The 15 annual Hollywood Film Festival and Hollywood Awards
have announced that Transformers: Dark Of The Moon and visual effects supervisor Scott Farrar will recieve the "Hollywood Visual Effects Award." at the ceremony. This will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 24.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon” is the Paramount Pictures’ sequel to the highly successful “Transformers” released in 2007, both directed by Michael Bay, with Scott Farrar as visual effects supervisor. In “Transformers: Dark of the Moon," Autobots led by Optimus Prime, are back in action taking on the evil Decepticons, who are eager to avenge their recent defeat. The Autobots and Decepticons become involved in a perilous space race between the U.S. and Russia, to reach a hidden Cybertronian spacecraft on the moon and learn its secrets, and once again Sam Witwicky (Shia LaBeouf) has to come to the aid of his robot friends. In addition to Shia LaBeouf, the film stars Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Josh Duhamel, Tyrese Gibson and John Turturro.
Scott Farrar joined Industrial Light & Magic in 1981 as a camera operator on “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” and was promoted to visual effects supervisor on “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” in 1987. In 1985, he received an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects for his work on “Cocoon." Since then he has received Oscar nominations for “The Chronicles of Narnia, “Backdraft," “A.I.: Artificial Intelligence," and “Transformers." His other projects at ILM include “xXx: State of the Union," “The Pacifier," “Peter Pan," “Tears of the Sun," “Space Cowboys," “The Haunting," “Deep Impact” and “Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country," to name a few.