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Eden FX Produces All Visual Effects for Recent HBO Movie “Cinema Verite”

Santa Monica, CA, May 12, 2011 — Eden FX created all of the visual effects shots which were featured within HBO’s recent movie presentation, “Cinema Verite.” The announcement was made by John Gross, Creative Director, Eden FX.

Eden FX was involved from pre-production through final visual effects for “Cinema Verite,” and also provided the VFX Supervisor and the VFX Producer to the production. Eden created 100 shots, consisting of set extensions, green screen composites, and driving composites.

Andrea D’Amico, Eden’s VFX Producer, said “This story was set in 1971, so there was a lot of FX work to be done to recreate and mimic this time period. Perhaps the most exciting shot we did for this project was a recreation of the infamous Santa Barbara brush fires surrounding the Loud Family’s house.”

John Gross served as VFX Supervisor on “Cinema Verite,” with Eden’s Fred Pienkos serving as Lead Digital Artist. Said Mr. Gross, “Working with HBO and the creative team on this project was really a joy. Helping to recreate the look of Santa Barbara and NYC in the early 70’s was a fun challenge.”


HBO Films premiered “CINEMA VERITE” in late April. The film takes a behind-the-scenes look at the groundbreaking documentary “An American Family,” which chronicled the lives of the Loud Family in the early 1970s on PBS, and catapulted the Santa Barbara family to notoriety in the creation of a new genre – the reality TV series. Diane Lane, Tim Robbins and James Gandolfini starred in this film directed by Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini and written by David Seltzer.


Formed in 2000, Eden FX is an award winning studio specializing in 3D animation, virtual environments, compositing, matte painting, character animation, and on-set supervision for film and television. Eden FX, a Point .360 company, is located at 12421 West Olympic Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90064. The phone is 310/481-7002. Please visit

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