Phenom Films provided award winning visual effects solutions for over 100 of the most challenging VFX shots for "The Flying Swords of Dragons Gate", starring Jet Lee. This included all tornado FX and associated FX destruction, modeling, surfacing/texturing and lighting, matte painting, concept art and design, comprehensive previs and onset supervision in which the director Tsui Hark allowed us (having gained his complete confidence) to eventually second unit direct certain FX specific shots. Our onset VFX supervision team was lead by Phenom's VFX Supervisor Josh Cole and FX supervisor Sam Khorshid.
In 2012, the Phenom Films swept all Best Visual Effects in a feature film honors throughout the Asian market. Winning at the Asian Film Awards, the Hong Kong Film Awards and the Taiwan Golden Horse Awards for VFX contributions to Tsui Hark’s 3D martial arts epic "The Flying Swords of Dragon Gate", the studio brought visual effects to the forefront in a blockbuster stereoscopic Imax experience.