Norra Riddarholmshamnen 1
111 28, Stockholm
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Important Looking Pirates is a world class
visual effects and digital animation studio
based in Stockholm.


We are extremely honored to have been awarded and recognised with a second VES award in the Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode category for our work on Black Sails; XXIX, the season finale! We'd like to congratulate all our excellent Pirates and would also like to extend our gratitude to Erik Henry and Terron Pratt for the opportunity to contribute to this amazing show!


We are exited to announce that we are currently in production with this summers dino blockbuster Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom! Hats off to the team at Industrial Light & Magic for their continued trust in us and for giving us the opportunity to work on yet another movie on our bucket list.

Have a look at the trailer here!

ILP is proud to announce: We've completed our parts for Star Wars: The last Jedi!! We are grateful, happy and honoured for the opportunity, and would like to extend our thanks to Industrial Light & Magic for their trust. They have always been an inspiration to us, and a reason for many of our artists to seek this industry in the first place. This marks a milestone in ILP history!

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We were awarded the EMMY for OUTSTANDING SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS at the 69th Emmy Awards for our work on HBO's series WESTWORLD! Thank you Jonathan Nolan, Lisa Joy and Jay Worth for your confidence and trust in us.

Have a look at the breakdown here!

If you're thirsting for some thrilling VFX to sink your teeth into, come join us! We are looking for various talents, preferably starting this summer, but as always we warmly welcome all artists to apply anytime. We are looking for artists of all levels, but primarily seniors. Supervisors, LookDev/Lighting TDs, Animators, Compositors, Generalist TDs, Pipeline/Software Engineers, Riggers, Matchmove/Tracking Artists. Curious? Sign up by clicking on the link below. We eagerly look forward to hearing from you!

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Black Sails won the award for 'Best Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Photoreal Episode' at the 15th Annual VES Awards! This is ILP's first VES award and we are grateful to be part of the team behind all the amazing work that was done on season 3 of Black Sails. Thank you and congratulations to Erik Henry, Terron Pratt and Starz who brought us along on this great adventure and to everyone at ILP who made this possible!

See a list of all the winners here!

We are very proud to be part of the VFX team behind the very successful series "Westworld". Showrunner Jonathan Nolan and the shows vfx-superviser Jay Worth shared some very kind words about our collaboration in Entertainment Weekly as well as on

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Our work on Fisherman's Friend; Flyboard Fishing has been nominated for best VFX at Roygalan​, a gala celebrating the best Swedish commercials!

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S​ony P​ictures​ ​latest thriller​ ​The S​hallows has opened in the US! ​Our team at Important Looking Pirates​ ​completed a series of intense, demanding vfx shots where ​they pushed the envelope and achieved truly remarkable results. ​ILP is very proud to be a part of what according to IGN is​; ​"​Amazing. ​The new Blake Lively/shark thriller The Shallows makes Jaws look like a children’s tea party.​"​​ - S​imon T​homson 23​/6 2016


Important Looking Pirates acquires the Swedish post production company Mad Crew Production as a step in our continuous expansion. - We are super excited to welcome the talented, fun and passionate people at Mad Crew to the Pirate family!

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Read what’s being written about CHILDHOOD'S END! “After spending an afternoon with all three episodes, which run an hour and a half in length each, I can honestly say that it looks as good as any sci-fi film you've seen on the big screen this year. Especially the miniseries' final episode, which delivers the most ambitious visual effects I've ever seen on TV.” - John Saavedra, Den of Geek US.

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We're in production for the upcoming drama from Syfy; CHILDHOOD'S END. ILP is heavily involved in this project, from pre-production where we developed concepts all the way through to post production, where we are creating 94 amazing Vfx shots that help tell this fantastic story. Starts December 14th in the USA.


Shark Week 2015 won gold at the Clio Key Art Awards in LA last week. ILP created the entire sequence featuring CG sharks, time ramped water simulations, animated seals and birds composited over green screen footage of Rob Lowe and his mermaid.

A classic.

ILP is nominated for an ANIMAGO award in the Best Postproduction category for NBC's Crossbones. All in all 1,008 works have been submitted and our project made it as one of the best 45 in this year! Good work pirates!


Everest set to open at the Venice Biennale! We're very proud to have been part of this epic adventure film featuring 95 vfx shots produced by our talented pirates. Have a look at the trailer!

Everest Trailer

We are once again featured in a great article at fxguide. Niklas Jacobson describes some of the challenges involved in creating the epic vfx for NBC’s Constantine and Crossbones.

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