Cape Town woman nominated for award for work on Avatar

2010-01-30 00:00

CAPE TOWN — A woman from Cape Town has been nominated for a sought-after international prize for her creative work on the hit movie Avatar.

Ula Rademeyer left South Africa in 2000 and now works as lead texture painter at Weta Digital, a New Zealand visual effects studio that has been credited with nine of Avatar’s 11 nominations for the annual Visual Effects Society Awards.

Avatar was singled out for the association’s top prizes, including three nominations for “created environment”, in which Rademeyer was listed. Her work as lead texture painter was specially mentioned for the creation of the exceptional jungle scenes.

SA’s Neill Blomkamp’s sci-fi movie District 9 was also nominated for three awards.


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