Established in 1989 in Munich, Scanline VFX has grown to be an award-winning and industry-leading studio with 7 locations globally. Recently acquired by Netflix, this investment in Scanline’s pipeline, infrastructure and workforce will enable Scanline to continue to push the boundaries of what is possible in VFX. In addition to working on projects for Netflix, Scanline will continue to operate as an independent business, working with a variety of long-standing and new clients.
Noted for its creation of natural phenomena such as fire, smoke and water on disaster epics such as San Andreas and Independence Day: Resurgence, its work as lead vendor on Godzilla vs. Kong highlights Scanline’s increasing expansion into character and creature work. Recent projects include Eternals, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and Free Guy for director Shawn Levy, which was recently nominated for both a BAFTA and Academy Award® for Best Visual Effects.
Scanline established itself as an industry leader with the development of its proprietary fluid effects software, Flowline. Scanline was the sole developer of Flowline and in 2008, was the recipient of a Scientific and Technical Achievement Academy Award® for the software.
In 2010, Scanline was nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Achievement in Visual Effects for its work on Clint Eastwood’s Hereafter, for which it was the sole visual effects vendor. The film’s signature sequence was a recreation of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, which TIME Magazine called “the most exciting, expertly assembled flood scene in movie history.” In 2013, Scanline received a BAFTA nomination for its work on Iron Man 3 and in 2015, a second Academy Award® nomination for Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Scanline won its first Visual Effects Society (VES) Award in 2010 for Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects for Hereafter. Scanline has two Emmy® Awards to its credit for its work on Season Four and Season Eight of Game of Thrones as well as two HPA Awards for Outstanding Visual Effects and VES Awards for Outstanding Created Environment and Outstanding Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program. In 2021, Scanline received its third Emmy® nomination for its work on HBO’s The Nevers.
Scanline has recently completed work on Netflix’s Don’t Look Up, Cowboy Bebop and The Adam Project as well as The Batman for director, Matt Reeves, and Moonfall for director, Roland Emmerich.
Projects currently in production include Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, The Flash, Black Adam, Stranger Things Season 4, Shazam! Fury of the Gods, The Gray Man for directors Joe and Anthony Russo, and Slumberland for director Francis Lawrence.