THE BLACK STRING nominated for Best Visual Effects

Earlier this year, Foxtrot X-Ray contributed a number of visual effects shots to the horror indie The Black String starring Frankie Muniz of “Malcolm in the Middle” fame. The film has been nominated for 6 awards at genre film festival Filmquest 2019 in Provo, Utah - including Best Visual Effects. Check out some of Foxtrot X-Ray’s work in the trailer below, including several of our “black portal” shots, and look for the film when it is released by Lionsgate on September 24th!


The team at CineForge Media has published an update on the Kickstarter page for their feature film Max Relaod and the Nether Blasters, including some never-before-seen images that Foxtrot X-Ray contributed to the film!

Max Reload and The Nether Blasters is in the final processes of post-production!

Which is saying a lot for an epic independent film like this with such a small and gifted team working behind the scenes to make it all possible. Over the last few months the post-production team has "locked" (completed) over 550 VFX shots, a blockbuster-caliber score and sound design process, and multiple animation sequences throughout the film.

Kevin Smith as “Chuck” reacting to Foxtrot X-Ray’s VR HUD

Kevin Smith as “Chuck” reacting to Foxtrot X-Ray’s VR HUD

Joey Morgan as Nether-possessed “Reggie”

Joey Morgan as Nether-possessed “Reggie”

Official poster by the one and only  Paul Shipper

Official poster by the one and only Paul Shipper

Foxtrot X-Ray Feels That Fire

Foxtrot x-Ray provided visual effects for string trio Simply Three’s latest music video “Feel That Fire.”

The task was to create a mystical fire trail that appeared in the desert and guided the character to his destination. Superluminal Stardust was used to drive a particle simulation using Action VFX fire assets to match the look of the practical fire seen in the last few shots. We’ve also produced a tutorial on the process:

Foxtrot X-Ray Joins Arizona Production Association

Foxtrot- X-Ray is now a proud member of the Arizona Production Association. From their website:

We're a non-profit, membership trade organization of Arizona production professionals. Our mission is to promote, encourage and advance the growth of the film, theatre and television industries within the State of Arizona and to improve the status and skills of our members. As the largest and most influential statewide group in our industry, our goal is to improve job opportunities for our members, and to engage in activities that will benefit them. We do this in a variety of ways.

Foxtrot X-Ray is excited to be part of this venerable organization. You’ll find our listing under Post Production / Computer Graphics and Video Animation.