Double Negative (VFX)

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Double Negative
Industry Motion picture
Founded 1998; 20 years ago (1998)
Headquarters 160 Great Portland Street (W1W 5QA), Fitzrovia, London, United Kingdom
Number of locations
Key people
  • Matthew Holben, CEO
  • Alex Hope, MD
  • Melissa Taylor, VFX Executive Producer
  • DNeg TV
  • Double Negative Films
  • Feature Animation

Double Negative (or DNeg) is a British motion picture visual effects and computer animation company that was founded in 1998 in London.[1]

The company has received four Academy Awards for their work on the films Inception, Interstellar, Ex Machina and Blade Runner 2049.[2] In addition, Double Negative has received Visual Effects Society awards for films such as Inception, Sherlock Holmes, Interstellar and Dunkirk,[3] as well as BAFTA awards for Inception, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, Interstellar and Blade Runner 2049.[4]

Double Negative is headquartered in Fitzrovia, London, with additional locations in Vancouver, Mumbai, Los Angeles, Chennai, Montréal, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, and Goa .[5]

Double negative became the primary visual effects team for Doctor Who in that show's eleventh series, succeeding Milk VFX.[6]



The company was set up in 1998 with a team of 30 staff[1][4] and has since grown to over 2,500 staff, making it one of the world's largest providers of visual effects for film.[4]

International Expansion[edit]

In 2009, Double Negative opened its Singapore office,[7][8] and closed it in March 2016.[9][10]

In 2014, Double Negative merged with Prime Focus World,[11] a move which allowed Prime Focus to buy its way into the top tier of visual effects companies, the two companies announced the upcoming opening of a Mumbai branch following the merger.[12]

Film VFX[edit]

Visuals for some of the world's biggest films.

TV VFX[edit]

In April 2013, Double Negative launched Double Negative TV, a new division of Dneg dedicated to visual effects creation for television.

Feature Animation[edit]

Created high-end animated feature films.

Stereo Conversion[edit]


  • Academy Award for Best Visual Effects
    • Won: Blade Runner 2049
    • Won: Ex Machina
    • Won: Interstellar
    • Won: Inception
    • Nominations: The Dark Knight, Iron Man 2, Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2
  • BAFTA Award for Best Special Visual Effects
    • Won: Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows Part 2
    • Won: Interstellar
    • Won: Inception
    • Nominations:Dark Knight Rises, The Dark Knight, The Bourne Ultimatum, Children of Men, Batman Begins, Black Mirror - Metal Head, Emerald City
  • Visual Effects Society
    • Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual Effects Driven Feature Motion Picture – Inception
    • Outstanding Created Environment in a Live Action Feature Motion Picture – Inception
    • Outstanding Compositing in a Feature Motion Picture – Inception
    • Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in Feature Motion Picture – Sherlock Holmes
    • Outstanding Created Environment in Feature Motion Picture – Interstellar

TV Shows[edit]

In-production projects[edit]

Completed projects[edit]


In-production projects[edit]

Completed projects[edit]


  1. ^ a b Cheshire, Tom (11 January 2013). "Action heroes: Soho's VFX teams illustrated by Soho's VFX teams". Wired. Retrieved 11 January 2018. 
  2. ^ Failes, Ian (3 April 2018). "Double Negative: Double Decades of Double Positives". VFX Voice. Retrieved 3 April 2018. 
  3. ^
  4. ^ a b c "About us". 
  5. ^ "Contact". 
  6. ^ Davies, Megan (15 February 2018). "Doctor Who series 11 will feature special effects from the Blade Runner 2049 team". Digital Spy. 
  7. ^ Shetty, Chaitra. "Double Negative opens in Singapore". Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. 
  8. ^
  9. ^ "Singapore statement". 
  10. ^ Frater, Patrick; Cohen, David (23 March 2016). "Double Negative to Close VFX Facility in Singapore (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 11 January 2018. 
  11. ^ Cohen, David (25 June 2014). "Visual Effects Giants Prime Focus World, Double Negative to Merge". Variety. Retrieved 11 January 2018. 
  12. ^ Frater, Patrick (11 June 2015). "India's Prime Focus and U.K.'s Double Negative to Open Mumbai VFX Plant". Variety. Retrieved 11 January 2018. 

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Coordinates: 51°31′16″N 0°08′31″W / 51.521114°N 0.141841°W / 51.521114; -0.141841