ReDefine delivers VFX services for HBO’s ‘The Undoing’

Based on the 2014 novel ‘You Should Have Known’ by Jean Hanff Korelitz, ‘The Undoing’ is a new limited series from from writer David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies) and director Susanne Bier (The Night Manager) for HBO. The story focuses on Nicole Kidman’s Grace Fraser, a successful therapist, her devoted husband Jonathan (Hugh Grant), and their young son who attends an elite private school in New York City. A chasm opens in Grace’s seemingly perfect life: a violent death, a missing spouse and a chain of terrible revelations.

We delivered over 230 shots across 6 episodes for this show, and our contribution involved a wide range of visual effects work, including complex matte paintings of the streets of New York, a variety of CG environment extensions and compositing work.

‘One particular scene followed Nicole Kidman taking a long walk through the New York streets. To maintain continuity between the shots, we replaced entire backgrounds on a few shots with our digital matte paintings. Our artists delivered impressive work which helped the sequence to play seamlessly.’’

– Serkan Zelzele, VFX Supervisor, ReDefine

Experience ‘The Undoing’ on HBO and HBO Max, premiering on Sunday 25 October 2020.



“ReDefine really delivered for me and HBO on this project; starting fully remote before the pandemic started, then continuing to make deadlines we needed up through delivery. I appreciated Serkan’s patience with changes that came up, and would definitely work with ReDefine again on a similar project!”

Karen Heston – Additional VFX Supervisor and VFX Aesthetic Supervisor, The Undoing


“The visual effects for Brahmastra will pioneer new techniques and processes that have not previously been seen in movies for the mainstream Indian film market. Having worked with DNEG, and now ReDefine, I know that together we are creating amazing visuals that reflect a quality and calibre that audiences have come to expect from big budget Hollywood films.”

Ayan Mukherjee – Director, Brahmastra


“COLLABORATIVE” is the phrase that comes to mind when I think about ReDefine. I’ve had the pleasure of working with ReDefine for a little over a year now, and throughout the production process, the work has been excellent and we have always been able to collaborate – finding creative solutions for all our production challenges. I am very excited to continue our working relationship and look forward to completing Rock Dog 2 with the ReDefine team in 2020.”

Mark Baldo – Director, Rock Dog 2

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