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27/02/2009

No Slump In Growth For Slumdog Millionaire Screen Graphics Company

A Tyneside film and digital media company that worked on the 'Slumdog Millionaire' hit movie has itself been celebrating over Oscars weekend.
Mere Mortals in Newcastle picked up its own going at the recent Royal Television Society Awards at the Sage Gateshead, just hours ahead of Danny Boyle's 'Slumdog Millionaire' winning eight Oscars in Hollywood.
Mere Mortals provided on-screen graphics for 'Slumdog Millionaire'. It is the third DNA Films movie Mere Mortals has worked on, as their four-year relationship has seen them also provide graphics and post production support on Danny Boyle's 'Sunshine' and '28 Weeks Later' releases.
Steve Walmsley, Managing Director of Mere Mortals, said: "Yes, it was celebrations all around this weekend: we were delighted to pick up another RTS award for our work on a local TV commercial to attract foster carers called Foster a Future for Newcastle City Council's Children's Services department. We all sat up late on Sunday night too to see 'Slumdog Millionaire' sweep the board at the Oscars.
"Our work on 'Slumdog Millionaire' was a fast turnaround job over the Christmas holidays 2007/08 because DNA Films knew from experience we would deliver. We've worked together on three movies now and look forward to a continued relationship on Danny's future projects."
Mere Mortals is one of the UK's leading media companies that provides post-production for film and TV, computer graphics and games development as well as integrated web applications for a wide range of clients.
An increase in converged media briefs, where clients want to see a creative idea work across all platforms from TV to web to games, has seen the 46 strong firm notch up an increase of 30% on last January, with an expected turnover of £2.5 million.
(KMcA/BMcC)
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