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Sony Pictures Entertainment  –  The Shallows

Sony Pictures Entertainment – The Shallows

We were honored when Sony Pictures and director Jaume Collet-Serra contacted us about working on The Shallows! Jaume was looking for a realistic shark to be the villain in his survival thriller about a lone surfer (Blake Lively) stranded on a reef, hunted by a gigantic great white. Impressed by our previous work he was confident that we would deliver up to his expectations.

ILP committed to working on two principal sequences as well as creating the shark and an underwater seabed environment.

We knew that we would need far more control over our Shallows shark than we had over previous sharks we had created. In a process that involved modeling, sculpting, rigging and look development our team created a great white that could be used in a variety of situations. We also developed advanced setups to deform the shark as well as setup complex simulations for water interaction, underwater dust clouds, bubble and blood trails.


Post Production Company
Important Looking Pirates
VFX Executive Producer
Måns Björklund
VFX Producer
Jan Cafourek
VFX Coordinator
Mikael Schärström
VFX Supervisor
Niklas Jacobson
Animation Supervisor
Nicklas Andersson
Lead Lighting
Bobo Skipper
Lead Compositing
Björn Jankes
Lead Effects
Juri Bryan
Lighting TD’s
Per Bergstén, Victor Carlander, Richard Thorsson, Erik Tylberg, Aswein Aerden, Erik Johansson, Andrej Blom, Jonas Bergholm, Philip Engström, Patrik Wedinger
Creature TD’s
Gustav Ahren, Daniel Midholt, Alfred Lindahl
Martin Eneroth Johansson, Björn Sjöberg, Simon Decombel, Fredrik Bengtsson, Andres Bonelli.
Compositing Artists
Crawford Reilly, Fredrik Mannerfeldt, Biljana Temelkova, Niklas Nyqvist, Viktor Andersson, Petter Ideström.

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