James Cameron’s Sanctum Arrives at Digital Pictures

Published:  March 25, 2010
James Cameron’s Sanctum Arrives at Digital Pictures

Post-production house Digital Pictures has welcomed the Sanctum production team to its Melbourne facility, working on the reported $30 million dollar feature, which is one of Australia’s first stereoscopic (3D) films.

Sanctum is based on the the real-life experience of Andrew Wight and follows a diving expedition gone wrong when a storm forces a group of divers to become trapped in an underwater cave for two days in the remote underground cave systems of the Australian Nullarbor Plains.

“This is such an exciting opportunity for Digital Pictures. We have extremely talented people who are passionate about delivering the very best in picture quality. Working on a 3D stereoscopic feature – championed by a visionary like James Cameron – is a dream job for the whole team,” said Rachel Knowles, Head of Post Production, Digital Pictures.

Digital Pictures will undertake the 3D conform, digital colour grading, digital mastering for 3D cinema, 2D digital cinema, the DI 35mm negative, and the HD video deliveries for the production. VFX and animation company Iloura has also partnered with the Sanctum team to undertake a complex and challenging VFX and animation package also and amazing world of 3D.

Wight scripted and is co-producing the feature along with Aaron Ryder. Alister Gierson (Kokoda) is directing and James Cameron cements his commitment to stereoscopic technology and story telling as the film’s Executive Producer.

Sanctum is due to be released later this year.


To find out more about Digital Pictures and Iloura, check out our profile on them in the April issue of Desktop.

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