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The Orphanage Finishes off That Yellow Bastard

The Orphanage, Inc. announced today that its Visual Effects and Animation division successfully completed nearly 600 visual effect shots for ?That Yellow Bastard the third chapter in the upcoming Dimension Films release SIN CITY for directors Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller . Visual Effects Supervisor and company partner Stu Maschwitz headed up The Orphanage team with Marc Sadeghi serving as the Executive Producer in charge of the production and Jody Echegaray serving as Producer for the project. Over 70 visual effects artists completed the work, which included full digital environments, hard surface modeling and animation, advanced compositing and CG snow and water effects.

? Sin City is hands down my favorite graphic novel series, stated Maschwitz. ?So for me theres nothing cooler than having the chance to help Robert bring Frank Millers vision to the screen in all its black and white glory. Based on Frank Millers legendary graphic novels, the screen version of Sin City written by Rodriguez and co-directed with Miller is divided into three chapters named for titles in the series: ?The Hard Goodbye, ?The Big Fat Kill, and ?That Yellow Bastard. The noir drama, which visually emulates the comics stark B&W style, features a remarkable ensemble cast, including Bruce Willis, Benicio Del Toro, Clive Owen, Jessica Alba, Brittany Murphy, Elijah Wood, Josh Hartnett, Mickey Rourke and Carla Gugino. Elizabeth Avellan, Robert Rodriguez, and Frank Miller are producing Sin City, with Dimension set to release the film on April 1, 2005.

Sin City marks the second collaboration between Rodriguez and The Orphanage, which began with approximately 80 3D shots for the 2003 summers blockbuster Spy Kids 3-D. The Orphanage has just begun Rodriguez next film The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl in 3-D which has over 400 VFX shots including extensive digital environments, creature animation and effects animation (particles & dynamics simulations). Rodriguez says of The Orphanage: "The best part of my job is getting to collaborate with creative and innovative thinkers, and The Orphanage always has cool new visual tricks up their sleeve. They have a passion for their work, which is why I had them work on Sin City, where innovation and imagination were key. They make effects the way I try and make my movies: Efficient, creative, and with a hand crafted quality; And they nailed the Sin City-look. We're already collaborating on our 3rd project, an effects driven family film called Shark Boy and Lava Girl.

The Orphanages Vice President Marc Sadeghi commented, ?Were excited to continue our relationship with Robert, Elizabeth and Dimension. We had a blast working with them on Sin City and Spy Kids 3-D and are looking forward to contributing to another great film.

In the last few years, The Orphanages visual effects division has been on a steady path of growth from boutique shop to a facility capable of handling major studio tentpoles. The Orphanage contributed significant 2D and 3D work for several recent studio blockbusters, including Foxs The Day After Tomorrow for Roland Emmerich and Revolution Studios Hellboy for Guillermo Del Toro and in addition to Shark Boy, is currently in production on Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire. The Orphanage is represented by CAA.

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