Best Visual Effects – Peter Butz – “EXO226” (USA)

Title: EXO226
Runtime: 5 min
Country: Australia
Director: Denai Gracie
Placement: Award of Excellence + Best Visual Effects (Peter Butz)
Competition: September, 2023

Synopsis: Raela Corp Deep Space Mining Logistics is overseeing the extraction of a compound; EXO226, on a distant planet. But when mining operations dig up more than just the compound, chief scientist Verittay and military grunt Mathison, must evade a human-consuming creature whilst attempting to get the serum back to Earth and save humanity.