Two former SEK-Ciudalcampo students, part of the Goya 2024 winners for the best special effects for Society of the Snow

Miguel García-Villaraco Casero and Daniel García-Villaraco Redondo, father and son, respectively, and former students at SEK International School Ciudalcampo, are part of the team that designed and carried out the visual effects for the Spanish film Society of the Snow and received the Goya award for Best Special Effects at the last gala held in Valladolid.

Miguel García-Villaraco graduated from SEK-Ciudalcampo in 1987. Then, he studied Audiovisual Communication at the Complutense University of Madrid and is one of the three partners of Miopía FX, the VFX (visual effects) company. Daniel, for his part, graduated from the same school in 2017. He studied Film Direction at the Madrid Region School of Cinematography (ECAM) and Audiovisual Communication at the Complutense University of Madrid.

Miguel had previously achieved other international awards for his participation in films such as Un monstruo viene a verme, El día de la bestia (film for which they also won the Goya for Best Special Effects) or My Bakery in Brooklyn. In addition, he has worked on series such as Game of Thrones, La Templanza and Inside number, and has obtained with his team some of the most important advertising awards such as the Gold of the WINA World Independent Advertising Awards or the Ondas Advertising Award with campaigns with brands such as National Lottery, Telefónica, Coca Cola, Champions League, ING, Movistar, Ferrari, Banco Santander or Renfe.

Daniel has participated as a VFX editor in films such as El club de los lectores criminales and series such as Érase una vez, pero ya no, Marea negra and Reina Roja, which premieres soon.

The special effects team of Society of the Snow was also one of the finalists for the Oscar nominations in that category but did not make the cut for the final ceremony. Despite this, the Spanish film, directed by Juan Antonio Bayona, continues in the race for the statuette for Best Foreign Film.

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