Here is a 10-minute VFX Breakdown Reel I have put together with a lot of the digital effects created for the Norwegian movie Kon-Tiki, directed by Espen Sandberg and Joachim Rønning.

I was the VFX & Animation Supervisor on the movie, and managed and supervised all the VFX and creature/animal animation on the show.

Kon-Tiki is the true story about the legendary explorer Thor Heyerdahl and his crew on their epic crossing of the Pacific on a balsa wood raft in 1947. A 20 million dollar movie shot in six different countries around the world.

A VFX crew of about 150 people split between six different Scandinavian studios worked on 500+ shots. Crabs, birds, fish, whale sharks, white sharks, deep sea creatures and a lot of complex water simulations.

The movie was released in Norway in August 2012, and has been the biggest box office success of any movie ever released here. In 9 weeks more than 840 000 people of Norway's population of 5 million has seen the movie in the theatres (!) which is pretty insane. It was a huge success at the Toronto Film Festival in September and is due for worldwide release during the first half of 2013.

We also made an all-English language version of the movie for the international release.

VFX credits:
Gimpville (Norway)
Storm Studios (Norway)
Fido (Sweden)
Important Looking Pirates (Sweden)
Blink Studios (Norway)
Storyline Studios (Norway) (online VFX)

Original music by Johan Söderqvist

Copyright © 2012 Nordisk Film/Recorded Picture Company/DCM

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