Visual effects technologist and MA Filmmaking alumnus, Jonathan Erland, will be one of thirty-four recipients on Saturday, 10 February 2018 to be honored by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at the Scientific and Technical Awards Presentation. Erland is set to receive the prestigious honour of the Gordon E. Sawyer Award (an Oscar® statuette), presented to an indivuidual whose technical contributions have brought credit to the industry.
London Film School's Head of Production Design, Matthew Button, has been nominated by the Art Directors Guild for Outstanding Production Design for his work on Loving Vincent. The film, which follows the life of famed painter Vincent Van Gogh, was nominated for Best Animated Feature Film at the 75th annual Golden Globes. Additionally it was a major box office success grossing over $20 million at the worldwide box office.
The Golden Globes will be hosted this Sunday, the 7th of January 2018. For two members of the London Film School community it will be more than just penciling time into their television viewing schedule.