Titles and VFX by The Molecule
If you happened to scroll through NPR earlier today for something to listen to while you roto, you may have noticed the following article: TIFF ’12: A Big Film On Very Small Shoulders In ‘What Maisie Knew’ – Monkey See (blog), NPR
What Maisie Knew is a drama about a small girl caught in the middle of her parents’ divorce and custody battle. The Molecule has been working for weeks on Maisie‘s opening titles, end title crawl, and various screen replacements and VFX – in one scene The Molecule placed a single teardrop falling down Maisie’s little cheek.
NPR’s Monkey See blog perfectly pinned Maisie as “a big film on small shoulders” after it opened this weekend to praise and glowing reviews at the Toronto Film Festival.
The film features actors Julianne Moore and Alexander Skarsgard (the “True Blood” star for whom Toront-ans were understandably excited). But most reviews give the biggest credit to newcomer Onata Aprile, the 7-year-old who plays Maisie. NPR writes, “this ultimately very fine movie belongs truly and justly to Onata Aprile, who gives the most remarkable performance I’ve ever seen by a child of this age.”
Check out this trailer and you’ll see why:
The performances are strong, the soundtrack sounds amazing, and I can’t wait to see it at my friendly neighborhood movie theater — not just because I’m excited to see our VFX and animations on the big screen, but because Maisie definitely looks like a must-see.
We’re proud to have been a part of it. Congratulations to the cast and crew of What Maisie Knew.