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Magic The Gathering: March of the Machine

Axis Studios


After the massive success of Dawn of the Phyrexian Invasion, Axis Studios is back with a new Magic: The Gathering trailer with long-term partner Wizardsof the Coast. The 10th cinematic, March of the Machine, was directed by Jon Yeo and Paul Coulthard in close development with Wizards of the Coast. Axis, as a full creative partner, was tasked with bringing a crucial story in Magic MTG lore to life, visualising the matriarch Elesh Norn's Phyrexian invasion of realms, the downfall of Karn at her hands, and the return of the reborn Elspeth.

Finding a balance between elegance and horror, visualising such an exciting set of characters within a relatively abstract and strange environment, required constant communication between many departments, directors and client. One of the main challenges in the trailer was creating portals portraying a vast diversity of worlds within worlds. Part DMP, part full 3d, a balance was found that was visually stunning and technically achievable.

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Jon Yeo: Director
Paul Coulthard: Co-Director
Laura Yeo: Executive Producer
Alvaro Montenegro: Supervising Producer
Olga Kotas: Producer
Vania Alban-Zapata: CG Supervisor
Gareth Hector: Art Director

Adeola Sokunbi, Alberto Montalva Garcia, Alejandro More, Alex Dunford, Alex Jerjomins, Alex Stratulat, Alexandra Mocsari, Ana Mellado, Andrew Clunes, Andrew Cook, Antonio Dios, Benoit Filippin, Bojin Shi, Bondok Max Ali, Camille Fourniols, Carl Forsberg, Carlos Herrera, Catarina Goncalves, Ciro Cardoso, Claudio Quarra Sacco, Claudiu Tanasie, Coline Della Siega, Cyriel Verkuijlen, Daniel Calleja Camero, Diana Cretu, Diego Llorens, Dulce Segarra Lopez, Eamonn Grady, Elena Distefano, Enrique Serra, Eugene Bobylev, Fiona Lynch, George Allan, Gerardo Surzin, Giovanni Simonato, Hamish Mitchell, Jake Gumbleton, Jakub Vondra, James Moller, Jeremy Chopin, Jose Martinez, Josh Rizzo (Crowds), Kevin Decatoire, Krystian Biskup, Laura MacMahon, Louise McGregor, Lukas Gecas, Luna Corrie, Matteo Turrisi, Meike Deutscher, Merce Gaggioli, Michał Grądziel, Michelle Dimopolous, Mink Kungsapiwattana, Moises Rejano, Murray Mackenzie, Narcis Calin, Panupat Chongstitwattana, Patrik Duda, Patryk Stefaniak, Paweł Adajmatis, Piotr Nowacki, Quentin Retif, Randy Vargas, Sebastian Deredas, Stanislav Klabik, Stephen Cunningham, Summer Kou, Thales Natan Souza de Souza, Uwandre Du Plooy, Valentin Viennot, Viktor Fillo, Yannick Kawan, Yasser Mohsen, Yogi Soelastama

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