In Universal Pictures’ Devil, a supernatural thriller with the signature touch of producer M. Night Shyamalan, five people are trapped in an elevator and one of them is the Devil. Another unseen force in the film is the invisible effects by award-winning Zoic Studios.
Zoic Studios previously worked with Director John Erick Dowdle and EP Drew Dowdle on their film Quarantine. For Devil, Zoic Studios produced 100 shots including set extensions, matte paintings, CG buildings and atmospheric and stunt based effects for locations interiors. Zoic’s seamless work on Devil was a supporting but essential role to the heart-stopping narrative.
“Suspension of disbelief is at the very heart of the work we do via invisible effects,” says Zoic Studios Producer Raoul Bolognini. “When done perfectly, our work supports and enhances the overall experience.”
Zoic Studios’s contribution to the film is featured on the company’s blog: www.idesignyoureyes.com.
About Zoic Studios:
Zoic is an award-winning Digital Studio involved in producing high-end visual effects and animation for feature films, episodic television, commercials, videogames, and interactive media.
Spanning from visual effects, to live action production and specialty shooting, Zoic Studios’ imprint can be seen on “V”, “Human Target,” “Fringe”, and “True Blood”, spots for ESPN, Killzone 2, Mountain Dew, NASCAR, and Tour de France, as well as numerous gaming projects for EA, Activision, Pandemic and Sony. Zoic Studios has offices in Los Angeles and Vancouver.
Chris Messina as Detective Bowden
Geoffrey Arend as Vince
Logan Marshall-Green as Tony
Bojana Novakovic as Sarah
Jenny O’Hara as Jane
Bokeem Woodbine as Ben
Jacob Vargas as Ramirez
Directed by: John Erick Dowdle
Produced by: John Erick Dowdle, Drew Dowdle, M. Night Shyamalan, Sam Mercer
Screenplay by: Brian Nelson
Story by: M. Night Shyamalan
Cinematography by: Tak Fujimoto
Editing by: Elliot Greenberg
Distributed by: Universal Pictures