/News 12.12.17


Iloura picked up its third consecutive Best VFX Award at the 2017 Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts (AACTA) Awards upon being recognized 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 recognized 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.

 “Seeing the Iloura team recognised for our work is an incredible honour in any year, but three years in a row is really something special. We’re so proud of the whole team here at Iloura for their beautiful work,” shared Melenhorst.

Simmonds added: “It’s a testament to the level of talent and dedication here that our artists continue to put forth such stunning work across both film and television year after year. Congratulations to our entire team and our fellow nominees.”

“Shows like Game of Thrones continually raise the bar for VFX across all TV shows, so it’s wonderful to have our work acknowledged, especially in such a strong category,” said Majoor. “It’s a treat to create something that resonates with fans around the world.”

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.