Best Visual Effects – Ryan Mullany – “Salvager ” (New Zealand)

Title: Salvager
Runtime: 8 min
Country: New Zealand
Director: Peter McCully
Placement: Award of Excellence + Best Visual Effects (Ryan Mullany)
Competition: June, 2021

Synopsis: Special ops police officer Lou Kerrigan is on a mission to capture a rogue, human-like police robot. When she is ordered to destroy him, her loyalties are put to the ultimate test – her captive is her former partner, Dante. Kerrigan spares Dante but the bomb she placed on his chest is still primed. Now, Kerrigan’s trust in Dante and her refusal to follow orders are about to have potentially fatal consequences.