The Whale is Darren Aronofsky’s psychological drama that follows a morbidly obese and reclusive English teacher who is trying to rebuild his relationship with his disgruntled daughter.

Cadence Effects worked on over 165 shots for this emotional film. The set was shot on a stage and we were tasked with replacing the background when seen through the front door and the windows. Our 2D Supervisor, Rob Liscombe, went on set to shoot exterior photos to line up with the front door view. Other tasks included monitor comps, clean up work, and a smoke shot that we filmed in studio as seen in our reel.

The Whale stars Brendan Fraser, Sadie Sink, Hong Chau, Ty Simpkins, and Samantha Morton. Brendan Fraser also won an Oscar for best actor for his role in this film. The Whale released in theaters on December 9th, 2022.