VFXShow 248: Devs


Devs is a thriller miniseries created, written, and directed by Alex Garland. The series is centered on Lily Chan (Sonoya Mizuno), a computer engineer whose boyfriend’s death at Amaya, a quantum computing company, opens up a complete ‘world’ of the past and future. The Tech-powerhouse Amaya is run by founder Forest (Nick Offerman) and Katie (Alison Pill).

Alex Garland

Show Runner Alex Garland is an English writer, screenwriter, film producer, and director. As we discuss in this episode, he is very well known for the films Ex Machina (2015) and Annihilation (2018). Devs is told as an 8 episode mini-series running 409 minutes on Fx and Hulu.

Lily Chan (Sonoya Mizuno)

Devs, the show itself, is both a commentary on Silicon Valley and ultimately on the entirety of existence, free will, and determinism.  The film’s VFX is provided by DNEG in London. Andrew Whitehurst was the visual effects supervisor, having worked extensively with Alex Garland on previous projects.

The FXG Development team coding for this episode are:

  • Matt Wallin         @mattwallin     mattwallin.com
  • Jason Diamond  @jasondiamond      www.thediamondbros.com
  • Mike Seymour   @mikeseymour.   www.fxguide.com

If it is determined that it is destined, there will be an article on fxguide talking to DNEG and Andrew Whitehurst soon.


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