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Paul Gonzalez
• Monday, 21 June, 2021
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It takes a lot of convincing for Ava to go along with any of this, but as she learns throughout the series she’s much stronger than she initially realized. While this certainly sounds like a show fit for globetrotting, just about all the action takes place in and around the same locations in Spain.

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Just about every outside establishing location shot in Warrior that features the ocean, the beach, or both is a view of Málaga, Spain. Nestled right on the ocean, the city has a long, winding boardwalk, a port, and even a cute little lighthouse.

The port is also the location of Lilith (Lorena Andrea) and Mary’s (Toy Turner) fight in episode 5. They’re all shot (from different angles) in and around the Plaza de Iglesia, one of the highlights of the old Spanish town.

The two spend a lot of time wandering around the city, talking about how to fight the oncoming demons, and honestly, it’s hard to pay attention considering the stunning backdrop. Additionally, the church used in this episode is Iglesias de Santa María la Mayor, which was originally built in the 14th century as a mosque.

And since you're probably not an expert in Spanish geography, that places this location about an hour and a half east of Ronda. © Provided by Refinery29 WARRIOR (L to R) KRISTINA TONTERI-YOUNG as SISTER BEATRICE, TRISTAN ALLOW as FATHER VINCENT, ALBA BAPTISTA as AVA, TOY TURNER as SHOTGUN MARY, OLIVIA DECCAN as SISTER CAMILA in EPISODE 9 of WARRIOR.

Many interior scenes were also shot inside the church after it received a major re-dress and quickly became the headquarters for the Order. © Provided by Refinery29 The dome of the cathedral in Malaga rises above the picturesque coastal city in Spain as the sun begins to set.

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Just about every outside establishing location shot in Warrior that features the ocean, the beach, or both is a view of Málaga, Spain. Nestled right on the ocean, the city has a long, winding boardwalk, a port, and even a cute little lighthouse.

The port is also the location of Lilith (Lorena Andrea) and Mary’s (Toy Turner) fight in episode 5. The two spend a lot of time wandering around the city, talking about how to fight the oncoming demons, and honestly, it’s hard to pay attention considering the stunning backdrop.

Additionally, the church used in this episode is Iglesias de Santa María la Mayor, which was originally built in the 14th century as a mosque. And since you’re probably not an expert in Spanish geography, that places this location about an hour and a half east of Ronda.

The crypt scenes (that are supposed to be part of the Vatican in the series) in episodes 9 and 10 were filmed here. Warrior on Netflix was shot entirely in Andalusia which is located in the southern coast of Mediterranean country of Spain.

Warrior Locations also included Marbella, Ronda, Antique, Málaga, and Seville in Spain. St Michael’s Orphanage, where the protagonist Ava was originally living, is actually La Terminal Cultural Center, which is located in the southern Spanish city of Malaga.

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In Warrior on Netflix, the orphanage’s temple exteriors were actually filmed in Baroque Incarnation which is an eighteenth-century Catholic Church in Marbella. Cameras for the filming of Warrior were also rolled in the courtyard of The Royal Collegiate Church of Santa María La Mayor in Antique.

The Church of Santa María serves as the headquarters of the Order of the Cruciform Sword in Warrior on Netflix. In Warrior on Netflix, beautiful Spanish cities of Malaga and Seville appeared as the Italian capital.

The Royal Alcázar of Seville, which appears in episode nine and 10 in Warrior on Netflix, was used to depict Done in Game of Thrones. Ava is a 19-year-old who wakes up in the morgue and shockingly discovers that an angelic halo has been planted in her back.

After waking up in a morgue, an orphaned teen discovers she now possesses superpowers as the chosen Halo-Bearer for a secret sect of demon-hunting nuns. Despite the rather mature levels of violence the scripting and tone of this series, places it firmly, in my view, in the teen demographic.

I found much of the dialogue cringe worthy from an adult point of view. It's a little immature and unsurprisingly there's an inject of the woke nonsense, we see everywhere in Western entertainment.

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Sylvia De Fanti as Mother Superior The feature film was put on hiatus by producer Dean English until the completion of the Netflix series.

The Embassy was the sole vendor, and we were responsible for all aspects of the visual effects production. We regularly apply the lessons we learned on IRON MAN and DISTRICT 9 and THE HUNGER GAMES to our commercial and TV effects.

They knew we could turn around the number of shots and keep the work at the same high bar we hit in all of our efforts. We tried to plan as much as we could up front, but as with most complex projects we had to continually reevaluate schedule and the number of artists to ensure we always met our deadlines.

It means we always have a core group of artists that can be flexible in how they work and meet the demands of short or changing timelines. The title sequence was handled by our Creative Director David Casey and one of our CG Supervisors Paul Copeland.

Working with a small team they developed a whole variety of creative approaches that would fit the tone of the show. We collaborated with the showrunner to dial in the right feeling he was looking for and our experience in directing commercials helped the main title sequence come together smoothly.

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The series was filmed on location in various parts of Spain which included; Malaga, Seville, Rhonda, Córdoba, and Marbella. Most locations took advantage of Spain's amazing history, but a handful of sets is created for the catacombs, crypts below the Vatican, and the Nun’s base.

We relied on our own design sense of what looked cool and fit the style of the show, and then we pitched Simon and Netflix on it. Both went through a concept phase and The Embassy hired Carlos Hunter (MEN IN BLACK) to help execute the design.

The first, the Wraith, is a ghostly apparition that has a sense of bony features and skull inside a swirling red mist of a body. We used a hybrid setup that involved cloth dynamics of long tatters of fabric that we then converted to a volume and built up a swirling cloud simulation on top of that.

It is a large demon beast with a sense of burned metallic skin with an inner fire. We used our setups and tools refined from our experience on previous projects to get all the right controls and flexibility in the models for the animators.

The animation was all done with hand key frames either in empty plates or using an actor in a gray suit as reference. As Wraiths and giant heavy Tar ask demons are difficult things to cast actors for or mo cap, we opted to do all our work as key frame animation as we would’ve spent more time attempting to adapt mo cap to fit these characters.

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At The Embassy we got our start doing robots and car commercials and have always been very mindful of how surfaces reflect light and sit in their environments. All the shaders were created in house using our feature film pipeline tools that hook into Houdini.

We include breakout passes to do some balancing in comp but in general, the creatures are rendered as you see them in the final shot. When the creatures needed to have an extra layer of interactivity to tell the story of the magical effects in a shot, that is where we relied on comp to carry the day.

Phasing through walls, going through portals, the crackle of electric light from a magic knife, these were the types of things that it made sense to keep in comp as we could dial them in quickly and have greater flexibility in how they told the story. The matte paintings were shots where we could rely on the compositor to work with a combination of extra plates and elements to tell the story.

This all came together in a complex shot where we needed to tell the story of a thousand years of time passing to show a location as it was in the past and now. Our biggest challenge was when Ava has to phase through solid rock and the camera stays with her to get an ‘inside’ view.

There just isn’t a lot of starting points or other work to reference on what someone would look like while doing that, mid teleportation. It was made doubly difficult as the narrative required the delivery of lines in that state that needed to have an emotional payoff.

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We opted to give it a confined look of being squeezed in a dark space while also having a sense of the structure of the rock to be able to sell movement through it. The plates of Ava were also treated with the same phasing look we use on exterior shots where she quickly dashes through objects and walls.

A lot of the show takes place in the dark, at night, when scary things are scariest. One sequence however was set in the past during a flashback in full sunlight, and we got to really reveal our Tar ask demon.

We had an amazing team of artists at The Embassy, and collaborating with Simon and the rest of the crew at RDF and Netflix was outstanding.

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