If you can dream it, you can make it!
Wētā Workshop is known for working on many films across a wide variety of genres, but what we are most famous for is epic fantasies. Richard Taylor, along with the Wētā Workshop crew, won four Academy Awards for the work done on trilogy, The Lord of the Rings and picked up another accolade for King Kong. So, it’s safe to say that fantasy is part of our DNA.
Imagine a fantasy world
The full arsenal of our movie-making ability is on display in the fantasy section at Unleashed, having dreamed up and physically built a completely imaginary world, cast of characters and ecosystem for our original fantasy film Age of the Ever-Clan. The story is born from asking one question: what if dinosaurs never went extinct? From that single thread, a whole tale was spun. Woven with concept writing, idea generation, artwork, storytelling, and our physical effects expertise – we’ve crafted an experience that takes visitors into the very heart of that world.
The chemistry behind the magic
When building a fantasy world, the first thing you must do is not treat it like a fantasy. With The Lord of the Rings, we knew it would work only if the viewer believed that Middle-earth was real, from the top of Gandalf’s pointy hat to each hair on our hobbit’s toes. Every great fantasy film is built on research and detail. It’s that level of commitment that inspires all of us at Wētā Workshop. Each day we strive to make the films you love come to life in the most realistic way possible.