the manufacture of environmental set extensions for two key scenes. Digital matte paintings of picturesque mountain ranges from Virginia, USA were embedded into plates filmed at Australia’s Peaks of Otter National Park, transforming the location.
Additional interior and exterior army barracks set extensions were created from digital matte paintings. Crafted from both plates that we’re supplied to us and plates we constructed, the realism of the extension was replicated from location photos, which were then embedded into shots, creating external backdrops for the barracks.