Iloura picked up its third consecutive Best VFX Award at the 2017 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards upon being recognised for work on “Game of Thrones” season seven episode “The Spoils of War.” Iloura VFX Supervisors Glenn Melenhorst and Josh Simmonds, and VFX Producer Ineke Majoor, led Iloura artists in crafting visuals for the Loot Train Battle sequence, which features Daenerys and her Dothraki horde engaging the Lannister army in a fiery fray. This year, Iloura’s work on “Deepwater Horizon” was also recognised in the Best VFX category, with Iloura VFX Supervisor Jason Billington and VFX Producer Linda Luong nominated for the award.
Iloura was previously honoured with the AACTA Best VFX Award for work on “Game of Thrones’” “Battle of the Bastards” episode in 2016 and “Mad Max: Fury Road” in 2015.
Melenhorst also served as co-VFX Supervisor, along with David Nelson, on “John Wick 2,” which was recognised for Visual Effects Design at the 2017 Australian Production Design Guild (APDG) Awards. Iloura’s “John Wick 2” VFX team was supported by VFX Producer Julian Dimsey.
Congrats to all the AACTA and APDG Award winners and nominees, with special acknowledgement to Glenn, Josh, Ineke, David and Julian for these well-deserved honours.