The story follows motor-mouthed outsider “the milkman” John Doe (Anthony Mackie) offered a chance at a better life, but only if he can successfully deliver a mysterious package across a post-apocalyptic wasteland.
With the help of a badass axe-wielding car thief, Quiet (Stephanie Beatriz), he’ll face savage marauders driving vehicles of destruction and other dangers of the open road, including the deranged clown Sweet Tooth (voiced by Will Arnett, played by Samoa Joe), a hulking killer in a ghoulish clown mask who prowls the streets of “Lost Vegas” in his weaponized ice cream truck.
“Completing the VFX for a show with the scope of Twisted Metal always has inherent challenges, and, as the VFX Supervisor for the show, I could not have had a more valuable partner than Cause and FX. Having worked with them previously, I knew I could trust Cause to bring both the power of their creative minds and solution-oriented approaches to our production process.
Being a part of the project from pre to post, Cause enabled us to visualize our worlds before we shot them. We delivered effective previz, boards, and gave our actors and camera operators a better insight into the final product. The results were noteworthy. From a superb post-apocalyptic ‘Lost Vegas’ strip and a multi-dimensional big rigs VFX chase sequence to complex vehicle replacements – including one which broke down and had to be replaced by VFX during the finale’s major action sequence – to, ultimately, the iconic Sweet Tooth fire hair effect.
It is in the post-production process in which Cause showed their true value. Creating an action series takes good ideas from many individuals, and Cause brings supervisors and artists with the creative ambition and know-how to make the process successful and fun. Being a partner, Cause did not shy away from finding an array of innovative technical solutions that made the visual effects itself producable. They rolled up their sleeves and helped find a way, giving the series scope it would have otherwise been denied.
Cause and FX made Twisted Metal the hard-hitting action series it deserved to be. The process was more fun than work, and the results speak for themselves.”
Joshua Spivack, VFX Supervisor