While a lot of films often seem like incredibly official things made by huge companies and well-oiled money-making machines, the reality is they’re just made by flawed people. Like with any company, mistakes get made, and occasionally, like that time your paycheck came up $200 short, some people in the industry get inadvertently shortchanged.
With the latest Netflix movie, Bright, which stars Will Smith and Joel Edgerton, it sounds like that’s exactly what happened. While the film has received mostly negative reviews from critics, one quality aspect of the film that can’t be denied is its makeup department. Thanks to the hard work of many people, there were some convincing orcs and elves walking around the film.
Sadly, there are nearly 60 makeup artists who never received credit, and were left out of the end credits of the film.
Regarding this mistake, studioADI — the Oscar-winning effects company — released an official statement regarding the omission:
“On rare occasion unintentional credit omissions are made. When you see those never-ending lists of crew in the credits of a movie like Bright you can be guaranteed that mistakes are going to be made.
That’s what happened to us. Our entire crew was left out of the credits.
We’re having the necessary conversations about getting it rectified (it’s streaming, right? seems like a do-able fix) but until we get a resolution, we thought we’d post the complete list of the incredible folks who worked on ADI’s crew.”
In the official statement, they go on to credit all those who were left out — though they even stated they were open to the possibility that they left some others out on the list. You can check out that list HERE.
Given that Bright is a streaming film, it does seem like it’d be easier to fix this problem than it would for a normal film. We’ll be interested to see if they’ll be updating the film in the future.
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