Baked is celebrating its role in three films – two that were selected by and made their debuts at the Sundance Film Festival last week, and one in which their visual effects work earned them an exciting award.
Burning Sands, which will be available on Netflix in March, made its debut at Sundance. It chronicles fraternity pledges’ survival — or otherwise — of a particularly brutal hazing process at an all-black university. Baked was the sole contributor of VFX for the film, with George supervising the film’s visual effects throughout production and in post-production.
Baked was also the primary visual effects contributor on Beatriz at Dinner, which received much acclaim at Sundance. The film follows holistic therapist Beatriz (Salma Hayek), an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico as she unexpectedly attends a dinner party celebrating a lavish business deal. She clashes with another guest – a polar opposite real estate developer whose cutthroat tactics have made him a self-made, self-satisfied billionaire – and ends up dividing the dinner’s guests against one other. George supervised the film’s visual effects, and helped support production, with Baked focusing on the most complex and narratively driven shots.
And congratulations go out to George and everyone at Baked for their recent award at the Screamfest Horror Film Festival. They took home the Best Visual Effects award for their work on the movie The Master Cleanse. The film is described as a trippy and fantastic journey that examines how we deal with the things that weigh us down in life, ultimately asking the all-important question: given the opportunity to literally face your demons, what would you do?
Kudos to Baked Studios on all three of these honors!