A film about female empowerment that spans the breadth of the Pacific telling the story of one woman's life in eight separate moments from the perspective of eight different pacific island cultures. 'Vai' is a portmanteau feature film made by 9 female Pacific filmmakers, filmed in 7 different Pacific countries: Fiji, Tonga, Solomon Islands, Kuki Airani (Cook Islands), Samoa, Niue and Aotearoa (New Zealand).


Visual Effects and Title Sequences by Studio Local

Visual Effects Co-ordinator - Tania Smiler

Visual Effects Artist - Jared Kahi

Visual Effects Assist - Tom Furniss

Production Company - Brown Sugar Apple Grunt Executive Producers - Lavutul Films Ltd

Following on from the success of Waru, Studio Local was engaged by BSAG to once again handle the Visual Effects requirements for the critically acclaimed feature film Vai. This included seamlessly stitching together shots to create the illusion of single continuous takes, screen replacement, plate clean up and creating the opening and closing title sequences. The bespoke typography was handcrafted outside of the computer, (which is a rare treat) scanned in and used to create a strong, organic brand identity for the film throughout trailers and print campaigns, as well as the opening titles for the film itself.