Cinesite’s Montreal team is created visual effects for the upcoming biographical drama based on the life of iconic singer Aretha Franklin. Respect is the second autobiographical drama Cinesite completed within two years, following the Elton John biopic Rocketman in 2019.  The latest release follows the tempestuous and inspiring life of iconic soul singer Aretha Franklin.

FX supervisor Holger Voss worked closely with production VFX supervisor and producer Sean Nowlan, assisting on set and sharing the benefit of his prior experience as VFX supervisor on Rocketman.

  • Release date: August 2021
  • Studio: MGM
  • Starring: Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin, Forest Whitaker as C.L. Franklin and Mary J. Blige as Dinah Washington