7:09am PT by Stuart Kemp
U.K. VFX Guru to Make Big Screen Debut
LONDON – Visual effects artist and owner of Bandito VFX Steve Gomez is to begin his life in feature length movies with Kill Command.
Gomez, who counts filmmaker Gareth Edwards (Monsters) as a friend, is shooting his debut feature with the backing of U.K. independent production and finance banner Vertigo Films.
With a cast of unknowns, mirroring the casting of Edwards' Monsters, Kill Command details the story of a group of soldiers sent to a remote island to test the latest class of military robot.
Shooting is scheduled for six weeks in the U.K.
Vertigo Distribution will handle U.K. & Ireland with Protagonist Pictures touting the project for international sales.
Producer James Richardson said: "Whilst working on Monsters we jokingly asked if Gareth (Edwards) had a clone and without hesitation he said Steve Gomez."
Richardson said Gomez came into Vertigo, "pitched the robot fest that is Kill Command" and "we knew immediately we had a very exciting film with a very exciting director at the helm."
Since 2006, Gomez has received two Emmy nominations for his visual effects work including a program named Inside The Living Body for Channel 4 and National Geographic.