Doctor Sleep

Client: Warner Bros.
Director: Mike Flanagan
DOP: Michael Fimognari
VFX Supervisor RISE: Benjamin Burr


Years following the events of The Shining (1980), a now-adult Dan Torrance must protect a young girl with similar powers from a cult known as The True Knot, who prey on children with powers to remain immortal.


RISE project reel

VFX work description

In 2019 RISE was asked to dive deep into Stanley Kubrick's world: Based on the bestselling book by Stephen King, "Doctor Sleep" picks up the story first brought to the big screen in the cult classic "The Shining", decades later. Supervisors Benjamin Burr and Florian Gellinger recreated iconic environments in great detail, researched in an effort of VFX archeology, like the Overlook Hotel, the bloody elevator seen from various angles and the snowy hedge maze.

The work at RISE Stuttgart was kindly supported by MFG Filmf├Ârderung Baden-W├╝rttemberg.