8 August 2014

The Tree of Life

Director: Terrence Malick

Studio: Cottonwood Pictures, River Road Entertainment + Brace Cove Productions

Released: 8th July 2011


Dneg VFX Supervisor: Paul Riddle

Dneg VFX Producer: Karen Clarke

Dneg 2D Supe: Gruff Owen


Set in the town of Waco, Texas in 1956. We follow a midwestern family struggle with the loss of innocence when tragic events occur. Critically acclaimed director, Terrence Malick delivers astonashing imagery as the story of both  nature and spiritual grace shape not these characters lives, but all everyone.



“One for the history books
– Alan Mack, littlewhitelies

“There is simply nothing like it out there: profound, idiosyncratic, complex, sincere and magical
– Ian Nathan, Empire Magazine

Wonder, dread, hope. They’re among the emotions prompted by the cascade of images in something that’s closer to epic poetry than to anything resembling narrative cinema
– Peter Howell, Toronto Star

What Malick does in “Tree of Life” is create the span of lives. Of birth, childhood, the flush of triumph, the anger of belittlement, the poison of resentment, the warmth of forgiving
– Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times


In the Media


Dneg is featured in this article by awn.com discussing VFX in Tree of Life

Dneg is featured in this artcle by Digitalmediaworld discussing VFX for Tree of Life

Dneg is featured in this article by Variety discussing VFX for Tree of Life

Official Trailer